Great barbecue is as simple as meat, fire, and smoke. This ode to authentic meaty goodness gives barbecue beginners an essential guide to the tools, techniques, and recipes needed to make smoky, mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone meats. Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ, brings decades of expertise as a barbecue master, providing indispensible wisdom alongside 68 of the best recipes he has encountered in his long and wide-ranging career, from tantalizing mains like Competition-Style Beef Brisket to lip-smacking sides like Bacon and Blue Cheese Coleslaw. For the grilling enthusiast or the simple meat-lover, for stove-top smokers or regular backyard grills, Slow Fire makes it easy to cook authentic and irresistible barbecue right at home.