Michigan Q gathering

Discussion in 'Events' started by kingfishcam, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Alright folks, I finally have my head above water...

    August 10, hopefully a beautiful Saturday, will be my first Michigan gathering Q feat.
    We have pleanty of parking, and room for campers if needed. The pool will be open, and pleanty of wood for a campfire.


    DoodleQ.. You interested in bring the rig for cooking???

    Handymanstan.. You still have tables and chairs available?

    It would be good for me to know who is coming, who is cooking, and who is camping.

    Lets the games begin!
  2. Oh ya, we are in Fowlerville, Mi. Pretty close to M52 and i96. I will provide specifics when needed. Or just follow the TBS trail...
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just might have to do this!  I'm 3 hours south down in Fort Wayne but not a bad drive...up 69

    It'll depend on weather for me because i'd be pitching a tent.  Keith
  4. Plenary if room for tents. A blue tarp over too helps too.
  5. No rig for me and no sleeping, I can bring a good size side dish to pass if that helps
  6. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Good Day KFC. A Michigan get together sounds great but  Man you are killing me the 10th is the comp. in Newaygo. I do still have tables chairs and canopy's. I have to decide where to go but you can still use the tables chairs and canopy's we just need to get them to you. If there is any way to change the date that would be cool but if not and you get this going then I will probably make it to your party and try to hit a different comp later.

  7. If we do not get much more response, the date and location might have to be changed. Not seeing the response I had hoped for.
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Keep this thread bumped..there has to be more Mich folks and Indiana folks interested. You're only 3 hours from Fort Wayne.
  9. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    So what time frame are you thinking KFC.  Lunch and dinner then a fire at night or just dinner and a fire.

    Since DoodleQ can't make it what do we have available to smoke or cook on.

  10. Stan, thanks for all you have offered!

    I have my electric proofer, and that will hold as much as any towable Q I have seen. Plan on max of 235 degrees on that.

    I also have my smaller propane smoker, and if course a bbq.

    No time set, Friday to Sunday works for me, but I like dinner on Saturday about 6.

    If we get some good amount if committed folks, I can just do some 321 ribs or something.????
  11. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    PARTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN AUG 10   Come on people in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana ,Ohio.  KFC is willing to put this on the least we can do is take him up on it. [​IMG]

    I can and will donate up to 10 racks of BB ribs for up to 10 people to compete in a prep and rub competition with no prizes. [​IMG]    Since all to be smoked together in the proofer just rub glaze and prep.  So show your rub off… [​IMG]   Sign up and have some fun with us.[​IMG]

     KFC your welcome, I think I covered some of the meat so we need sides and people to bring and eat them.

    I believe I have 18 tables I know I have 15.  I think I have 90 chairs I know I have 70 chairs. I know I have two ice tables and 6 10x20 canopies.

    I also have a propane trash can corn-potato cooker and a  electric roaster if needed.

  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I'll definitely try too...i'm down in Fort Wayne.    I'll let you all know for sure one way or the other.
  13. humdinger

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

    Whew....looks like I got back on the SMF horse just in time! Things have been a little crazy for me since May and I dropped off the map for awhile. But just yesterday my wife said, "Isn't there supposed to be a Michigan gathering for your smoker group this summer?" [​IMG] I freaked! So I held my breath and logged back on, praying I hadn't missed it. Looks like I got lucky.

    I haven't checked my calendar yet (it's at work), but I'm 90% sure I can make it for the day on the 10th, maybe overnight if I play my cards right with the wife. As for something to bring, I'll put my thinking cap on. For starters, I have a set of cornhole/bag toss boards, a set of washer toss boards (polish horse shoes), and a ladder ball set I can bring to help pass the time between dips in the pool. More to follow. Thanks for hosting KFC.
  14. Setup can start Friday afternoon.
    I am sure my cooler will be full of cans by then. :)
  15. humdinger

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

    KFC,I assume this is a family-friendly event correct? I'm thinking about bringing my wife and 3 year-old daughter.
  16. Absolutly a family friendly place.And dont forget the swim suits!
  17. humdinger

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

    Hey KingFish,Count me in as well as my wife and daughter. We'll be there Saturday afternoon into the evening.As far as food goes, I can bring a side dish (mac and cheese?) but since I won't be there in time donate meat to the smoker, do you know if we are throwing in $$ to cover the cost of the meat? Let me know. Thanks.
  18. Side dishes will defiantly be needed. I am a pretty simple cooker for the most part. I will probably throw on a baked taters.

    As far as a donation, handymanstan would probably accept.

    What we get about a week away, I will get a final "list" together of participants and "stuff".

    Looking forward to it!

    Oh ya, I have a bunch of salmon needing smoking.... I am sure that will happen that weekend also.
  19. humdinger

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

    Sounds good. Thanks again for hosting and keeping us posted with updates!
  20. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

      I just want to see this party grow. Come on Michiganders lets get together and have some fun and good eats.

    The Salmon sounds good KFC and I have a rub I made for smoked watermelon so add that to the list.

    Humdinger,  No one owes me anything! The mac&cheese sounds good too. I want to try that cornhole game.

    Now lets PARTY


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