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post #1 of 89
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The site has gotten things straightened out and you can book your pitches/pods/B&B whatever for next years meet.  The weekend for those who haven't seen is 31-07-15 to 02-08-15.  I have booked pitch 82 again and have also booked 83 for the Friday and Saturday ( same as last year ).  If you need some help with booking just let the folks know you are with the smoking Group and give them my name ( Danny Lane ) and they will try to help you get close to the rest of the Group.  Hopefully Steve will again bring a fridge trailer.  Steve!  DON'T BOOK PITCH 85!  Folks please if you can bring a gazebo.  We dodged a bullet this time but we are not always going to be so lucky.  Without  posting menus this time please remember EVERYONE will be bringing/making smoked meat.  For us to have a meal we need sides and everyone can't bring a green salad.  If so we will be eating meat, lettuce and maybe bread.  Everyone has almost a year to think about a menu.  We did well this year and I'll be looking for the same quality you folks provided this year.  I was well pleased to see each and every dish provided this year.  The U.K. folks could hold their head high at ANY BBQ in the States!  You are turning out some GREAT quality smoked meats and some darn fine sides.  Together we are gonna put the U.K. on the best BBQ in the world map!  I know next year will be bigger and better.  Some day will will just book that whole campsite for our weekend!  Hope to see each and every one of you next year and even hoping some day we may make this a twice a year thing.  Website posted below.  Keep Smokin!




post #2 of 89

Sky Lodge 4 now booked for the nights of the 31st and the 1st. I have not booked the van yet as I may have to try pass my HGV in order to bring everything up next year :biggrin:.


We had a fantastic food table this year which proves Danny's point that we don't need to organise things to death, however an idea of what people are likely to bring would be helpful. Not everything needs to be cooked at the site - we had some great dishes this year that were cooked in advance and then re-heated on the day.


Last year Danny stepped up to the Brisket which we all enjoyed. I am happy to step up this year if nobody else wants to take on the challenge. (Yes Danny I will probably be using my IQ-110 - which I know you class as the BBQ equivalent of a microwave...) However if someone else is keen to take on the beast then I will happily do a pulled pork shoulder instead. I will probably bring along some ribs anyway in case we don't have enough meat :rotflmao:

By request I will also bring along some smoked salmon - just in case we have some vegetarians amongst us AR15firing.gif


I will bring the crepe maker again for Tortilla wraps so that we do not have to be too worried about buns. I learned from Steve this year and will be buying the ready made wraps as they are just as good as home made ones. Thanks Steve Thumbs Up.


Danny mentioned sides. These are very important but can I also add Deserts to the list for people to think about.


Lots to think about and plenty of time - but as usual I expect I will leave everything to the last minute - LOL



post #3 of 89
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Hello Wade.  This year the brisket is your's my friend as far as I am concerned.  I over cooked my brisket last time.  Next year we will swap places.  You do the brisket and I'll try my hand at smoking Spam and lettuce.  Serious now!  Let's put it all on line.  I don't think Wade will be shocked.  He was watching me.  I thought YEAH RIGHTI Some guy from the U.K THINKS he knows something about BBQ and smoking meat.  This will a trip into BBQ hell.  WHOA!!  I have watched the man and I can guarantee he will deliver a fantastic brisket!  Just to make a point I didthe brisket this year  the dumb old hard way.  No therm at all.  Wade's way is the way to go!  This old man has things to learn.  Wade's smoker may look like a space station when he gets it up and running but the food will be GREAT!  Us old farts need to be dragged into the current century  Just in case you have a problem Leroy the dinosaur is standing by and my lion cloth is close by.  Just in case we have a power cut and your space station fails.  Remember the Great Smoking Gods Grasshopper!  :ROTF


post #4 of 89

Sorted - Wade we are going to homeys ,  booked Shack number 1 for the duration, no point in roughing it!!!!

post #5 of 89

Hi Smokewood - That is great Thumbs Up


We stayed in the Sky Lodge this year and although they are not luxurious they are comfortable enough and nice and close to the wash area. Also far enough away from the caravaners that we cannot hear them snoring.





post #6 of 89
Originally Posted by KC5TPY View Post

Just in case we have a power cut and your space station fails.  Remember the Great Smoking Gods Grasshopper!  :ROTF


Lol Danny - just get that dodgy trip in your caravan sorted out by July and there wont be a problem. I may have to bring a bank of solar arrays this time as backup just in case.

post #7 of 89

That's me booked on pitch 85 Folks :icon_biggrin: 

Yeah Danny, been off this site as we had three weeks away in the van through France, Luxembourg, up the Mosel Valley for some wine, into Germany, caught Oktoberfest in Heidelberg and back home via Belgium. Was looking for foody inspiration and discovered an autumn tradition in Germany, Flammkuchen, kinda like a pizza but on pastry not dough and no tomato sauce, just cream then ham and mushrooms. I'll be trying it in the pizza oven this weekend. Had some great charcoal grilled bratwurst too.

First full day in France, went to a restaurant for lunch, had the fish and that evening and most of the next day was spent in the toilet, coming out of both ends :help: pleased the basin's next to the bog in our van, not the best start to a holiday !

Heard Wade's been going round military auctions looking for a field kitchen :icon_lol: 

post #8 of 89
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Yeah Wade.  I thought that circuit was isolated.  I thought it had been only for the old fridge.  I didn't realise how many things were running off that breaker.  Gotta get out the old toolbox and do a bit of tinkering.  When I start tearing out cabinets and ripping out wires and gas lines the Missus is a little dubious to say the least.  Apparently her ex wasn't so good at those things.  He "fixed" a dryer once for her and when she turned it on the electric shock knocked her on her backside.  After 13 years together she is still surprised by some of my tinkering but has ALMOST come to believe I am not gonna get her killed.  Don't tell her ( I have her fooled ) but most times I am just winging it!  :icon_biggrin:


Hi Graeme.  I went with the caravan instead of a field kitchen.  It has the kitchen, a tv, a bog, a fridge i can reach without getting up, and a bed.  I can watch a movie, eat, get drunk and hug the toilet AND fall asleep all in the same general area!  Convenience or what??  It's a man cave on wheels!  :icon_lol:  Keep Smokin!


post #9 of 89

That sounds like an ideal place to me:yahoo:

post #10 of 89
Hi Danny, tried to book online today, but says dates were not available.

Will give them a call tomorrow.

Yes I will bring a fridge trailer again, might have to be a bigger one, by the looks of the crowd that's gathering!

Will be offering the services of the website link, to post "Menus Up"

Hi JOCKANEEZER, that's why I keep well away from anything from the Sea!!!!

Hope it passes quickly and you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Smokin Monkey
post #11 of 89
Originally Posted by Smokin Monkey View Post

Hi Danny, tried to book online today, but says dates were not available.


Yes Steve. We warned them that you may try to book :biggrin:

post #12 of 89
Will book tomorrow under Wade Jun:ROTFior
post #13 of 89
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Darn Wade!! I was gonna leave him hanging for a least a couple more weeks before I told him.  I was gonna let Steve think their booking system was just broken .  :icon_biggrin:


post #14 of 89
Sorry to disappoint you Danny, booked site today, pitch 87.

Had to book on as Wade Junior! ROTF.gif

Smokin Monkey 38.gif
post #15 of 89

Steve - I didn't realise that you had found out.... "Luke, I am your father!"

post #16 of 89
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THAT'S IT!!!!  I KNEW I had seen Wade before!  So if Wade is the Dark Lord that must make me......  an Ewok!  The short little furry things that talk funny.  :icon_lol:


post #17 of 89
They have changed my pitch now to 86.

You may as well talk Chinese, to me talking Star Wars stuff, never watched that type of film in my life!!!

Smokin Monkey
post #18 of 89
Originally Posted by Smokin Monkey View Post

You may as well talk Chinese, to me talking Star Wars stuff, never watched that type of film in my life!!!


Really! and I thought you were such a learned scholar. Oh well there is still time to see the light...


post #19 of 89

Just had an email from Woodhall site saying they've moved everyone's pitches along a bit ? Not sure what that's about unless they don't want Danny's 'baccy chewing killing off some more grass :icon_biggrin:

post #20 of 89
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Hello.  After the fly over from the Spitfire and Lancasters I arranged last time; when I threatened them with the U.S. Marine Corps they backed off and gave my pitch back!  PDT_Armataz_01_36.gifPDT_Armataz_01_40.gif  PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif  :ROTF


I got an e-mail saying I was back where I originally booked.  They were thinking of taking 81, 82 and 83 for permanent pitches but have changed their mind.  If unsure please send them an e-mail to confirm what pitch you have.


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