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Big Pork Cook for Charity (pic HEAVY)

EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
edited 3:35PM in EggHead Forum
For the second year in a row I was asked to provide dinner for 130+ people to raise money for a Greek Men's Organization (AHEPA) college scholarship program that I serve as co-chairman. At last year's fundraiser we raised over $12K to help fund 45 college scholarships in the amount of $48k. Last year Doug Vozza (Sparky, duh :laugh: ) cooked all of the butts by his lonesome so this year we decided to do this together. While the pictures below show the events at Doug's, I cooked an additional 4 butts on my Large to complete the cook in one weekend. Thanks to Doug for his time, talents, and treasures to make this happen. The fundraising event will be held on November 10th and I will provide an update afterward.
Anyway, on to the food porn:
Fresh from Restaurant Depot:
Here are the goods:
Fired up:
Rubbed and Ready:
Onto the XL:
Ready to pull off the egg?
Wrapping and coolering:
Aftermath of the XL:
Removing the CLEAN bone:
EgginDawg bear-clawing some pork:
One butt pulled:
Um, Um, GOOD!
Happy Halloween from Sparky's Smokehouse:


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Looking good Ted and good luck with the fund raiser. So now I see why the fire department was called when Doug cleaned the XL :ohmy: :woohoo: :whistle: :laugh: :laugh:
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    How to go Teddy.

    I forgot to thank you for doing all that sate at Eggtoberfest. Then I saw Susan's pics and remembered you were skewering for hours. Owe ya one man.



    Caledon, ON


  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Looks great Ted! Doug is a great guy, that was really nice of him to help out! If there's anything I can do to help, let me know.
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Pat- now you know who started the fire :ohmy: :laugh: No problem helping out for just a bit at Eggtoberfest Steve. It's always a pleasure hanging with you. Now Doug, that's another story ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Ted,I hope that this year's event is even more successful than last year,and I'm glad to help out(even just a little) ;).It's a great excuse for me to smoke out the neighbors :lol: BTW: Nice pics man :whistle: :silly: :P :laugh:
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Not bad for a $120 camera instead of one of those "expensive" ones. :laugh: :P
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Oh,yer a funny little man aren't ya :lol:Really though,it was fun(all 22 hrs of it) :) I didn't even loose any sleep :woohoo: I'm ready to do it again ;)
  • Nice Pork But cook

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Ross,the one last year got me the(much coveted)Bubba Tim award :) I love cookin some butts :woohoo: ;) Good times,and for a good cause,what more could you ask for? :)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Great to see you getting BEHIND the Greek Men's organisation. B) Didn't know you were so charitable.



    Caledon, ON


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Steve,that's just how we roll in the south :P Although,I didn't know it was for Greeks :whistle: I thought it was for normal people :lol: :P Just kiddin,I will alway's donate my time(when available) for a good cause :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Wow thats a lotta butt. Looks like a lot of lucky people will eat some great food! Great pic's dog.

    It was real nice chatting with you and all. Tim
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Enough with the "Greek" jokes. Beav don't play that way.
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Dang it! Now I'm hungry...and I just ate!
  • That Bear Claw look like the trick !

    Great looking cook. I look forward to the followup picks of the event !
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    It was almost 48lbs pre-cooked weight so there is a lot of pulled pork in my freezer if you need some B)
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Ted...How many pounds of butt in total, both cooks?? Nicely done! ;)
  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    I haven't weighed the bags yet of finished product but the pre-cook weight for all was over 70lbs :laugh: I cooked extra to be sure we had PLENTY- plus some guys take some home after the event.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Great Job Eggindawg and Sparky.
    Isn't awesome that you can contribute to such a good cause by doing something you enjoy?
    Congratulations on your success.

  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Thanks Ron! :)
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Well now, I think this will be the first double header of the BTCMD Award. 70lbs of butts? Dear Lord mens! I am sure those folks ate VERY well. It is my pleasure to award both Ted (EgginDawg) and Doug (Sparky)(His second award) the, much sought after, BTCMD Award. Your cook will proudly live on in the Hall of Flame. ( )


    Congrats.. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Please email me your MAILING address and I will get those pins out to you this week.
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  • EgginDawgEgginDawg Posts: 747
    Woo Hoo! :silly: :laugh: :P :woohoo: :) Thanks Tim and Sparky!
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    :woohoo: :woohoo: Thanks Tim,I will treasure it always :cheer: ;) :) I know that Ted's been dyin to get this much coveted award,and he earned it B) I'm just soo happy to have a second one.....dude,I'm not cryin....really.....there was somethin in my eye :blush: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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