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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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  • MeatMonster
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 655
    • Ellon, Aberdeenshire
    • I love beer, BBQ and rugby, just don't make me choose between them!

      GMG Jim Bowie
      ProQ Elite Smoker
      Boomerang 3 Ring Burner
      Fast Eddy Cookshack 120
      Fast Eddy Cookshack 240

    #16
    Originally posted by holehogg View Post
    It takes tough people to weather tough times, you Sir are one tough person (front row player I assume).
    The fact that you have manage to keep afloat by applying yourself during the difficult times is proof your success going forward is going to be one of abundance.
    Much respect deserved, you did not only have yourself in mind but also those around you in need.
    Thanks!! Next time I'm in Port Elizabeth we need to catch up. Driven through a couple of times on my way to visit my cousin in Port Alfred. If you're ever there look him up he owns Graze a fantastic restaurant.

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    • ScottyC13
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 581
      • Boston Area
      • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

        Equipment:
        Weber Genesis
        Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
        Thermoworks Smoke (2)
        Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
        Thermoworks IR (1)
        Maverick IR (1)
        Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

        Hobbies:
        Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

        Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

      #17
      Great story. Glad you have weathered the storm.

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      • Clark
        Club Member
        • Mar 2020
        • 291
        • Broken Arrow, OK.

        #18
        You are to be admired for your fearless perseverance during these terribly difficult times!

        Hang on, and remember "Tough times don't last but tough people do."

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        • Sweaty Paul
          Founding Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 1624
          • Hays, KS
          • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
            (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

            Weber Genesis Gas grill
            Weber Kettle grills x 2

          #19
          Congratulations on your efforts and best wishes on the future!

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          • BBQPhil
            Club Member
            • Sep 2017
            • 305
            • San Diego, CA
            • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

            #20
            Great story. My son and daughter-in-law own a restaurant in the San Francisco Bay area and did much the same. Indoor dining went to patio dining, pickups, delivery and farm to table groceries (meats, cheeses, fresh vegetables, etc.) Small business owners like yourself know a lot more how to run a business and survive than the best-trained MBAs.

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            • MeatMonster
              MeatMonster commented
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              Thanks, really glad your family have battled through.
          • jfmorris
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 3594
            • Huntsville, Alabama
            • Jim Morris

              Cookers
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
              • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
              • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
              • Anova
              Thermometers
              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
              • Thermoworks Dot
              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
              • Thermoworks RT600C
              Beverages
              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

            #21
            So glad to see this story, and so happy that you were blessed with enough orders and community support to weather the storm. I believe a lot of BBQ and take out restaurants in my area did pretty well too. More upscale dine-in establishments without an existing robust takeout business did not survive.

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10963
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

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                Assistants
                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                Big Green Egg (Large) X3
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                Karubeque C-60
                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
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                Thermometers
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                Accessories
                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                Finex Cat Iron Line
                FireBoard Drive
                Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                Grill Grates
                Joule Water Circulator
                KBQ Fire Grate

                Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                Fuel
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                Cutlery
                Buck 119 Special
                Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Global
                Shun
                Wusthof
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                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #22
              Keep the dream alive! I love seeing this, especially in the midst of all of this. It says a lot about you and those you have around you that the biz was able to survive. It will make everything else seem easy! (Or easier)

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              • MeatMonster
                MeatMonster commented
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                Thanks! It's been a hell of a ride. Could definatley do with a little downhill tailwind!

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