I have the book too CD. I find the book a great resource. However I also find that the recipes seem to be his "Starting point" for something great. IMO you just have to add your touch to what he has. Use his recipes and build on it! Trust me you won't be sorry! Good buy. Looking to see what comes of the Tasso. Been meaning to try it myself.
1 - 100 lb. self-made cylinder grill/smoker
1 - 100 lb. self-made cylinder smoker
1 - 20 gal. self-made grill/smoker
1 - 25 gal. self-made vertical smoker
1 - 120 gal. self-made trailer stick-burner