Southeast Louisiana Gathering SELA Oct 28,29,30 Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alblancher, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thought I would go ahead and get this thread started.  There is a lot of curing and cooking starting for the gathering so we decided to start a new thread for photos.

    There is a list of expected attendees at this link so please check in and let us know if you would like to attend

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/...ousiana-gathering-october-28-29-and-30-update

    There is the original thread where we will continue to discuss and plan the gathering

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/106318/2011-sela-gathering-oct-28-29-and-30

    We are trying to post as many prep pics prior to the gathering because of a slow connection at the farm.
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's a lot of bacon Paw Paw

    Per Boykjo's request I am posting a couple of picks of the bacon we are curing and smoking for the gathering. 

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    One Hundred Twentyfour pounds of green bacon

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    Bellies where cut in half so they would fit on my 10lb scale.  The blue tie wrap identifies the halves so I can distribute the cure according to their weight   The picture of the bellies is after the 1st of 3 applications of cure over the cure process

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    Liz rubbing in the second application of cure

    More pics at the end of the cure period, when I do a heavy coating of sugar and salt.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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    A couple of pics from SELA   Boykjo and Desertlites grinding pork for Sausage

    Prepping  bacon for the smokehouse

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    Ready for the smokehouse

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    Bob (Desertlites) loading the smoker

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  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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    Thursday morning at SELA   a little smoke, a litle fog   makes a Smokey Hollow

    Full smoker

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  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far. Cant wait to see more.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like an awesome start [​IMG]
     
  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sandy's cinnamon rolls

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    BamaFan having breakfast

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    Sausage stuffing demo by Boykjo

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    Sausage on the Lang 36

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  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sandy's cinnamon rolls

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    BamaFan having breakfast

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    Sausage stuffing demo by Boykjo

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    Sausage on the Lang 36

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  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Desertlites aka Highway Hippie preparing smoked nuts

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    Relaxing on the front porch

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  10. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking spread. Cant wait to see more
     
  12. porker ace

    porker ace Newbie

    Excellent time at SELA gathering . great people. Great folks. Can't wait til next year....

    Adam
     
  13. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Porker Ace,

    A real pleasure having you and SoMs Smoker spend some time with us.  Hope you make plans for next year.  Everyone says hi.
     
  14. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Pics look great!

    Highway Hippie??? I love it. [​IMG]
     
  15. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Hey I found the pic thread!  I posted some under the original gathering thread so maybe Piney will move em for me to here when he gets home.  Here are a few more.

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  16. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Desertlites ask me to post this

    Joe and I looking at the hives

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    Looks like it works so I'll try and get more from Bob
     
  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Can't wait for more pics to be posted. I now have the worst case of sciatica since i originally injured my back 30 years ago.Glad that it waited till sunday to flare up. can't move w/o wanting to scream.
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great photo's!

    You guys are really so well organized.

    I hope our little gathering goes half as well.
     
  19. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Who Traveled the farthest to attend?

    Todd
     
  20. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    think it may be me or desertlights aka Highway hippie......848 miles from my house to als... I flew though into New Orleans and got a rental and drove 87 miles  to Als....

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011

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