Squeal of approval had a great looking smoker.
We stopped and listened to Fast Eddy describe his new pellet smoker grill. Highlights on the new unit were; pellet drop, digital controls, 600 degree charbroiler with cast iron grate, large indirect smoking side, warming rack, and an integrated warming drawer. Price TBD, but we know it's going to be under $1400.
The kids competition was great. All the kids were busy plating there foods while the parents sat close by and helped out.
This thing had to be the most bizarre inflatable kids toy I have ever laid eyes on. They would squeeze out of the vertical split in the gray end. It reminded me of the Ace Ventura movie where Jim Carey squeezes out of the Rhino.
When we got back to the booth, Chris was giving a short speech to one of the BBQ tours. He finished his talk by feeding the group some of the whole chickens we smoked that morning.
We still had some time to kill, so we went next door and played some washer toss. Mike is a natural. If you look close you can see the washer homing in on the PVC.
The guys relaxing a bit before the storm hits. Shelton's no shoe idea was great. My dogs were barking, so I followed suit.
It was time to get powered up for the over night haul. Nothing gets you going like more meat. This time it was copious amounts of sausage. I had been on a diet of mostly meat and beer for roughly two days now. I was starting to smell worse than our dog after she got into the deviled eggs.
Mike Smoots and Shelton saying, " Bring it on, it's time to light the pits and get this train rolling."
At 10 pm we lit the pits with propane and wax fire starters. Game on. This particular fire burned until 2 pm the next day.
The fireworks were awesome and great way to start the long night.
Smoots, Shelton and I kept an eye on the smokers while everyone else got some rest. It was pretty chilly but the fire box kept us warm.