I'm working my way through it, and I am so glad the SMF has allowed me to post some thoughts here.
I cannot tell you how many times I PM'd, IM'd, chat session, email, phone call, or twice annual BBQ-A-Thon with Scott (okay, the last one I only did like 3 times).
I knew everything about him, his upbringing, his place in life, and he knew mine. Near daily contact over 4 years does that to a person (some of you here will see that too over time here :) )
Anyway, tomorrow is the short service, and I cannot make it to KC. Lots of my friends are going though, so that part is covered.
But one thing alot of Scotts friends are doing, is something I'll mention here. It's actually kinda fun.
I've been searching the forum here, and Scott has been true to his word here as in other forums.
Scott was not a preacher when it came to technique. He was a "whatever it takes to get good 'cue" kinda guy.
But one thing that remained constant was his love for Cherry wood. Almost to the point of it being funny.
So, a few of us that knew him were going to honor him by planting a cherry tree. Some on our property, some (like me) in the forest preserve behind my house, one in the cemetary where Scott will be buried, etc. Just take some seeds from some Michigan bing cherries and bury them somewhere special.
So I did a search.
Here are 9 threads here. Just scan through them till you see Scotts posts. They are funny.
Q. "What flavor wood should I use?"
A. In almost every thread Scott says "I would use cherry, mixed with cherry, with cherry added at the end for flavor. Did I mention cherry?"
I had a good laugh exploring this on SMF today, and I will start some cherry trees in pots shortly, to be transferred in the Spring to the grove behind me.
Anyone who looks back and sees Scott had an influence on them, plant a cherry tree. As you trim the cuttings in years to come, he can continue to influence your cooking.
Sorry folks, this version of PHP requires a little work for copying search results.
On the link below (advanced search) type in key words "Cherry Wood" then check the little circle that says "Search ALL terms" and then add the author of "Scott in KC"
You should get 9 resultshttp://www.smokingmeatforums.com/sea...p?mode=results