2016 Michigan get together Fattie contest at the way out ranch. (Fowlerville Michigan) July 23rd

Discussion in 'Events' started by handymanstan, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hey everyone it that time of year again.  Scott @hillbillyrkstr is going to host the fattie contest get together this year.

    Everyone is welcome to join in.  There will be a lot of local talent there and I hope to see some SMF members come and represent the forum.

    If you are interested please PM @handymanstan or @hillbillyrkstr  for directions.

    We will smoke all the fatties together with the same smoke flavor so all will be equal.

    We will make some sides as always and probably some abts as well. But people can and should bring some sides if they can.

    BOYB   We will have chairs and tables and dinnerware. 

    This as all parties at rockstars will last late into the night with a big fire and too much drinking.  If you want to spend the night there is plenty of room to camp or you can crash in the pole barn.

    Fattie Contest Rules:

    1. All fatties must use 1 pound of ground meat for your fattie roll. No more, no less.

    2. All fatties must be wrapped in some sort of bacon. Turkey, beef, Canadian, etc...

    3. You can present your fattie on the plate however you want. If you have a sauce you want to use on the side put it on the plate. Keep in mind Appearance will be judged.

    4. Fattie turn in time is 2:30pm on July 23rd. Then all fatties will be smoked together. Judging will be around 5:30-6:30pm.

    This is what we have for now. More might be added later.

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

    Stan
     
  2. craigdchang

    craigdchang Fire Starter

    I was bummed that I missed last years get together. Can we bring other stuff to smoke? I was thinking I would bring some Texas style hot links as well as a hawaiian fattie. Will there room in someones smoker?
     
  3. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

  4. humdinger

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

    Looking forward to it. I plan on bringing some smoked appetizers to share.
     
  5. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    That would be great Stan! Hope they all show up and enter a fattie! Would be great to push 25 fatties this year.
     
  6. Yeah sounds like a great time. I will do a side dish also and can plan on my wife and I each making a fattie and a buddy of mine making one also.
     
  7. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    That's awesome 616! 3 more fattie contestants!
     
  8. 25 would be a tough judging process.  Hope they come hungry! 
     
  9. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    2 sets of judges this year with the top 2 fatties from each judging panel moving on to the finals where all the judges vote on the final 4. Been going over this with Greg and were thinking this is the way to do it cam. Any other suggestions?
     
  10. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Where are all these new people at Stan? We're Just a few months away from the 4th fattie contest!
     
  11. humdinger

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

    I like the "final four" concept. Can't think of any other improvements at this time. Is there a "dinner" planned, or will we just graze throughout the day as food comes off the smokers?
     I think once this warm weather final hits this weekend, the MI smokers will wake from their hibernation and start cookin!
     
  12. Myself and a friend will be coming from Grand Rapids area for the first time. Looking forward to to.
    Humdinger, we don't hibernate, we just cobble together shelters to block the elements from the smoke!
     
  13. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Sounds good antrocks.
     
  14. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    The party is growing.  Kurt the smoked apps sound good.  I will be bringing 2 pans of beans and a smoked snack..  Scott I too like the final four judging. 
     
  15. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Kurt I'd like to say a dinner is "planned" but it never works that way. As food comes off the smokers we will eat. I'm going to do a pork butt, and some chicken quarters again. Maybe a brisket to depending on what anyone else is planning on smoking. I'm hoping to get 20 fatties this year.
     
  16. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Bought a 16 pound prime grade brisket yesterday for the fattie contest gentlemen. Last years turned out great and it was choice. Time to move up!
     
  17. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    [​IMG] Thanks Scott.  Sounds good.  I will bring my gloves.
     
  18. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Yes sir Stan we will need those gloves! What do you think about another 26 hour pork butt Stan? Hahahahahaha!
     
  19. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Prime graded brisket!! I will be jealous,make sure to get plenty of pic's for us poor souls who cannot attend!
     
  20. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Just show up b-one! Your invited!
     

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