Smoking Books

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  1. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    Can anybody suggest any Recipe Books or Smoking Books at all? Usually when I start "getting-into" something, I like to read about it.
  2. figjam

    figjam Meat Mopper

    Not sure how tasty the pages will be after a good smoke.

  3. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    FIGJAM, I have to ask. Who is that woman?
  4. Peace, Love, & Barbeque by Mike Mills! Excellent book with lots of good stories, pictures and recipes. He has a rub in there called "Magic Dust" that is terrific and it's the recipe I use. And trust me...I hate to read books but this is a good one.
  5. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    Smoke & Spice by Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison is very good.
  6. figjam

    figjam Meat Mopper

    Her name is Kelly Brook. She is a British model. Do a google image search on her and you will not be disappointed.
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    to tell you the truth...........i have never read a bbq book.........just screwed around with smoking, till i found this me, with this site avaliable, i don't need a book........i just come here and either ask, or do a search
  8. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The one posted earlier up there.... Peace, Love, and BBQ is good and also check out the BBQ Bible.... that one is also good....
  9. shenk

    shenk Fire Starter

    I'll second the magic dust. peace love and bbq
  10. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mastering Barbeque (Stines)
    Backyard BBQ (McPeake)
    Where there's Smoke theres Flavor (Langer)

    All excellent imo
  11. pduke216

    pduke216 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food This one is my favorites. It has the simple recipies and you can add your own magic to and go from there. It also has some serious recipies if you want to get crazy. Hope this helps.
  12. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I second the recommendation on the BBQ Bible by Steven Raichlen. It was given to me as a b-day gift shortly after smoking my first set of ribs (with Jeff's naked rib rub, of course!).

    What I like about the book is that it provides quick-read, short, tutorials about a particular spice you may use (i.e. mustard).

    Overall, this site is great for everything and anything but if you must have a book, my $ is on the BBQ Bible IMHO.
  13. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A pretty good book is "Jack Sleight and Raymond Hull's - HOME BOOK of SMOKE-COOKING Meat, Fish & Game" ..................Lots of good info and recipes.........
  14. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    Thanks all. Now I just have to decide where to start.
  15. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BBQ Bible by Steven Raichlen while being a great book and a useful part of my library I do not classify it as a smoking book. To me it focuses more on the grill. The recipes in it are great and I also recommend his other books especially sauces, rubs and marinades.

    IF you are looking for a book more on smoking I would recommend getting a different book to start then getting this one second.

    Just my opinion...
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have thumbed thru that book, Vlap- and agree with ya there.

    BTW, On Food and Cooking is going well. I can see why it's used as a textbook tho... heh!
  17. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On Food and Cooking is as dry and boring as it is informative. And it is very informative! Can't remember...does he talk of smoke and its effects on food?
  18. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There's a couple small bits on it, mainly stressing the preservation characteristics for jerky, and slow cooking with wood and coals being "barbeque". Mentions vinegar sauces, smoke rings, etc. Nothing really to learn from, just basic info.
  19. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have to agree with Walking Dude, SMF is my book. The plus side of this is, lets see you ask the book a question if you're not clear on something. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking books, but I like this site a lot better. A book is just a book, but here it's more personal. Damn I like you guy's a gal's. I really don't think I would have learned all that I have by reading a book. I guess I'm more of a hands on kind of a guy.
  20. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is true the BBQ Bible is more for grillin'.... but some of those recipes have been great on the smoker!!

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