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Old 08-02-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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I want to build up my BBQ library, what are some of the must have books from the thousands out there?
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:44 AM   #2
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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If I see a bbq book, I buy it. Having said that, the same 2 keep bubbling up to the top of my go to list
Big Time BBQ - Ray Lampe
Serious Barbecue - Adam Perry Lang

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:54 AM   #4
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Here is our current in-stock list of books. We sell them for about 50% off list price. Plus use the Brethren discount code.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:12 AM   #5
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I second Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang. Great book

Another one I like is BBQ Makes Everything Better by Aaron Chronister and Jason Day.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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A third vote for Serious BBQ, its a great book. I also like Low and Slow:the art of bbq in 5 easy Lessons by Gary Wiviott. He spends a lot of time explaining how to get and the importance of a clean burning fire, and it has some great recipes in it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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Big Time BBQ is a great book. Here's my review of it too:

Another good one is Holy Smoke. It looks more at NC BBQ but gives an interesting read of the history of it and some great recipes.

I picked up[ the Southern Livings BBQ cook book and it is good too. Especially for beginners. Nice pictures to show how to set up offset smoking in a cooker and other little helpful tips.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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I like Peace, Love, and BBQ by Mike Mills. It's a good read in addition to some good recipes. Some of the Raichlen books are actually pretty interesting as well for a wide range of regional recipes. BBQ USA and Planet BBQ are fun to read through and have some decent recipes.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #9
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Peace love and BBQ, and any of Dr. BBQ's books (Especially Big time BBQ Cookbook) will be good for an entertaining read, and many good recipes. I use Mike mills magic dust, in combination with Dr BBQ's big time BBQ sauce, and haven't found another combination that I like better.

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Old 08-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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Paul Kirks Championship Barbeque and Big Bob Gibsons along with Adam Perry Lang are my go to books. Don't have any of the Dr BBQ's book yet.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:59 PM   #11
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I'm wading my way through Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA (774 pages).

Although I'm not a big fan of the TV show, the book isn't too bad. I like the stories with each section.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #12
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I have several of those book that i have receive over the years . They are sitting on shelf collecting dust. They are all basically the same. if I need to know any infromation I usaully use google.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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I personally like Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food by Karen Putnam. Has a great sections for first time easy recipes all the way to more complicated meals. Plenty of of brines, marinades, rubs, appetizers, beef, poultry, seafood veggies,lamb, and fruit.:icon_blush
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