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Loptr
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30 10 4:12 am    Post subject: Recomend one book on smoking. Reply with quote

I am still reasonably new to smoking foods. I am loving the experience and am currently almost done buildng an UDS after my masterbuilt electric bought the farm.

Please recomend one book that you think best hits these criteria.

Smoking technique for the various meats, mops, rubs, sauces, which woods are best for which applications etc. Plus anything you think a noob ought to know.

Thank you all.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30 10 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I am inpatient I guess.
After working my past all the mindless I want to be paid posts I saw a relevant thread:
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=251&start=0
I will read throught that and post questions.

Sorry gang,

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01 10 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a half-dozen of the common books that people post about with 30%- or 40%-off Border's Rewards coupons. Aside from the beanhole beans from Barbeque USA, the one book I keep using the recipes from is Karen Putman's.

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SmokinOkie
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01 10 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem with books is they aren't "one size fits all" for teaching bbq. There are just so many with some good parts and some bad parts.

It's always a question of what do you want.

Techniques? Just come here. Fire control? Which pit? Oversmoked, etc, etc. There's plenty of posts already to read, more than any book. Key thing is you can ask questions directly.

Recipes? Again, I'd start here. One thing you never get in a book is interaction with the author.

One book won't be enough.

Do a search on books and you'll see some recent threads about books.
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King Coal
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20 10 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have more than a few bbq books, having made them my exclusive x-mas gift request this year. The one I keep going back to is Paul Kirk's Championship Barbecue. Good book.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20 10 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with King Coal. I bought Paul Kirk's book last year. I have used it as a guide to making my own rubs, sauces, and mops. The book actually encourages you to use your own and to experiement.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slow and low
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously ... I've bought 4 or 5 books and you will learn more right here from these guys (other than me). Save your money and spend it on lump, meat, or beer Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16 11 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a bunch of books but easily my favorite resource is Marinades, rubs, brines, cures and glazes.

I really like the table which deals with how long you should marinate/brine etc. different cuts of meat. It also has my favorite dry cure for fish (an ancho-sugar cure, which i usually make into a coriander-sugar cure), and a lot of the recipes will have suggestions for substituting or adapting to your tastes.

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