The 2015 Third Annual Michigan Get-Together (June 6th-7th)

Discussion in 'Michigan Members Group' started by handymanstan, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    @kingfishcam, @hillbillyrkstr   and I  are starting to put together the next get-together.

    We are thinking the first weekend of June at Hillbillyrkstars “Way Out Ranch” In the Fowlerville area.

    If you think you would like to join us this year please jump in and let us know.

    We really don’t have a plan yet so any suggestions are appreciated.

    Links to the last two get-togethers. 2013

    I hope to see some old friends and some new faces this year.

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  2. litterbug

    litterbug Smoke Blower

    I just seen this and I had to bump it. I was jealous all of last year that I was not able to make it (for both the summer get together or the cheese smoke) but that's what happens when you have to work all the time I guess. That particular weekend the family wants to go to Grand Haven because it is right after school gets out. Just for grins, how far away from Grand Haven is the get together? I would love to meet some smokers in my neck of the woods and expand my knowledge.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  3. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hey Litterbug, I have family in GH and it takes me about a hour and a have to get there and it takes me about 25 mins to get to Rockstars so I would say you have about two hours travel time.

    We changed the date so maybe you can come.

    Cams talking Brisket and rockstar says camping over night is not a problem. You bring the tent.

  4. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Yeah cam said he's in for brisket and I'll be smoking a few shoulders, and some ABTs. Maybe something else to.

    We are going to have the 2nd annual fattie competition (RobbQ won last years with a fattie stuffed with spam, horseradish cheese, and spinach if I remember right). Cams cousin brad also suggested a best dish compitition. Everyone who shows up and eats will cast a ballet for that one where the fattie comp will have special judges again.
  5. 6 months out and we are planning. Must be a smoking problem!!!

    Looking forward to the 3rd annual! Brisket will be on my menu for the day.
  6. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    My smoker won't run for 6 hours, let alone for 6 months.  What the...?   LOL

    Deb and I will try to attend if possible.  Won't know until closer to date.

    We sure did enjoy the last one!  Good people, visits, and food.
  7. There are a few ideas kicking around for the cooking contests.  I am sure more ideas will be discussed as soon as we can get a batch of cheese smoking in February.  :)
  8. humdinger

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


    Thanks for spearheading this effort! I'm always proud of the turnouts we get at these gatherings. So far I plan on attending but that is always a busy weekend for my family. Graduation, birthdays, and anniversays always seem to make the first two weeks of June so interesting.

    I might try a corned beef brisket this year. I'll keep in touch as the months roll by. Also my calendar looks open for the Feb. 15th, so we can discuss more then at the cheese smoke.
  9. robbq

    robbq Smoke Blower

    Well hi-dee-hoo smoking brethren !

    A nice shout out from rkstar gave me the heads up on link, and event. Thanks again bro!

    As you know I had a bad end of year with loosing my father. And late November my Father-in-law. Was not a good year. Add in a friend and 2 cousins passing, I took time off to get stable again from most internet activities, this one included.

    Now after a ruff beginning of year, things are overly busy but stable.

    Now, guess what's in the box....

    Yea, that's right... my secret new WINNING FATTIE!

    Ohh boy, hard to choose which one I am going to submit if I can make this date without a graduation thing in the way.

    I hope all of you are well. I need some men smoke and beer time. ( perhaps a women or too to fetch a beer )

    I will stay in touch on this. And for main course , well a new and improved version along side of some regular BACON ONION RINGS!

    I will add a main course as well if needed for competition  or simply to chow.

    Later guy's!

  10. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'm guessing spam is in that box robb.
  11. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    At the cheese smoke we had an official meeting of the "Michigan Smokers Planning Commission Round table". (Cam and Scott were tipsy)

    We are planning for anyone who might be interested in chipping in so that we can do a standing rib roast or two as a main meal item.

    There will still be pulled pork or brisket and sides.  Plus the Fatty contest. (This year I think the fatty contest should be lunch.)     I also think smoked potatoes will go good with the prime rib.

    If you want to come and bring a smoker and smoke something yourself or come and relax chip in and enjoy a standing rib roast feast the choice is yours. (We will need to know)

    Once we get a number on those that want to have the standing rib roast we will order a bone apiece and get the cost per person.

    June 6th is getting closer so it’s time to check your calendars and join in.

    Hey RobbQ I am so looking forward to the onion rings.

  12. mikewoods

    mikewoods Fire Starter

    Dang! June 6th is not good for me. That's our busiest weekend at the Hardware store.   Have a great time! I hope to make it in the future.
  13. humdinger

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

    RobbQ's famous onion rings.....oh boy!

    So far that weekend is still open and I'm planning on attending. I'll be smoking a corned beef. I'll chop some and slice some for a little variety. Of course the smoke mac and cheese will be there as well.

    I'll see if I can rustle up Dave and my Bro for this one.
  14. Glad to see you back around RobbQ!

    Yep, smoking some prime rib sounded like a good idea.  :)  Mac and cheese will go well with a smoked rib bone.
  15. deltawhiskey

    deltawhiskey Newbie

    Somehow I must make it this year. Hell I work in fowlerville.....bad enough I missed the cheese smoke that I was very interested in....will talk to the wife
  16. deltawhiskey

    deltawhiskey Newbie

    Just smoked my first corned beef humdinger, I make multiple trips a year to NYC for my work, in an attempt to replicate the famous Katz deli pastrami
    I've been experimenting. Turned out killer,it was even better cold the following days. Only took a week of prep lol. O well, you gotta work hard to obtain this level of chubbyness.....
  17. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Come on out delta! Bring your smoker! Gonna be a good weekend!
  18. robbq

    robbq Smoke Blower

    Well guys,

    Turns out this IS the weekend of my sons graduation.

    It is for most people I am sure.  So participating is most likely a no. Very upsetting. Sure wish it was in July again.
  19. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Oh man that is a bummer Robb.  We will miss you and your food but now someone else can win the fattie contest [​IMG].  Tell your son congratulations.  Maybe we will see you at the next cheese smoke.

  20. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'll look into it and see what we can do. Maybe we will do one in July to robb.

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