Real barbecue taste comes from mastering the art of slow-cooking meat at a low temperature for a long time, using wood smoke to add flavor, and this is the book that shows you how! For the first time in print, Jeff Phillips is sharing the information he has compiled on his incredibly popular website, www.smoking-meat.com. With step-by-step instructions on how to choose, set up, and modify your own charcoal, gas, or electric smoker, Jeff guides you through your smoking session with the patience that is unique to an experienced pitmaster.
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 travelling, and much more.
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.
About the Author
Jeff Phillips is the creator of the website www.smoking-meat.com. 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.