want to take the opportunity to say thks esp to dude,buzz, and tip for the invite. i think its mosly been said already by others so just gonna post some pics and looking forward til next year!!! i liked the way it wasnt just about us, it also (and succesfully) tried to include the community and its guests. also thks to the rockford fire dept for free ice.
eric and his UDS
tip with his trident UDS and buzz with his horizon
dude and I, pointing out the lil spot i missed shaving that dude spotted
the smokers a smokin, erics UDS, my GOSM, and buzz and his Horizon, buzz had his brisket going and i had a couple lake trout going on mine and was kind enough to let me throw the two butts i brought with on his offset.
the lakers finished up, couldnt get camera quick enuff
butts after a few hours, and the brisket
the abt station
some fatties on the GOSM
meatballs by eric, dude also did moink balls which were awesome, and ray brought some brussel sprouts and did the bacon wrap on them, both unbelievable!!!
dudes roast beef, had to go for second sammie on this!
well rowdy ray finally made it!!!!
from the outside shot would you expect this??? awesome and yes that is a real tile floor
complete with the mercedes grill
this gotta be my favorite picture, it about says it all!!!
sat nites spread!!!
some scalloped taters from scratch
some souped up corn by ray
tip's chicken and ribs and smoke holler beans
some pulled pork, one brined and the other not
buzz's brisket, some taters and eric's brisket and ray's corn
the non smoked section
it was a great wknd, there was always something coming off a smoker to sample. WD, Buzz, and I did an all nighter doing a brisket and two butts.
after the feast and declaring it a success
group picture, well almost... where did eric go???
weather was a little rainy fri and sunday but gave us a friday evening and all day saterday of perfect weather