The Four Fundamentals Of Smoking : Pitmaster Secrets to Making Incredible BBQ at Home
For those curious about what's going on under the surface of great BBQ, this introductory guide lays out fundamental techniques in detail, helping even the most novice griller transform into a confident pit master. Chris Sussman, a.k.a. The BBQ Buddha, demystifies concepts like controlling air flow and humidity to perfectly capture smoke flavor in your food, as well as maintaining the ideal BBQ zone temperature, and the secrets to knowing when a cook is complete, which go beyond internal temperature. Chris gives readers a sturdy foundation of knowledge, then shares foolproof recipes demonstrating these techniques in action with additional tips, so your BBQ comes out perfectly tender with incredible smoky flavor every time. With Chris's specialized background in teaching people the basics of BBQ on his blog, he is able to explain complicated food science in plain, easy-to-grasp language that anyone can understand. Readers are invited to apply their newfound grilling and smoking skills in hearty recipes like Smoked Spare Ribs with Big Red BBQ Sauce, Grilled Fish Tacos with Alder Wood Smoke and Grilled Elote Corn Salad with Apple Wood Smoke. This guide covers barbecuing with the most popular types of backyard grills--the Weber Smoky Mountain grill, the Big Green Egg and other kamado style ceramic cookers, and the trending Traeger grill--not only making it applicable to a huge array of readers, but making it translatable to readers who own (or will want to buy) different styles. Each recipe is adapted for every grill listed above, written with specifications on how to apply the fundamental skills to each cooker and get perfect results no matter what device you use. With this one-of-a-kind beginner's manual, aspiring grillers and smokers won't simply be following recipes, but learning to truly master the art of smoking.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 197 x 229 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
- 08 Apr 2021
- Page Street Publishing
- New York, United States
- 50 Illustrations, unspecified
About Chris Sussman
Chris Sussman is the founder of the blog The BBQ Buddha, where he teaches the ins and outs of barbecuing at home. Chris is sponsored by The Big Green Egg and Snake River Farms. He has been featured in Thrillist, The Huffington Post and more. Chris, his family and their two French bulldogs live in Louisville, Kentucky.