Cookin' for the Whole Town

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by lawdog, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all,
    Just to get this started, we are down to 2 weeks and 2 days before my VFD does our annual July 4th brisket/sausage lunch with all the trimmings for our little community. I ordered 500lbs of trimmed packer briskets and 100 lbs of sausage yesterday. Will start cookin on thurs the 3rd and run through the night until the noon meal on fri the 4th. All meat will go on these 2 stick burners
    The beast

    Our new pride and joy the DPP series 70

    We will start off with 15 or 20 folks hanging around for the start, but in the end there will only be 2 or 3 of us that see it through to the end.
    Will get lots of pics for ya'll from beginning to end. Always a blast. If anyone's in the neighborhood cruise on out and join in, lots of beer lots of food, and the whole night and day of tbs blowin' through the canyon and across the lake.

    More to follow
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lawdog, that sounds like a lot of fun.
    Can't wait to see your pics.
     
  3. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    you know lawdog i have a office there in lubbock that i might have to make a trip there to see whats going on and then stop by...nice lookin rigs btw
     
  4. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like fun Lawdog. Hope all turns out well. I will be watching for QView.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Wow I'll be looking forward to the Qview thanks fror sharing
     
  6. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had the same thought as Patty.......sounds like a good time. I am jealous.
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That does sound like a great time, I'm hoping the qvue will tell the story of the day!

    The smoking rig ya got looks great! [​IMG]
     
  8. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Dang, that's a lot of meat! I'd be in heaven!
     
  9. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    It really is a great time, the VFD started doing this back in the early 70's, and the all night cook turned into a freezer clean out party on the night of the 3rd. That eventually turned into a fish/calf fry , but it got to big for us to handle. 500 to 700 ppl and 20 of us, we just could not keep up. We started having the fish fry catered by a local joint and just concentrating on the brisket lunch, but there is still lots of cold beer, the gallon jug 'o'wine being passed around the cookin' circle all night long
    Our town is about 1100 person bedroom community and sits in a canyon in the ever flat W. Tx plains so having the canyon and a lake is quite a "luxury" aroud here.
    This is our big fundraiser for the year and the VFD usually clears anywhere from $5000 to $as much as $8000 on the 2 meals (fish fry donations, and lunch $7, children $3). All the families in the town bring desserts and or side dishes and we do brisket, sausage, pintos, potato salad, slaw and bread/tortillas with drinks (tea or bug juice).
    I'm gonna take a buttload of pics from beginning to end so it should be quite the show.
    Seriously though, anyone in the area and lookiin for something to do for the 4th, pm me for directions and all are welcome.
     
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a ton of work, and a great way to raise some serious coin. I hope you have a great time, and good weather for it. Lookin forward to the reports and pics.[​IMG]
     
  11. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy the smoke! Looking forward to the q-view!


    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  12. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Lawdog, Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great time. That's funny you already know you will have 20 at the start and only 3-4 who make it through the all-nighter.
     
  13. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Sounds like a good cause and a worthwhile effort. Good luck with the adventure.
     
  14. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Your the man Lawdog. A cook like that is a lot of work, but I know it will be fun also. I can already smell the smoke down here.
     
  15. 7outof10

    7outof10 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    that is a lot of meat
     
  16. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great [​IMG]
    But , with all the plannin' and prepin' you are going to be doing , just a simple reminder from us that can't make the drive . Fresh batteries in the cammera(s) , spare batteries , and extra memory cards ( allready cleaned off ) [​IMG]

    Enjoy and have fun , hope it's the most sucessful one yet [​IMG]
     
  17. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    "You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed?"

    Sorry, lawdog puts me in a mood to watch tombstone again. Looks like good fun, wish I could come.
     
  18. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow!!
    what an event [​IMG] . Sounds like a hoot. Except for that BUG JUICE [​IMG]

    BTW
    what is bug juice [​IMG]
     
  19. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    Fruit punch
     
  20. sweethanky

    sweethanky Fire Starter

    man sounds like fun. the best part is well i think is staying up all night and cooking like a mad man. cant wait to see the pic's.
     

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