Marine Ball fund raiser at UFC!

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by bauchjw, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    My unit is raising funds for this years Birthday Ball. I agreed to smoke 20 butts for a pulled pork carnitas plate we sold at a UFC event. It was a bit of a challange, but between my refinished offset and MES 40 we were able to pull it off and make some money. I'm going to use this as an excuse to get a trailer mounted smoker!!

    Prep at HQ building.
    The last couple out of MES.
    Loading up the truck.
    Setting up at fight venue.
    Not a huge crowd, but steady happy customers. We made enough to cover tickets for a few young Marines!

    I used the MES as a warmer for pre cooked Carnitas from a few days before. Due to time we didn't use finishing sauce and that was a mistake. Later they started drying out a bit. Homemade pico helped soften them up though.

    A year ago I would have never tried this. Thank you to all my buddies on this Forum, and everyone else who shares their experiences here, who have taught me so much.

    EDIT: Making sure I include the fact that some of the butts were smoked by Marines in my unit who bought MES 30s because of the good food you all have helped me produce.
     
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  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good job, sir. You really pulled one off.

    Point.

    Mr T
     
  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Well done Marine!

    Semper Fi !!
     
  4. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Tom! I had A lot of questions from the guys on the MES Mod and handed out cheese samples. Two have bought smokers now (with spouse blessing) and we've started them down the clean smoke path!
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is awesome, nice job ! Way to go ! Thumbs Up
     
  6. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Sir, Semper Fi!
    Did you ever give PTSD classes at Camp Pendleton in 2006? We had some 1/9 vets from your days visit us when we were redeploying a while back.
     
  7. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Sir! You gave me a hand almost a year ago when I was doing my first bigger fund raiser. I didn't forget!
     
  8. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wanted to reenlist as a DI back in the day..... True or not, I was told "there are no openings". Got out and never looked back.

    Edit: btw, I was an E-4, so no need to call me Sir unless you're just respecting my age [​IMG]
     
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  9. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Hard to say, it's a bureaucracy behind it all. My father hit the post war downsizing too. It's awesome you were able to move on, some can't!
    I call most people Sir, especially young NCOs that did their time, both Older and younger. It's a habit my father instilled as respect and experience has reinforced to be more than well earned.
    SF
     
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  10. chad e

    chad e Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Semper Fi Devil Dog...
    Always helping a brother in need
     
  11. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Semper Fi!
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is a great job,thanks for your service and the guys with ya.

    Richie

    [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  13. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very awesome cook and thanks again for your service!
     
  14. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You will make a fine mentor with your new found smoking knowledge.

    T
     
  15. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Sir!

    Thank you Sir!

    We'll see! Thanks Tom.
     
  16. Great job sir, I'm 72 respecting what you do, thanks for your servive.
    Randy,
     
  17. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Sir! We appreciate it. I have a few friends in the St Paul area I visit from time to time. Beautiful city....except Jan-April!
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Marine!!![​IMG]----------[​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  19. Bauchjw,
    I hear you about Jan - April, but I would add Novembe, December, Febuary and March, a cold smokers dream it might be,but I still can't say I like it.
    Randy,
     
  20. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Thank you Sir! It was better than a hot dog and processed hamburger patties for sure!
    BTW I was up in Big Bear this weekend, you can't raise your arms without touching a carved bear. I meant to take some pics for you to critique, but didn't know where to start!
     

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