2013 SOUTH FLORIDA GATHERING (THIRD ANNUAL GATHERING) NOV. 8-10TH COME JOIN IN..............

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Bummer - my son is getting married on Nov 11th in Stuart, so we will bekinda close, but not close enough, I'm afraid.[​IMG]

    I am sure I'll smell the smokin' though, and will definitely be thinking of you all!

    Have fun.
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Started to get things going.... Went over the dodge ram and changed the oil and fluids... Gong to get some new tires for the trip...... Wont be long... It will be here before ya know it
     
  3. Yep, won't be long now.

    We are going off in the RV tomorrow to spend a week at Fernandina Beach then it's pack the RV for Sebring.
     
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Well this Democratic Shutdown is really throwing a wrench in a lot of plans I had!
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    yup... made a holder for the pipe burner today... it's also gonna hold a piece of 1/4" plate over top of the burner... will act as a difuser... still haven't quite figured out the end cap- orifice deal yet... but working on it.... will finish up a friends rental unit this weekend (I hope)... then will get started on the smokehouse next week....
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    WHAT... The smokehouse aint done yet... WTH..........................LOL................. Get wit it man....... hehehe. We want it nicley trimmed out and mabe a little chrome added to shiney it up. Spend some time at the local community college art center and learn how to paint a SMF logo on it....
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  7. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I started doing the same 2 weeks ago. Found other things that needed work, electrical gremlins that would not go away and figured after 252k miles I would look at a newer truck. Found exactly what I wanted at a price I could not pass up. So just replaced it. Only glitch is will need tires by end of year........


    I am very excited and may make the wife drive herself so I don't have to wait till Friday evening.
     
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    only 89 miles according to Google..stop by for a visit :)
     
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK..... One month away.................................................................................................[​IMG]   I am so ready.......................
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ok then... today I worked on the pipe burner/heat difuser holder.... (also got the beer keg smoker all straightened out... http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/146097/beer-keg-build-failure-and-need-advice-made-progress )

    here's what I made up real quick today... need y'alls thoughts... the burner is 4" of the ground and the difuser plate is 4" above that... so 8" to the top of the plate.... (to tall ?)


    The pipe snaps into the holder and fits tightly...




    and then the difuser sets on top of the holder





    ok... So I finished working on a friends rental house and now can concentrate on the gathering... gonna go get the materials this week that I will need to build the smokehouse and get going on that....
     
  11. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like it.

    We will need some tiles or similar item to shield the wood from the heat on the lower area. I know temps won't be too high, but long exposure will still effect the wood. I will look and see if I have some that can be relocated, will need to ask FIL.
     
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    that would be cool Jar... was gonna buy some non glazed clay tiles... so let me know....
     
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks great keith... Is the smoke house going to have a bottom or is it going to be open to the ground
     
  14. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I like it.....needle valve on the propane will make it able to be fine tuned.
     
  15. Looks Good Keith
     
  16. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looks awesome Keith! Can't wait to see it fire up. You going to do a test smoke beforehand or are we breaking it in that weekend?
     
  17. barrok66

    barrok66 Newbie

    I was just getting ready to reserve a site for this event at the Hammocks.. plz let me know if it changes, i dont wanna show up ready to smoke and nobody being there.  i have a 32ft. rv and need electric service.  thx, k
     
  18. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Barrok66...welcome! If you haven't already take a look at page 1 of this thread, i have everyone who is attending and what sites we are reserving..we basically are making a BBQ world at the end of the road in the 80's :)  Looking forward to having you and if you have any questions about anything post them up!
     
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    barrock66.... Welcome to the forums... I joined the forums the same way you did... was lurking for a while and then when the first Gathering came about I joined and asked If It was ok If I could come.... with open arms they welcomed me... It's been a blast ever since.... so by all means reserve a site and come join us.... all sites have water and electric... If your a senior it will be half price ($11)... one person (Boykjo) will get there on Wed. most will be there on Thurs. and some of us are staying at least until Mon. ... maybe even longer.... Let Doug know all your particulars.. site number, how many people, any comps, and so on....

    Joe... yes I will put a bottom of plywood and then put some unglazed clay tile down....

    Doug.. gonna try and fire it up before and see what happens... but at the moment the burner does not burn (need to get some fittings for gas line)... I have a high pressure (10psi) regulator with a needle valve but it's really hard to adjust (to much pressure)... try to turn it up some and it sounds like a jet engine and just about blows the flame out... I dismantled an old gas grill and used the regulator and controls (all hoses are clamped on instead of threaded)... problem is connecting the orifice to the pipe burner... the orifice screws out of the control body so I put the orifice threw the end cap and then screwed it back onto the body... it held ok but it was only by a thread or 2... also the controls are for a duel burner plus a side burner.... so it's kinda ugly with one control hooked to the burner and the second one hanging in mid air... then the side burner hose is hanging also....

    I was hoping I could unscrew the needle valve from the high pressure reg. (which it does) and screw it into the low pressure reg... but the low pressure reg has everything clamped on, nothing threaded.... so I'll keep looking around and wracking what little pea brain I have left to come up with a solution...

    Thanks for the encouragement y'all...
     
  20. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keith do you have a tractor supply near you? They have an adjustable pressure regulator. I paid like $15 for mine.... It's adjustable from 1-60 PSI........ Love mine......

    It is Mr.Heater brand........ I think the item number is F273719
     

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