Smoking Meat Book - I Need Great Recipe Submissions

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tulsajeff, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I have been contacted by a large publishing company and they are wanting me to write a book on smoking meat.. this is very exciting and as I finish up the negotiations I feel the need to get started putting the material together.

    If anyone has a great recipe that you would like to submit, I would be more than happy to try it and possibly put it in the book.

    I will be working with the designer to include a page where everyone will get credit if they had a part in this book.

    I need anything and everything from interesting ways to smoke pork, beef, poultry, lamb, fish and even some wild game if possible to the categories below:

    Specialty items - meatloaf, ABT's, sausages, boudin, etc.

    Side items - Potato salad, baked beans, ranch style beans, anything that can be served with smoked meat could go into this category even if is made in the house on the stove.

    Desserts - I know there are recipes out there for smoked peach pie and such.. if you have one of these and it is too good for words and you are willing to share with the world then please submit it.

    Breads - Cornbread, biscuits, etc. Any kind of bread that you might make homemade and serve at a barbecue would be great.

    Rubs, Sauces, marinades, brines - There are tons of decent rubs, marinades, sauces, etc. among you guys and I want to have some good variety. I also want to include some various versions of Alabama white sauce if anyone has a good one.

    Think outside of the box and send in anything that you feel is a competition winner.

    I cannot promise to submit everything that I get but I am sure going to try. I am sure the editors will have to keep me on a short leash as I am already estimating more than 400 pages and that is conservative figures.

    Be as detailed as possible with everything.. I will be trying every recipe that is included in the book over the next 8 months or so and I want to know exactly how YOU do it so I can replicate it for photographs and such.

    If you have a nifty way of using leftover smoked meats then I want to hear about that as well.

    I look forward to seeing all of the submissions.. please send them to my email address at jeff at and put the name of the dish in the subject heading.

    This will help me keep things sorted out a little.

    I would like to have all submissions in place within 60 days if at all possible.

    The book is scheduled to be in all major book stores in Spring 2011.

    Let me know if you have further questions on this project[​IMG]
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well Hello Jeff, and I think MAJOR congratulations are in order! Good deal on your book and would love to be included in it if any of my recipes make the cut.

    Definitely want a hardcover, signed, first-edition from do not forget!

  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats Jeff.
    Got a recipe to send to you, original and tasty so I hope you love it as much as I do.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off Hi Jeff it is nice to be talking to you. A big:


    Goes out to you and your new book deal. I would be Honored to be able to subumit a recipe for some great food. Then after it is all over and done with I would like to order and SIGNED copy of your book. It doesn't matter if my recipe makes the cut or not I would love to have a book with all these good folks and freinds help write.
  5. vinman

    vinman Newbie

    Kewl! I wish I knew enough about smokin to be of assistance to you. If I could make a suggestion for you to consider though. It would be nice to have a newbie chapter (you know, for the village idiot that just bought a smoker and knows squawt about it. Like me! lol).

    It would be nice to buy a book with plenty of recipes and an extra chapter that includes "The Basic's". e.g. Not master smoking mind you, just enough step by step information to successfully accomplish your 1st/2nd smokes. This MUST include how much wood to start your 1st smoke with and how often to add wood. (I still haven't found that answer yet! lol). Unfortunately the 5 day course didn't have that either. There are a lot of Master smokers here in SMF. Unfortunately, none of you were in the box that my smoker came in when I bought it, and wanted to cook something. lol [​IMG]

    As a newb, SMF peeps/forums are very helpfull, but you don't like asking 100 questions and I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate the forums.

    In any event, put me down for a couple copies and Congrats!
  6. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone for the congrats.. I am excited about the book and trying to think outside of the box to see what I can do to make it "better" than the rest.

    Vinman, the answer to your question on how much wood/charcoal it takes is, as much as it takes[​IMG]

    This answer varies so greatly from smoker to smoker that it is very difficult to answer.

    Having said that, I am going to have a full section on smoking meat basics.

    I will give what you said lots of thought and see if I can somehow come up with an average of how much charcoal or wood to use and how often to add more for say the top 5 "first time" smoking units.

    ECB, Brinkmann Smoke n' Pro, Charbroil Silver, ??, ??

    I am completely open to suggestions so suggest away and I will take all of them to heart, I promise.

    Thanks to all of you in advance for your submissions and your suggestions!
  7. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Way to go Jeff!!
    that's terrific news....I'll be sending a couple of recipes your way by the end of the week.
  8. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look at you go! An author among us! Your next great gig. I probably don't have anything special enough to throw at ya, but I'll look.

    Congrats Boss. Oh btw just in case I missed it again ... Happy Birthday / Anniversary [​IMG] (it's a joke guys)
  9. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    GREAT NEWS JEFF i'll send one your way[​IMG]
  10. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fantastic.Look forward to the book.[​IMG]
  11. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding!!! I think Dutches Wicked Baked Beans are an absolute must for starters. I'd also like to reserve a copy if I may. Can we get Cowgirl to do the cover photo?[​IMG]
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I sent you an email, and it got rejected and sent back. Mailerdamon thingy.

    "I would be happy to add anything that I can. I have a Masterbuilt Electric and have smoked just about eveything that can be smoked.

    Let me know if I can help.

    I have also self published a book on gambling/ slots.

    Good luck on your venture.

  13. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto !!!!!!!!!!
  14. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I forgot to mention.. if it would be easier to submit the recipes as a private message you can do that as well.

    I look forward to seeing how the recipe "cream" comes to the top in this project.

    I may also be contacting some of you if I find great recipes here in the forum that I feel would be a good match and as some of you have mentioned.. Dutch's beans have to be there!
  15. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Do you think they would be interested in my smoked pizza from scratch? Do you also want pics?

    I also nominate Pignit's 3-tier meatloaf.
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Um- well since it's been brought up twice, how about my Wicked Baked Beans??? [​IMG] My Shredded Smoked Beef Enchaladas would be good too!
  17. zjaybird

    zjaybird Meat Mopper

    Congrats on the huge achievement. Good things like that don't come often.
    I would have to agree with a lot of the comments in here so far. As a newbie a real basic chapter might be just enough to create the new smoking meat professional, but you are right, each does vary so much, it would have to be basic.
    I would also, like to reverse a first copy, signed autographed, and slightly smoked to a medium rare, with your favorite rub.

    Just an idea here, but if you do a basic section, what does everything think about giving ideas on how to create your own basic rub. Everyone basicly uses the same basic ingredients but some of us have discovered that some spices really bring out good flavor in certain meats.

    have to run, the young smoker in the family is having a meltdown
  18. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations Jeff! I'm working on a recipe for buns right now. It's getting to the point where I'm liking it. I will send it on when it's done.
    Again, good luck with your endeavor.
  19. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats Jeff. I would think that you have all the material you would need for writing a book you are an expert at. Are there going to be e-book versions available? Will you offer an affilliate program to sell them?
  20. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:pDT_Armataz_01_3 4:

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