(PICTURES ADDED)7th Annual South Florida Gathering 2017 (Nov 17-19)

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. FYI - Sharon Gibson (new member) is coming and is in site #73. She is a master at smoking and cast iron cooking...
  2. yogi727

    yogi727 Newbie

    Hi, I have site #73, Thursday to Sunday for this event.
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  3. nimrod

    nimrod Meat Mopper

    We are still in!
    Yogi, welcome to the group.
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes.. Yogi.. welcome to the group.. since your a master at smoking maybe we can learn a few things...

    To those that are still debating if they want to come... there's still some sites available with... #78 and 80 being the closest ... At the moment it's looking up to be the biggest yet ...
  5. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Glad to have you Yogi! I'll update Page 1 with your information
  6. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Moderators and Owners of the site are still ironing out kinks in the new platform, i just realized I can no longer quickly edit the attendee list on Page 1 without writing HTML code so i've reached out to the Mods about it....stay tuned
  7. SmokinAl

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

    Judy & I will probably swing by Sat around noon.
    Haven't decided what to bring yet, thinking maybe some seafood gumbo.
    Something to snack on in the afternoon.
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Seafood Gumbo sounds awesome Al!

    Can't wait for this...not to far off!
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I've tried a few times calling HH to confirm that all, or atleast the facilities we need will be operational. According to the website they are back open but some repairs are still in the works. I'll keep trying
  10. SmokinAl

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

    In yesterdays paper, it said they were open now, & they have a large crew in there now. I think the buildings may have suffered some damage and they are opening up the park in stages. The tram is running & I assume they are working on the campgrounds. I think the guard shack at the gate was destroyed, but I'm sure in a few days you should be able to get thru to someone. If they had above ground phone lines, they may be down, because I know there was a lot of trees down.
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Good point, i'll give them a call Friday when i'm on the road down to Mulberry for Fine Swine
  12. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower

    Thanks for helping with breakfast duty. We added a small Blackstone griddle so will be easier for potatoes and bacon, etc.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
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  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Just a reminder of the Shared Supply List and who is currently bringing what, as well as what has not been accounted for yet:

    Plates ( sounds like we are set, @carol506 and @JckDanls 07 )
    Utensils ( plastic ) - @dougmays
    Drink cups ( cold & hot)
    ICE ( we can NEVER have enough) - @bobcats110
    Paper napkins - @bobcats110
    Garbage bags - @bobcats110
    Cleaning supply's ( sponges dish soap etc etc )

    Snacks ( pretzels chips nuts etc etc )
    Soft drinks
    Fire wood
    Buns, Rolls ,Bread
  14. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    So I assume we’re still on. GREAT! Can hardly wait. I’m going to try to do a beef knuckle today. If it turns out well, I may bring one with me.
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I'm going to try calling HH tomorrow and see if they answer
  16. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can count on me for plates, silverware and other dry goods. I will have my boxes of spices amd other pantry items as well. Ill have bottles of water and Diet Mountain Dew to offer. Maybe some beer too.
    I will not be there most likely till Friday. Thursday is Charlyn's birthday, so it will be her day.
    Was it ever settled on what we are doing meal wise Saturday?
  17. carol506

    carol506 Smoke Blower

    I'm like Jeramy wondering about Saturday menu. We are planning on doing wings. Plus I will bring lots for breakfast.

    Our friends Tim and Jane Bemiller want to join the group and have booked site 78.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
  18. SmokinAl

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

    Judy & I plan on showing up between 11:00 AM & noon on Saturday with a crock pot full of seafood gumbo. I'll bring rice to go with it & bowls & spoons. It can be snacked on all afternoon, it will probably take a couple of hours to heat up, as we will make it on Friday & refrigerate it overnight.
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would say just make it a pot luck/ buffet type thing.. instead of making it a planned meal ... people just make whatever they want and set it out ... besides the friendly rib comp ...

    Seafood Gumbo sounds good Al...

    Always nice to have friends come along Carol...

    Started building the smaller smokehouse today... already made a heat diffuser for it ...

    getting down to crunch time and I can't wait... haven't took any vacation yet this year ... so after we leave HH on Sunday I think we are gonna go to Lake Kissimmee State Park for a few days and do some fishing there... hoping like hell this weather breaks and cools off...
  20. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    hey all, been super busy over here so sorry for the lack of posting. As Keith said, potlock Saturday has always worked well for us. I'm not sure what i will cook yet, maybe a few beer can chickens?

    For anyone interested we can do a Rib Contest, turn in time 4pm?

    And for the cocktail competition, serving and judging 2pm?

    I'll bring Cornhole/Beanbag Toss...Keith are you bringing your boards as well as the Ring Toss game?

    Glad to hear we are still filling up campsites! This is looking to be the biggest one yet!

    For those of us who will be there Friday, i can do a low country boil!

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