The 2015 Third Annual Michigan Get-Together (June 6th-7th)

Discussion in 'Michigan Members Group' started by handymanstan, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Man this is getting close! My big electric smoker is ready to roll if needed. I might have a batch of side dish something to bring. Got a business trip that week but looking forward to the gathering!
     
  2. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    It's getting real close! Might need that smoker cam. I'm still not sure. Any word on fpmich?
     
  3. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    I'm sorry to say, I don't believe we'll be able to make it this one due to health problems of our own, and a friend.   In spite of Prime rib being offered, I doubt we can make it.  LOL

    Sure wish we could.

    My hip, back and shoulder has been plaguing me.  Just found out that surgery for complete tear in the supra something or other, in my rotator cuff is inoperable, due to several things.  So I get to live with the loss of strength and pain for the rest of my life.  I had it last year when we were at the party, but at the time, I thought it was just tendonitis, 

    My Wife Deb, who has MS, has been up at our friend's Marilyn's ranch, taking care of her, and her 8 horses, after Marilyn underwent two back surgeries in the past 2 & 1/2 months.  I've been on my own since then.  It isn't easy for any of us three.  But things are getting better now finally.

    I haven't even uncovered and cleaned my smoker yet, let alone smoke anything.  YIKES!  Now that hurts more than anything!

    Hoist one for me.  Maybe we'll be able to make one of the later ones being planned.  Hope you al have a ball!  Gonna miss the fatty tasting though.  LOL  I still havn't made one of my own.  It on my agenda for this summer.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2015
  4. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'm really sorry to hear that fp. I know it's a long haul for you guys and if your not feeling good it'll be tough. I'll send you some pics after the smoke. Hope ya'll feel better.
     
  5. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'll be having another smoker party in September fp. It won't be an msg party but your more than welcome to come by and join us.
     
  6. wormdunker

    wormdunker Newbie

    Just found this site while looking for fatty recipes. Due you smoke the fatty's on site to enter the contest?
     
  7. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    They did last year wormdunder.  They were awesome! 

    Thanks Hillbilly.  Hope we can make that one.

    If we can make this one, we will, but whoever is doing the prime rib roast,  don't count us in. We don't want to cost you money in case we don't make it.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2015
  8. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Yes wormdunder you make it at home and then we smoke them all at the same time. Last year we did them all in the same smoker but it's not required. You coming out the gathering?
     
  9. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    We didn't get much feedback on the prime rib so I don't think we are doing it. I have a 15 pound brisket, multiple pork butts, and ribs that I'm personally smoking. Plus a fatty of course.
     
  10. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Sorry to hear Frank, Surgery is no fun for sure. We will miss you and Debbie. Glad things are getting better.

    I think I have figured out the Fattie I will be bringing and I am planing either beans or a fruit salad.

    Its getting close and I am getting excited.
     
  11. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I have no idea what kind of fatty I'm making. Maybe I'll just stuff the inside with a few pounds of bacon! Can't have enough bacon right?
     
  12. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Pre msg gathering get together for my birthday last night.
    Ribs

    Little fire

    Ufc ppv projecting on the barn.

    Fire getting a bit larger.

    I don't remember much else....
    Long night of PBR and crown.
     
  13. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Those ribs look awesome hillbilly.  Nice pull back on the bones!  Better than mine usually do.

    The camp fires are right down my alley too!

    I noticed the chairs were a LOT further away form from the big fire than the smaller one. 

    What did you toss on that fire>  Last year's Christmas Tree?  or Rocket fuel? 

    My guess is a few pine pallets.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2015
  14. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks fp. Ribs were not bad. Fire was logs, pallets, and an old chair my friend found on the side of the road.
     
  15. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead


    Aftermath...
     
  16. deltawhiskey

    deltawhiskey Newbie

    I am in. I work near fowlerville so any help needed the week prior for setup I can lend a hand if needed. We have a new baby so sorry for the late add. If there isn't enough room let me know. What else is needed?
     
  17. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Your in delta! Plenty of room! You ever make a fattie? If not figure out how and enter the competition!

    People will start showing up Friday evening and we will be smoking or grilling something for dinner that night. But the big smoke is Saturday all day.

    We have plenty of room for tents, and campers so if you want to camp out its cool as well.

    Also feel free to bring your smoker or some meat for someone else's smoker.
     
  18. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Happy Birthday Scott.  Nice ribs and fire.  Can't wait for the big smoke in two weeks.  Are you going to put jaws on that big screen for us?  Maybe time for a bigger fire pit looking at the aftermath.
    Glad you can make it Delta.  Looking forward to meeting you and seeing what kind of fattie you come up with.

    Stan
     
  19. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    You know I think I will project jaws on the barn that night. Providing the weather is good that is. You dropping tables off Friday Stan?
     
  20. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I think so but will know better when Friday gets here.  The ice table holds about 40lbs of ice.
     

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