Low and Slow Meat Co.
For most participants, low ’n’ slow barbecuing is a culinary pursuit that borders more on full-blown passion rather than simply a hobby. It’s hard to deny that Brisbane’s smoke-and-fire scene is percolating right now, but what you might not know is that the sharp increase in carnivore-friendly concepts is matched by a similar surge in home smoking. One of the chief proponents of the barbecue arts is Low and Slow Meat Co. – a go-to resource for professional pit masters and ember enthusiasts alike. The self-described meat and heat trader expanded its offering and footprint in 2021 with a brand-new gourmet butcher shop and specialty store in Morningside. The crew has relocated to the former Hans Continental Smallgoods site at the Rivermakers precinct on Colmslie Road, which has been refurbished into a one-stop shop for all things barbecue. Take any preconceived ideas of what a barbecue store should look like and toss them into the nearest smoker. The chic heritage industrial space (which is utilising the building’s existing 100-year-old timber work) not only houses a greater range of barbecue gear and accessories (everything from gloves and thermometers to fuel sources and wood chips), a sizeable butcher and a host of house-made rubs, sauces and glazes, but also boasts a state-of-the-art dry-aged cabinet filled with whole carcasses. What’s more, two 34-inch Mojo Offset smokers from Bullockhead Creek are set behind glass walls, each charged with lovingly cooking Low and Slow Meat Co.’s pre-smoked and hot-food offering. The store hawks pre-smoked meats (think ribs, lamb shoulders and charcoal chickens) to take home with a side of mac ’n’ cheese and salad – the perfect spur-of-the-moment dinner option.