Ray Lempe`s Road Trip book
Well folks during mine and Niki`s anniversery weekend at the beach we went to Books A Million to get the new Harry Potter book , low and behold right beside it was Ray`s new book, yall know I picked that up and bought it.
While it is well written and has some good bbq ideas and great stories ,
however it has one BIG problem as I am concerned. He dang near covers the US in BBQ except for one state , yep good ole South Carolina dont even get a chapter just one or two lines that to me is insulting , I am being serious here what the heck is it about this state getting ignored as far as BBQ goes?? I admit these other states got some fine Q joints , but by god so do we , what do we have to do to get on the books , drag em here by the neck and make em eat it.
Ray as of this date I am inviting you to SC come stay at our house I will personally take the time off to take you to each and every BBQ place this state has to offer , hell I will even pay for the lunches if thats what it takes !!!! I await your answer.
For your information that are alot more sauces done here than just mustard . And a ton more ways to make BBQ as well , we have the best BBQ in the world as far as I am concerned , there are those that learned what they do from what was passed down from generation to generation , to be honest I almost took the book back for a refund after reading it because of that, but I kept it , anyway!!!
Walter Brooker, Jr.
Pit Master Team Squeel Appeal
Graduate South Carolina Pit Masters School
South Carolina BBQ Association Master Judge
2- 22 1/2 '' WSMs
1 single barrel 55 gallon drum smoker