South Florida Gathering--Nov 4th thru 6th 2011

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Would love to have you Rubbin Butts!

  2. Absolutely Keith. Welcome aboard and hope to see you there...James
  3. smokinal

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

    Keith, you are more than welcome to join us!

    Looking forward to meeting you & your wife.
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    everybody is welcome! the more the merrier!

    check out some of the previous posts for details, page 6 on this thread has a table of alot of the details about who is coming and what they are bringing and other stuff!

    look forward to seeing everyone.  Remember for you guys who just joined on...i have group site 2 reserved and it allows for unlimited cars and a bunch of campers so you guys can camp there.  right now its just myself and YoungOne and her family so we have plenty of room.  I do not know if they allow RV's in the group site but i think Al said there are RV sites close to it

    When you make your reservation make sure you mention that your with the "BBQ Group" might even want to mention my name, Doug Mays

    keep us posted!
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ok Y'all...  made my reservations today, got RV site C2, right next to the screened in pavilion.

        Doug, I plan on getting in the Chicken event and the Rib event. my question Is, will it be a specific rib (BB or spares) or cooks choice ?

        There will be 2 adults and 1 dog (but I already reserved and payed for my own RV site).

       I am bringing a chargriller grill/smoker and my camp stove. I am also thinking about doing a Maple/Bourbon Smoked Ham.

       Thats It for now, will chime in If I think of anything else

  6. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    sounds good keith! got your information updated! 

    Good question about the BB Ribs vs Spare...i've never been in a competition before so maybe some others can chime in...since this is a friendly competition i would say Cook's Choice.  Does everyone agree?

    Also who else is doing the Rib Comp? Right now i only have myself and JD07. 

    All food and comp info is updated on page 6
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    never done a comp either..  should be a blast...  and how about the chicken comp...  will it be a certain peice (i.e. breast, thigh, leg, half chicken, whole chicken) ?

  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    There any hotels close? My idea of camping these days is motel 6 or 8...HA
  9. smokinal

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

    There are motels in LaBelle, someone here is staying at one of them. I'll look through the posts & see if I can find who it is & where they are staying.


    As it stands now we will be bringing 4 extra people with us. So we would be 6 adults.

    I'm assuming that the competition will be about flavor & not include presentation (no styrofoam boxes with greens on the bottom, just a plate of ribs or chicken). 

    I am also assuming that the choice of ribs or chicken parts will be up to the cooks.

    Am I right?

    As of right now I think we will be in the ribs, chicken, & special dish comps & we'll be bringing the WSM 22.5

    Will you update my info.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  10. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    in my opinion we'll leave this open...any part or parts of the chicken, cooked anyway. 

    what does everyone think about that?
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    No presetation...we don't need to get that fancy:)

    Yep, for Ribs and Chicken the meat choice and cuts are up to cooks.  Judging on taste! :)

    Info for SmokinAl and YoungOne is updated on page 6
  12. Hi All,

    I agree, should be taste only. As far as what pieces n' parts, parts n' pieces...up to the cook.

    Update, we'll have 4 adults total. The wife and I are in the hotel at LaBelle. Our two friends

    are going to rent a space and camp.

    I'll be in Chicken and Special dish comp.

    Can't wait to see you all there...James
  13. .................also there's a 1$ off per person admission at Gatorama as well 
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  14. smokinal

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

    Nepas is looking for a hotel, could you PM him where you are staying James?

    Or just post it here with the name, address & phone #, in case others are looking too.
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    James...i have Group Site 2 and right now i think i'm the only there (YoungOne is still figuring out where her and her family will camp) so your guests are welcome to crash at the group site with me and whoever else

  16. Done and Sent. For anyone else, here ya' go:

    • Anita Dall, Innkeeper
    • 1563 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL 33935
    • (863) 675-4411
    • [email protected]

  17. Thanks Doug. I will send them this link and I'm sure they'll take advantage...James
  18. Hi All,

    I picked up the trophies today at the Post Office.

    Get ready, get set...GO:


    Yep, you got it, one was broke. I called the trophy company I

    bought them from online and they are sending another right

    away so no fear, I'll have it in time for the Gathering.

    Tell me if this is strange. I am going to enter the Chicken and

    Special Dish comp, not the Ribs. Guess which one was broken?

    Yes, the Rib one. I'm not one to believe in hocus pocus but that

    is just weird...James

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