2015 South Florida Gathering (5th Annual) November 13th-15th

Discussion in 'Events' started by dougmays, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. nimrod

    nimrod Meat Mopper

    I believe they are getting there on Thursday thru Sunday. We are coming Friday morning. John is new to smoking as he just recently got a smoker.

    Time is flying fast! See you all real soon.

  2. nepas

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

    I will vac seal some pancetta to bring and some SS chubs, smoked cheese
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    good deal... do they have a site ? or using yours ?
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds good Rick.. looking forward to it...
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So I made four more grates to go in the MES 30.. so that's a total of 8 grates at one time... will have plenty of grate space for jerky...

    Don... jerky cannon would be great (bring it)

    Doug... how much venison do you have ??

    My granddaughter just took an 8 point buck in Kentucky... gonna see if she will come off of some meat... also my neighbor has promised me 30 lbs of ground venison... If he gives it to me before the gathering, I'll bring it as well...

    If somebody wants to bring some pork loin... we can try some pork jerky as well ...
  6. nimrod

    nimrod Meat Mopper


    My memory fails me on their site number, either way John & Carol have their own site. John brought some brats back from Wisconsin, WOW were they good!

  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    How much pork do you want? I have a third of a loin in the freezer, or I could easily get a full loin if you want more.
  8. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    For the jerky? Half a loin is fine, we'll slice it thin. Or if you wanna bring a full that's fine as well, if we over do it on jerky meat we can always smoke a portion of the loin. If you can bring it partially frozen that'd help for slicing :)

    Only a few more weeks! Calling the Piggy People that monday before and will pig up on my way down to the campsite!
  9. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

     Hey Guys 

    With a very VERY heavy heart , Me & the Wife have to cancel coming this year , we recently have taken Guardianship of our special needs Grandson, and moved him down to a nursing home here in Florida .   ( I will spare y'all the details but the little guy needs a lot of medical issues dealt with ) 
    So before we cancel the campsite ( tent site #81 right in the middle of all the fun)   if anyone is interested you can send me a message and we can maybe set it up so you can get that spot. 

    PLEASE someone take a LOT of pix so we can see what we missed !  We both looked forward to seeing everyone this year   

                                Hopefully next year we can go ....... sadly your friend Tiki Guy & Wifey  
  10. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

      sorry not sure why it posted twice ? 
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sorry to here Kevin! You will be missed but family first and there is always next year!

    I believe @OrlandoSmoKing  (Don) was bummed he couldnt get his own spot and someone else i think? 

  12. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Kevin sorry to hear you will not be there. I hope you get help that is needed for the little guy.
  13. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a bunch of the white boxes and 1qt sauce containers to bring.

    I will be getting there on Thursday with either my FIL 5th wheel camper or a tent..... still not figured out yet.

    I have seen a lot of chatter about meals and food. Let me know what is needed and ill figure out something to make.
  14. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    I have a slicer, so it might be easier if I slice it before leaving.  How thick do you want it?  1/8"? Also, should I bring other stuff?  Don't really know what to expect.  I could pre-smoke some meatballs to make "scoop" orderves, would just need to heat somehow and assemble, and/or I could do one of my naked herb chickens, carve then freeze?  Or should I just bring some meat?  I could pick up a brisket ????.  I'm not bring my smoker, but want to contribute however I can.  Was planning on coming friday, but if the weather is nice and it's slow here, I may come Thursday.  Planning on driving over in my '70 Hornet.
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Hey Steve,

    I usually go 3/16th (between 1/4 and 1/8) but we can make due with however you slice it! Appreciate it. 
  16. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have close to a 5lb eye round.. going to preslice and have it marinating (NEPA's, Rick, recipe) before I get there... still going to bring the grinder... gonna do 2 beer can chickens Thur. and a maple bourbon ham Fri... I am also gonna do pancakes and eggs for breakfast one morning... Will grind up the butt that Craig's bringing for breakfast sausage (Pop's recipe)... Craig, If you could cut that up into chunks (fat and all) and freeze it.. we will grind as it starts to thaw out... We can make a run to the store to get what we need (marinade wise) for more jerky,if needed ...

    Kevin... you and the wife will surely be missed this year... It is a very honorable task the 2 of you have taken on ... Prayers to the whole family...
  17. nimrod

    nimrod Meat Mopper

    Tiki Guy

    Really sorry you & Mrs Tiki will not make it this year. We were both newbies at last year's event & had a great time. I agree with Keith that it is a very noble thing you two are doing.

    Keith, I'll make sure the pork is prepped ahead of time. Anything else I need to bring, beside the fire wood?  I can pitch in for the breakfast?

    Sure hope the El Nino stuff breaks soon we could really use some cooler weather.

    JarJar, tough choice you have, tent vs 5th wheel,


    I'd take the 5th wheel...

    So far the Saturday menu is limited to a smoked pig and cornbread casserole. Anyone else...

  18. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yea I wish it was my choice on what I get to use. Unfortunately it looks like the 5th wheel will not be an option. So it will be tent unless my beutiful wife lets my buy the pull behind trailer we saw the other day.......

    I will be working every day between now and when I leave on Thursday, so I will get there sometime in the afternoon...... I will pack some stuff, but most likely I will have to run up to wally world Friday morning.

    I can not wait to get away and relax for a few days.....
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Jeremy... Don't be like somebody else I know and forget/not bring an air mattress... the grounds not as soft as it was when we were younger....

    Craig.. I'm doing breakfast for one morning.. if you want to do something another morning that would be great ... maybe some sausage gravy in a DO...
  20. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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