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The Science Behind Good Summer BBQs: Why The Best Barbeque Food Is Slow-Cooked With Smoke

04/07/2014 12:24 BST | Updated 04/07/2014 12:59 BST

What's the best thing about summer? Having a good old fashioned BBQ.

But with people (mainly men, let's face it) dusting off their tongs up and down the country, how do you make your own BBQ stand out from the rest?

According to YouTube series It's Okay To Be Smart, the best way to prepare BBQ food is through slow-cooking with smoke.

But why does BBQ taste so damn good? Presenter Joe Hanson gets to grips with the science to explain why BBQs are such a summer staple.

Enjoy.

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