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Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) - 4/6/20, COVID-19 Feeding Day 11

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  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15131
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
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      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
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      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
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      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) - 4/6/20, COVID-19 Feeding Day 11


    From: Stan Hays <[email protected]>
    Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9:17 PM
    To: <undisclosed-recipients:;>
    Subject: Update COVID-19 Feeding Day 11


    (Partners, Sponsors and Supporters)

    I hope this email finds you, your family and all your work colleagues healthy!

    I wanted to up date you on what we have done this last week here in the Greater Kansas City area as well as some work in Jonesboro, AR.

    In KC Friday marked 10 days of serving meals to the homeless, first responders, to KC area hospitals and the food insecure families. A small team of 5-6 volunteers each day put out 12,000 meals during that time.

    This week in KC we set up a restaurant pilot to serve meals to the community. Operation Restaurant Relief is a program that during COVID 19 we are looking at to help serve needed meals in communities, help the restaurant out financially and they hire back employees to put out an average of 2500 meals a day for a two week period. We also provide the food and most supplies for the 2 weeks. Our culinary team also works with the restaurant to ensure they can put out the meals with the food provided.

    We have learned a lot this week and even though it started slow the restaurant is up at 2500 meals a day or more right now. They have done Approximately 9800 meals so far.

    We are able to do this for approximately $4.25 cents a meal which is a very reasonable price. The program is helping a restaurant that had to close and lay-off employees reopen and hire some employees back while putting out approx 2500 meals a day over a 14 day period. That is a triple win!!!

    In Jonesboro Dewayne Daniel worked with our BBQ ofriends at BBQ Restaurant Q49 to put out 1300 meals after the tornado last Saturday!

    We have a restaurant group working a modified restaurant program in Hilton Head SC that has 4 restaurants. They served 1125 meals over the weekend. There is a large population of resort and restaurant workers that have been laid off in the area. They will be serving meals for the next 12 days.

    We have a lot of things in the works including the funding in Bakersfield CA for a restaurant to feed the homeless population and feed insecure as most soup kitchens and pantries have closed or doing limited meals. The grant from Dignity Health will help us provide 35,000 meals in Bakersfield over a two week period. We don’t have a launch date yet.

    Our team continues to look for how we can help in communities across the country during this time. We are on many state calls and national calls looking for the needs that may exist during this crisis.

    I will keep you up dated on what we are doing. Right now a lot of activity with several states but no specifics at this time.


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  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3329
    • Tennessee

    #2
    These guys are the best. Hope I can find time to volunteer one day, until then they get donations from us.

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      Love the new avatar and the RV in the background.
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9432
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
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      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
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      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



      Thermometers:
      *********************************************
      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      Accessories:
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      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



      Cookware:
      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Tableware
      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

    #3
    Talkin bout doin some Great Works!!!
    Yall up on it, an then some!
    Proud to be a Member, an contributor; cain't be boots on th ground in KC, due to obligations, but am overjoyed at th belllies yall are fillin!
    Be safe, an well, out there, yall!

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    • kenrobin
      Charter Member
      • Jun 2015
      • 357
      • San Francisco Bay Area
      • Cookers
        - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
        - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
        - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
        - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
        - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

        Thermostats
        - ThermaQ
        - Thermapen
        - ChefAlarm
        - DOT
        - iGrill2

      #4
      OBR is a wonderful organization, thanks for sharing.

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