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post #201 of 256
Jason and I had a blast @ the gathering.

Thank you to Cricket for letting Scott host the gathering. I learned a lot talking with the other forum members and watching Joel smoke the butts, brisket, corned beef, mac & cheese, and baked beans.

I am truly amazed at how much better beer tastes when it's in a red solo cup. Who knew?

Don
post #202 of 256

Nice showing for the 1st NC Gathering! The food looked great!!!

post #203 of 256
Man.. aren't these gatherings a blast... So much good food.. So many good people... and just think.. If it wasn't for Jeff none of these would of ever happened... Looks like the first N.C. Gathering was definitely a success

and now some of ya's may have made some new friends for life...

great job y'all
post #204 of 256
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Originally Posted by BAMAFAN View Post

Looks loke a gerat time. Wish I could have been there instead of sitting in a hotel in Ohio. No one sleeping by the fire I see!

 

 

It didn't feel right without you there Tim. biggrin.gif

post #205 of 256
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Originally Posted by desertlites View Post

Pajama Rototilling huh? and to think it was just playing corn hole at Jerry's. Looks like a good first NC gathering you guys.Have fun and be safe.

 

We are an inventive bunch. Next time we are going to spatchcock a calf. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by smokinn00blet View Post

Joel, Scott and everyone. We had a great time today really enjoyed everything.

 

It was a real pleasure to meet you. Good luck keeping up with Isaac!

 

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That would have been fun. We coulda brought the cards out Ahron.

 

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Originally Posted by nepas View Post

Had a great time.

 

Want to thank Scott and his wife for the hospitality and food. Joel, Jo, Don for smoking somve very good butts, briskits, beans, mac cheese and to everyong who made or brought goodies.

 

Enjoy some pics.

 

Thanks again to everyone for a nice gathering.

Always a good time when you're around Rick. It was nice to meet Crystal as well.

 

 

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Originally Posted by wjordan52 View Post

It was indeed a pleasure to meet all of you yesterday. Joel and Dennis; your iron beast is a work of art, not to mention the fact that it performs better than a lot of little smokers I've used or heard about. Scott and Cricket; thanks again for hosting this inaugural event. Your home was a perfect venue and I felt like I was in the company of long time friends. Even Terrie, who doesn't normally feel comfortable in a group of strangers, felt relaxed and enjoyed socializing with the group.

 

To everyone there; what a friendly and entertaining group of people. I now understand why the forum is such a success. From now on I'll look on my participation with a whole new perspective.

 

Hope the wrap-up today is equally enjoyed by all. Scott, you know I'm close and will be happy to put today's plans on hold if you need help w/ clean up, etc.

 

Bill

 

Oops... forgot to mention the food drool.gif. Just look at the pics (thanks Nepas) and imagine it tasting even better than it looks. 'Nuff said....

 

Thanks for coming Bill! It was a joy to meet you and your wife.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cricket View Post

I cannot wait to have all of you back over! Do we have to wait a year?  :)

 

 

I will let you and Scott work that out. lol Thanks again for hosting us Cricket!

 

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Originally Posted by holyfeld View Post

Jason and I had a blast @ the gathering.

Thank you to Cricket for letting Scott host the gathering. I learned a lot talking with the other forum members and watching Joel smoke the butts, brisket, corned beef, mac & cheese, and baked beans.

I am truly amazed at how much better beer tastes when it's in a red solo cup. Who knew?

Don

 

I am glad you and Jason could attend Don. It was nice meeting you both.

 

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Originally Posted by sumosmoke View Post

Nice showing for the 1st NC Gathering! The food looked great!!!

 

I overcooked your rack a bit waiting for the pastrami Laurel, but they still turned out pretty good. biggrin.gif

 

post #206 of 256

Looks like a great event congrats

post #207 of 256

What a great time we had. After a little cleaning up yesterday I was cashed. Everyone that came had a great time and contributed something. Everyone was very respectful and considerate. What a great group. After it was over there really wasn't that bad of a mess. Thank you for using the trash cans and recycle bin. Everyone was so helpful that it all went off without a hitch. Got to feed some soldiers and firefighters too. Boy those Army guys can eat. biggrin.gif All together we had 25 adults and 1 Isaac on Saturday. He sure is a cute kid. The food was awesome and no one went hungry. Got my garden tilled and my fridge moved too. I was very happy. Tired but happy. I'd do it again. I'll have pics later. Took a bunch. Thanks again all for a wonderful weekend.

post #208 of 256

 

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We are an inventive bunch. Next time we are going to spatchcock a calf. biggrin.gif

 

That is our dream.

post #209 of 256

Yeah it was a great time.

 

No acupuncture   icon_eek.gif

post #210 of 256

Aw come on Rick. Acupuncture can be fun.

 

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 DOUBLE YIKES

 

 

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post #212 of 256

Had some puter problems lately so my posts have been minimal......... I think I have them cleared up

 

I would like to thank Scott and Cricket for hosting the 1st NC gathering and say what a great time I had and also a big thanks to Joel for the fine food we ate and a thank you to all the members who took time out of their busy schedules to attend and make it a fun and successful gathering.......Here are some pics

 

The early birds

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My son Joey decided to come along. It was nice to get away from his friends and spend some quality time together......

 

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The Cook and his wife

 

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The next day

 

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Every pic I took of Rick he either had a cup or plate full of food........biggrin.gif

 

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What a fashion statement. these were not the only jam jams looking attire

 

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See ya next year

 

Boykjo

post #213 of 256
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lol Great pics Joe! I need to lose some weight so I don't look so Festerish.

 

No pics of your sausages?

post #214 of 256

Is that SolarYellow's smoker in the pics above?

Glad you all had a great time and awesome smoking. Bet it was good. Loved the brisket....sweeet....

More pics of the smoker please!

:)

WC

post #215 of 256
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Originally Posted by Whittling Chip View Post

Is that SolarYellow's smoker in the pics above?

Glad you all had a great time and awesome smoking. Bet it was good. Loved the brisket....sweeet....

More pics of the smoker please!

:)

WC

 

Here is the build thread WC. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/105448/rf-build-in-slow-motion-on-to-phase-2-building-burners Lots of pics there.

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Here's a virgin pic
 

post #217 of 256
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What a fashion statement. these were not the only jam jams looking attire

 

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 I should of made him do some roto-tilling.

post #218 of 256

Looks like you all had a great time. Nice turnout for the 1st and delicious looking food. Sure wish I could've bailed on work and made the trip up.

Don

post #219 of 256
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Originally Posted by OrlandoSmoKing View Post

Looks like you all had a great time. Nice turnout for the 1st and delicious looking food. Sure wish I could've bailed on work and made the trip up.

Don

 

 

Would have loved to have had ya show up Don.

post #220 of 256

Our Lovely Hostess.

 

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Making sure it looks OK for our guests.

 

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No one here yet.

 

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Dateline: 10:30 AM Friday

Ah, Solaryellow must be here.

 

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And his wood. Oak on the left. Hickory on the right.

 

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Grilled onions and peppers for the fajitas.

 

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Grilled Flap meat from Joel's Mexican meat guy.

 

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We were so busy eating we never took a fajita pic.

 

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We sat around eating Scarbelly's nuts. It was quite humorous. Wasn't it Gary. biggrin.gif

 

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Night is falling and it's supper time.

 

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Made some Italian sausage and pepper and provolone grinders. Man they were good. Joel's made from scratch baked beans were some of the best I've ever had.

 

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Sausage and homemade sauce.

 

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Those beans are sooooo good. I still have some. drool.gif

 

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Joel and I talking about who knows what.

 

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It was pretty quiet at this juncture.

 

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Backyard at night.

 

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We all had enough to eat.

 

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Well that was Friday.

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