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Featured 8th Annual South Florida Gathering 2018 (Nov 17-18)

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Yes..this will be fun

    6 vote(s)
  2. No..let's keep it the same

    6 vote(s)
  1. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    YEAAAA.. getting close now... gonna bring my usual load of firewood (4x4's) ... As I said before.. bringing 3 - 8' tables (I'm sure we will need more, so if anybody has any extras they can bring ).. Also.. I won't be bringing any of the sausage making equipment as of now as I haven't heard anybody say they want to try and make some... And if I do it will only be for fresh sausage as I am not bringing the smokehouse ... Casings would have to be purchased for this as well, as all I have is snack stick casings... So let me know ...

    Charlotte says she will have deviled eggs and meatballs for Fri. night.... Broccoli salad and a cake for Sat. night...
  2. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Also.. On Saturdsay night BEFORE dinner.. We're going to do group photos.. one with EVERYBODY.. and one of all the SMF members...
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  3. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So update for me.
    I will not be getting there until well after dark on Friday. It will be a long day. Depending on how things go in Jacksonville that morning will actually determine my timing.

    Looks like we will do a straight forward rib comp. Sounds good. I'll place my order with Sonny's and get my bottle of Hershey's syrup ready to mix with the leftover Halloween candy. Just need to find a place for the wrappers.....
  4. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    John will do a chicken Friday night to go with Steves fried chicken. Thinking I will do a desert for Saturday but still not sure. Gene and Lois will be bringing her yummy baked beans for the potluck.
  5. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Thanks for everyone's updates! I'll update Page 1 with menu items.

    As Jeramy said, going by the Poll, at this time we will keep the rib comp traditional.
    No sausage making, i was going to bring that up today to get a final word. Looks like Keith will get some time back in the day to relax :)

    Special Activities: Games (Who is bringing what? I can update on Page1), Cast Iron Demos/Seasoning (@ojenny / @roadkill cafe )

    I will not have my Bean Bag Toss (Cornhole to some people) Boards, they need a drastic resurfacing but i can bring my bags if needed. I can bring Can Jam

    @JckDanls 07 - Washer Toss Game? BeanBag Toss?

    For the newer people...we spend the down time playing various games like those mentioned above, horsehoes, The Stick and Bottle Frisbee Game (i dont know the actual name of it).
  6. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    @floridasteve & @carol506 - Steve said he would do Fried Chicken Thursday night for dinner, for early campers. Carol you mentioned John doing Chicken Friday night. Steve, did you mean thur? or did you mean friday? Just trying to make sure we are all on the same page here.
  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I’m doing chicken Thursday night. If there are left overs they be great for snacks.
    Friday I’m smoking marinated pork chops.
    Saturday I’m smoking 2 racks of ribs.

    I’m also bringing a pork butt prepared Cuban style - almost. Mainly for Saturday night, but we can also dip into it for lunch sandwiches Fri & sat.

    I’ll alsp brobably bring another prepared dish, maybe Brunswick stew, split pea soup, or pork, vegetable, barley soup.
  8. nimrod

    nimrod Meat Mopper

    So far I know I'm bringing Ann, other than that I am still at a loss. We'll figure it out this weekend. If I get my act together I'll make a batch of smoked fish dip.
  9. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    @Tikiguy... You been mighty quiet... everything ok ??

    Yes.. I will have corn hole, washers, boche ball, horseshoes (which never get played) ...
  10. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Almost forgot... I'll be making fresh pork rinds throughout the weekend too ...
  11. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a cornhole set i can bring.

    Getting a little excited. I am supposed to pick up mega tent on Saturday. Unlike years past where I work up until the day before I go down to the campground. This year was forced to take vacation in the last quarter, so I started mine today and will be out until the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If it was not for the very important procedure for my daughter on Friday now, I would be there on Thursday.

    I am not sure if Charlyn will be coming down or not. She is doing her Masters program and it is not joke. She has a ton of work to do in it and having some quite time without me around bugging her might be a good thing. We shall see.

    Dad is still up in the air. Will decide the day of as usual.

    Friday night: not sure what I can make. It really depends on timing.

    Breakfast contributions: Ill bring eggs, bacon, potatoes and cheese as I usually do to add to the community pot to be used either Saturday or Sunday.

    Saturday during the day is usually a non stop eating, but Ill see what I can throw together for snacks.

    Saturday night ill have the 3 racks of ribs for the comp and Ill figure out a salad to make. I know it will not be as good as Charlotte's salads, but I can try. She makes a great salad!!

    See ya all soon....
  12. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do have the weber grill to make a mini and I think all the hardware. Not sure if anyone wants to make one at the gathering as a demo. If that is an interest, let me know.

    It is the remnants of what I made for my dad a few years back and he somehow melted the pot.
  13. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I think Jenny wants to make a mini as well... or at least see how ones made... maybe she'll chime in about it... I seen the pots at wally world for $23 I think it was... extra grates can be purchased as well to have up to 4 levels in one smoker... I don't think they are available in store though ... Please let us know in advance so we have time to round up tools for this project...
  14. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

  15. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    John made one for Jenny using a webber she already had. She will get it at the gathering.
  16. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    that could be cool :)
  17. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    John can do that. He is bringing the one he just made for Jenny to show.
  18. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Due to refrigerator space I wont be bringing a desert for Saturday pot luck, but will be making coleslaw for the potluck.
  19. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I found a recipient suposidly for Aaron Franklin's SW Beans, so I made it today. BOY WAS IT HOT! Too hot. But, after draining and ringing the beans and replacing that with beef broth, they are actually pretty good. I’ll be bring g them with me.
  20. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like we are going to have a bean comp too!