What are some of your favorite cook books? These are some of my favorite BBQ go-to books...
Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures and Glazes by Jim Tarantino
That is one of my favorites as it covers a lot of the details of why you would use some ingredients with one type of meat (acidic levels, meat types/tenderness, and cooking temps).
The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook : Barbeque... It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore by Kansas City Barbeque Society Members (1996, Hardcover)
Some good basic KC style recipes covering all of the major categories of competition, including deserts. There is a newer edition out though I haven't reviewed yet (http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQprZ78671529).
The Barbecue! Bible : Over 500 Recipes! by Steven Raichlen (1998, Paperback, Anniversary)
Covers more than just meats, good variety of recipes
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