LAST MINUTE

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by kc5tpy, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Well boys and girls we are down to 2 weeks before the weekend meet.  I thought I would start this post to allow folks to give last minute suggestions, requests, ideas.  We will probably have meat running out our ears.  I hope our side dishes are covered.  My only real worry is rain.  I am bringing a 3mx3m gazebo, a table and lighting.  I believe Smokin Monkey is bringing a gazebo, some tables, lighting and that fantastic fridge trailer.  We don’t have a real handle on just how many folks will attend.  We have had several folks join the Group since this meet kicked off and I have of course invited each of them to attend.  SO, we don’t know how many folks might just be day trippers.  From what I can count in my head I figure around 20 people plus walk-ins?  I should think we might need another gazebo or 2 just in case.  If it starts to rain we will need gazebos to put the smokers under.  Anything else you folks can think of??  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There will be two of us and we will bring a gazebo as well and a couple of folding chairs

    I intend to bring
    • a couple of Webers (a 57cm and a 67cm)
    • a gas Q1000 to use as a warmer
    • a gas crepe griddle to make fresh tortillas to go with anyones meat - easier than trying to guess how many buns to buy.
    Food - meat

    Still trying to decide about the meat. Will certainly bring some raw salmon steaks to cure and smoke while we are there. I will also bring some ribs - some to cook there but others may be cooked the day before and chilled. Some pulled pork too - I will probably cook this the day before too as it may get quite hectic on the day itself.

    Food - Veg

    I will bring the cast iron wok for the 57cm Weber to cook stir-fry veg

    a BBQ veg basket and make roasted new potatoes

    roasted peppers

    char grilled aubergine

    Food - deserts

    Cramelised BBQ fruit kebabs with cream - nice and light and fresh at the end

    Food - other

    I will bake some cheese and herb Texas biscuits in the Weber - savory scones to us Brits.

    Other bits for general use
    • Catering foil and cling film
    • Several ET-732 thermometers
    • Oak and hickory wood pellets
    • A couple of chimney starters
    • I will also bring some additional bags of Heat Beads just in case someone runs short
    If anything here is treading on anyones toes then let me know and I can adjust. Thinks are probably going to be tweaked anyway as we get closer to the date.

    Cheers

    Wade
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I could also make cinnamon rolls. The biscuits and cinnamon rolls could be snacked on during the day with coffee/beer etc.

    Would anyone be interested in smoked sausage - maybe hot smoked on the day for a lunch snack?

    Can anyone bring a large electric water "boiler" for on-tap hot water and maybe tea or coffee?
     
  4. Hello Wade.  You have spent too much time in Texas.  You know you can put anything in a tortilla!  GREAT idea about the fresh tortillas!  [​IMG]

    Good idea on the boiler.  Workin on that.  I am on 1 side of the "Feast" site and Jockaneezer is on the other side.  I have a water heater in the caravan and I'll bet he does also.  I will also have a kettle or 2.  But working on borrowing a water boiler from the Church hall.  Father-in-Law is Church Elder, Hall caretaker, Steeple caretaker and Ringing Captain.  So "should" be ok.  Will get back on that one.

    I am bringing some sausage to hot smoke but good idea about throwing some on the smoker for lunch snacks.  Do bring some along and I'll also bring a couple extra rings.  The wife is planning cheese and biscuit tray so some hot smoked sausage would go well as lunch snacks.

    I have 2 exterior mains electrics sockets on my caravan.  Extension cords, as heavy duty as possible.  I have 1 long one.  Anyone else?

    Danny
     
  5. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Wade And Danny,

    Will be bringing our 4x3 meter gazebo, x2 2 meter tables, fridge trailer, lights, Gas BBQ, Secret Electric Smoker, Can Bring Big Gas Boiling Ring (Similar To A Wok Burner) With a Big Pan.

    Would stay away from the electric equipment a bit, as limited to power supplies?

    Food is the problem!

    Looking at doing Lamb as no one seems to have it on their menu. Got an idea of doing a Chicken Lollipop, similar to a Fatty but on a stick, Some Wings, Wild Rice Salad and something else? not thought of it yet.

    Steve:33:
     
  6. Hello all.  We will have a water boiler.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  7. ewanm77

    ewanm77 Smoke Blower

    Made a big pot of good chili and some sauces to bring down for you all to try
     
  8. Hello Ewan.  Looking forward to it.  I will have some American dishes for folks to sample.  Should be great fun.  See ya there.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  9. ewanm77

    ewanm77 Smoke Blower

    Hope your bringing some dirty rice lol
     
  10. Hello Ewan.  Nope sorry, Tex-Mex is Spanish rice.  Dirty rice is Louisiana.  Will have Spanish rice.  Goes well with Tx. chili.  We shall see if it goes with Scotland chili.  [​IMG]   Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  11. ewanm77

    ewanm77 Smoke Blower

    Need to bring some haggis and black pudding with me
     
  12. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I must confess to being a haggis lover. I was introduced to it many years ago in Largs as "haggis supper" and grew to like it a few years later while I was working in Kircaldy. We can get the Macsween ones down south and they are OK but I was recently introduced to their vegetarian Haggis. This may be considered heresy but I actually prefer it to the meat version!
     
  13. ewanm77

    ewanm77 Smoke Blower

    Can't beat a good haggis supper.a few butchers here make really good ones and really good square sausage that I don't think you get in England.my sister in law lives in gosport and takes it home with her when she visits and that nasty plain bread
     
  14. ewanm77

    ewanm77 Smoke Blower

    Look up in the sky today the last two Lancaster bombers are flying around Lincolnshire today
     
  15. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Would be a great sight! Not sure if I will be over in time to see them.

    Don't believe Danny if he tells you he had organised that as well!

    Smokin Monkey
     
  16. HEY!!  Nothing is too much trouble for you folks.  Getting the Lancaster over from Canada was a little struggle.  The Red Arrows gave me a little trouble but a few back handers soon sorted that.  [​IMG]   Keep Smokin!

    Danny  
     

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