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Deploying with OBR

Janell and I are deploying tonight or early tomorrow am to Spring TX to work with OBR through Tuesday. We will be serving 15,000 meals a day to first responders or anyone who needs a meal. If anyone is looking to support the efforts of OBR, I know they would greatly appreciate it. 

https://operationbbqrelief.org/apis/volunteer/donation


We will post tons of pics and stories here so stay tuned. Very honored to be able to offer some small but tangible support to this effort.  We are loading both eggs and the Blackstone to cook for the volunteers. They have huge pit trailers to cook for the masses but we will set up a camp cook station for us with BGE's and Blackstone.

Anyone wants to volunteer can go to: https://operationbbqrelief.org/apis/volunteer/home/registration. Let us know what days you are available on the site and text me once you are set up. I'll let the team on the ground know you want to deploy. They have places to stay that are free for volunteers and there are plenty of "good eggs" down in Houston that I'm sure could provide a couch and a cold drink at night

The adventure begins...

John- 512-565-0109




1- LGBE
1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Outstanding.  Thank you, good luck and be safe brother.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    Good on you and Janell!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,922
    Awesome. There is far more that unites us than divides us. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,653
    Thank you for doing this!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,115
    I know a guy who has some lump for the egg if you need it. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    I know a guy who has some lump for the egg if you need it. 

    We probably will. The more bulky stuff I can collect down there, the more I can haul with me in the truck. We may need another egg or 2 as well
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,115
    I know a guy who has some eggs too. Even a Blackstone. And a pop-up if you need it. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    I know a guy who has some eggs too. Even a Blackstone. And a pop-up if you need it. 

    If you are able to get out, we will probably need all of it. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,481
    caliking said:
    I know a guy who has some lump for the egg if you need it. 

    We probably will. The more bulky stuff I can collect down there, the more I can haul with me in the truck. We may need another egg or 2 as well
    Earlier today, it looked like restaurants that were feeding first responders were running short of to go boxes (aluminum rounds, I think) and hotel pans.

    If you have a favorite restaurant supply spot, I might send you a wish list and connect you with some folks (whose food you have eaten) to connect.
    LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
    Karubeque C-60 Dishwasher (when time is no object)
    Owner of multiple large scale refrigeration devices (sometimes too many)
    Vertically integrated BBQ and charcuterie operator, for recreational use only
    Elicitor of secrets from goats through unconventional methods
    Sourdough bread enthusiast

    Houston, TX

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,662
    You go, girl!

    Seriously, any food tastes delicious when you're camping or doing emergency relief.  So consider how good the Q served from a bunch of BBQ nerds will be - heads will explode.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,830
    Man I wish I could go. I am just under the gun at work so I am unable to donate anything but resources. We brought a lot of items to a local collection that is heading out today. God bless you for taking the time to help.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • ewyllinsewyllins Posts: 304
    Thank you!!! They all deserve to eat good
    Large, Mini Max, Akorn JR, 36 Blackstone, and 2 Chihuahua's
    O-Town, FL

  • I have a friend in NOLA that runs a bakery if you need bread stock.  Haydel's - ask for Ryan.

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,115
    Come to think of it, I have more cooking gadgets than at least my entire subdivision put together. I'll start making a pile of stuff. not sure yet whether we will be helping out closer here, or if we will be able to connect with you at OBR. I'll keep you posted.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:
    Come to think of it, I have more cooking gadgets than at least my entire subdivision put together. I'll start making a pile of stuff. not sure yet whether we will be helping out closer here, or if we will be able to connect with you at OBR. I'll keep you posted.

    Just a reminder-Anyone that wants to help OBR must register first. Looks we are setting up downtown too. I'll keep everyone posted

    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,238
    You rock.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,017
    Man I wish I could go. I am just under the gun at work so I am unable to donate anything but resources. We brought a lot of items to a local collection that is heading out today. God bless you for taking the time to help.
    Grim....If you were going....I was gonna tag along.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • Would love to see the grocery cart roll up! We have raised over $1000 already on my facebook link to OBR and friends and family who have shared it.

    Microsoft has agreed to match and the company I work for is going to match that! Very cool.

    The response down here has been amazing. I think we all learned from Katrina that it's going to take everyone who can help to pitch in. We also have had a much more robust response from the government. national guard is rolling in hard. 25,000 will be on the ground by end of week. From all over the country. These people have a very long way to go but I'm happy to see the response so far. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • DredgerDredger Posts: 1,453
    Thank you. I'm sure your efforts will be appreciated more than you know.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,115
    edited August 2017
    We'll register. May pick the downtown location since j don't know how far North we can get. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • masomaso Posts: 240
    Donated. 

    I wasnt aware of them or even the BGE back when the tornado hit Moore a few years ago. I googled it up and saw that OBR was here and served almost 150k meals. A wonderful charity we can all get behind!
    Large BGE in Moore, OK
  • maso said:
    Donated. 

    I wasnt aware of them or even the BGE back when the tornado hit Moore a few years ago. I googled it up and saw that OBR was here and served almost 150k meals. A wonderful charity we can all get behind!

    Thank you!
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    Bump. Donate if you can. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • I am one devastated egghead right about now. I ruptured my bicep tendon loading the egg into my truck. it twisted while we were lifting and the corner of the hinge jammed into my bicep with it fully loaded up with the pressure of supporting the egg. made a horrible popping sound and now my bicep is all balled up by my shoulder. just got back from the emergency room. Orthopedic consult in the morning. I am so bummed out-I just want to go to bed, Sh!t. 

    It does not hurt as bad as it looks but I'm done. Surgery likely, down for weeks
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • I'll send pics of the bicep later. I know you people are sick like that. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,139
    Man, that sucks. Sorry to hear, and I hope you heal quickly. 
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 4 dogs, five cats. One overworked vacuum cleaner.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
    edited August 2017
    Thank you for your service, John and Janell!  
     
    EDIT:  Intended service!  Should have finished reading the thread before posting.  Heal soon!  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,468
    I am one devastated egghead right about now. I ruptured my bicep tendon loading the egg into my truck. it twisted while we were lifting and the corner of the hinge jammed into my bicep with it fully loaded up with the pressure of supporting the egg. made a horrible popping sound and now my bicep is all balled up by my shoulder. just got back from the emergency room. Orthopedic consult in the morning. I am so bummed out-I just want to go to bed, Sh!t. 

    It does not hurt as bad as it looks but I'm done. Surgery likely, down for weeks
    I ruptured my biceps tendon a few years ago. Also had rotator cuff thrashed. Anterior head of biceps tendon rupture is essentially a cosmetic deformity. Your arm strength is minimally diminished. Most orrthopods do not recommend repair unless you need rotator cuff tear repair or if cosmetic concerns. I've had the surgery (everything).  Feel free to pm me. Don't let it slow you down brother. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Botch said:
    Thank you for your service, John and Janell!  

    man down. we are both so bummed out. we had been gathering supplies and packing up all day. had everything done but the cookers then...pop!
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,481
    I am one devastated egghead right about now. I ruptured my bicep tendon loading the egg into my truck. it twisted while we were lifting and the corner of the hinge jammed into my bicep with it fully loaded up with the pressure of supporting the egg. made a horrible popping sound and now my bicep is all balled up by my shoulder....
    It does not hurt as bad as it looks but I'm done. Surgery likely, down for weeks
    Sounds a lot like bone spurs
    LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
    Karubeque C-60 Dishwasher (when time is no object)
    Owner of multiple large scale refrigeration devices (sometimes too many)
    Vertically integrated BBQ and charcuterie operator, for recreational use only
    Elicitor of secrets from goats through unconventional methods
    Sourdough bread enthusiast

    Houston, TX

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