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YO-HO-HO-HO Secret Santa 2019!

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  • DavidNorcross
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    • Nov 2017
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    Spinaker You are going to laugh at me for posting this early November. But the way the dates fall we are 2-1/2 weeks til Thanksgiving and then Christmas is upon us. With potential shipping and shopping delay's it is time to start thinking about the 2020 Secret Santa? It is loads of fun....

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    • Huskee
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      You tagged the wrong Spinaker. I changed it to the correct one, Spinaker. Hopefully he gets this soon, I know he has been really busy lately.

    • DavidNorcross
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      Man...sorry about that. Thank you for catching!

    • HouseHomey
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      Huskee Isn’t he kinda like Batman though? He feels the calling then sees the sign.
  • Nuke em
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    Hardy hardy hardy...I mean ho-ho-ho

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    • Spinaker
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      • Nov 2014
      • 10889
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
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      Hey Everyone! I will get this going this weekend! What a great tradition that we need to keep going.

      I am sorry for the delay, I have been very busy with my other job. I should have some time this weekend to line everything up and get the sleigh moving!

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      • SmokingSteve
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        Thanks in advance!

      • DavidNorcross
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        Thank you Sir. Greatly appreciated.
    • Spinaker
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      • Nov 2014
      • 10889
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
        Dexter (Beagle mix)
        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
        ************************

        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
        ******************.
        Thermometers
        FireBoard (Base Package)
        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
        **************

        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
        ********************************
        Fuel
        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
        Kingsford Blue and White
        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
        **************************

        Cutlery
        Buck 119 Special
        Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

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

      You are welcome! I love doing this every year, it is really fun to see what everyone comes up with! SmokingSteve DavidNorcross



      Please check out the Secret Santa 2020 thread!
      Last edited by Spinaker; November 11, 2020, 06:30 PM.

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      • Henrik
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        • Jul 2014
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        • Stockholm, Sweden


        The saying "better late than never" really comes in handy now. Last year, as part of the Secret Santa 2019 happening I received a gift card for a local bbq joint here in Stockholm named "Brisket & Friends". My secret Santa is mrteddyprincess. Very kind indeed, and such a fitting gift! But then COVID happened, and I simply haven't been able to use it until now (!). My solution was to order pickup/takeaway. They have all the usual suspects on the menu, and I wanted to try most of 'em. Lucky for me it was a generous gift, and they have what they call "Table Breakers". I ordered two of them and took home to my wife. No need to cook dinner today! Below you can see a photo of what we received.

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        Top left box

        Pulled pork

        Some kind of sausage, with a bit of kick to it

        Pork belly burnt ends


        Bottom left box

        Pork belly with some kind of orange glaze - very good!

        Brisket (Creekstone farms)


        Then we have the three plastic jars

        Creamy potato salad (with some chili pepper in it)

        Pickled red onion and pickles

        Cole slaw


        And finally

        Baked beans

        Mac 'n cheese

        Corn bread


        Now this is food for 2 people. It's a great spread, but I wouldn't call it 'table breaker'. More like a sampler. Still good though.

        I talked a bit to the guy while waiting for pickup, so I found out that the brisket is from Creekstone farms. And they use electric ovens/smokers, but he emphasized that they use real wood for smoke. Not sure how it works, I guess they fire up some wood chunks and let that smoke into the ovens.

        There was a mild but pleasant smoke flavor to the meat. Just a bit light for me, but it's way better than oversmoked food. Everything was tender and full of flavors. The brisket was cold and a bit dry, and the Mac 'n cheese tasted very little, but all the other stuff was good.

        Overall I really enjoyed getting takeout bbq as opposed to cooking it myself. So easy! And it was a genuinely great gift, very fitting. Thanks again mrteddyprincess!

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        • tbob4
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          That is a very nice present!

        • mrteddyprincess
          mrteddyprincess commented
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          Hank! Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed a meal and it was so nice talking to you from Secret Santa 2019. I also enjoyed the process of finding a BBQ joint in Sweden. That was a first for me, and the people I met were so nice. Best wishes to you and your family. :-) Merry Christmas!

        • Henrik
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          Merry Xmas to you too mrteddyprincess!

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