Best Bbq Books Of All Time in 2023
Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook: A Real Barbecue Champion Brings the Tasty Recipes and Juicy Stories of the Barbecue Circuit to Your Backyard
All Time Best Appetizers
All Time Best Sunday Suppers
The Care & Keeping of You 2
All Fired Up: Smokin' hot BBQ secrets from the South's best pitmasters
BBQ Smoker Recipe Journal Book with Grill Prep Notes for Sauces & Rubs a Smoker Time Log & Cooking Results - Includes Wood Smoking & Meat Temperature Guide Charts in Blank Paperback Barbecue Cookbook
- The Fastest Way To Master Meat Smoking - Cooking Journal allows you to log all the food details from 17 different smoke sessions so you can learn from your past and improve recipes - Prefilled examples for beginner reference
- Record all relevant meat preparation notes, recipes used for sauces, rubs, marinades, etc. as well as a step by step smoking time log of all actions and your final results and steps to take on your next cook
- Meat Smoking Guide with flavor profiles on 20 different types of wood & Internal Meat Temperature Chart for Beef, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Ribs, Casseroles, and more
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BBQ USA: 425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America
How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook
Dr. Bbq's "Barbecue All Year Long!" Cookbook
Charcoal or Gas for Your Grilling Pleasure
This article looks at summer grilling and the values of both charcoal and gas.
Technology has had a bad affect on grilling. Nothing is worst that a foul chemical odor around your food. I can't even stand the smell of it in my backyard. Self lighting charcoal is saturated with lighting chemicals. Why? To speed up the grilling process. Wouldn't you rather smell the seasoning, rub or sauce simmering on your grill?
You can even find charcoal bags that you burn with the charcoal. Toss in a bag and light it. How challenging is that? Cooking with regular charcoal is a slow process. Get your coals lighted and then wait until you see the whiteness on the edges of each brick before you begin. Remember, you can always add bricks as you need them. Tip; Grill one item first and see if the grill is ready.
Most grilling chefs will tell you charcoal is the only way to go. Some have called gas grilling Soylent Green (a nihilism in a tank).
With charcoal, you can easily add fruit wood to charcoal to add a little smokey flavor to your food. Woods like apple, cherry and peach can bring out some great flavor.
The downside of charcoal is three things. The foul odor of lighter fluid and the slowness in prep time to begin cooking. The final element that can cause problems is heat control. It is hard to get your temperature at the right degree for grilling. You can't turn it down or raise it up easily.
Your brother says he is bringing the family over dinner. That could mean up to seven mouths to feed. A gas grill is ideal for getting a quick meal ready. Turn it on, set your temperature and you are good to go. That is, unless you run out of propane in your tank. Make sure to have an extra tank on hand.
Is there an art to grilling successfully with propane? NO. The success in gas grilling is with meat and food preparation. If you are the type of person that throws frozen food on the gas grill, you got problems. While one side thaws, the other side burns. Always try to cook your food when it is at room temperature. Always cook low and slow whenever possible.
Try to avoid grease flare ups. Gas is different than charcoal. Charcoal will evaporate grease as it hits in most cases. This is because it is coals and not a flame. A propane grill relies on a flame. This can cause grease fires. This also could mean burnt food. Thank god for aluminum foil. If you use aluminum foil, use the best grade you can buy.
The Chef Decides
After examining both methods, I leave it up to the chef on hand. Each of us has our reasons for using either charcoal or propane. Both have advantages and disadvantages. The chef knows what he likes best.
Planking and Smoking
If you want to get exotic with your grilling, check out these two articles. I have done both and when I have the time, I prefer them over the other two.