THE Iowa gathering

Discussion in 'Events' started by smokebuzz, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. cage

    cage Newbie

    I wish I could have made it, but had to work Saturday. Lord knows the food had to be better than what I had to eat.
     
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing the pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    All that food and drink, that must have stimulated the economy a little. Glad you all had fun![​IMG]
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    crap, BUSTED.............LOLOL
     
  5. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looked like a good time. You can almost hear the faint sound of a lone banjo, playing off in the distance.lol.... Wish I could of made it there.
     
  6. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Looks like I missed a great time, except for the "Jack" straight up.

    Where did you guys meet?
    Any Cyclone fans in the group? lol
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    saylorville..........just south of you foozer........and no..........no clown fans.......or if there was, they kept quiet about it..........LMAO.........
     
  8. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks like a good time had by all. Good food, Good friends. Kinda cool to put some faces on you guys!
     
  9. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Dude,

    Which camp ground were you in?
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    this will be in about 3 parts folks...........and i will take you from beginning to end...............so please bear with me. and there WILL be bellyshots again................LOLOL

    some of my pics will be dups, but others, well lets say, the truth will come out...........LMAO

    Buzz got there bout a hour before me and mine............we got there, unloaded our car abit........then buzz and i headed BACK to my place to get the fridges, fire/smoking wood.

    Buzz's beast of burden...........

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    we set up tents, screen tent for the kitchen, waiting on Tip, who was SUPPOSED to be there bout noon.........uh huh..........sure tip

    in the mean time, we set up party central..........and buzz's sign..........

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    tip and his wife darcy got there bout...hummm.........3? or 4?.......not sure......

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    now i have a story for you..........no pics tho, and i didn't see the whole thing but buzz did.........Tip brought his wife's lil metro, pulling it behind the TRAVCO.......man what a beast that thing is.......you will see it in the background of some of my/others pics........they unloaded the metro.....and parked it across the street/drive/whatever you would call the lil roads that campgrounds have.......So, Tip tries to back this beast into the first lot, we tried.......the Travco, doesn't have good parking breaks......so we think he is in position, and Tip stops this beast, only to have it roll forward TOWARDS darcy's car and beyond that, the lake.......and darcy stands there IN FRONT OF THIS MONSTER, trying to protect her lil pos......LOL.........was a bring unnerving, let me tell you. Like i said, i missed it, didin't have the camera ready. Like when ERIC, later on in the nite, tripping over a firepit. LMAO........bout pissed myself over that one.........ANYWAYS.........we get Tip into a more level lot for him to camp in. Now this is just Friday, with me wondering what OTHER delites was to present itselves to us.........BUT the weekend was off a a GREAT START already.........llolol

    this next shot is where the party will be taking place SOON, as you can see how HAPPY buzz's two daughters are.........LOLOL.........

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    Eric (Ear-ache-myeye) FINALLY showed up...........and this is HIS beast of burden

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    Now his girlfreind was a sweety.........and HE musta thought so also, cause all weekend i was telling them BOTH to get a room

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    geez you two, there WERE kids around...........LOL

    so now we have Tip and darcy, Eric and MO HO, and Buzz and his dots, me and momma, and some good freinds of ours, all there.......Rose and Chauda. There will be pics of them two later on...........

    Supper was just hamburgers/hotdogs/brats.........whatever each person brought for their own supper.........i don't have any pics of that mess..........LOLOL........tho Erics porkchops sure did look good, tho, he wouldnt even share with any of us.........selfish bassturd.....LOL

    Bout 10:30 friday nite, we decide to start getting the meats ready........
    2-10lb briskets, and 2-8lb butts........only me brisket had the rub i brought....well, half of it was mine, had to borrow some from Eric, as what we made up would NO WAY would do the whole brisket........Here's the meat on buzz's Horz.

    Briskets got on at 11pm, butts on 15 minutes later

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    bout a hour later, this is buzz.........

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    musta got abit cold later on, cause here he is AGAIN, tho abit more bundled up

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    i mean GEEZ buzz, thought it was going to be YOU AND ME hanging.....LOLOL

    tho i have to give him creds, he was outta town ALL week, so he had to bust arse to get ready for this weekend...............YEAH RIGHT!!!..LOLOL

    okay folks, 10 pics, the limit.......please stay tuned for page two
     
  11. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like a real good time was had by all. Personally i couldn't of done the shots of J.D.

    Was planning to come down for a while but had to do an emergency repair on the boys car, can't have him driving with no brakes [​IMG] . Then had the joys of graveyard shift that night.

    Pics are awesome ..... great post !![​IMG]
     
  12. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    what a party! Love all the pics!
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    okay..........forgot to include this pic, of my digi. Here's a tip, take off the glove you use to put rub on the meat.......less messy for the digi that way........LOLOL

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    okay.......back to the story.............i only had ONE person, that hung with me the entire nite, and it was NOT a smf member, go figure......LOLOL

    this is Chauda.........a good friend of the family........known her since she was knee high to a jack rabbit............

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    five digi's lined up reading temps...........

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    i only spritzed my brisket, the entire nite, till BUZZ finally got his lazy butt up, then he let me sprtiz HIS.......lolol

    pic of the meat, just before foiling..............

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    we foiled the meat, cept for ONE briskett, that was a bit stubborn........tho i wish ALL the meat was more stubborn.............

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    the meat was foiled at 170, and put back on till the meat reached 200.......now folks, you MAY not believe this.........but ALL the meats was done in 8 hours.........utterly cornfusing.........this meat should of taken till THREE PM sat. afternoon, but was instead was done 7 AM.........that threw a kink in the plans............

    okay..........so now buzz it FIALLY up, and BEAKER shows up, 6:30 in the am..........i guess he slept at a boat ramp in the area, in his truck......he drove past once, before finally pulling into behind Erics truck........since both Erics truck, (he borrowed his brothers truck), and Beakers truck, had fire fighter license plates, i first thought it was Erics brother.........NOT!!!!!!

    this is the beaker

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    so now we have me, buzz, beaker, and chauda hanging out, drinking beers.......maybe not beaker(mark).........he don't even drink coffee..........

    so now the meat is wrapped, and toweled and put in coolers waiting till supper time (TWELVE HOURS AWAY YET.....)

    so now lunch rolls around............Daboys (the OTHER mark) shows up.......and we start getting ready for lunch..........Beaker brought japs and creme cheese for abts.........plus Eric made up his version of fatties, made with brat patties, that he calls Bratties.........lol or was that Daboys who brought the japs........hmmm........long weekend, and i am sure SOMEONE will correct me..........plus Beaker brought 3 dozen ears of corn for supper, that neither him OR the other mark was going to be at........so we hurried up, got some corn ready, to smoke.........now since Buzz's smoker was empty, mine stayed idle all week........i need to make that statement, cause i know OTHERS will say i ducked out on using MY smoker

    here it sits idle........LOL

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    so now we are going to also pull some meat for MARK and MARK (darn, i sound like a hairlip dog.......LOLOL), cause they needed to hit the road bout 2:30.......daboys hosting ragbrai riders........silly man.......LOL

    now its getting close for them to leave.......we HAD to do the Belly shot....now i KNOW its been posted to death, but here we go folks........you weaked stomach people mite want to skip ahead.....LOL

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    Chauda also did her onion rings and battered green pepper rings.......i didn't get any pics of them.......in FACT, i didn't even get to try even ONE onion ring..........geez.......NO LOVE.........lol

    Here is tip getting his beans ready, and MAN were they good, in fact brought some home with us, and was part of MY supper last nite

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    okay.......getting close to supper, and we start pulling the meats........they were STILL HOT .......but the foil leaked, and lost alot of juice from his briskett, and maybe a butt or two........shots of the meat pulled/being pulled..............

    first butt

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    okay folks 10 ten pic limit.............stayed tuned for part THREE
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    okay..........now on to the rest of the meat.........

    second butt

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    Erics, riblets......they were GREAT!

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    crap........just realized, i dont have any pics of pulling the briskett.........but i DO have pics of THE TABLE!!!!!!!

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    after supper, Tip made his DO apple cobbler.......which i don't have pics of EITHER.......but DARN was it good, he even made one for breakfast........LOLOL.......tho i don't think it was on purpose.........we stayed up till TWO waiting on that puppy.........

    so supper is done.......sitting round..........and ONCE AGAIN.........here's Buzz

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    talk about a LIGHT WEIGHT! ! !

    so next morning we did Capt. Dan's omlets........didn't get any pics of IT either....LOLOL........but did get a shot of the Candain Bacon, i did earlier in the week............which i will post a seperate thread on that later on

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    so after breakfast.........time to pack up..........i HATE that part of a camping trip.........and a sad pic of the empty camp site

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    but, yeah i know, its been posted already, a pic of the "CLAN".....lol

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    All in all, it was a GREAT weekend........tho Buzz slept thru most of it........LOLOL

    We are talking about maybe doing it TWICE a year.........so you Iowa folks that missed this fun weekend..........stick around, and look forward to the NEXT one.........same bat time, same bat channel................
     
  15. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice play-by-play Dude! Thanks for taking us there.
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  17. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok steve, we were there at 1:30!

    An remember, no q-view IT DIDN'T HAPPEN![​IMG] Besides, try explainin ta the cops it wasn't intentional! Oh, an that grill is real expensive on the beast, don't wan't mommas pos bustin that out!

    It was a great time, lookin forward to our next one. Again, ifin yall get a chance ta do sumtin like this, I highly recommend it!
     
  18. dude one correction daboys brought the japs and cream cheese.
    I brought the sweet corn onions zuch.
    must of had to much of the beer 30 lol!!
    was a great time great food and great peeps!!
    I was happy to go and put a face with a name.
    May many more years of the gather to come!!!
     
  19. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ok, here is proof that drinking and visiting, and some uhhhh guidence is more tireing than running the smoker, preping meats and other stuffs. i got about 3 hours sleep sat nite, dude crashed at 1pm~, and got up at 5ish. who knew my smoker would be that difficult for him to run for 3 hours for him[​IMG]



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  20. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hey buzz...........not MY fault, you left the cruise control at home.........
     

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