From a detailed examination of the origin of the word "barbecue" to a complete list of all the grand prize winners of the Jack Daniel's World Championship Barbecue Cookoff, 1989-2012, barbecue expert and author George Hensler has assembled an awesome book of facts, speculation, opinions, trivia, history, legend, lore, and techniques about the most important cooking style on the planet: smoking meat. But Totally Q is not a cookbook, despite the recipe for "I Like Ike's BBQ Sauce" by the former president! In chapters like "Politics and Barbecue," "Cookers and the Fuels That Love Them," and "'Cue on the Screen and Tube," George tackles everything known about the subject in his own unique, humorous style that doesn't take himself or anything about barbecue too seriously.
George Hensler is the founder and pit master for the competition BBQ team Who Are Those Guys? based in Street, Maryland. They have been cooking on the KCBS circuit since 2007. George is currently a monthly columnist for the KCBS Bullsheet and the National Barbecue News. He is also the author of Startin' the Fire: Everything You Need to Know about Starting a Competition BBQ Team, a complete "how to" book covering how to start up your own competition barbecue team.