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    Found a BBQ place in Morris Il.

    My son and I were deer hunting last weekend and decided to take a break from the field and go to lunch. He found a BBQ place on his phone, and we decided to give it a try. The place is called Strum's BBQ.

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    They lease space from a bar so you can also have a beverage with your meal. When we pulled up, I saw this.
    This looks promising. The hours of operation on the door added "or until sold out" Another good sign of quality in my opinion

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    Oh yeah!

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    A 1000-gallon reverse flow

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    We decide to do a sampling

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    They will serve just meat in approximately 8 oz. portions, so we decided to try the brisket, pork, and chicken. along with beans, loaded potato salad, and a Texas Twinkie, as I've never had one before. Sorry for the following pics but we were too busy eating.

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    The pitmaster doesn't believe in over seasoning the meat with rub. Oak is used for everything, and he lets the smoke flavor season the meat. The Texas Twinkie was awesome! A large jalapeño stuffed with cheese and wrapped with crispy bacon that's been smoked for 2 hrs. The beans were simple, not sweet, but with a touch of jalapeño. Very craveable. In my opinion, the potato salad could have a little more "loaded" but it was still good. Two sauces were brought to the table. One was a traditional sweet. The other was sweet with some jalapeño added. The brisket is served in its' own juice. The staff was friendly and helpful. The owner/pitmaster was also very friendly and more than happy to give us a tour of his outside cook area as you saw from the pictures. We had a long discussion with him on how he runs his smoker, why he does things like he does in relation to productivity and to maintain quality food. I would highly recommend place. I'll be back.
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    Ya had me at the cookers! That is some serious business there. Everything including yer write up is top notch. Gracias man!

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      #3
      Great find! Thanks for sharing.

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        #4
        Those smokers! Yeah, that place looks like it puts out some serious Q…….thanks for sharing!

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          #5
          Thanks, looks like a good place to stop during my annual trip to Springfield.

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            #6
            My kinda place, looked it up on the map, it south west of Chi town, little to far from me. good find. Your pic's were great.

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              #7
              I have a few accounts in Morris so I’m there fairly regularly for work. Will have to check them out next time I’m there.

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