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I'm a camping egger too

"Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
edited 3:34AM in EggHead Forum
Although I missed their camping trip on Lake Hartwell last weekend,I was still eggin and camping :) My older son Carson had a cub scout camping trip on Lake Lanier the same weekend,so I had to make a decision :pinch: I'm sure that I made the right one ;) We had 6 couples and 10 kids,and I made sure that they all ate well :woohoo: I don't have any cooking pics,but I cooked steaks for the adults Friday night before setting up the XL for an overnight butt cook fro Saturdays' dinner.What I couldn't cook on the XL,I cooked on the mini and the campground grill.Here's a few pics of my set-up :woohoo:




I also found out that my Griddle Q is a perfect fit on the park grill :woohoo:


After I cooked the butts,I made 24 chicken legs,and four chicken breasts for the kids.Again,no cooking pics,but here's a few happy kids :woohoo:



It's funny(but not surprising)that everyone wanted to eat and hang out at my camp all weekend :P Thanks for looking ;)


  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Hey Doug you were missed but I see you had a great time just like us. Looks like a great place to camp. Love the pictures and thanks for posting. ;)
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Sparky, you've certainly got a 'ccok's camp' set up on the lake! Everything looks great and the kids look as if they're having fun. :)
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Doug - that mini is way up there :) but of course you are a tall dude.

    Nice pics of some happy campers - looks like your crumb snatcher is getting tucked into that chicken B)

    Thaks for sharing
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    That's awesome Doug. That had to be fun!
    Colorado Springs
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    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    Looks like a fun weekend, Doug. Missed you at Hartwell. That's great to see you being such a positive mentor and influence to all those kids........and adults! :laugh:
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Looks like fun buddy!



    Caledon, ON


  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Briquettes? Freaking briqettes? Really? You just lost 10 Egghead points.... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    You made a great choice, Doug. B)
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    we missed you pal!!!

    happy eggin


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    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Poot,see ya soon buddy ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Rebecca,you know that as cub scouts,we're supposed to be prepared :whistle: :P
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Frank.I think that my kid loves drumsticks more than any other kid :P The mini works well at that altitude for me.It keep others from messing with it :laugh: Good times though
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Molly
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks John,I'm glad that you found your way to Hartwell ;) See you in a couple weeks :)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    It was a blast Steve.Everyone was amazed with the pulled pork and Carnivore sauce :woohoo: They actually thought that I knew what I was doing :laugh:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Come on man,briquettes are fine for an open air camp grill,right? :lol: I was just makin eggs for breakfast,and was running low on lump,I wasn't thinking straight(too much alcohol),somebody else started the fire.Will one of those excuses help me any? :P :laugh: :laugh:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thank Adem,I am quite sure that I made the right decision,even though I missed missed my friends.My kids always come first ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I missed you too buddy,but hope to catch up with ya in a couple weeks ;)
  • Doug, that's what it's all about! Nice pics and it looks like a great weekend. Your little boy is getting big. I know those kids loved your cooking!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
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  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Faith.I have been elected "camp cook" by all of the kids and parents :) Good times for me and them.Evetone just brings their food to me so that I can cook it for them :laugh: I think that I sold 2 BGEs with my pulled pork this weekend :woohoo: As long as the kids are happy,I am happy :)
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    if i might ask, how do you transport that XL around?
    It one heavy cooking machine.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey Sparky "o" wish we lived closer what a fantastic place & crowd
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Nice pics Sparky! See you next weekend.
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i wish i could go but i will be in sanford florida that friday and driving back sat morning. so i will miss you again..

    hope all is well with you and yours ;)

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Steve,I just get a friend to help me lift it out of the nest,then load it into my work van like this....


    Or load it onto my trailer,like this......


    I've done it plenty of times without any trouble ;)
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    That beats eggs in a bag and stoffers lasagna in a box oven any day :(
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