Idea for the next showdown

Discussion in 'SMF Throwdowns' started by palladini, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Hey, the Feb holiday is coming up, how about a throwdown, only open to those above the snow line.  You would have to show a picture or video of the participant(s) out in the snow, wearing winter gear, next or working on their BBQ or Smoker. This would make some of the folks who think Smoking or BBQing in cold weather is a NO NO, outside for a new adventure and they might learn that this is OK to do.

    By saying above the snow line, remember, we have had snow in some strange place already this year, so make it any place it has snowed since the last throwdown.

    You may or may not take some or all the above ideas and make showdown, then delete this thread.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The snow would exclude alot of people thou.

    We want anyone to be able to enter.
     
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What is snow?
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Mike, how about a Live Crawfish Throwdown?...[​IMG]...JJ
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
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  5. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am in Michigan and have no snow. So I would just be standing by my smoker as usual.
     
  6. OK, I do realize C Farmer, that might exclude a lot of people, but like I said, you have had to snow fall since the last throwdown, I live in a place where in the next few days it is going to snow  And if you look at this web page - http://www.brantfordweather.ca/html/doppler_radar.php   Go to bottom of that page and look at the bottom doppler image, the blue is snow, where do we set the line?
     
  7. JJ has my vote....wait, do I even get a vote? Doesn't matter, you already have it.

    Smoke it up
    William
    I mean Boil em up
    William
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for your suggestion, Palladini. In a Throwdown there can be no line based on Geography, Weather or major limiting factor. Can our Canadian friends participate in a " Smokin' by the Built-in Pool and Palm Tree " Throwdown? There is only a common Food type or Holiday/Event theme. No member is ever excluded. It is the middle of the Summer in Australia, I doubt those guys will see snow anytime soon. There are hundreds of Florida and Texas members, they too would be excluded. We keep these Throwdowns open to any member that wishes to participate. Thanks again and feel free to make other food based Throwdown suggestions...JJ
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  9. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good to me!  I also like that pool and palm tree thowdown that you mentioned!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  10. Last time I checked my weather site (link ot it in above comment)  it was snowing in Texas,
     
  11. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in the DFW area, if you find snow in my yard, it fell out some junkie's pocket.
     
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have family in San Angelo and San Antonio. The weather has been Sunny and in the 60's and 70's the last couple weeks. These guys are Retired Air Force but from PA. They been driving in feet of snow since kids and laugh at how the area schools, government and businesses are shutdown for the 1/2" of snow they see for one day, 2 maybe 3 times each winter...JJ
     
  13. Anyway, this weekend, I am going to throw a Beef roast in the slow cooker, with some onions and a container of beef broth and a few shakes of fiery habanero & roasted garlic spice mix and cook it for 7 1/2 hours while I think about what we up here do for our Feb Holiday.  Ours is called Family Day and is on the 15th of the month.

    What is the USA Holiday in Feb called and is it celebrated in any other Countries around the world?
     
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    FEB 14th Valentines Day...Price of Candy and Flowers, Red Roses in particular, Doubles or Triples... Got to keep the Ladies Happy...[​IMG]

    FEB 15th 2016 (Third Monday) Presidents Day...Banks, Schools and Government Offices closed...JJ
     
  15. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Bring it on!  
     
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice...Thankfully I been there. Good eats! My youngest daughter's a Fan too...JJ


     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
  17. gibsorz

    gibsorz Smoke Blower

    We don't have crawfish up here.

    Jimmy, I think it would end a little differently if the young one were to try that with our "crawfish".

    [​IMG]
    (Image not mine)
     
  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My apologies that the tread got Hijacked and on a tangent....A Crawfish, Yabby, Lobster Throwdown would be something all members would have the opportunity to participate in over the course of a month these things run...JJ
     
  19. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Possessing, importing or transporting live crawfish is illegal in Arizona. Lobsters and all other shellfish are a go.
     
  20. I throw this idea out.  It has to be smoked, and is not to be the main dish, more like something you would have when having friends over for the Super Bowl or a Friday night card game, that kind of thing.

    What do you all think about that one, no restriction on where you live or have snow or non of that crap.
     

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