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Old 09-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Writers Wanted

Myself and a friend from the TBBQF have been tossing around the idea of putting a book together for fun and hopefully profit for anyone who chooses to participate and submit various pieces/articles to a work in progress "Pits/cook/recipes/how to/why" book. Submittal does not guarantee a piece will be accepted, but it will put you in the mix. Minimally, it will probably take most of the winter to put the book together, then there's the task of getting it published, a tough row to hoe, but ya never know until you try.
If you'r interested, click on the link below for more details.
The working outline can be found at the bottom of this post and please take a look at all the links on link page (below), as each one offers more information.

http://www.ncre.biz/DATsBBQ/BookProject/BPhome.html

Feel free to contact myself at djsbbq@roadrunner.com
and/or DATsBBQ@ncre.biz

As a sidenote, we are not interested in hearing all the pitfalls associated with this venture as we are well aware. We are however interested in putting a book together and sharing any and all profits with anyone who chooses to participate and their submittal is accepted.. Suggestions/Enhancements will always be welcomed.
Thanks,
dj

At present, we are seeking "articles" or "write ups" on Cookers. More to the point we are looking for submissions of 300 to 600 words about the characteristics, likes/dislikes, cooking capacity, type of fuel'(s) and if you've made any modifications. Name and Town for the by-line along with your "home" BBQ Forum please.

Bullet (Vertical) water pan smokers like the ECB, WSM etc
Cabinet Smokers
Ceramics
Ugly Drum Smokers
Back yard offsets
Pellet Smokers
Trailer mounted offsets
Gas fired Smokers
Electric Smokers
Any other kind of Smoker

Black & white sketches of one or all of the above type smokers.

Submit your piece to either or both Don or Dave in email or msWord form at:

Don at djsbbq@roadrunner.com

Dave at DATsBBQ@ncre.biz

In Process Outline:

Favorites from the BBQ Forum’s

Outline

A. Working title: Favorite Recipes from the BBQ Forum’s
B. Working subtitle: A BBQ Primer???
C. Contents page
D. Acknowledgements. Contributors to the book, BBQ Central, TBBQF, etc

E.Introduction. Explain what the book is about and how it is configured

F. Part One
a. Cookers (Pits?) – types of cookers. Bullets, Cabinets, Ceramics, Kettles, Offsets, Pellets, UDS???
b. Fuels – charcoal, lump, wood, gas, electric, pellets, chips, chunks
c. Thermometers – Analog, Calibrating, Digital, Placement
d. Accessories – Rib Racks, Injectors, Knives, Chimneys, Tongs, Ash Buckets, Drip Pans, ???

G. Part Two – Meats that are meant to be smoked.
a. Food Safety and prep
b. Beef – Include brisket (packer, point, flat), chuck roasts, ribs, rib roasts and how they are graded (Prime, Choice, Select).
c. Pork – Shoulders, butts, picnics, spare ribs and cuts from them, loin back ribs and the difference between fresh pork and enhanced pork, roasts, hams.
d. Chicken (whole, quarters, spatchcock, beer can, pieces), Turkey, Goose
e. Free Range Vs Organic Vs ???
f. Other meats like sausage, wild game, fish, Bison
g. Meats not meant to cook Low & Slow (???)

H. Part Three – Seasonings
a. Dry rubs
b. Wet rubs
c. Marinades
d. Brines
e. Cures
f. Sauces

I. Part Four – Putting it all together
a. Texas Style Brisket
b. Reebs
c. Yardbirds done Texas Style
d. Pulled Pork

J. Side dishes
a. Beans (Busted pintos, Boston baked, ???)
b. Salads (potato, pasta, bean, ???)
c. Appetizers (ABTs, Amarillo eggs, fatties, ???)
d. Desserts

K. Charts & Graphs
a. How much meat to smoke
b. Conversions
c. Temp (low & slow – Hot & Fast (roasting) – Grilling), Is it done?
d. Woods suitable for smoking and their characteristics
L. Resources – addresses and/or websites of interest
M. Index
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like a decent idea .. like putting all the questions one might ask in every site out there with an answer .....


Just a thought, did you think about adding a reference section at the end of the book so someone that bought the book that had a specific question could go right to that page there or abouts ...not sure youd be delving that far into it but just a thought
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's the intent. Last part will be links/web addresses to sites such as BBQ Central
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Just a thought, did you think about adding a reference section at the end of the book so someone that bought the book that had a specific question could go right to that page there or abouts ...not sure youd be delving that far into it but just a thought
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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We are however interested in putting a book together and sharing any and all profits with anyone who chooses to participate and their submittal is accepted.
How's that going to work exactly? How are the profits going to be distributed? Equally amongst all? Is a recipe weighted more than an article? You know what I mean...
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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Will you be offering a free package of rub with the book and could there possibly be a scratch n sniff page like the perfume in magazines ?
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We are however interested in putting a book together and sharing any and all profits with anyone who chooses to participate and their submittal is accepted.
How's that going to work exactly? How are the profits going to be distributed? Equally amongst all? Is a recipe weighted more than an article? You know what I mean...

Usally shared profits are in royalties done in percentages... I cant speak for him but I would guess that the creators and publishers would get the biggest portion and whatever was lefter over would be divided between the rest...royalty checks are forever !
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:33 PM   #7
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Please review information on the link page.
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We are however interested in putting a book together and sharing any and all profits with anyone who chooses to participate and their submittal is accepted.
How's that going to work exactly? How are the profits going to be distributed? Equally amongst all? Is a recipe weighted more than an article? You know what I mean...
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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Nothing can be ruled out at this time
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Nothing can be ruled out at this time
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Will you be offering a free package of rub with the book and could there possibly be a scratch n sniff page like the perfume in magazines ?
hahah...

Listen I just sent you an email after reading the info there with a nice idea ... hush hush tho keep it under wraps it could be highly volitile if its released to the public before the book comes out
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #10
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Thanks Div, we'll keep this idea between us for now!
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Will you be offering a free package of rub with the book and could there possibly be a scratch n sniff page like the perfume in magazines ?
hahah...

Listen I just sent you an email after reading the info there with a nice idea ... hush hush tho keep it under wraps it could be highly volitile if its released to the public before the book comes out
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