2018 Gathering #1

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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Miketheforester » February 3rd, 2018, 10:30 pm

I will volunteer to man the pits for a day. Would anyone be up for trying disco fajitas one day for lunch?


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 4th, 2018, 10:40 am

Heck yeah


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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Tom_Heath » February 6th, 2018, 10:15 pm

thats a bummer that the wife cant make it.... but awesome that you can come.

as far as the location we are trying to get down there to take a look in person, word has it that there is a giant cabin, sleeps like 20 some. Not sure at this point but will do our best to find out later this week.

yes terry we would be glad to pick up what ever items you are wanting to cook. we can make sure that there are drums there. Mack will be there. We hope that Louanne will be there.... not sure on the wawg coffin yet. but we should have plenty to cook on for 3 days.

I hope a aron can make it.

talking with spearhead to see if he is going to make it. we hope he can

so I have talked to forester and I think he said he could take care of the fire building and control of the fire pit.

Terry? would you like to be our or one of our pit monitors. ( We definatly are not asking you to cook everything.... Just to keep an eye on whom ever does want to do some cooking. )

How about dub , have you heard anything from them yet. and can someone either give me reeds number of pass a message to him to text me.

I lost alot of numbers when I left my old job.

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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » February 8th, 2018, 10:39 am

Dub has been asking me for a month when and where is it. Yes he will help in any way you need. I think his wife is coming and his brother in law and his wife.
I will send you Reed’s info.


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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by The Czar » February 9th, 2018, 2:06 am

Do we have a tractor trailer yet to haul LouAnn?


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 9th, 2018, 10:34 pm

What happened to the tilt goose neck? That will haul LouAnn no problem. You could tow Mack. And there’s lots of room on the sides for coolers and firewood.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 10th, 2018, 12:10 am

Oh ya hauling louanne is not a problem. I should have more info tomorrow about the where part of the gathering.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 3:16 pm

So it is official. The spot is near Steelville mo On the Meramec river.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 3:16 pm

Pic to come.


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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Pete Mazz » February 11th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Well that clears it up :headwall:


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Lol, you tell him Pete. Any recommendations on sleeping arrangements?


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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Dirtytires » February 11th, 2018, 7:22 pm

You volunteered to tend fires rodcrafter....you don’t get to sleep.



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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » February 11th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Tom_Heath wrote:Pic to come.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 9:19 pm

So here are a couple pics.

We are on the left side of the map.

Since loading pics sucks from the computer I did them on the phone.

Will post details from the computer in a few minutes.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 10:00 pm

Please dont bombard Frank with questions about the gathering. Yes he will answer them and he is in the loop, its just that he already has so much going on he doesnt need anything else to deal with.

Please refer all questions to my e mail. tom@smokerbuilder.com If you have contact with the czar then ask away. Im not sure if he wants e mails of calls and text.

So the just of it all is that the cabins are the best. A Frames are good but not as nice as the cabins.

The Rv sites are fantastic. Everything near us is water and elec and some even have sewer onsite for the trailers and RV's

Basically all you need to do is call them up and tell them you are interested in the smokerbuilder event 19th thru the 22nd.

We have a great market nearby in Cuba Mo. I can pick up meat there if you all want smomething. The same place that stored the pigs for us last year.



Right now we have a main course set for the meals.

Thur
brats burgers and dogs.

Fri
8 AM ish Dirty Eggs on tortilla shells.

noonish unknown

6 pm Ready to eat
We will be cooking 2 lg briskets and would like to do like last fall and make several dishes of different items.
such as brisket chili......brisket strognaugh.......brisket nachos...... and so on... Please help me with the side ideas.

Sat
*8 am ish Rod Crafters / Gizzmo's tarts. Sorry terry, they are becoming your tarts now. LOL ( Terry, I can pick up supplies. )

Noonish Unknown

6 PM ready to eat
We will be doing Pork butts same as the brisket..... many fashions.

Sunday
8 AM ish dirty eggs or left over tarts.



Keep in mind that I will bring the brisket and the pork, as well as many lbs of sausage seasoned and un seasoned. Chops a few slabs of ribs and various cuts.

We have the meat covered, but could sure use help with the side dishs.

Do you all need or want a sign up form?? We dont really need it for me as I can call the office and see how many have signed up. Its up to you all.

SHIRTS...................

I MUST know if you want them by April 5
PLEASE e mail me size and quantity.
We will be providing 1 per person that attends. Additional will be sold for cost ( unknown but should be about 10 bucks.)

I am looking for help on a saying this year. The logo will be Grinder Bull and a saying.

I am open to colors and unless someone tells me different in mail I am going with neon green / neon yellow. Frank will never know the difference.


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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2018, 10:25 pm

Dirtytires wrote:You volunteered to tend fires rodcrafter....you don’t get to sleep.

Thanks DT that should save me some money. Wait what????


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Post by Big T » February 11th, 2018, 10:36 pm

I think the saying should be No pics.... Never happened. I know originally it was The Czars saying but now there's a few guys that demand pictures immediately. Don't worry Czar you'll always be known as the picture Nazi.


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 10:42 pm

Big T wrote:I think the saying should be No pics.... Never happened. I know originally it was The Czars saying but now there's a few guys that demand pictures immediately. Don't worry Czar you'll always be known as the picture Nazi.
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Post by Tom_Heath » February 11th, 2018, 10:43 pm

Here are a few moreImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by Tom_Heath » February 12th, 2018, 10:11 am

Big T wrote:I think the saying should be No pics.... Never happened. I know originally it was The Czars saying but now there's a few guys that demand pictures immediately. Don't worry Czar you'll always be known as the picture Nazi.

Centered of course

No Pics
No proof!!

End of story


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 12th, 2018, 2:25 pm

I'm excited about this new location, is there a kitchen facility? With a big sink and fridge and such?


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Post by Tom_Heath » February 12th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Actually no there is not a kitchen, BUT

Each cabin has a frig and both cook trailers have a full size frig in them.

If you remember seeing the pic of the shelter house, they have told us that we can park the pits and the cook trailer near that shelter. So that means yes we have a prep area and wash up area.


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Post by Big T » February 12th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Tom_Heath wrote:
Big T wrote:I think the saying should be No pics.... Never happened. I know originally it was The Czars saying but now there's a few guys that demand pictures immediately. Don't worry Czar you'll always be known as the picture Nazi.

Centered of course

No Pics
No proof!!

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Re: 2018 Gathering #1

Post by Dirtytires » February 12th, 2018, 11:49 pm

So the front says “no picture—-never happened” (without a picture)

And the back says “...and I wasn’t there.” (With the smokebuilder logo)



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