PHOTOS: Step up your grilling game - take advice from local barbecuer with 700+ awards
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If you are looking to pick up your barbecue game, take some tips from Aly Lupinetti of Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ. They've been doing BBQ for years, and with the experience, they've accumulated more than 700 awards to their name.
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Lupinetti watches closely as the BBQ sauce begins to bubble, signaling it is nearly ready to come off the grill.
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Aly Lupinetti, of Mount Laurel, owner of Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ, took over her late father's award-winning business when she was 18.
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Lupinetti prepares a rack of ribs by applying "Magic Dust," a dry rub of 30 ingredients applied meat side only to the slab.
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While building their BBQ empire, Lupinetti's mother Lynne and father Butch concocted a handful of BBQ sauces and dry rubs in their South Jersey kitchen. Since creation, volume and demand have grown to where they're now outsourced to a Chicago-based private label that produces the products for them.
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Lupinetti casually showed PhillyVoice one of seven or eight meat smokers on the South Jersey property. "This one's like a sibling to me," she said, noting the smoker – which holds 100-plus racks of ribs – has been in the family her entire life.