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Title: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 04, 2019, 02:46:04 AM
If you are going to make a meetup anywhere any time this is the one to go to, once again Brian @zavod44 is opening up his home to all of us kettle heads to cook food and purve over kettles.

The date this year is going to be July 27th.  Mark your calendars, take time off work and start sweetening up SWMBO to ask permission to go.

More details to follow as they are developed.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on April 04, 2019, 04:07:57 AM
we will be there
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 04, 2019, 04:37:53 AM
As of now for me 10% chance I will be there.  We will see if this % increases as time goes on.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: michaelmilitello on April 04, 2019, 05:44:26 AM
Count me and my bride in.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on April 04, 2019, 05:46:27 AM
Not looking good for me, at the moment.  I'm trying to pull some strings to make it happen.

StL GrillFellas... who's going this year?  @Lowbrass @Brain_STL  @Travis (come on man, you gotta get to this!!!) @db3694  @jeffrackmo  @SmokeVide @SteveZ @tomtappel @nolch01
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 04, 2019, 06:22:33 AM
Not looking good for me, at the moment.  I'm trying to pull some strings to make it happen.

StL GrillFellas... who's going this year?  @Lowbrass @Brain_STL  @Travis (come on man, you gotta get to this!!!) @db3694  @jeffrackmo  @SmokeVide @SteveZ @tomtappel @nolch01

I am in the same boat, if I make it happen it would likely be a day trip from MI.

And yes Travis needs to make one of these. 
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: crowderjd on April 04, 2019, 09:09:25 AM
Oh man...I think I could do this one...I'm going to try to make it work.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 05, 2019, 05:25:09 AM
Oh man...I think I could do this one...I'm going to try to make it work.

Do it, it is worth the trip
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Brain_STL on April 05, 2019, 10:27:43 AM

Not looking good for me, at the moment.  I'm trying to pull some strings to make it happen.

StL GrillFellas... who's going this year?  @Lowbrass @Brain_STL  @Travis (come on man, you gotta get to this!!!) @db3694  @jeffrackmo  @SmokeVide @SteveZ @tomtappel @nolch01
Iím in! Letís represent fellers!!!


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Rub on April 06, 2019, 06:52:17 PM
I'm a big maybe as a fly-in. Are there pre and post festivities, or just a one day ordeal?
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Craig on April 06, 2019, 08:28:15 PM
Iím in!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Troy on April 07, 2019, 12:35:15 AM
I'm 90% out :(
Too many schedule conflicts to manage this year and the WKC Chicago event has won the last few years.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: bladz on April 07, 2019, 04:58:27 AM
Iíll be there!


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bertl on April 07, 2019, 12:11:11 PM
I wish i coult come. 2018 had been a blast!
So many great people and kettles. I will never forget!
Thank you Brian you're the man!
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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Kneab on April 07, 2019, 12:27:16 PM
As far as I can tell this far in advance myself, wife and kids should be there.

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: KevinP on April 07, 2019, 05:43:47 PM
I have it on the calendar and plan on being there. Had a great time last year


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Scott Zee on April 10, 2019, 05:21:21 PM
I'm in and @Rub, we've been doing the Schaumburg Weber restaurant on Friday evening the last 2 years. I'm sure we can get some WKC'rs there again this year.

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on April 11, 2019, 04:49:16 AM
I'm in and @Rub, we've been doing the Schaumburg Weber restaurant on Friday evening the last 2 years. I'm sure we can get some WKC'rs there again this year.

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Tami and I will be in town in time for another Friday night dinner, hopefully we can make that happen again this year
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Shoestringshop on April 11, 2019, 08:08:07 AM
Count Dee and myself in!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: PotsieWeber on April 24, 2019, 07:13:15 AM
Are kids allowed?
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 24, 2019, 07:20:58 AM
Are kids allowed?

Yes, it is family friendly
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on April 24, 2019, 07:54:04 AM
Are kids allowed?
I'm a big kid and they let me in, and like Jeff said family friendly
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Mongeese on April 24, 2019, 10:22:58 AM
Zavod44 - inbox is full and my message could not get through. I am also wondering about overnight parking - camping etc.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on April 24, 2019, 10:34:12 AM
Zavod44 - inbox is full and my message could not get through. I am also wondering about overnight parking - camping etc.

@zavod44 @Scott Zee @Shoestringshop @Kneab or anyone else in the Chi-town area...  can someone address @Mongeese's questions?
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on April 24, 2019, 11:06:47 AM
Are kids allowed?

My kiddos (9 year old & 11 year old) were with me last year... they swam in Brian's pool all day, and can't wait to come back this year.  Hoping to make that happen.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Kneab on April 24, 2019, 03:08:05 PM
My kids should be coming this year also. They have had a blast the last two years. They ask about going next year before we are even out of Brian's neighborhood.
As far as camping goes I am not sure what is close by around there.

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Kneab on April 24, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
I just looked up campgrounds near Brian's.
I found Paul Wolff Campground and Camp Tomo-Chi-Chi Knolls. I have not been to either of these but they are close by and may be a good place to start.

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: zavod44 on April 29, 2019, 05:14:30 PM
Okay there has been a slight change of plans but never fear, it's going to be as good if not better.  So as you know the last few years this meetup has gotten bigger and bigger.  My cousin and WKC member @No1Agent (John) has agreed to host.  His yard is much, much bigger and will facilitate the grills and people much better.  Sometimes we need to change a little to take it to the next level.  He's got a huge space and a huge fire pit, we can take the party deep into the night.  Now that being said the new location is only five minutes from here.  For the the guys that have been to my house, you know my house is five minutes east of Randall Road, It will now be held five minutes west of Randall.  All your hotels can be the exact same.  Everyone will travel the same distance, and I'm telling you once you see this space you will agree. 

I hope everyone will still attend and show John the same love you always showed me.  As I said my yard was starting to get a little small and this was a decision that had to be made to make sure the meet up keeps getting better and better.  I hope to see all the great people there that came here.  See you in July....
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: bladz on April 30, 2019, 02:48:56 AM
Sounds good Brian. Iím worried about one thing though.  Are you going to be able to get all your sweet grills over there by the end of July?


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on April 30, 2019, 03:51:17 AM
Sounds good Brian. Iím worried about one thing though.  Are you going to be able to get all your sweet grills over there by the end of July?


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He should start moving them now
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on April 30, 2019, 07:36:37 AM
Sounds good Brian. Iím worried about one thing though.  Are you going to be able to get all your sweet grills over there by the end of July?

He should start moving them now

With @zavod44's amazing google doc/excel spreadsheet skills, I'm sure he's got a sweet inventory system that will make maneuvering all of the sweet grills a breeze.  :o ;)
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 30, 2019, 08:18:42 AM
Rumor has it, that the Friday night pre-party is being changed from dinner at the Weber Restaurant, to moving Brianís inventory.  Do we wanna fill the open spots in our vehicles, or should I just bring a semi & trailer? 


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on April 30, 2019, 10:07:36 AM
Rumor has it, that the Friday night pre-party is being changed from dinner at the Weber Restaurant, to moving Brianís inventory.  Do we wanna fill the open spots in our vehicles, or should I just bring a semi & trailer? 


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I ain't renting a van this time I'm out LOL
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 30, 2019, 02:24:20 PM
I ain't renting a van this time I'm out LOL
Probably a good idea.  Van wasnít enough last year.  26í with liftgate this year?

Iím thinking Tami will be much happier taking her car this year[emoji23]


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Craig on May 01, 2019, 05:05:00 PM
Sweet grills at John's compound! It's what we gets!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: zavod44 on May 01, 2019, 06:54:04 PM
I need no help, I can haul my stuff no problem........
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: KevinP on June 07, 2019, 04:55:40 PM
Can we get the address closer to the event date?


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: mcgolden on June 11, 2019, 10:43:11 AM
I'm really going to try to make it this year.  Last year it fell on my wife's birthday, so that was out.  This year, it's the weekend after I move into a new house.  I'm sure there will be a ton to do, but maybe I can negotiate a break. 

Anyone looking to do any trading or selling?  I know I've got some stuff that I'll need to get off my hands.  Unfortunately the new place doesn't have the room, but I may be talking the wife into a big new shed / garage in the back yard.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: mcgolden on June 12, 2019, 02:01:12 PM
I'm really going to try to make it this year.  Last year it fell on my wife's birthday, so that was out.  This year, it's the weekend after I move into a new house.  I'm sure there will be a ton to do, but maybe I can negotiate a break. 

Anyone looking to do any trading or selling?  I know I've got some stuff that I'll need to get off my hands.  Unfortunately the new place doesn't have the room, but I may be talking the wife into a big new shed / garage in the back yard.

Damn it!  I knew that date sounded familiar.  My daughter turns 18 that day and we're having a party.   My wife's birthday last year.  My daughter's this year.  I can't catch a break! Maybe next year.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on June 13, 2019, 03:50:05 AM
Can we get the address closer to the event date?


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Yes, it's in Elgin Ill
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: chiku18 on June 14, 2019, 06:35:29 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on June 14, 2019, 07:08:27 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Mr.CPHo on June 14, 2019, 07:11:15 AM

Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
so jealous!


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: chiku18 on June 14, 2019, 07:57:08 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
You renting the Van ? Right  ;)
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on June 14, 2019, 08:02:57 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
You renting the Van ? Right  ;)
not a chance!!!!!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on June 14, 2019, 08:03:18 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
You renting the Van ? Right  ;)
I believe Joe & Tami will be booking flights now that youíre making the trip.  Best way to experience the Chicago meet-up is with a LONG ride home with rattling kettles.  You donít wanna miss out on that. 


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on June 14, 2019, 08:12:09 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
You renting the Van ? Right  ;)
I believe Joe & Tami will be booking flights now that youíre making the trip.  Best way to experience the Chicago meet-up is with a LONG ride home with rattling kettles.  You donít wanna miss out on that. 


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Absolutely memorable to say the least, especially the cost of the rental !!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: chiku18 on June 15, 2019, 05:40:57 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)
Whaaat !!!! ????
You renting the Van ? Right  ;)
I believe Joe & Tami will be booking flights now that youíre making the trip.  Best way to experience the Chicago meet-up is with a LONG ride home with rattling kettles.  You donít wanna miss out on that. 


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I was thinking -Me dealing with flight noise and Joe with rattling Kettle noise - Sounds like it will be other way  :o
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: chiku18 on June 20, 2019, 06:25:48 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)

Out of every Saturday in life, I was told by wife that this is the most important "Kids Saturday".  Both my kids are getting Black belt in TKD.
I have to now choose  :( , and will not be able to make this time . Sucks
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on June 27, 2019, 04:16:45 AM
Please count me in this year for the "mega event " :)

Out of every Saturday in life, I was told by wife that this is the most important "Kids Saturday".  Both my kids are getting Black belt in TKD.
I have to now choose  :( , and will not be able to make this time . Sucks

This sucks, I was looking forward to meeting you. 

1 Month folks, 1 Month.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on July 17, 2019, 08:00:08 AM
UPDATE!  Hosting this year's meetup is @John (No1Agent)  - his address is 9N836 Beckman Trail, Elgin, IL, 60124. 
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Kneab on July 20, 2019, 06:29:54 AM
What time does the meetup start?

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: PotsieWeber on July 20, 2019, 10:11:04 AM
I'm still up in the air as to whether I'm going to go, but I'll try stopping by for at least a while to meet everyone & maybe to bring something kind of interesting to get a whole bunch of opposite opinions on it.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on July 21, 2019, 05:46:41 PM
Event starts around noon.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: HankB on July 22, 2019, 04:11:13 PM
Event starts around noon.
On Saturday?  :D

Count me and SWMBO in.

Anything in particular to bring?
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Bob BQ on July 23, 2019, 09:00:53 AM
I'm still up in the air as to whether I'm going to go, but I'll try stopping by for at least a while to meet everyone & maybe to bring something kind of interesting to get a whole bunch of opposite opinions on it.

Hope you can make it... you won't regret it!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: LightningBoldtz on July 23, 2019, 05:50:34 PM
Event starts around noon.
On Saturday?  :D

Count me and SWMBO in.

Anything in particular to bring?

It's wide open, whatever you want
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: mcgolden on July 25, 2019, 09:27:25 AM
Just like last year, I'm going to miss the meet up due to a family member's Birthday (wife last year, daughter's 18th this year).  I hope you all have a great time and I hope to see you all next year.  Grill On!

Mitc
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: JEBIV on July 25, 2019, 09:46:50 AM
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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on July 25, 2019, 11:01:24 AM
Wishing you safe travels Joe.  Canít wait to see Tami on Saturday...[emoji1787]


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: avega2792 on July 25, 2019, 11:41:34 AM
Last minute, but Iíll be there. Not sure if the family will be tagging along yet, but Iíll definitely stop in around 2ish. Iíll bring chicken to grill up peruvian style.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: bladz on July 25, 2019, 06:33:12 PM

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See you soon Joe and Tami!! 


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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Kneab on July 25, 2019, 06:47:30 PM
Have a safe trip Joe[emoji106]

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Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: 56MPG on July 26, 2019, 02:51:24 PM
Try to get a group shot of everyone if you can. I know it's hard to pull off, but it's so much fun to see who's who.

Have a great Meetup!
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: Shoestringshop on July 26, 2019, 03:42:58 PM
To all drive safe.
Title: Re: 7th Annual Midwest Chicago Meetup announcement
Post by: einrej on July 27, 2019, 04:51:12 AM
l'l be there with the wife.