2014 Michigan Get Together ( July 19 2014 )

Discussion in 'Michigan Members Group' started by handymanstan, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    We are going to have a get together this year and I am looking for input on where and when.[​IMG]

    One day or two? 

     There are 157 Members in the Michigan group. [​IMG] We should be able to get a nice group together.

    Last year was a great time with lots of food, fun and BS.  Lets outdo last year this year!!!

    Kingfishcam said we can do it at his house and I also would be willing to have it here in Lansing.

     KFC has a pool and I don’t. 

    As far as the date I am thinking the end of July or the start of August.   Warm enough for the pool.

    Please Michiganders jump in and give me feedback and attendance status.

  2. humdinger

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

    Hey Stan,
    I'm up for a gathering for sure! Late July or early August sounds good. I can do Cam's or your place. If Dave is available I'll bring him along again too.
  3. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Sounds good Kurt but if you had said no then we would have come looking for you . LOL

  4. End of July early August sounds good. Winter should be done by then.
  5. Lansing would be okay.  I would prefer first part of August as I'm working crazy hours in July.

    Are you looking to have us bring our smokers?  I'm building a new one that I would love to show off.

    We bringing our own meat and drinks or is there gonna be a cost to purchase it there?
  6. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    We will prob have it at Kingfishcams house but that is only 25 mi. SE of me.  ( I96 and M-52 exit.)  Smokers will be welcome and encouraged.  We have not figured out meat yet but bring a side and your own drinks.

    As we get closer to the date we will get this all dialed in.  Hope you can make it.

  7. bringing your own smoker is welcome! We have an informal but organized menu abd everyone brought their own beverages. Like Stan mentioned, we will get a plan together as we get closer. If you have ideas please throw them out to chew on!
  8. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    I hope to make one of these meets.   As long as it's not on the 1st weekend of August or the 3rd weekend of Sept.  I should be able to make one.

    Looking forward to it.
  9. humdinger

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

    Do it! Technically I can't get in trouble with the Mrs. if I was forcefully taken against my will..... ;-).

    In all seriousness I should be able to make it. I plan on bringing my country ribs again. Also I have been experimenting with making burnt ends out of a chuck roast that is injected with cajun butter, so I'll bring that too. Looking forward to it!
  10. shamp

    shamp Smoke Blower

    I am in this year and should be able to make it
  11. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    That’s great Shamp .  We are going to have this at Kingfishcams house again this year ( the pool wins) and I am thinking the third weekend of July or the second weekend of August. .

  12. July 19th looks good for me.
  13. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Looks like we set the date to be July 19th at kingfishcams house.  Now we need to figure out the menu.  Humdinger says he will bring country ribs and burnt ends that sound way good.  I can bring a brisket or ribs and maybe a watermelon to smoke on site. 

  14. I would like to put some chicken in again. . Might try the brisket thing too.
  15. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Sounds good Cam are you going to do smoked chicken or grilled chicken?  I think we can do brisket if we start it early enough.  I can bring my small charcoal smoker if we need it.  Someone needs to do Dutch's "Wicked Baked Beans".

  16. I'll be out of town that weekend so will miss the get together. Sounds like it'll be a good time. Thanks for the invite, hopefully we'll be able to make it next year.
  17. I will try to stop by later in the day. I have a small cook to do for a gaggle of pilots at the Mason airport that day.
  18. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks for the response we will miss you.  Hope to meet you before next year.
    Sounds great Gator we will look forward to meeting you.

  19. Smoked and grilled chicken I suppose. Might as well use all the burners!

    We just got 25 new meat birds this week too. :)
  20. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Oh oh.... I forgot my wife's side of a family reunion.   I know it's in July, right about the time of your get-together. 

    I sure hope it is a different weekend.

    I would really like to attend, visit, pick some brains, and see the other smokers in action.  I'm sure it would expand my knowledge of smoking.

    I will check with her, and let you know if we can make it. 

    What time does your shindig start?   I see the date but no time.  Doesn't really matter.  I'll be late anyway!  (Channeling my wife here) LOL
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014

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