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Steve Raichlen Brisket Cookbook

Anyone have or read this book? Just curious if it's worth adding one more cookbook to the shelf.

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,978
    I seriously cannot even see or hear his name without thinking about stolen photos.

    I wonder if @SGH missing brisket will be in the book?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,110
    I seriously cannot even see or hear his name without thinking about stolen photos.

    I wonder if @SGH missing brisket will be in the book?
    No, this one is all @HeavyG photo credits.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 3,118
    My thought would be NO on the book.  Have @lousubcap send you his brisket PM and watch the Aaron Franklin brisket videos.  The rest is usually up to the cow.
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,464
    Legume said:
    I seriously cannot even see or hear his name without thinking about stolen photos.

    I wonder if @SGH missing brisket will be in the book?
    No, this one is all @HeavyG photo credits.
    What if Steve is actually @HeavyG?
    Did you see my his appearance in the online Eggtoberfest2020 on Saturday afternoon?
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    Camped out in the (757/948/804)



  • I have seen him a couple times and he gets on my nerves for some reason. I dont own anything of his and this wont be on my shelf either.
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 994
    “First, buy a $20,000 custom grille and a load of boutique firewood.........
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  • Dawgtired said:
    Anyone have or read this book? Just curious if it's worth adding one more cookbook to the shelf.
    Do not get any BBQ cookbooks from him. They are terrible. All you need is on here. Lousubcap has a great write up and I will be glad to help as well. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,279
    HeavyG said:
    Legume said:
    I seriously cannot even see or hear his name without thinking about stolen photos.

    I wonder if @SGH missing brisket will be in the book?
    No, this one is all @HeavyG photo credits.
    What if Steve is actually @HeavyG?
    Did you see my his appearance in the online Eggtoberfest2020 on Saturday afternoon?
    LoL
    Visalia, Ca

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,630
    Can you tell Raichlen's not real popular here? =) I used to have his BBQ Bible. My BIL gave it to me. Said it sucked, but I could have it if I wanted it. Free is free so I took it. He was right, it sucked - so I tossed it. No more SR for me.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • EzraBrooksEzraBrooks Posts: 132
    Can you tell Raichlen's not real popular here? =) I used to have his BBQ Bible. My BIL gave it to me. Said it sucked, but I could have it if I wanted it. Free is free so I took it. He was right, it sucked - so I tossed it. No more SR for me.
    Agreed.  I watched him early on before I found out about the egg and was trying to do things on my **** chargriller offset.  Learned way more from this place than Raichlen could ever teach.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,357
    I held back because I didn't want to be the first to say that Raichlen is not popular around here.
    Birmingham, AL
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 3,118
    I'm not gonna lie, he was the gateway to where I am now.  I HAD several of his books and a gas grill.  I knew there had to be a better way.  I don't think I have any BBQ or cooking related books anymore. 
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,464
    That's one of the things about this place that makes me chuckle - the Raichlen hate.

    I like Raichlen. There... I said it.  B)


    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)



  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,978
    edited October 13
    Dawgtired said:
    Anyone have or read this book? Just curious if it's worth adding one more cookbook to the shelf.
    Do not get any BBQ cookbooks from him. They are terrible. All you need is on here. Lousubcap has a great write up and I will be glad to help as well. 
    To be fair, between his BBQ Bible and his BBQ USA I have found one recipie I like.  Chile-Marinated Pork in the style of Oaxaca.  I do replace the oregano with marjoram, and I do not cook or serve how he recommends, but the general idea is decent.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,296
    HeavyG said:
    That's one of the things about this place that makes me chuckle - the Raichlen hate.

    I like Raichlen. There... I said it.  B)


    Nice try, Steve. 
    NOLA
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,800
    I have one book of sauces and rubs that he published. No idea who originally came up with them.
  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 495
    Hysterical! Thanks for saving me some cash!

    If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

    Ronald Reagan

  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 495
    Dawgtired said:
    Anyone have or read this book? Just curious if it's worth adding one more cookbook to the shelf.
    Do not get any BBQ cookbooks from him. They are terrible. All you need is on here. Lousubcap has a great write up and I will be glad to help as well. 

    Thanks...he sent me that and answered some questions as well. Most helpful indeed! I was just wondering if there was more to know. Sometimes I just overthink things and get in my own way.

    If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

    Ronald Reagan

  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,415
    I have one book of sauces and rubs that he published. No idea who originally came up with them.
    I have that book also. Picked it up years ago when Books A Million had the dollar bin. Like yourself, I have no idea rather they are his creation or someone  else’s. But that aside, I will say there are some very good rubs, marinades and sauces in the book. It was well worth the dollar. I will go so far to say the book is worth the cover price. I have never been a fan of his. But I definitely like many things in that particular book. 

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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 7,704
    HeavyG said:
    That's one of the things about this place that makes me chuckle - the Raichlen hate.

    I like Raichlen. There... I said it.  B)


    Ha has company - Dr. BBQ  =)
    canuckland
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,800
    SGH said:
    I have one book of sauces and rubs that he published. No idea who originally came up with them.
    I have that book also. Picked it up years ago when Books A Million had the dollar bin. Like yourself, I have no idea rather they are his creation or someone  else’s. But that aside, I will say there are some very good rubs, marinades and sauces in the book. It was well worth the dollar. I will go so far to say the book is worth the cover price. I have never been a fan of his. But I definitely like many things in that particular book. 

    Agreed, in fact I have posted one of them here, Turkish Marinade I believe. Like you I bought my copy at the discount rack but at a different store.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,415
    Agreed, in fact I have posted one of them here, Turkish Marinade I believe. Like you I bought my copy at the discount rack but at a different store.
    The more I thought about it I actually got the book from the now defunct Waldenbooks that was in the Singing River Mall in Gautier. Not Books A Million. Sadly Waldenbooks and the Singing River Mall has both gone the way of the buffalo. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 

    To see Trump's many attributes you wont need a second glance
    You know if you resist his intelligence you wont stand a chance
    His mind is like a razor simply sharp as it can be
    He is at least a million times smarter than either you or me


    Nothing Beats a Fine Shave

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,527
    @Dawgtired - there is always more to know but after a certain point you get it from wrestling with the brisket as every cook is a journey unto itself.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,555
    HeavyG said:
    That's one of the things about this place that makes me chuckle - the Raichlen hate.

    I like Raichlen. There... I said it.  B)


    He hasn't stolen any pics of your cooks yet, obvi...
     
    Oh, wait.  :tongue:  
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