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March of Dimes Kick Off

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Figured I would share this will all of you.

As mentioned earlier, this Tuesday we have organized a fund raiser for the March of Dimes and I was asked to provide the pulled pork and chicken. Have 10 butts in the smoker now, for a pull'en party this evening.
I started off by marinading the butts in a mixture of OJ, Italian Dressing, soy and minced garlic, then rubbed them this morning and popped them in the smoker.

Trying to get a shot of the thin blue here... picture not so good, but it looks awesome back lit by my shed light.

Thanks for checking out my post, I'll be updating as it progresses.
post #2 of 23
Everything looks great so far and I know you will pull off a great smoke for a great cause. So get back to it and enjoy and feed alot of folks there.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 23
Go Walle!!!!points.gif
post #4 of 23
Yeah buddy, fill up that smoker and enjoy that smell!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 23
man that is looking good and I bet the pulling party will be fun
post #6 of 23
You get points.giffrom me for taking the time to do this!
post #7 of 23
Very nice. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
Cant wait to see the finish and Im sure there will be some satisfied people after they eat that find butt.
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks again for all of the comments and points. Phase I is complete! Had a great time smoking all of this meat yesterday. Here are the final shots. Gave them just a drizzle of Rudy's and Salt Lick.

My favorite

And the final take

I'll be picking up the two cases of chicken thighs tonight for a quick smoke tomorrow.
Thanks for following this along.
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, I guess I'll just have to self promote this one cuz it's for such a great cause... hope there is more support for March of Dimes in all of your local areas..

On to the post

Okay - figured I would do a quick update tonight, then it will be Project Chicken Hawk starting in the morning.

Ended up with 15 packs of chicken thighs that were on the average of 7# each... DAMN that's a lot of chicken! It's soaking now, so those shots will have to wait until in the morning.
Here's the stack of empties

Have to detour for a minute and share my most favorite apron that a good friend at work made for me - even did the stitching... WAY COOL! I'll be wearing this so that Bob and Keith can find me tomorrow when they come and buy a combo plate... code word - BLUE DAWG:lol:

Until morn'en...
post #10 of 23
That butt turned out great. Bet the Chicken will turn out good too.
post #11 of 23
I don't even have to see the chicken brother. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifpoints.giffor you my friend.
post #12 of 23
I'm looking forward to lunch today. Let me know if you need anything else. tongue.gif
post #13 of 23
Great Job Tracey---I'm proud of you! ------>>points.gif

How long did that pork take?? That was a lot of cold meat in there at one time!

Thanks for showing,
post #14 of 23
Well just got back from one great pulled pork lunch. Tracy had the crew moving and serving and restocking, and he had a great turn out.

I am thinking record fund raising effort.

Congrats Tracy on a great job! And wonderful food.
post #15 of 23
Excellent lunch, Tracey! I had the combination plate (huge pullled pork sandwich, chicken thigh, potato salad and 3 bean salad). Actually, I almost finished the whole thing.eek.gif Thanks for the invite, Tracey.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 23
Where are the pictures Tracy?PDT_Armataz_01_40.gif
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 

March of Dimes - Last Post

BC - I smoked the shoulders on Sunday for 8 hours at 230, using hickory and oak. Put them on at 5:00 am, Foiled them from 1:00 - 5:00, killed my fire and let them sit in the smoker until 7:00, took them off and pulled.

Right here!

Before I finish this thread up, I have to say THANK YOU, to all of you. The little ones have a soft spot in my heart...

Then.. a very special, heartfelt THANK YOU to Bob (Bbally) and Keith (Bassman) for showing their support in person today. Means a lot to me, guys.

Bob- thank you so much! The WOW factor is pretty low with the general public, but comments coming from guys like you means a lot. Thanks for coming. I'll be looking you up next year.

Keith - I told you to SLOW DOWN! I want to do a special shout out for Keith. He and I have become good friends... which would not have happened if it were not for this forum. Today, not only did I get to visit with a good friend, I also had the opportunity to meet his son. The walnut didn't fall far from that tree.

Alright - enough of the sentamental BS! Here are the final shots of today. Sorry - didn't get any finished shots of the chicken - had a dead line and too much stuff going on.

Here is the crowd. Bassman and his son are in there, you'll just have to guess who they are!

We SOLD OUT! Over 260 pulled pork sammies, and around 200 pieces of chicken for a gross of over $1,900 - the biggest single event earner in Mesa County, Colorado for MOD this year.... it was a good day!

Here you go!

My crew

Serv'en Line

Folks Mac'en Down

Again - thanks for all of the comments, support, and points.
post #18 of 23
Way to go Tracy, it was a good event!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 23
Looks like a great event. Congrats and all for a good cause.
post #20 of 23
Good on ya Tracey!! Everything looked great. Congrats!!

We're involved with the MOD down here in Houston. Wife and I have sent several batches of food in for breakfast & lunch fundraiser sales they are doing at her office and we also donate a catering package for a raffle. This is our 5th year. We do a package that is either a formal sit down 6 course meal for 10 or buffet for 30.

Unfortunately the $$ raised this year is down quite a bit from the last 4 years but I guess that's a sign of these economic times.

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