close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

seeking 'textbook' for barbeque/smoking...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by canis latrans, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. canis latrans

    canis latrans

    Joined:
    May 29, 2000
    Messages:
    2,382
    Likes Received:
    378
    for relative newcomers.

    looking for GNG reviews.

    thanks.
     
  2. ray9898

    ray9898

    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Messages:
    14,754
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    Georgia
    My two favorites are:

    -Chris Lilly....Big Bob Gibson's BBQ book
    -Smoke and Spice

    Both available at Amazon for very affordable prices.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

  3. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    17,628
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    Weber (the grill manufacturer) puts out a basic book on grilling & smoking techniques & equipment. It gives information on why's, how-to's and techniques rather than recipies after recipies.
     
  4. Jeffe

    Jeffe

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    22
    I really like [ame="http://www.amazon.com/The-Barbecue-Bible-Steven-Raichlen/dp/0761149430/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b"]Amazon.com: The Barbecue! Bible (9780761149439): Steven Raichlen: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61op40kTD0L.@@AMEPARAM@@61op40kTD0L[/ame]
     
  5. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    7,925
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    too close to philly
  6. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Messages:
    7,761
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Need to talk to GreenDrake. He is a BBQ competition Guru in that field. :supergrin: I'm sure he will be here shortly.
     
  7. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2002
    Messages:
    6,258
    Likes Received:
    2,363
    Location:
    Central Iowa
    I'll second "Smoke & Spice" by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. I've picked up some very nice dry rub recipes from that one.
     
  8. vafish

    vafish

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    16,544
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Bbq brethren forums.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  9. 17&27

    17&27

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Tx

    This.
     
  10. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10,921
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    At the beach
    Smoke and Spice should be on the bookshelf of anyone doing real BBQ.

    Raichlen's book is more about grilling than BBQ but he does have some BBQ recipes.

    Championship Barbecue by Paul Kirk is another one I recommend. This would be my second one, after "Smoke and Spice", if I could only have two.
     
  11. imSteve

    imSteve NRA Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Round Rock, Texas
    Good Eats Cook Books from Alton Brown.

    They are 1/3 cookbook, 1/3 science book, 1/3 MacGuyver.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  12. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    2,758
    Likes Received:
    475
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I love me some Q!

    "Thrill of the Grill" by Chris Schlesubger & John Willoughby ISBN: 0-688-08832-5 is excellent, and includes details on how to debone, carve, etc. Includes drink and dessert recipes.
     
  13. Hyksos

    Hyksos

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Jupiter/Miami, FL
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345528530/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=13013388835&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1549086420547472424&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_3jh1csyhvm_b"]Amazon.com: Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (9780345528537): Myron Mixon, Kelly Alexander, Paula Deen: Books[/ame]

    "Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue [Paperback]"
     
  14. canis latrans

    canis latrans

    Joined:
    May 29, 2000
    Messages:
    2,382
    Likes Received:
    378
    appreciate the replies.

    keep the reviews coming!
     
  15. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    7,003
    Likes Received:
    407
    Location:
    North Idaho
    OK I missed this thread. Raichlen has some decent stuff, so does Adam Perry Lang (Serious Barbecue) is a great book, Myron Mixon's book is okay but honestly, youtube is a better resource, and the BBQ Brethren site of course. Depends on what you want to do. Understand low and slow practices, spice and rub layering, trimming out competition meats, what woods to use, what smokers to consider. Gazillions of options out there. All those mentioned here are a great place to start. Once you get the bug, it sticks. I am currently saving up for a Pitmaker Vault for my do it all vertical smoker.