TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:03 am

The BBQ prize package is shaping up nicely. I decided to put a bow on it by throwing in a brand-new Nvidia Shield. See here:

http://techreport.com/news/26781/ok-ill ... -tr-bbq-xi

I'll dig around here and see what else I can find to add to the mix.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:28 pm

IT'S BACK!
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Many thanks to ClickClick5 for returning The Wasson Cup so we can award it again this year. At the BBQ you'll be able to see pictures of what it's been doing for the past year. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:28 pm

Check out the sunset on Lake MI by logging into http://trbbq.dyndns.org:82/ right now. :D

Woohoo!
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:41 pm

I am so bummed, cause I tried the webcams and they look great.
Someone better face time with me from there during the event.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:08 pm

drfish wrote:IT'S BACK!
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Many thanks to ClickClick5 for returning The Wasson Cup so we can award it again this year. At the BBQ you'll be able to see pictures of what it's been doing for the past year. :D


I already miss my travel buddy :/
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:46 am

ugh. I was up until 12:30 this morning and I am still not finished prepping ribs. :P

The good news is I got 80% of them done. Tonight should not be too difficult and that will give me plenty of time to pack. :D

And peeps wonder why I shut off at 2:30 once I am done cooking. My week started Tuesday night with shopping and the gathering of supplies.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:09 am

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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:08 am

This photo is complementary to the one I posted of the parking area for the beach at the end of James. This is James St where you can park if the cottage and beach parking are both full. Park on the north (left) side of the road only (and make sure to leave room around the fire hydrants!

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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:18 am

drfish wrote:I've filled in a few more items on the list myself, still looking for more people to bring drinks and ice.


I'll bring some drinks and ice. Also some folding chairs.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:19 am

SHOES wrote:
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eitje wrote:Posting up to say that I'm having to cancel on this year's trip. That frees up a fouton @ the beach house, for any singles that need a sleeping spot.

Also, someone else is going to need to run the bracketing & board creation this year. ;)

I share in your sadness. My stuff keeping me from attending this year is beyond my control..........almost anything else I could have worked around. <sigh>



Both of you will be sadly missed... :cry:


Man, the BBQ won't be the same without you guys! :(
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Rolled into Erie, PA just now only to find the entire town taken over by bikers. Seems they do a mini-Sturgis thing here. Good thing I made reservations when I did.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:51 am

I am sad to say Baby Fish is not going to make it this year. She had surgery on Monday and is still not quite back to 100%. Sorry Ellie fans, fingers crossed for next year.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:51 am

Mrs drfish wrote:I am sad to say Baby Fish is not going to make it this year. She had surgery on Monday and is still not quite back to 100%. Sorry Ellie fans, fingers crossed for next year.


Aww I hope she feels better soon!!
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:52 am

On a side note. I am so glad I only do this once a year. ugh :D

I am going to landing in bed early tonight. Also sadly my plus one got send out on a work trip at the last minute so sadly he will not be attending.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:59 am

I'm sorry to hear Baby Fish is recovering.

Someone mentioned that there were going to be veggie gerbils at the BBQ. I was going to cut up some squash and zucchini and I was wondering do they prefer them on skewers or steamed in foil pouches on the grill?
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:19 am

Hello Everyone,
I'm Jeff kollnot. I'm a friend of Lauras. My geek credentials mainly include sci-fi, movies, and video games. I am also a musican and studio engineer. I'm looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. Sorry for the late confirmation, my schedule just got straightened out.

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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:29 am

Losergamer04 wrote:I'm sorry to hear Baby Fish is recovering.

Someone mentioned that there were going to be veggie gerbils at the BBQ. I was going to cut up some squash and zucchini and I was wondering do they prefer them on skewers or steamed in foil pouches on the grill?

I'm not a vegetarian/vegan, but I think skewered, brushed with a little olive oil, and grilled is a fantastic way to prepare zucchini. Sliced in half lengthwise and grilled also works well (and is less work than the skewers).

OTOH, the advantage of foil pouches is that the veggies won't come in contact with any of the meat fat/juices on the grill, and will be more acceptable to any strict vegetarian/vegan folks.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:59 am

My brother Jon will also be joining me. He has similar interests to me.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:06 am

Good point, JBI. I guess I'll chop up and put them in bags to be steamed. It also makes for nice service sizes.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:09 am

Losergamer04 wrote:Good point, JBI. I guess I'll chop up and put them in bags to be steamed. It also makes for nice service sizes.

A dash of garlic (crushed, garlic powder, or garlic salt) in the pouches is really nice... :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:15 am

I usually do that, but I'm trying to keep it as neutral as possible. It's not hard to add garlic powder, garlic salt, or more salt/pepper after the fact.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:20 am

True.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:17 pm

FWIW I updated my last post in the Swap Meet thread with what I'm planning to bring (so far). Still going through stuff, so I may have more than that.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:51 pm

The Friday night hanging out at the cottage is sort of happening now. I have one camera setup where I intend to have it tomorrow and I'll be putting the other one into position soon. Not a lot to watch yet but check it out if you want and let me know what you think of the view.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:36 pm

drfish wrote:The Friday night hanging out at the cottage is sort of happening now. I have one camera setup where I intend to have it tomorrow and I'll be putting the other one into position soon. Not a lot to watch yet but check it out if you want and let me know what you think of the view.

anyone there? i haven't decided if i just wanna jump in the car now and drive down, but i'll have to see if any cheap hotels are available for tonight...

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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Both cameras are up in their positions for tomorrow. :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:23 pm

thegleek wrote:anyone there? i haven't decided if i just wanna jump in the car now and drive down, but i'll have to see if any cheap hotels are available for tonight...

I just checked into the Hampton and it was swarming with people. Some sports thing going on as there were a lot of teenagers yelling for Coach.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Starfalcon and I will be heading out tomorrow AM, should be there around noon.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:00 pm

FYI plan is to get pizza sushi soon and then more sushi later when Gleek arrives.
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Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:37 pm

I won't be able to make it this year. So the cornhole trophy will have to go to someone else. You can still mail me first prize though.

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