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Who is your BBQ hero?

I would like to know who you read and take advise from.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Cen tex
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • TurtleCreekTurtleCreek Posts: 140
    Since I have never really read a bbq book, I've found that practice makes perfect ... I am still far from perfect.  Learned more from bbq forums as I worked my way though different cookers over the years than anything.  
  • BigSteveBigSteve Posts: 52
  • Almost everything so far was from the Nakidwhiz site or all the great people here.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    edited July 2013
    It's the Egg Forum! Some on here obviously post more than others so there's more opportunity to take from them and rightfully so. But I enjoy reading what most people post or advise, especially in response to my posts, which often surprises. From that I take the missing nuggets that fit into 'my game' and see where they go. Sometimes it's just a missing piece, sometimes a section, sometimes the puzzle gets turned 90 degrees, sometimes we start over and it ends up being a different picture. And sometimes I'm able to help someone else! Either way, it's interesting especially when you think you had something figured out. So it boils down to the interaction, the ability to give and take, ask and receive, and discuss over a cold one or two. 
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,468
    In addition to the members of this forum, I have learned a fair amount from Steve Raichlen. He figured out a way to make a living traveling the world and learning how other cultures cook and sharing it with others.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • DenaSmokerDenaSmoker Posts: 44
    My foundation was set from Steve Raichlen's book How To Grill, but I have really ascended to new heights from the help of this forum.  
  • Growing up, my Dad & my uncle. I have surpassed their skills (I think), but they were great to learn from growing up. I don't have BBQ heroes anymore. I look at cooks and think "Man, that's cool! I gotta try that!" Monkey see, monkey do.
    Flint, Michigan
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,656
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,848
    @HENAPPLE. The OO dude & a bit of a loose cannon me thinks. =))

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 366
    Stike !
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    For me, it's Chris Lilly and Ken Hess.  Those two have helped me immensely and are just good people.   Plus Ken is a bonafide Egghead. 
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    edited July 2013
    I would have to say our cook Etta, my great aunt Eva, some of the cooks out in the country I watched and learned from, but above all my mother..She taught how to q and how to taste the food with my mind and then put recipes together. BTW I have never been able to duplicate her Divinity nor her deviled eggs, come close, but missing just something..
    What I like to read are old cookbooks (20s, 30s, 40s and 50s )and Cook's Illustrated.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 478
    Nola is always helpful and quick to respond, so he gets the nod!
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 964
    Foghorn said:
    In addition to the members of this forum, I have learned a fair amount from Steve Raichlen. He figured out a way to make a living traveling the world and learning how other cultures cook and sharing it with others.


    Texarkana, TX

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Mickey said:


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    Dr.BBQ (Ray Lampe)
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501

    I guess me. Went to the BBQ school of hard knocks.

    I  must admit though I learned a lot from this site. To all of you before me a thank you!

    Now that my neighbor is getting one I can nurture her. And maybe her husband who doesn't cook much.

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • For me its been a village, a mixture of many people.  Chris Allingham site continues to be a great resource as it's well organized providing the basics.  I really have enjoyed layering in Chris Lillys, Johnny Trigg, and Henry Soo recipes.  Lately Aaron Franklins brisket YouTube video resulted in a best brisket cook.  I've also been to the American Royal a few times and learned a ton walking and talking with the teams.  Everything combined makes BBQ so enjoyable as different days bring different people and flavors that influence my cooking.

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