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Old 05-14-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Good day turned bad

This cook was for a benefit for my secretary who has cancer.

It all started great. 35 full packer briskets and 35 pork butts and 100lbs of sausage. Had 4 large pits going and a sweat setup.









Got all the pits up to temps and loaded up. Everything looking perfect, just perfect.






THEN all helll broke loose!!!!!!!!!!





A storm blew through and we thought it was pretty cool standing in the carport watching it until the "It sounded like a freight train!!!" We literaly ran for our life as trees were snapping and stuff was flying!!!

12 trees went down, one of which took out my truck. I watched it fall and smash the back of my truck!!! While I was running for cover!!

When it wen through we just stood there shocked. And then we went to plan B. All of the meat had been on for 3 hours with full smoke and since power was out we elected to wrap everything and load it into the stick burners. The rotor pits were useless without power. we trudged in the rain for an hour getting everything wrapped and loaded.







My truck is smashed!



BUT, we got all of the meat cooked and packed away so we can serve tomorrow.



I'm sure this is not the kind of update you guys wanted to see. I sure as helll didn't want it to turn out like this, but we made it happen. Apparently this storm tore up a lot of stuff in the area and I kept expecting to see a news crew show up. My buddy has a whole lot of work to get things back to normal and I'm sure I will pitch in.

Tomorrow we serve the plates. All 950 of them!!!!! We had to call off the sales because we were just plain out of room. All the meat is safely tucked away in hot boxes and it won't be the best of q but it will have to do given the circumstances.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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Looks like you guys made the best of it. Great thing, to cook for a benefit like that. Good luck tomorrow 950 is a big herd of people to cook for!
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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A personal thanks from me to you for doing a benefit
for cancer....THANK YOU

Looked like one Hella afternoon
Sorry about your truck...
is it just me...or has anyone
else ever noticed that RED vehicles seemed to get
damaged more then any other color?

Keep your head up.....
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Hope your day goes better serving
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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wow! just glad you're ok
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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That would have shook me up pretty good.

I am glad you were able to save the cook.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:53 PM   #6
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Holey smokes. I'm glad no one was injured. Man, that's a lot of meat and cookers. If you have time, I'd love to see the finished pics.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:18 AM   #7
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Glad nobody got hurt!
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:35 AM   #8
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Way to hang in there! That's one cook your never going to forget.
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Sorry to hear about the storm. I'm glad that everyone is okay. I hope the rest goes better.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:24 AM   #10
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Sorry about the storm and the truck..but way to keep going.
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