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Old 02-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #31
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Here's my list, both grilling and bbq. Got a lot of these books from various sources, friends and a few sent to me by Authors.
Had to put them in a spreadsheet just to make sure I don't get duplicates:
  1. 500 Barbecue Dishes: The Only Barbecue Compendium You'll Ever Need
  2. All About Bar-B-Q Kansas City Style
  3. All About Grilling
  4. All-American Barbecue
  5. America's Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America's Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhouses, and Restaurants
  6. Backyard BBQ: The Art of Smokology
  7. Barbecue America : A Pilgrimage in Search of America's Best Barbecue
  8. Barbecue Secrets "Unbeatable recipes, tips and tricks from a barbecue champion
  9. Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes
  10. Barbecued Ribs, Smoked Butts, and Other Great Feeds
  11. Barbecuing and Sausage Making Secrets : How to Buy Beef, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, Fish and Sausage
  12. Bar-B-Que Our Ultimate Guide, Southern Living
  13. Bar-B-Que, Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Q, B-B-Q
  14. BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbeque Belt
  15. BBQ PDQ Twice the Flavor Twice as Easy
  16. BBQ USA 425 Fiery Recipes from all across America
  17. Beer-Can Chicken : and 74 other offbeat recipes for the Grill
  18. Best Barbecue Recipes : A Collection of 200 recipes
  19. Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint
  20. Celebrating Barbecue – The Ultimate Guide to America’s 4 Regional Styles of ‘Cue
  21. Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food
  22. Char-Broil Grill Lovers Cookbook
  23. Chicken on the Grill
  24. COOKSHACK SMOKED FOODS COOKBOOK Over 190 Recipes for Authentic Pit Barbecues and Gourmet Wood-Smoked Foods
  25. Cornbread Nation 2 "The United States of Barbecue"
  26. Dinosaur Bar B Que
  27. Dr. BBQ's "Barbecue All Year Long!" Cookbook
  28. Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook
  29. Eat What You Want And Die Like A Man: The World's Unhealthiest Cookbook
  30. Finger Lickin, Rib Stickin, Great Tasting Barbecue
  31. Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked
  32. Flavored Vinegars 50 Recipes
  33. Get Smokin'
  34. Great Barbecues
  35. Grill Indoors and Outdoors: Featuring recipes from Kingsford
  36. Grill It
  37. Grill It – Seafood
  38. Grilling For Dummies®
  39. Herbs & Spices A Cook's Bible
  40. Hooked on Fish on the Grill
  41. How to Cook MEAT
  42. How to Grill
  43. Jack Daniels Old Time Barbecue Cookbook
  44. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects
  45. John Willingham's World Champion Bar-B-Q : Over 150 Recipes and Tall Tales for Authentic, Braggin' Rights, Real Southern Bar-B-Q and All the Fixin's
  46. Kansas City Bbq Pocket Guide
  47. Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook – Recipes and Recollections from the Pit Bosses
  48. Let the Flames Begin
  49. Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures, & Glazes: Revised And Expanded
  50. Memphis Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Que, Bar-B-Q, B-B-Q
  51. North Carolina Barbecue : Flavored by Time
  52. Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue
  53. Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue Sauces : 175 Make-Your-Own Sauces, Marinades, Dry Rubs, Wet Rubs, Mops and Salsas
  54. Peace Love and Barbecue
  55. Planked Seafood Cookbook
  56. Ribs : A Connoisseur's Guide to Barbecuing and Grilling
  57. Seafood Grilling: Twice a week
  58. Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste, and Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking
  59. Smoke & Spice : Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue
  60. Smoke & Spice : Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue - REVISED
  61. SMOKE IT! 100 Succulent Recipes to Revolutionize Your Cooking
  62. Smokestack Lightning : Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country
  63. Steaks, Chops, Roasts and Ribs
  64. Still Smokin'
  65. Sublime Smoke : Bold New Flavors Inspired by the Old Art of Barbecue
  66. The All American Barbecue Book
  67. The Barbecue! Bible
  68. The Best Recipe: Grilling and Barbecue
  69. The Complete Meat Cookbook
  70. The Cook's Illustrated Complete Book of Poultry
  71. The Grand Barbecue – A celebration of the History, Places, Personalities and Techniques of KC Barbecue
  72. The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual
  73. The Great Australian Barbecue
  74. The Great Barbecue Companion : Mops, Sops, Sauces, and Rubs
  75. The Great Big Barbecue Cookbook (also published as the Ultimate Barbecue Cookbook)
  76. The Great Wings Book
  77. The Grilling Encyclopedia
  78. The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook : Barbeque...It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
  79. The NFL Gameday Cookbook
  80. The Story of Meat
  81. The Stubb's Bar-B-Q Cookbook
  82. The Thrill of the Grill (Recipe Easel)
  83. The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce Cookbook
  84. The Ultimate Grill Book
  85. They Were Smokin': Championship BBQ Tips and Techniques from Two Time Memphis in May World Champions
  86. Uncle Billy's Downeast Barbeque Book : Adventures in Barbeque
  87. Weber’s Big Book of Grilling
  88. Whatcha Need to Know to Barbecue Like a Pro
  89. Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor : Real Barbecue--The Tastier Alternative to Grilling
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #32
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The BBQ Bible thanks for taking the time to make this list it helps all out.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:59 PM   #33
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Another bbq book is "The Grill of Victory" by William Brohaugh. This is about a bbq contest and is not a cookbook.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:23 PM   #34
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Here's one I might add...
Extreme Barbecue. Smokin' Rigs and Real Good Recipes
by Dan Huntley and Lisa Grace Lednicer

You never know when you'll need instructions for building a rig out of a couple of old filing cabinets or a good recipe for Frogmore Stew!
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:21 PM   #35
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Dang SmokinOkie, you must like to read about BBQ!

Originally Posted by drbbq View Post
I don't see any need to go beyond the top five.
I just have the first four so will add that fifth one to my Father's Day wish list.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:10 PM   #36
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Thanks for this thread!
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #37
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #38
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It's too bad that the Brethren site only lets you edit your post for a very short while. I've maintained posts like this on other site that I update the first post as people add stuff, so the first post is really the only one people need to read. Keeps things real clean and nice.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:52 AM   #39
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Is there anyway we could at least group maybe the top 10, the bottom 10, and everything in between??

Beginners need a place to start.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:58 AM   #40
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OK, so I've got 'America's Best BBQ: 100 Recipes' by Ardie and Paul Kirk (great book!), and I've just ordered 'BBQ USA' by Raichlen. Is there anything else I really need RIGHT NOW? I'm being tempted by Big Bob Gibson's book...Should I get it? Tell me what to do like I'm a retarded robot! Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:07 AM   #41
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OK, so I've got 'America's Best BBQ: 100 Recipes' by Ardie and Paul Kirk (great book!), and I've just ordered 'BBQ USA' by Raichlen. Is there anything else I really need RIGHT NOW? I'm being tempted by Big Bob Gibson's book...Should I get it? Tell me what to do like I'm a retarded robot! Thanks!
I just thumbed through BBQ USA by Raichlen from front to back, and I gotta say it's an awesome start. Last weekend I cooked up his KC spareribs (turned out awesome) and a couple weekends ago I followed his pineapple baby back ribs recipe (another awesome one). This weekend i'm cooking up his filipino pork skewers which I have been trying to perfect on my own for about 3 years and when I mixed up his marinade and test tasted it, it was pretty much exactly what I've been looking for.

After the skewers, my plan is to do up his german style spit roasted ham hocks!

Methinks if you get those two books you'll have PLENTY to keep you occupied for a while!
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #42
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A few to add I didn't see in this thread

Competition BBQ Secrets by Bill Anderson

Smokin' with Myron Mixon

My top three would be Legends of Texas BBQ, Smoke and Spice, and Peace/Love+BBQ
I tend to like the history and stories>recipes

Best beginner's book: Gary Wiviott's Low and Slow
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:01 PM   #43
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I just got Myron Mixon's book for Xmas. is my review!
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #44
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Thanks for the extensive list! I did receive 2 of the books on this list, but it will give me more suggestions when I'm ready to go on to something new. Great idea, guys!!
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by watg? View Post
Hey, what about my book? just out (see Brethren Sales & Ventures)
Startin the Fire -George Hensler
It is a how to book on starting a competition BBQ team.
I was going to suggest it.

And trust me everyone this book covers little things like chaffing, family hatred of chicken, interventions, etc. Too bad I didnt listen to any of the advice this past summer.
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