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Title: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on November 09, 2017, 08:58:57 AM
If anyone is interested, the Florida BBQ Association (http://fbabbq.com/event/fba-fun-cook-winter-haven/) (FBA) is having its annual "Fun Cook" Dec. 8-9 in Winter Haven FL. It's at a nice location, all outdoors, with 20 and 30amp hookups. Bring your camper, tent, moho, whatever and your kettles. You can sign up and just hang out the whole time. I can be sure that any WKC people are next to each other and we can geek out on our kettles Friday and Saturday. I think we have to leave out Sunday morning. Think of it as a full weekend Weber - Fest. Or if you don't have a camper just bring your kettles and set up at my place, then get a hotel room nearby.


All are welcome. I will be there and I think I will try to compete in the 4 categories (chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket) using my kettles. If you want to try your hand at competition sign up for a category or two. Or all 4. It's usually about a $25 entry per category. Or don't sign up for any and just "Relax and Weber On". I will be there for sure. It's sure to be a great time.


Tag someone who might want to come.
@FunDad62 @Armedvet  @Againstben   @RadRacer @grill-a-dict @Plant_City_Mike  @Mr.CPHo
@Woody @Wingman @chiku18 @WinterGardenSmoker @GaryRivera @mistrtj @iwilli4 @guitarfish @JEBIV
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on November 09, 2017, 09:00:18 AM



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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on November 09, 2017, 10:46:56 AM



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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on November 10, 2017, 06:35:47 AM
Thanks @Rub . I am planning/thinking to join (not sure I can compete :) with experts) this event.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on November 10, 2017, 06:51:18 AM

Thanks @Rub . I am planning/thinking to join (not sure I can compete :) with experts) this event.
Excellent! I値l be happy to give you a crash course there to tell you what the judges look for if you want. Or I have a full blown 2 day course this weekend at the same venue. Regardless you値l have a good time. Lmk how I can help.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: RiverCity BBQ on November 13, 2017, 03:19:39 PM
Flamingo lake BBQ competition is another FBA event and it's this coming weekend in Jacksonville Florida. I'll be cooking there.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on November 14, 2017, 07:46:56 PM
Flamingo lake BBQ competition is another FBA event and it's this coming weekend in Jacksonville Florida. I'll be cooking there.
Good luck! I'm doing the KCBS contest in Plant City this weekend.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: captjoe06 on November 15, 2017, 01:33:39 AM
Oh man I'd love to go to one of these events.  Do they have any in early April?
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: RiverCity BBQ on November 15, 2017, 10:09:13 AM
Flamingo lake BBQ competition is another FBA event and it's this coming weekend in Jacksonville Florida. I'll be cooking there.
Good luck! I'm doing the KCBS contest in Plant City this weekend.

Thanks! Good luck to you too! 
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on November 20, 2017, 07:12:19 PM
Oh man I'd love to go to one of these events.  Do they have any in early April?
Here is the link for the FBA events: http://fbabbq.com/events/
KCBS events: https://www.kcbs.us/events


Let me know if you head to one in the FL/SE area.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on November 28, 2017, 06:22:02 AM
I値l drive down from Jax to hang out on Saturday.  Maybe I値l bring SJ-120 and some other favorite rarities.  (Requests welcome and open to trades). 


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on November 28, 2017, 10:16:34 AM
not sure when the wife and I will arrive, it may be just me if she has to work. sometime Friday midday
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: captjoe06 on December 01, 2017, 07:07:50 AM
Pictures please!
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 04, 2017, 06:32:11 PM
I have been in touch with the FBA and apparently they have had very little response for the Fun Cook this year. They have been contemplating cancelling it and are discussing it right now. At best it will go on, but with a small contingency of teams. Likely 5-7 at most. In the past it has been 20-25 teams. I'm not sure what the problem is this year. I don't think the planning was the best on their part. If it does go on and happens, it will be obviously a much smaller group there. If you were coming hoping to see lots of teams and rigs, there may only be 5-7.....

**Just got the email, it is still on. It is a much smaller group with only maybe 10 teams present. However if you are interested in BBQ this may be a great source of knowledge and talent, with a very casual atmosphere. With such a small group there won't be much to see as I had thought. But if you're coming mostly to meet a few other WKC guys, that's just fine. I work Friday and probably won't get to the Club until 4:30pm or so. I can bring a handful of kettles. We could plan on grilling some dinner for ourselves if you want as well. I'll be staying onsite in my bbq trailer and cooking overnight for bbq turn ins on Saturday. If anyone wants to bring their RV, you can stay onsite as well. There is 30amp hookups and water. It would cost $50 which gets you one entry into the contest. Chicken, ribs, pork, or brisket. All 4 would be $200 which is what I'm doing. I'm happy to share what I don't turn in for judging with our group on Saturday. Both Friday and Saturday nights I would expect to be spent around a campfire with adult beverages being consumed. If you're planning on bringing kids I don't think there will be anything specifically planned for them. There is a playground there and a lakefront.

So with the updated info, let me know who is coming and if you're staying onsite or off, or just for a day. There are a few chain hotels within 6-7 miles of the site. Depending on who's doing what, I could plan a few grilled meals for us to all help prepare. Or each could grill their own specialty app. or whatever. So who's in? @Mr.CPHo  @JEBIV @chiku18 @Plant_City_Mike @FunDad62 @Armedvet  @Againstben   @RadRacer @grill-a-dict
@Woody @Wingman @chiku18 @WinterGardenSmoker  @GaryRivera @mistrtj @iwilli4 @guitarfish
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 04, 2017, 06:48:36 PM
I forgot to mention while the meetup may not be great for kids, we do have LEGOLAND FL here. It's less than 10 miles away from where we'll be. They also have their own hotel and "Beach" resort.

Other hotels: The Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn are right next to each other and are probably the newest/nicest. Maybe 5-6 miles from the site. Lots of mom and pop places, stay at your own risk. Here's a list I found. I can't vouch for the ranking though.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g34746-Winter_Haven_Florida-Hotels.html
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 05, 2017, 05:05:09 AM
Tami and I are coming, staying offsite
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 05, 2017, 05:21:49 AM
I will be joining as well , but will drive both days .
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 05, 2017, 06:32:35 AM
I値l join on Saturday.  I知 picking up stuff from both JEBIV and Chiku18, so I知 not sure how much room I値l have to bring my own kettles. 


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 05, 2017, 06:52:11 AM
Looking forward to it @Mr.CPHo do you want me to bring a grill or 10 down for you to cook on?
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 05, 2017, 07:29:13 AM
I have a speckled offset handle SJ that I壇 be willing to trade for something on my seeking list.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 05, 2017, 04:31:49 PM

The FBA is having a potluck at 6pm Saturday, they are providing hamburgers and if you want to attend you bring a side or dessert.


The annual Membership Meeting with the BOD will be at 3:00pm on Saturday and followed by the awards for the competition plus Team of the Year, Judge of the Year and Hall of Fame inductees and followed by a side-dish potluck dinner at 6:00pm. FBA is providing hamburgers, buns and condiments for the potluck, so bring your best side-dish or dessert and a way to keep it warm or cold if appropriate plus your favorite liquid refreshment. Water will be provided.

I will be attending the stuff starting at 3pm which is for members, then after the meeting y'all can join in if you want for the contest awards, TOTY, HOF, then the potluck. Afterwards will likely be social/small bonfire time which everyone is welcome at.

I need to RSVP for the potluck so let me know if you're in for that and how many in the next 24 hours or so. You can grill a side or dessert, or grab something at the Publix Deli or bakery. You're welcome to use one of my smokers or grills if you want to.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 06, 2017, 04:28:11 AM
So just to understand - its not starting on Friday anymore ? But kick off is at 3 pm Saturday ?


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 06, 2017, 04:36:41 AM
I値l arrive in the morning and have to leave in the afternoon before the potluck begins. 


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 06, 2017, 05:50:51 AM
So just to understand - its not starting on Friday anymore ? But kick off is at 3 pm Saturday ?


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It does still start Friday. The majority of it is unstructured. Teams setting up, prepping meat, etc. Some will start cooking Friday night. It's during all of the unstructured time that we/WKC can gather at my site and hang out, look at kettles, bs...
Saturday morning I'm dealing with my 4 bbq turnins but my site will still be open as a hangout for WKC friends. I turn in chicken at 11, ribs at 12, pork at 1, brisket at 2. You guys can try my stuff after each turn in. At 3pm is the annual meeting for all FBA members, and then the rest of the schedule is open to all. Regardless my site will be open for WKC the whole time.


Bring your chairs, your refreshments for Friday and most of Saturday.


You can grill your favorites all day long if you wish. Or cook nothing and just hang out.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 06, 2017, 06:26:22 AM
Thanks for the info, Rub.  Sounds pretty chill.  I hope other FL members and lurkers will show up too. 


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 07, 2017, 05:43:57 AM
Rumor has it Plant City Mike will be there Saturday with a couple of special kettles ;)


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 07, 2017, 06:45:56 AM
Rumor has it Plant City Mike will be there Saturday with a couple of special kettles ;)


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The more the merrier
Title: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 07, 2017, 07:06:38 PM
Special Invitation to a lurker named Gary who posted on CL a free electric starter to anyone who could use it.  He even mailed it to me for free.  That痴 just an awesome Grillfella.  Come hang out with us.
https://sarasota.craigslist.org/for/d/weber-spirit-igniter-kit/6375648029.html
I converted my SSP to electric start  thank you.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 07, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
Very cool. Converting to electric is something I've wanted to do to mine. I know it's been done before, but with newer Performer parts, not Spirit. Take a pic sometime?
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: captjoe06 on December 08, 2017, 10:58:35 AM
When will the pics start rolling in here?
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 08, 2017, 11:04:25 AM
Just getting into town had a few issues fueling the Gulfstream G5 about to meet @chiku18 in 20 or so
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: captjoe06 on December 08, 2017, 11:09:14 AM
Just getting into town had a few issues fueling the Gulfstream G5 about to meet @chiku18 in 20 or so


I thought your staff did that kinda stuff for you.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 08, 2017, 11:18:29 AM
That was the problem Tami was dragging her feet fueling the Gulfstream
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 08, 2017, 12:53:06 PM
I知 on my way I値l be there in about 20 minutes maybe 25


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 09, 2017, 06:58:25 AM
At Swamp Boys

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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 09, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: HoosierKettle on December 09, 2017, 08:33:19 AM
That痴 awesome!


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 09, 2017, 08:46:49 AM
We are behaving

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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 09, 2017, 08:48:19 AM
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We are not behaving and @rub is cooking @plantcitymike is assisting
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 09, 2017, 09:17:24 AM
Not sure what's more awesome. That suitcase, the bucket of ribs, or the gray CGA.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 09, 2017, 10:56:21 AM
Not sure what's more awesome. That suitcase, the bucket of ribs, or the gray CGA.
Funny, I never leave home without my travel bar
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: HoosierKettle on December 09, 2017, 11:21:22 AM

Not sure what's more awesome. That suitcase, the bucket of ribs, or the gray CGA.

You mean gga?  Someone check this guy痴 credentials.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 09, 2017, 12:10:34 PM
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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: noreaster on December 09, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
What a sweet lineup of vintage weber grills

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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: captjoe06 on December 09, 2017, 01:07:37 PM
 Jealous!


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 09, 2017, 01:36:12 PM
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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 09, 2017, 02:28:10 PM
The Swamp Boys experience was life changing.  We were truly in the presence of Greatness.  Thank you, Rub!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171209/c89083f7959166be53f3aa11c6567113.jpg)


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Title: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 09, 2017, 02:31:32 PM
Totally agree with @Mr.CpHo.  We all tasted some of the greatest barbecue food by Rub. It indeed was life changing.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 09, 2017, 02:42:42 PM
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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 09, 2017, 02:44:25 PM
Whoa, I didnt realize this meet up was actually happening. Good show, guys!
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: SixZeroFour on December 09, 2017, 03:06:05 PM
Looks like a ton of fun - nice work fella's!
Title: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 09, 2017, 03:16:45 PM
Great to finally meet Plant City Mike seen here fastidiously setting up our group shot.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/6d1741c77ae12024eb0c71d38fab5c71.jpg)

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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 09, 2017, 05:02:27 PM

Not sure what's more awesome. That suitcase, the bucket of ribs, or the gray CGA.

You mean gga?  Someone check this guy痴 credentials.

I'll spare you the effort: I ain't got none!
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 10, 2017, 01:30:07 PM

Thanks guys! I'm finally home and cleaned up from a great weekend. It was the Florida Barbecue Association's annual Fun Cook and I saw an opportunity for us FL/GA guys to get together for a meet up. @Plant_City_Mike  got there first with some his killer kettles. I was really glad to see him because I had overslept by 2 hours and was really late getting my butts and brisket on my drums for the contest. I put Michael to work and he was a big help. @chiku18  and his beautiful family were next to arrive, then @JEBIV  and his wife and finally @Mr.CPHo  and his wife. While I was turning in my contest meats (chicken 11am, ribs noon, pork 1pm, brisket 2pm) they were socializing and checking out the kettles. The weather was bad for FL, with north winds and occasional drizzle. It was cold so we built a fire to help take the edge off. After each turn in I put out my leftovers for everyone to share, so there was plenty of food. Some trades and gifting went on and I was really stoked to come home with 2 lanterns, a Weber coal rake, and a Weber tablecloth! Thanks guys! It was great to get to know these guys and their families. And I can't wait to do it again.
PS: I won Reserve Grand Champion (2nd overall) in the contest, and the FBA Team of the Year for 2017.

Joe checking out the case of lanterns chiku brought
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Our site
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The guys and the kettles. The one of a kind yellow SJ in the front...yes I got to hold it!
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/12/10/IMG_6275.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/fXh)


The lovely ladies who tolerate our grills
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/12/10/IMG_6279.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/fXA)


Swamp Boys '17 FBA Team of the Year
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The weather was beautiful this morning! A day late...
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/12/10/IMG_6283.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/fXQ)
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 10, 2017, 03:13:30 PM
Congrats, Rub!
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: mhiszem on December 10, 2017, 03:18:20 PM
Congrats! Looks like a great time.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 10, 2017, 03:20:01 PM
Congrats on TOY, @Rub!
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: chiku18 on December 10, 2017, 06:17:01 PM
Congratulations , Rub. My daughters were asking about the result . They will be excited to know !!! Thank you for arranging and we need to do this again.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 10, 2017, 06:36:41 PM
Congratulations and thank you to Rub, who sent each member home with a custom wood table top and Swamp Boys Rub and Sauce.  Chiku18 made sure members received charcoal rakes and lanterns.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/684cb08f7271ce9f6f2d618367ced768.jpg)
I also picked up a relay package from Addicted To Smoke via JEBIV, seen here giving us a tutorial on the lanterns whilst never spilling a drop of his cocktail.  Impressive.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/4b4f6515fbb2d5f86c816543073f3c1f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/3eff7653b0340fe80f678fbf55d21d86.jpg)I知 the lucky guy who took the gray GGA home... along with yet another 18 WSM, both courtesy of Chiku(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/8836cc16975584547aa9361c74ad8ecc.jpg)This is on top of a 22 WSM to which he alerted me earlier in the week.  Thank you... and I知 seriously running out of room!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/06bf1dbd70d61c030e6c6d8ba54e16ed.jpg)
I had an awesome time at the meetup yesterday.  But I have to say again, eating Rub痴 BBQ was seriously fucking mind blowing.  I am not even kidding.  This morning, I lay awake in bed and all I could think of were his sweet sweet 杜oney muscles.  Yes, you read that right, gentlemen. 
I had every intention of hanging ribs today using my new gateway hanger and Cajun bandit door and compression latch.  But I couldn稚 even feign an attempt at smoking ribs, not after yesterday痴 epiphany.  Thankfully Chiku痴 daughter caught that moment of enlightenment.  Note the juices running down my chin. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/64bfc365247fd40e0e713f10ee1c8d8b.jpg)
So instead of making ribs today, I apathetically took the family out for tacos, and spent the afternoon cleaning the GGA and replacing its hardware with SS.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/1790bf01c80afc785e00c197402d316a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/0ab8a857c8ff8a3716b8d7696efc48cc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/4fc6bd58bc068d803fd20fb791f09e32.jpg)
Thanks to everyone who attended and looking forward to the next FL/SE meetup.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: kettlebb on December 10, 2017, 06:48:47 PM
Fuckin A boys.


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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 10, 2017, 06:57:10 PM
Thanks for shepherding that box for me, lads. Although I did have this FL meet up in mind when getting it to GA, I didn't realize or consider that you all might also be loading up several machines and related gear for the meet up proper. Hope it all fit OK!

Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 on December 10, 2017, 09:28:18 PM
Well play, sounds like a great time!

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Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: JEBIV on December 11, 2017, 05:13:48 AM
We had a grate time, it seems as though a few grills came home to Doraville thanks to Chiku18
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A true pleasure to see all these. I can't express how enjoyable it was to meet everyone.
Title: Re: Florida Meet Up possibility just came up
Post by: Rub on December 11, 2017, 05:21:20 PM
Congratulations and thank you to Rub, who sent each member home with a custom wood table top and Swamp Boys Rub and Sauce.  Chiku18 made sure members received charcoal rakes and lanterns.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/684cb08f7271ce9f6f2d618367ced768.jpg)
I also picked up a relay package from Addicted To Smoke via JEBIV, seen here giving us a tutorial on the lanterns whilst never spilling a drop of his cocktail.  Impressive.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/4b4f6515fbb2d5f86c816543073f3c1f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/3eff7653b0340fe80f678fbf55d21d86.jpg)I知 the lucky guy who took the gray GGA home... along with yet another 18 WSM, both courtesy of Chiku(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/8836cc16975584547aa9361c74ad8ecc.jpg)This is on top of a 22 WSM to which he alerted me earlier in the week.  Thank you... and I知 seriously running out of room!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/06bf1dbd70d61c030e6c6d8ba54e16ed.jpg)
I had an awesome time at the meetup yesterday.  But I have to say again, eating Rub痴 BBQ was seriously fucking mind blowing.  I am not even kidding.  This morning, I lay awake in bed and all I could think of were his sweet sweet 杜oney muscles.  Yes, you read that right, gentlemen. 
I had every intention of hanging ribs today using my new gateway hanger and Cajun bandit door and compression latch.  But I couldn稚 even feign an attempt at smoking ribs, not after yesterday痴 epiphany.  Thankfully Chiku痴 daughter caught that moment of enlightenment.  Note the juices running down my chin. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/64bfc365247fd40e0e713f10ee1c8d8b.jpg)
So instead of making ribs today, I apathetically took the family out for tacos, and spent the afternoon cleaning the GGA and replacing its hardware with SS.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/1790bf01c80afc785e00c197402d316a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/0ab8a857c8ff8a3716b8d7696efc48cc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171211/4fc6bd58bc068d803fd20fb791f09e32.jpg)
Thanks to everyone who attended and looking forward to the next FL/SE meetup.


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Haha thanks for the kind words from you and chiku. I was hoping the shot of you eating the rib would show up, great pic! It was a fun day, let's do it again.