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Rewards from the smoking Gods

dacdots

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After years of making offerings and sacrifices to the Smoke Gods and being a loyal member to the OTBS I have been rewarded by the Gods of the Smoke and Q.Yesterday here we had a descent little snow storm which caused a tractor trailer truck to jack knife on the interstate.He was loaded with 40,000 lbs of fresh pork hind quarters.My brother and I are good friends with the guy that owns a wrecker service here and the company which owned the meat payed him $1000 to get rid of the meat.The meat was not injured in the accident and remained in the refridgerated trailer until I picked up my rewards.Now I have eight whole hind quarters of pork to turn into ham.He is calling everyone he knows to get rid of the rest of the meat.If youve never seen 40,000 lbs of meat in a big pile like that you have never experienced true nirvana.May the Gods smile on you all.The driver of the truck was not injured at all but a lot of pigs lost thier lifes in the filming of this story,David
 

bwsmith_2000

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Dave,
Sounds like a Q man's dream! Wish I were there to help with the salvage operation. Hopefully, everyone's freezers are working well.
 

Dutch

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Dave, You are one lucky dude. Glad to hear that the driver was not injured. PTL [Praise the Lord]
 

monty

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Geez, Dave! Wish my roadkill came all nice and neat! Gotta work for mine! Glad to hear all was well and no injuries.
Monty
 

dacdots

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Monty we pondered long and hard as to wheather the meat would qualifyas road kill due to the circumstances of the find.The meat never left the refridgerated trailer until it was unloaded.Since the meat was killed elsewhere and never actually touched the asphalt we were forced to qualify it not as road kill but as a gift from the Gods.Never the less I have a lot of work to do now since we snagged 12 of these hevanily hams.I know a lot of pigs that arent gonna be doing much walking now as I posess thier hind legs.
 

scott in kc

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Congrats Dave, you've actually been the recipient of hama from heaven<groan> (I just couldn't help myself!).

I hope you'll give us some food porn of those hams when they've been cured and smoked.
 

dacdots

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Food Porn,who would have thought,I love it.I have a before pic for you.I got them salted and injected yesterday morning before going to work.Im on this crazy shift,2:30 pm to 2:30 am for a few days which makes it hard to get things done.Oh the life of a construction worker.Ill have more as the process progresses.
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dacdots

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The toilet seat?Thats to make people ask questions,guess it works.
 

markeli

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now you will have everyone looking for truck wrecks. My sons used to work for CR England and we would get deals on bulk meat from truck wrecks now and then. that has been several years ago before I got in to smokin meat
 

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Dac-I used to have a BIL that had a major drinking problem- he used to joke that most men saw their reflection in the bathroom mirror; he saw his in the bathroom toilet. When he started to go sober he mounted a mirror behind the seat and mounted the contraption to his living room wall. When folks asked him what it was he told him it was his daily reminder to stay sober as he was tired of seeing his reflection in the toilet. He would then lift the cover and show the them the mirror mounted in the seat.

You knew the message struck home when you heard kids say "Ohh, gross! I'm not going to drink beer-ever!"
 

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