2011 SELA gathering Oct 28,29 and 30

Discussion in 'Events' started by alblancher, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am pleased to announce October 28, 29 and 30 as the dates for the second annual Southeast Louisiana gathering.   We will be at my farm again this year so there will be plenty of camper room and shady spots for tents.   Hotels are available in nearby Franklinton and Angie.


    We are still planning but Friday night will be a Cajun night with Eman’s Pastalya and Sheri might put together some fried oyster and shrimp poboys.   If we can get Dickie to catch a few fish we’ll have Redfish on the half shell and I’m hoping a little alligator meat finds it’s way into a cast iron pot somewhere.


    The smokehouse will be going so if you want to pecan smoke some bacon or cheese, bring it along.   We’ll do a taste test for you!  


    We’ll make some of ShooterRick’s sage breakfast sausage and maybe stuff some Andouie.


    It wouldn’t be a SMF event if we didn’t have ABTs, butts and briskeys but Bob can be pretty creative so we have to wait and see what he comes up with.


    If you can get down early we are an easy drive from the French Quarter, Plantation Home tours and the Gulf Coast casinos.   Liz is working on a list of places to visit while in the area.


    Hope to see you, come on down and cook for us, eat with us.   Pm me or add to this thread if you have any questions.


    C’est si bon


  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm sure this will be another great event.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok I'm jealous again. We need to get an event like this one and the Florida one up north in the midwest. I'm sure you guys will have a great time.
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is a little early now Al but you can bet I will put my home time in for this.No problem getting the truck in?
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Wish I could make it but will not have time to take off work.
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sorry to hear that Fife,  maybe next year but I hope your boss gives you the "employee of the year award" and an extra couple of days off!

    Desertlites  I'm sure we can work something out.  We may need to keep your truck in front of the property because of the treeline  but Dickie brought a big 5th wheel in last year without a problem so you should be ok.  Look forward to you coming.

  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I hope that I can make it !!!!!
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     Got a few folks from one of my fishing sites who also smoke that are showing some intrest in attending.

    I have started contacting a few places about some donations for door prizes as i think that was a nice touch at Jerrys.
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    We will be there!!

  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man Craig you sure moved to the right place!
  11. smarco67

    smarco67 Newbie

    I live in Franklinton and I would love to attend. Please give details as to how to get an invite. this would be agreat follow up to fair week.
  12. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Craig,  we look forward to having you!

    Smarco67   I'm around Hackley so I'm in your backyard.   Keep checking this thread and when we get a bit closer I'll post a notice to pm you the directions but you ought to be able to find us just by following the smell of the smoke
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gonna check my calender, If at all possible i'll be there.
  14. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Count me in.............
  15. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Glad to see some intrest in this years gathering.  i hope to double the attendance from last year.

     Going to change up the menu for cajun night on Fri night  so all our non cajun folks get a taste of something new.
  16. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just want to bump this so everyone has a chance to see it.  We'll have more information as we get closer but mark your calendars and schedule your vacation time to come on down and visit with us.  You can pm either me, Eman or ShooterRick.
  17. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Yesterday i found a mention of a 2011  SELA gathering in Slidell, LA. in october. This is music to my taste buds as I could not attend the publicized NFL event. Being a newbie to smoking meat, I look forward to meeting some 'old hands' and getting some up close and personal learning of the art! Not to mention meeting some great folks. Please keep me updated on the details and how I can help. Mike.
  18. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great to hear from you Mike,

    This is the second time around with this event and all I can say is that ShooterRick, Eman and I are committed to making it bigger and even better then last year.  

    If I remember correctly we spent a lot of time sitting in the shade wishing we hadn't eaten so much.

    Bob and Rick are still putting together a menu but I am pretty sure you'll have ample opportunity to get your hands greasy and put away some great food.

    If there are any requests for demos or food now is the time to mention it.   

    I'm pretty sure I'll be cold smoking some bacon and maybe even stuffing some sausage.  Bob will be doing Cajun Friday and Rick will knocking out some brisket and pork, there again if there is anything you would like to learn how to do, mention it, if we don't know how to do it someone else attending will!  If there is anything you would like to do with us bring it along, we'll find smoker space for you.

  19. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I think i have decided on a menu for cajun night on Fri .

     I am allways open for suggestions .

     Since i have done gumbo for the last 2 gatherings i believe it's time for a change.

     Fri nights menu as of now is. Fried oyster poboys on some good New Orleans french bread,dressed w/ lettuce and tomatoe w/ some of my home made tarter sauce.

    Also will cook a chicken ,sausage and pork pastalaya, garlic toast and a green salad

     (pastalaya is the same as jambalaya but uses pasta instead of rice)
  20. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

       Sounds like it will be a great time!  I am really interested in learning more about sausage making. I have tried a few things with the primative equipment I have, and it is OK, but not GOOD. My wife and friends say I make the best PP they have had but anything can stand improvement. I'm always looking to learn. I will think of something to add to the smoker and let you know soon.  Mike
    Last edited: May 12, 2011

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