Want to take your smoking meat and fish game to the next level? Let bestselling author and best-ranked smoking meat blogger Jeff Phillips get you out of the funk and into the flames. Jeff has committe
Want to take your smoking meat and fish game to the next level? Let bestselling author and best-ranked smoking meat blogger Jeff Phillips get you out of the funk and into the flames. Jeff has committed decades to the craft and is now ready to show you that it's as much about tools, techniques, and methods as it is about the recipes.
This advanced guide includes detailed information on modern and legacy smoking techniques that range from cold smoking to getting the smoke just right in cold climates.
You'll also get in-depth insight and instruction on getting the most out of smokers and cookers, plus tools and accessories available to backyard smokers. Delve into the many woods, charcoals and pellets, the various smokers, brands and how to season them — even stovetop smokers. You'll learn the best use and choice of dehydrators, spice grinders, thermometers, knives and tongs. And get expert advice on injectors, water pans, spray bottles, foil pans and cleaning techniques. And of course, temperature control methods for perfect timing and results. And Jeff doesn't forget the meats — he covers wrapping, resting, handling, safety and much more.
And what's a book about smoking techniques without great recipes. It's here where Jeff brings his own brand of innovative fare including recipes for dehydrating your own peppers for that perfect rub to a complete step by step instruction (with pictures) for making American style "streaky" bacon using a 100+ year-old brine recipe.
With Smoke Wood Fire learn to smoke like a pro, right in your backyard.
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is author of the bestselling Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbeque and the creator of the smokin' hot website smoking-meat.com, the highest ranked smoking meat blog in America. Jeff was born in North Carolina, and raised on southern cooking. As a teenager, he began experimenting with cooking over grills and campfires; eventually he moved on to smoking units that could fit an entire pig! Ten years ago, he began compiling all his expertise onto a website, which has now expanded to include hundreds of pages of recipes and tutorials. Jeff lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and three children.
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"A profusely illustrated throughout, Smoke, Wood, Fire is a complete course of DIY instruction that will enable even the most novice of cooks to turn out professional quality smoked meats and the meals that feature them. Simply stated, Smoke, Wood, Fire is an invaluable and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, family, and community library culinary cookbook collections."
— Midwest Book Review