6 Smokehouse Design Books That You Can Order Right Now
If you want to create another project for your garden that family will appreciate it, then a magic smokehouse next to your fairy garden is all you need. All these books will help you to make it perfect!
For backyard grilling enthusiasts, smoking has become an essential part of the repertoire. Butcher and charcuterie expert Jake Levin’s comprehensive guide, Smokehouse Handbook, guarantees mouthwatering results for producing everything from the perfect smoked salmon to a gorgeous smoked brisket.
Review “Jake Levin is the prime minister of smoke, and this book will show you why — it is equal parts function, fire, and flavor.” — Dan Barber, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns
“I have long appreciated Jake’s talents as a butcher and salumist. His genuine love of cooking shines through in this rich exploration of the ancient art of smoking.” — Mark Firth, Co-founder of Diner and Marlow & Sons, owner of Prairie Whale
“This is a really wonderful book. If you think you have no interest in smoked foods, Jake Levin will show you the error of your ways.” — Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet and author of My Kitchen Year
Jake Levin is the author of The Smokehouse Handbook. A butcher and charcuterie expert who trained at Fleisher’s Grass-fed and Organic Meats in Kingston, New York, he has worked in whole-animal butcher shops including The Meat Market in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Eli’s Manhattan in New York City. He currently produces cured meats at Jacuterie, an artisanal charcuterie in Ancramdale, New York, and travels nationwide conducting workshops on how to slaughter, butcher, and cure meats. He and his wife live in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, and his website is therovingbutcher.com.
In this module for grades six and seven, students learn how to build a smokehouse modeled after ones currently used by the Yup’ik people. Through this task, students construct models to generalize properties of rectangles to three-dimensional rectangular prisms. Further investigation into triangles and triangular prisms arise while designing roofs for the structures. The hands-on activities lead students to understand prisms in general. Includes one teacher resource, one poster, and one DVD.
This complete reference on curing, smoking, and cooking meats delivers the technical know-how behind preparing meats and sausages, explaining differences between grilling, barbecuing, and smoking. The sections on smokehouse design include more than 250 construction diagrams and photos.
Great review: Almost too much information. I’ve been smoke cooking and smoking meats for years, and never understood the principles behind what I was doing. There’s a vent on the bottom, and a vent on the top. What’s the difference? Now I know. The book is based on eastern European smoke houses, which is fine, but the carefully explained principles apply to any cooking method that involves fire and smoke, whether it be BBQ, roasting, hams, summer sausage and more. They explain the difference between Cold Smoking, Hot smoking and in between and what is good and bad for each . Very well written in plain language that is easy to understand. It explains how some smoke treatment is a preservative and other smoke treatment is a flavoring agent. Most importantly is explains the difference, explains the advantages and limitations and lists how to achieve either condition. It also knocks down the pie in the sky assumption that all smoke is created equal 🙂 Cool smoke is required for long term preservation. But cool smoke is not able to be produced if the outside air temperature is already hotter than your target smoke temperature. You either have to wait until wintertime or work during night time hours if you arent ready to spend the thousands of dollars for smoke heat regulators that is.
How about building your own backyard smoker? This book gives you an introductory tour of different types of smokers/grills and different kinds of smoking. Then you’ll learn how to build your own smoker with different variations. Get your tools ready to start this adventure! (There’s a small bonus at the end of the book for those who like picnics!) This is the first in a series, so stay tuned. Only for those who love barbecue!
Complete plans, instructions, and color photos show precisely how to make 30 original projects to help you live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Have you ever wanted to build your own chicken coop, cider press, or herb-drying rack? How about a clever two-bin composter, horse-blanket washing machine, or genuine Langstroth beehive? In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, you’ll find these projects and a couple of dozen more to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. Where most books in the popular self-sufficiency category give you pages of words and a couple of small drawings by way of explanation, this book shows you exactly how to do things, employing beautiful photos and complete plans in the best Cool Springs Press tradition. The book’s projects are organized into four categories: Food Prep & Preservation, Homestead, Garden, and Animals. Within these categories we’ve carefully chosen a broad range of popular projects, often with a creative touch or two to make them easier to build or more efficient to use. Clear, step-by-step instructions are paired with large photos. The projects are very doable, even for beginners.
This writing describes the abuse and tribulations of a young girl growing up in backwoods Mississippi in the 1950’s. It is a horrid tale of a child coping with rejection and deprecation with an unbelievable resilience and an incredible determination to finally overcome.