Wade's original post on the Smoking Weekend kinda fell by the wayside, so if we can have a look at it again that would be great, If you are not interested in attending can you also let us know so we can cross you off the list.
It's going to be a great weekend, and as there are quite a few new members it would be a great opportunity for ALL members both NEW and OLD to meet up to have their say in deciding how WE ALL wants the UK forum to run, what we want to include, what we don't, and ideas for the future. It's not my forum or your forum, it's OUR forum and what better place to do this but over a couple of cold ones and some great food.
It's one thing posting a question on a forum, and trying to work out where things went wrong, but it's completely different watching and learning from the more experienced members. You can't write that kinda experience on a forum, so lets combine it by learning new techniques, trying new recipe's, having a beer, eating some great food and also, working out the way forward for our forum, what could be better than that. Back to you Wade:
The BBQ weekend will soon be upon us and is being held at Woodhall Country Park on the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of August - with some people arriving on Friday 31st July. To help us cater for the expected numbers we are requesting that people let us know whether they are planning on attending in this thread.
- Are you planning on attending the weekend? (yes/know/maybe)
- How many of you will be attending?
- When are you expecting to arrive? (Friday/Saturday)
- Have you booked accommodation or a pitch on the site? (yes/no) - If No - do you need a pitch reserved?
- If you would like to cook but cannot bring your own BBQ equipment would you like some to be provided on the Saturday? (yes/no) - Please give details
- Will you require the use of refrigerated storage? (yes/no)
- Is anyone in your party a vegetarian? (yes/no)
If you can give us a definite answer then that is great but if there is a possibility/probability that you can attend then please let us know too.
If you are planning on cooking on the day, bring pre-prepared food or provide a side dish, then please let Steve know on the Web site http://www.uk-smf.co.uk/Index.html. This is just a guide, and if you see something on there already that you really want to bring/cook then please don't hesitate to put it down again. Closer to the day we will review the menu and we can be flexible and can adapt.
If you or any of your party have special dietary needs or are allergic to specific foods then please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate these.
There is no cost for attending the event - other than your own accommodation. Any food brought is donated by members, as is the equipment used on the day. It is always helpful though for members to try to bring as much equipment as they think they will need - or to let us know in advance if they would like it provided.
The weekend is NOT A COMPETITION and we want to ensure that it remains that way. If you would like to try to cook something new on the day and it does not work out then do not worry. It is rare that things are completely un-salvageable and there will be plenty of help on hand - from reading the forum you will have already realised just how many BBQ back-seat-drivers there are
If you think you may be able to attend but at the last minute you find that you cannot, or you have to change the time or number of people attending, we will completely understand. All we ask is that you give us as much notice of the change as you can.
Todd (from Amazen Products) has also sent us a selection of goodies to give away to members and partners at the event - and these have been added to by other UK Smokers group members. It is therefore possible that you could go home with more than you arrived with. And No - they are not all BBQ related - so your partners and friends could get something that will be of interest to them too.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you there as can make it. It is always good to put a face to an avatar
Edited by smokewood - 7/3/15 at 11:00pm