2011 SELA gathering Oct 28,29 and 30

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

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Al nothing to take for me.  With the pickup shouldnt be a problem to load everything the night before.  I have taken friday off and plan on leaving in the morning.  Should be there by noon.  By the way can you email me the directions again.  I can find Franklinton but maybe not the farm again.  LOL   
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not surprising.  We are kind of in the middle of nowhere.  Would you like coordinates or turn by turn.  Bob said there is constuction on I 55 so he may come up through Covington.  I don't know about driving through Covington on a Friday afternoon since everyone gets off work early and traffic can be a chore.
     
  3. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Al, one daughter had to drop out due to a high school function she says she can't get out of. DO you still want to try and work the projector thing for the game? Will you have a shady area to set the screen up at?
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yepper doodle, sorry about your daughter not able to make it.

    What ever you think,  I have a large analog set that we can leave inside or move under the new tractor shed,  It is just a bit heavy but with all you Alabama guys coming over we will have the manpower.  The Satellite decoder is analog so I would think the picture on my digital set from the house would be pretty bad but I am willing to bring it. 

    Please don't go through any trouble.  The glare gets pretty bad about 6pm but that would only be for an hour or so. 

    It might be better to leave the set inside.  I'll probably be living up here next year and I will have the Digital Setup then.
     
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a general idea where your located AL and when you have the time or if at a later date your going to post the directions keep in mind my height + weight if you would please.really getting excited for another get-together you all. thanks. Bob
     
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am sending you a PM Bob.   Anyone else need directions let me know?

     I will send coordinates and address with general location.  I will be happy to offer routes if you want them.

    Bob I don't expect you to have a problem with the truck.  You can drop the trailer on the unused driveway, behind a fence if you like and you shouldn't have any problem getting close to the house with the tractor.  Worse case scenario just leave the tractor infront of the tree line, a short walk from the house.
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that would be fine Al, my only concern was from highway to your place-bridge-underpass etc.
     
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    All truck routes.  lots of log and dairy trucks up here.  Sending you directions, don't know which way you are coming from so it will be a lot of info so please bare with me.
     
  9. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will be placing my order for the butts and brisket next week or early the week after to make sure no supply problems creep up.  Looking forward to cooking with all of you.  Been terribly buisy last couple weeks but I am getting all theupdates forwarded to my blackberry.  LOL

    Shooter
     
  10. Just ground up some more alligator meat. Will be making snack sticks and smoked sausage with it to bring.  It looks like I will have about 16 lbs smoked alligator sausage and 5 lbs of alligator snack sticks.
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bob,

    LOL---Can't you just put two of them in the same pool, and let them "self-grind" ?? [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  12. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Joe,

    I received two pounds of high temp chedder from Butcher and Packer this afternoon.  It is safely packed away in the fridge.   I didn't use your gift certificate to Cabellas so it should still be valid.  Let me know what else you need as far as spices etc.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Al..... it definitely needs to packed away safely because it can be addictive.......used my gift card on my garmin gps........ hopefully it will get me there..... Nothing else needed except the basics... salt,pepper, fresh garlic....   man i am ready for some vacation........tic toc

    joe
     
  14. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I can help with the directions.  will you want to stop for lunch somewhere on the way up?  Might be able to help with that also
     
  15. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You can pm me the address or directions. How long of a drive is it from the airport to your place.  just point me in the right direction of the liquor store...... [​IMG]
     
  16. Hey Al,

                  What is the address of the SELA get together. I will mapquest for directions. I will be coming from Ponchatoula.

    Thanks,

                   Bobby
     
  17. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    PMs sent   let me know if you need more info.

    Boykjo

    New Orleans is a dry county.  we have no liquor stores,

    [​IMG]

    Any place with a parking lot sells liquor,  the grocery stores are generally cheaper
     
  18. Just made 5 lbs of alligator snack sticks to bring - will most likely be 4 1/2 lbs after sampling. Will be making 10 lbs of alligator smoked sausage w/ green onion tomorrow to bring to the event.[​IMG][​IMG]  
     
  19. Gator snack stix packed up and ready oct 28.[​IMG]
     
  20. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't care what anyone says,  that looks delicious.  Can't wait to try it.

    Maybe we ought to call this event  SAUSAGEPALOUSA!

    Any of you guys have any thoughts about making a rabbit sausage?  If rabbit tastes a bit like chicken can I base a rabbit sausage on a chicken sausage recipe?
     

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