Mike - I'm late to the game. You have been killing it. I'm going to try a brazing liquid for my cook tonight / tomorrow. I'll certainly give you all of the credit.
Thanks, man! Saw your pics; pork shoulder looked killer!
Had a blast over Memorial Day weekend. So much food, I had to borrow another smoker from a buddy of mine (Kamado Joe- the big one)
I know, I know.....
The whole weekend was such a hazy drunken stupor, that I didn't take one single pic! Believe me: "it happened"
Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños, etc. The ground sausage was for "shit on a shingle" [biscuits and gravy] for breakfast the next morning, but I didn't even get around to making it.
I think I ended up having about 40 people over, total. A few of my buddies from my old platoon came up too, and stayed with me for the whole weekend. From Long Island, North Carolina, and St. Louis! Hadn't seen them since about 2003
We were looking through some old photo albums and found a pic of 2 of us in the field, back in 2000 or 2001. We were having a mustache growing contest for a couple weeks on that field op, hahaha (I'm on the right). My buddy, Billy (Long Island), had just started pulling ahead in the contest
Photo reenactment, 18 years later! Bigger beer bellies and less hair on our heads now
I still had my old flak jacket up in the attic, haha
So much fun, seeing those guys. It was like we didn't miss a beat, and picked up right where we left off, all those years ago. We're hoping to make it an annual thing