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Anyone heard from "indaswamp"?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by Fueling Around, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Fueling Around

    Fueling Around Smoking Fanatic

    I sent him a conversation yesterday morning wondering if the flooding in lower Mississippi basin (Baton Rouge) was affecting him.
    No response, so I am worried.
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  2. mike243

    mike243 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Prayers sent for all affected by mother nature this year,its started out ruff this spring for sure
  3. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow hope he's OK.
    He's most likely hiding out in his smoke house. :emoji_wink:

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    indaswamp was last seen:
    Saturday at 11:29 AM
  5. He is a First Resonder so is probably molto busy! Or so I pray.
  6. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the concern Fueling Around. I'm good here...no flooding where I'm at...unless the Mississippi River Levee breaks. Water is about 8' from the top of the levee @ Baton Rouge right now. Gonna be high all the way through July at this point.
    But I have been busy. Recently bought another 80# of pork and made 32# of goose smoke sausage and 25# regular 100% pork smoke sausage. I trimmed the fat caps off and made another 43# of BBB smoked em' with Apple and Hickory for 3 nights in a row for a total of 36 hours. I smoked them above 70* out of necessity, though it's not my first choice. I much prefer cold smoked below 70*. Temp. did not run up above 104* while smoking but I did get some fat out as there was a sheen on the meat and when wrapped in Kraft paper to put in the fridge, grease spots formed from the absorption of the melted fat. This batch was more difficult to slice because the meat retained more moisture. Had to freeze it for a minimum of 4 hours and work fast...

    I also pulled 4 large goose breasts from the batch of goose meat my buddy gave me and made goose breast pastrami.

    The Firehouse will be doing their annual Boston Butt fund raiser for the firefighters association at the end of the month and I will be there volunteering and helping out. They usually do 600 butts and sell out....
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  7. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Being busy is good news...
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  8. I am glad all is well but after reading your many posts, how can anyone who is single have that much meat smoked and cooked unless:

    1. You are a hoarder!
    2. You supply the Emergency Services for life as penance!
    3. You are paying it forward and need more space for your obsession!
  9. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We harvest a lot of wild game and fish. Got to have somewhere to put it. I do share it with friends and family.
  10. So the short answer is: YES!
  11. Fueling Around

    Fueling Around Smoking Fanatic

    That explains why you disappeared for a few days.
    You be busy.

    Levee breaching along with the generous spring rains has sent a lot of water your way and Baton Rouge got the alert. Yes, I monitor that stuff.

    We had a very wet spring, but I'm so far north our drainage goes ... north and it dried enough for us to get the crops planted, very late, but planted.
    I feel for the growers that are still trying to plant spring crops with summer less than a week away.