Its been awhile since I have made a post, but don't worry my eggs have been just as busy as us. Summer is off to a great start and we had a family reunion at Blue Springs Ranch
which is right on the Meramec River in Missouri. We were expecting 40 plus people and had many of the meals already planned to feed that many people, but I did bring my Small Egg to have a couple great meals while we were enjoying the outdoors. We arrived on Friday night and got settled in to the cabin. Which of course means finding the spot for the egg before unloading the rest of the truck..
Pretty cool cabin and we went for the one with the big kitchen.
The next day was the group float on the river, but we were on our own for dinner so I went with a boston butt. I decided to bring along the DigiQ so I wouldn't have to worry about anything and could go on the river with everyone. Here is a shot with my mobile setup. I love the Rio Adventure Roll-Top Table
my sister got my for Christmas last year, so easy to put together and has its own bag to travel with.
Once the egg was stable at 250° I put on the pork that was rubbed with some Bad Byron's Butt Rub the night before. I had a mix of cherry and apple wood chips.
Now it was time to hit the river for a 10 mile paddle! We brought 4 kayaks, my uncle brought 3 and we rented 5 more and a giant raft.
I really like floating the Meramec River, so scenic and the water is so clear.
After the great float trip it was time to check on the Pork. Pulled at 195° and let rest for about an hour.
We decided to share and brought it down to the big log cabin which was the main gathering spot for the week. It disappeared faster than I ever expected but there were lots of hungry paddlers. I may have convinced some of my family to get a egg!
I went the rest of the week without my camera and phone so I didn't get any pictures of any other cooks, but we had a chili cook off and I entered @egret
's Cow Lickin Chilli
and tied for first place! I think it was a tad spicy for some people and we had some voter fraud, but I was happy to share the trophy.
We also had a Flinstones themed party with giant turkey legs for dinner, there are pictures but none on my camera so I will post some of those later.
It was a great week to get to relax and see some of the extended family I don't get to see often enough.
I hope everyone's summer is off to a good start!
Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK.