October 11th MSG get together

Discussion in 'Michigan Members Group' started by hillbillyrkstr, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. towerclimber

    towerclimber Fire Starter

    I will bring a decent size load of both apple and cherry and my chainsaw so everyone will be more than welcome to take what they want and or need...and ill cut it to size for a beer :)
     
  2. humdinger

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

    Agreed Cam, I think pecan is the way to go with the cheese. I'll bring the pellets too.

    All I know is I'm going to do lots of Gouda...that's been the run-away family fav so far.
     
  3. towerclimber

    towerclimber Fire Starter

    I've never done smoked cheese...any flavor better than the others or do I need to look for certian packaging?
     
  4. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Alright looks like everyone's in so the 18th will be good!

    Tower I lean towards cheddar and Gouda for smoking. Get yourself a few 8oz bars of Kraft cheddar when you see it on sale and then whatever block or wedge (around 8oz) of Gouda. You'll be happy with them!
     
  5. humdinger

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

    Yeah and pick up some pepper jack too. The creamy spiciness mixed with the smoke flavor is really good.
     
  6. towerclimber

    towerclimber Fire Starter

    Sounds good...ill make sure to grab a little of each
     
  7. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you hillbillyrkstr .  Deb and both enjoyed meet you and your wife.  If we can make it, we will, but at this time don't count on it.

    BTW, Tell your wife I did another "unintentional test" on Todd's Q-mats.   She'll get a kick out of this. 

    I wanted to add second probe to check upper rack to lower grate temps.  What to use?  Oh yeah here is a leftover wine cork.  Cool! 

    Stuck probe though it and placed on upper rack.  A while later when I went to take it off.... OOPS!  It wasn't cork.  It was synthetic! 

    Melted into the Mat!   I pulled the mat and cork off together, they were bonded it seemed, and put a fresh mat on the rack to use.  I figured I had ruined a perfectly good mat.  Not so!  After it cooled a bit, it released the melted faux cork with no problems, or leftover residue.  Washed it, and good to go.

    You can tell, we don't drink much wine, when me make this mistake.  LOL
     
  8. robbq

    robbq Smoke Blower

    Hey All.

    I had to find this thread and catch up. I hope all is well. These last few week have been busy to say the least. I haven't smoked any cheese before and I plan on trying it son I hpe. However another get together is always a great thing. I sure hope I can make it. It's far, and again would not want to drive after a full day of smoke and beer. It's been a great summer so far with perfecting my sriracha and butter garlic cheese corn.  do want to pick everyone's brains. I have a very old cube freezer. It works. However not efficiently. Its lined with I believe with aluminum or stainless, not sure.

    Either it would make a great converted cold smoke box, or a regular smoker with a heating element added. I sure the lining would determine the way I would go. Info from anyone would be appreciated. I ill post pics of it soon for accurate help.

    Talk soon all take care. 

     

    Tri Tips and smoked short ribs. 
     
  9. Post some pics of the refer. Either material inside would be a fine choice. Go electric?
     
  10. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    The date is getting closer.  The weather is getting cooler.  My smoked cheese supply is getting smaller. 

    October 18 is the date still?  Rockstar you need to change the title of this thread.

    I want to hot smoke some nuts too.  Baked beans and nuts will fill my charcoal smoker.

    My mes will hold a lot of cheese so I will have room there for cold smoking.

    I am looking forward to this smoke. 

    Stan
     
  11. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Yup still the date Stan. Not sure how to change the thread title. Doesn't look like there's an option on my phone to do so. I'm never on a computer so if you can do it,
    Feel free Stan. Or maybe start another thread?
     
  12. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    It won't let me edit your post Scott.  Look for the pencil icon at the bottom left of your first post to edit.  If you still can't change it we can start another thread.
     
  13. Looking forward to it!
    So far the weather has not been good for salmon. We are headed back up thus weekend. Hope the fishing is better.
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , hillbilly. That sounds great , can an 'oihOan'  come [​IMG]  , Do I need bring something [​IMG]

    Trish and I love Road Trips and could possibly come up , if it's her day off [​IMG]  .

    Send directions via PM and I'll bring my Water , can't have any  [​IMG]  , but will enjoy seeing the  ones that do ( I am a avid 'Drunk' watcher) [​IMG]

    Have fun , goodluck and . . .
     
  15. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Good luck Cam with the fishing.  The weather might not be good for salmon but it seems perfect for the moles.  My front yard is full of mole tunnels and I have two traps set with nothing yet. 
    Stan you and Trish are always welcome at any of the Michigan smokes.  We would love to meet you and share good food and conversation with you.  I will pm you with the address. Hope you can make it.

    Stan
     
  16. humdinger

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

    Hey Stan! We'd love to have you join us! It would be good to get some brisket tips from the master!
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks , all question are welcome , but you Boys are probably better.

    Hope to see ya ,later . . .
     
  18. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Try to make it oldschoolbbq if you can.  Heck, it's probably close to the same distance for both of us.  Would like to meet you.

    And to the host, hillbillyrkstr, yes, that means that Debbie and I may be able to make the gathering after all!   we are going to do the Colorado trip this month, so barring things getting in the way, we should be able to make it.

    It'll be good to meet some people for the second time, to help me remember who is who, if nothing else.  LOL

    And of course, it is always s good to meet new people.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  19. litterbug

    litterbug Smoke Blower

    Good luck Cam with the fishing.  The weather might not be good for salmon but it seems perfect for the moles.  My front yard is full of mole tunnels and I have two traps set with nothing yet. 



    If your having mole issues, than I'm guessing you also have grub issues. If this is the case, then just kill the grubs and the moles will leave because of lack of food.
     
  20. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Sure ya can come on up from ohio old school bbq! Long as I don't have to hear any buckeye talk! Lol!

    Good to hear FP! Glad you guys can make it!
     

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