Our Memorial Day weekend

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wes w, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Over the past few years, we have tried to think of ways to honor our son.   In 2013 he lost his battle with PTSD.   Our son was 23 yrs young.  He was a United States Marine.

    Last year we started a fundraiser for the local Marine Corp League.   In our first year we raised $550.00.

    This year we started a week early  hoping to  not have to smoke pork in back to back runs.   On the 21-22 we did two runs of smoked pork.  To meet  our orders, I starting at 4am on the 27th, we did 3 straight runs of smoked pork.   Over 36hrs smoking, pulling and vac packing.  We smoked around 425lbs of pork.  I can smoke up to 14 butts, but to make things go smoother we only did 10 at a time.  2 per rack.  

     All funds are not in just yet, but to date, in our second year, we have raised close to a $1000.00 for the local Marine Corp League.   The Marine Corp League was a huge part of our sons funeral.    

    I am so grateful for those who have served and are no longer with us.   These men and women are MY heroes!!


    Project frig is full and 4 more in the wife's frig.  


    Our first run.  Put the extra one in the first run.   Trimmed and rubbed down with Jeff's rub and a few spices I add to make it even better.


    4am.  Loaded and ready to go.


    160F.   Time to wrap.


    Does life really get any better then this?

    Edit:   Finally got my phone to cough up a few more pictures that our son took.


    We foil at 160F.  When the bottom two racks go into foil we rotate.  From that point everything finishes at the same time.


    Trimmed fat will go into the freezer for sausage.


    The wife loves our smoked products.  I do my best to keep the mess out of the kitchen.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016
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  2. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    That's a lot of pork! Keep up the good work and God bless your son.
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am thinking a hammock and a washtub full of chipped block ice on top of some cold longnecks, there to use when not tending the fire........ ??

    OOrah !
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job!

    Great cause!

    Sorry to hear about your Son!

    Points to you my friend!!

    Al
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Points for cooking for a great cause!  And thank you to your son for his sacrifice.  People like him sacrifice everything so that the rest of us are safe and free.  No words can ever describe how thankful I am for all of those who do what he did.  You have a lot to be proud of and its great that you honor him with your charity work!

    -Chris
     
  6. So sorry for your Loss, No one knows what these young men are going through. Congrats on the fund raiser and a great smoke  --Points

    Gary
     
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  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking spread there you have,, Looks yummy [​IMG]!!! 

    God bless, your son, our troops, vets and USA.. [​IMG]  I am sorry to hear of your loss. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker and yours is happy =  points 

    DS
     
  8. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you sir.
     
  9. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Amazing work, Wes. Your son would be proud!
     
  10. c farmer

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

    Great job.   Should be more people like you in this world.

    I love your brick smoker.
     
  11. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like your idea Kevin!    We have a few quart jars that have pretty long necks on them, does that count?   [​IMG]   After all, it's 12:00 somewhere.... 
     
  12. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you sir!
     
  13. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you sir.  
     
  14. huskerrow

    huskerrow Smoke Blower

    Love everything about this post. God bless your family and your son.
     
  15. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you Gary.   It doesn't end when they come home...
     
  16. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you DS.   
     
  17. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you sir!
     
  18. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you Adam.   No matter what I do in my lifetime,  I can never give back what our Vets have given us.   
     
  19. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you sir
     
  20. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's great your giving back,sorry for your loss.
     

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