The Wooden Spoke
The rest of the meats need some work to get to the same level as the brisket. A link of jalapeño sausage was smoky and flavorful, but dry. These links will be familiar to anyone who enjoyed them at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington. They share a supplier in Hildebrandt Meat Market in Lexington, and both smoke the raw links. A quarter chicken had great smoke and was plenty juicy, but the skin was flabby and the leg couldn’t be separated from the thigh without considerable effort.
Method: Pecan in a gas-fired rotisserie
Pitmaster: Mike Gray
You’ve probably didn’t know there is an Oklahoma, Texas, but that’s where you’ll find The Wooden Spoke on a corner gravel lot along FM Road 2978. It’s officially in Magnolia, but the Oklahoma Cemetery and the Oklahoma Community Center are just a block away. Despite that, owner and pitmaster Mike Gray confirms that his barbecue …