WELCOME to Lost Mountain Barbecue Company and BBQ 1’s COLLEGE of PIG KNOWLEDGE, a/k/a PORK U. We hope you enjoy your experience and put your newly learned skills to good use in impressing your friends and family with a superior level of barbecue cooking.
At Lost Mountain Barbecue and BBQ 1, our philosophy is simple. We serve our friends, family and guests the very same level of high quality, pit-cooked, everything made-from-scratch barbecue that we serve the master judges on the professional barbecue cooking circuits throughout the country. We want to teach you how to cook like the professionals do, and we do not hold back any secrets. (Well, maybe a few.)
Competition barbecue cooking is one of the fastest growing sports in America.
On any given weekend in any region of the country, all year ‘round, you can find a contest. Thousands of people participate or just watch these events. The reason is simple. People are tired of fast food and junk food. They want something that is real, and barbecue is as real as it gets. It is the quintessential American food, and its roots are sunk deeply into the bedrock of our history, and especially so in the South. There is something that strikes a deep, primal chord in us when we stand over a fire in the night over which we roast huge carvings of meat. We listen to the sizzle and pop as the drippings hit the hot, glowing coals. We smell the indescribable aromas of the cook fire and we are transported to another place and time, to a simpler life. If we are lucky, we remember standing around a fire like this when we were kids, watching our father baste the hog, staying up all night, and telling stories. Most importantly, we want to pass on these same traditions and memories to our own children. For, at the end of the day, isn’t that what is really important?
For us, barbecue is more that just cooking a barbecue sandwich, (although we will teach you to cook the best barbecue sandwich). What is really important, and what real barbecue is all about, is cooking that meat over a pit while your kids are looking up at you, and all of your family and friends are there smelling the smoke, slathering on the sauce, and pulling off bites of meat because they just can’t wait any longer. Afterwards, we watch the sun set behind the Georgia pines as people roll out of their chairs, loosen their belts a notch, and proclaim to you, “That’s the best doggone barbecue I ever ate.”
That is what we wish for you as you enter the world of barbecue.