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Poll Results: What would you prefer for our Cold Smoking & Dehydrating Project?

  • 0% (0)
    Snack Sticks and lots of them!
  • 88% (8)
    Enough Snack Sticks for everyone to take a little home as well as Beef Jerky and Cheese
  • 0% (0)
    Beef Jerky and Cheese only
  • 11% (1)
    I dont really care for participating in this type of project
9 Total Votes  
post #61 of 321

I plan on being there on wed afternoon around 3pm and leaving on Monday. looking forward to hanging out with everyone again.......

post #62 of 321
Thread Starter 

I think i'm gonna take thursday off and come in that AM. 

post #63 of 321
Thursday , Am-Noonish for us ... Also gonna stay Mon. and hang out with Joe ... .. Joe, this missus comin this year ?
post #64 of 321
I am hoping to be there on Friday morning. The wife and maybe daughter will be there later.
post #65 of 321
Thread Starter 

Joe what spot did you end up settling on so i can update the notes on the first page?


I think thursday i'll throw a couple beer can chickens in the smoker for lunch and a brisket in there for dinner :)

post #66 of 321

Didn't get a spot yet..... Will get one next friday..... low on funds.. Spending way too much money on the harley...lol

post #67 of 321
Thread Starter 

Ten4 lol!


let me know if you want me to book it for ya and just have you pay me back in the future. That way we can lock it in. We have many months so, so probably no biggie

post #68 of 321

Thanks but it can wait.................... I just dropped 45 bucks today on butts. They are on sale this week here for 1.49. Had to jump on them cause pork butts almost doubled in the last few months... I have around 8 butts in the freezer along with 4 racks of st louis style ribs.... Slowly loading up.......

post #69 of 321
Thread Starter 

NIce! Yea butts were on sale here for 1.69 a few weeks ago...wish i would have gotten more. Turkey breasts are on sale for .99/lb now! 

post #70 of 321
got a 2 pack the other day to make snack sticks... they use to be $1.59 Lb ... they are up to $2.09 now...

speaking of snack sticks... are we doing a sausage/snack stick fest again this year ? if so I'll bring the smokehouse again ...
post #71 of 321

Sure...I thought it went well last year. The smoker performed well. Is Ron going and also bringing the sky dome..lol

post #72 of 321
Thread Starter 

Ron said he was balancing a couple events in that same time period so he was trying to figure out if it'll work or not. Since the last gathering i bought a much smaller version of the skydome from where he got his haha. But mine is only 10x12 so not the full on 20x40 ;)

post #73 of 321
Doug do you still have the link to the vendor you bought your tent from?

Just made 1 set of cornhole boards, have a 2nd set built just need to paint. I am going to wait so I can do a better job on paint and cutting the hole. Did not like the results from the jigsaw.

I am all for doing snack sticks. Let me know how you want me to contribute to the community needs.
post #74 of 321
Thread Starter 

I got the frame from tarps.com. they sell you the top only and you get the poles from your local fencing company, shipping would be insane if you wanted the complete package


i'm also in for snack stick making

post #75 of 321

Hey guys my name is Lee and I was lead here by @jckdanls-07 and I gotta say wow. I live in Broward County and would love to be able to be a part of this weekend and make the trip. 


The dates are no problem and the location is great. It'd be really cool to meet some people that share the same interest. 


Any other information I need or anyone specific I should contact?

post #76 of 321
Hey Lee.. glad your gonna join us... we'd love to have ya... we do a little friendly competition amongst us.. we go out in the campsite and pick unsuspecting campers to come and be the judges... it is not mandatory to do this.. we just do it for fun and to give the winner bragging rights... what's really interesting is to watch the judges.. some of them try to be all professional about it... lol... Here's some links to previous gatherings with pictures... have any questions just ask.. we'll be more than happy to answer...

this is the inaugural gathering... was held at fish eating creek .... http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/112802/south-florida-gathering-picture-thread

this is the second one and it was at fishing eating creek as well... http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/121142/2nd-annual-south-florida-gathering-nov-9th-11th

and this was last year at Highlands Hammock... http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/152174/2013-smf-south-florida-gathering-picture-thread
post #77 of 321

Are any type of smokers acceptable for this gathering? I have the masterbuilt two door smoker that is propane and charcoal...

post #78 of 321
by all means.. any kind.. it's just a friendly get together,... smoke some food.. drink some ???? tell some lies around the fire... it's all in fun bro...
post #79 of 321
It sounds like I'm gonna bring my smokehouse again and do a bunch of snack sticks and some sausage.. last year we did close to 100 lbs... i would say 80 lbs of that was all snack sticks as you can see in the pics... we will be bringing all the equipment to do these.. all's we ask is that you bring some boston butts ( a 2 pack will be good) ... that way there will be plenty to split up and take home...
post #80 of 321

Sounds like a great time! I'm looking forward to. Are the boston butts the only thing to bring for the group?

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