3rd Annual North Carolina Smokers Gathering (With Pics)

Discussion in 'Events' started by alelover, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Will be firing up the smokers for another great weekend in the Carolinas. The last 2 have been great. So save that weekend for some good food, good beer and good times.

    Check out the past 2 here.

    1st Annual NC Gathering

    2nd Annual NC Gathering
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking forward to it Scott....................
     
  3. So is Cricket.
     
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'll see if Kieth will make it. He "still" always talks about what a great time he had......
     
  5. rschwartz

    rschwartz Newbie

    This sounds like an awesome time, i will do my best to get a few friends together for this.
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Vacation approved. I plan on getting there saturday morning and leave sunday........
     
  7. Not Friday Joe?
     
  8. Hey Carolinas,

    Going to post a tentative menu soon. Would love some ideas.
     
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK... friday it is.... Took the whole weekend off. Let me know what I can do or contribute. Is joel still bringing the smoker.
     
  10. Joel can't make it this year. He has a major something for work to do that weekend. He said he will try and arrange for the smoker to be here though.
     
  11. Woot. Shelby and myself have been lookin forward to this.

    What are the dates for this year (didn't see them, but I am blind lol.)

    Also I can donate money for all this and bring some stuff

    Let me know.

    Also Scott, we have a new addition to the family since last year so we are all lookin forward to this.
     
  12. That's great Brandon. Can't wait to see you guys. And the newest one too.

    April 25th, 26th and 27th

     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Scott, There will be 4 of us. So far Kieth, his son Cody, Tim and myself. If the ground is ok to drive on in the back with the camper I'll bring it. If I do I will need a sleeping bag spot down in the basement for one. It will be a tight fit for 4 in the camper. If the weather makes the ground wet and soft we will get a hotel near by. We have a designated driver.........[​IMG]
     
  14. Won't be a problem Joe.
     
  15. Once again the 3rd Annual North Carolina Smokers Gathering will be held in Concord out on 73 East 2 houses past the cemetery. Plenty of room for camping and we have hotels nearby.

     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014
  16. We should make some sausage. People can see how amateurs really do it. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do you want to make fresh sausage and hot smoke them or do you want to make the traditional smoked......
     
  18. I've been wanting to make some more of my smoked sausage with some recipe tweaks.
     
  19. This is what I have in mind.

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    6 lbs fatty pork butt

    2 teaspoon cure #1

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1 teaspoon ground coriander

    1 teaspoon paprika

    2 teaspoons garlic powder

    2 teaspoons onion powder

    ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

    4 Tablespoons kosher salt

    2 Tablespoons fine ground black pepper

    1 cup real maple syrup

    ¼ cup honey

    1 ½ cup ice water

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  20. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good except for the paprika.... 1 tsp in 10 lbs. thats low. I would go with 1 tablespoon. My 2 cents
     

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