Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue

Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue

by Jeff Phillips


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The ultimate how-to guide for smoking all kinds of meat, poultry and fish.

From the creator of the world's highest-ranking website on smoking meat, comes this guide to mastering the 'low and slow' art of smoking meat, poultry and fish at home. Smoking Meat takes home smokers new and experienced step by step through the basic and finer points of 'smokeology' — how to choose a smoker among the various models available, how to set up and modify a smoker (whether charcoal, gas or electric), which wood to use, how to build and maintain a fire, what tools, equipment and supplies to buy, and how to stock a smoking-meat pantry.

Star smoker Jeff Phillips covers every step — brining (hot and cold), injecting, marinating, mopping, using foil and pans, crisping, how to butcher meat and poultry, making sauces and rubs, including his essential 'mop water', keeping food safe at home and while traveling, and much more.

The smoking recipes for the stars of the dish — beef, pork, poultry, fish — include Smoked Chicken Quarters, Al's 3-2-1 Asian Ribs, Pan-smoked Brisket (pulled pork), Cherry-smoked Prime Rib, Smoked Hot Wings, Smoked Whole Turkey, Cajun-smoked Frog Legs, Smoked Mahi-Mahi, Whole Trout, and Smoked Salmon, and other choices for all food tastes.

The wide range of delicious recipes includes:

  • classic barbecue favorites, such as chicken, ribs and brisket
  • sauces, rubs and brine that kick up flavor and tenderness
  • specialty dishes, such as duck, meatloaf and fatties (rolled up ground meats and fillings wrapped in bacon)
  • side dishes, such as cheesy taters, fire corn, baked beans, succotash, garlic mashed potatoes, cheese-stuffed jalapenos.

truly is the essential guide to making real barbecue at home. Home cooks will discover that it is the only guide they will ever need. It has detailed guidance gained over years of experience, clear instructions and advice on equipment and methods, step-by-step directions for every recipe, and a fabulous variety of mouth-watering spicy and mild dishes to suit all tastes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770500389
Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 128,124
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeff Phillips is the creator of the website Born in North Carolina and raised on southern cooking, Jeff started practicing the art of smoking while still a teenager. He lives in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

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Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I always appreciate reviews from people who have tried the recipes but since I just received today, this is not possible. I plan to work my way through this book. I like the format, nearly every recipe has a picture, the size of the book is easy to handle. I will also say that Cousin Rick’s Game and Fish and Deer Burger Cookbooks are a 5 Star rating so I’m hoping the same will be on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT SPEND YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS BOOK.  I would not recommend this book for purchase, if you do a little  research on your own on this topic you will find everything that is included in this book on the internet, it contains very basic information .  His "secret recipe" rub  and "sauce recipe" is not worth spending on this book to get.  It is less than basic and any novice smoker would not use it, esp. if you want to become a competitive  smoker.  I really wish I would have not spent my money and time on this. Hope this saves others their time and money
ggCT More than 1 year ago
Love this cookbook. I recently purchased a smoker and this is a companion cookbook. Easy directions, straight forward - ingredients I have at home. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have found for smoking meat. I use a pellet smoker, the book works well for that type of cooker.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must have. Excellent recipes,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my husband for Christmas and I'm sure he will really like it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with even greater recipes and tips.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is WhiteClan's leader's den.