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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by whistlepig, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. I just bought my first smoker three weeks ago and am looking for advice on good smoking books. I presently own a grand total of (1) smoking book now. Smoke & Spice. I enjoy reading this book on smoking. I have seen some recommendations here. Peace, Love, and Barbecue seems highly rated. Also Paul Kirk's Championship barbecue book seems to be a favorite. Pig: King of the Southern Table is also recommended. I can't afford them all at once so suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So many of us save our money to buy books about curing and sausage making.  I believe you can get all the info you need about doing Q from us.   Low and slow is really simple with just basic rules and techniques.  A couple of basic rubs, knowing how to build and maintain a fire, when to wrap in foil and when not to, what internal temps we cook to ,  all that kind of stuff we can help you with.  I guess this is my way of saying I can't think of a BBQ book that I have seen recommended.  Seems like every semi-celebrity chef has made a BBQ book and they all tend to repeat themselves.

    Why not try us out by asking a couple of cooking questions and see how we do.   
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree with Al 100% on that. Just ask any questions you can think of. We can walk you through just about any situation.
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome!  Yes, you have subscribed to the most open book on smoking there is... the Smoking Meat Forum!  Welcome to your newest family!  PLEASE ask all the questions you want and need, we are here to help you succeed and we only ask for one thing in return... (well... probably more than 1.. more like 20 or a hundred zillion..) Qview (pictures) of your smokes so we can drool!  Please, enjoy yourself and have lots of fun!  We Love Fun!
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!
  6. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Whistlepig. Were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite.

    The Qveiw

    Happy smoking……

  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - if you take the time to read some of the posts here it will save you the cost of a book
  10. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  11. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As others have stated you got the best Q book ever written right here. If you have a question ask someone here will most likely have an answer for ya. 

    BTW [​IMG]  to SMF. I recommend you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking. It's chuck full of great info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2011
  12. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Whistlepig.   Please let us look over your shoulder by sending us photos of your rig, and your efforts.  There is so much knowledge and experience from around the globe here.  Your questions will be answered by friends.


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