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J.O.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a LEM meat grinder and shipped it just before we left Texas, it arrived today!! Just have to play electrician tomorrow and I`ll be making sausages asap. I have to copy the garlic sausages they had over at Black`s.

We came driving down the highway (at oak hill) and saw this beast in distress. Probably a flat tire or something?
I dived for my camera and took this snapshot. Anyone know who made it? Anyone seen it before? Anyway, it was a thing of beauty! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here`s some picture from the 2 days we spent with Yoda and Mrs k.a.m. I really, really hope that we can do that again soon!!! We cooked some ribs and ate them along with Mrs k.a.m`s taters, amazing food! Y┬┤all better watch out when Yoda hits the comps with his cooker, now that he is swinging his laser sword again that might actually happen soon Very Happy
They also cooked a huge brisket and 2 pork butts for the next day. We went over to Yoda`s work and had an amazing lunch with his boss and coworkers. THANK YOU Yoda and Mrs k.a.m for having us over there!

Ribs going into big mommas magic chamber.


These two are in total sync.


Here`s Yoda coming out of the toxic myst. We still had some huge skeeter bites!


THE team, and a huge brisket.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs k.a.m brought out the rib snack. They didn`t last long!


Butt time.


The best ribs ever! Tender, moist, just enough sweetness, spicy, money in the bank ribs!


Getting hungry?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting HUNGRY???? Heck, I'm wantin to pack my bags and head to KAM's house!!

Been loving your vacation since day 1 J.O.!! Thanks for the pics, updates and sharing your holiday with us all!!

I am drooling with jealousy!! Cool Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That brisket must have come from Babe the Blue Ox! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next day we went to Yoda`s work to eat some more.
That brisket came out fine!!


MMHMM.


los moistos Cool


Yoda`s working his claws.


Magic, magic!


Again, thank you so much. Saying goodbye to Yoda and Mrs k.a.m was the hardest thing we did during the trip.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
That brisket must have come from Babe the Blue Ox! Wink

+1 , I guess everything really is bigger in Texas.
J.O., Thanks for sharing the trip pics, it appears everyone had a great time. This has been fun to follow. Very Happy

BTW, I'm starving now. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan, that was a Great evening and morning at my office I really enjoyed the visit.Very Happy Monday afternoon at work was solemn day for me knowing that y'all had to head back home. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw this thread, and I love it!

J.O., my stepfather is from Bergen and currently working there as well. I try and make him authentic Texas 'cue every time he comes here to visit. This last time he brought me a bottle of akevitt. Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.O. wrote:
Anyone know who made it? Anyone seen it before? Anyway, it was a thing of beauty! Very Happy



It looks alot like a Klose pit, although the all the stacks on both ends make me wonder. Klose does a huge amount of giant and custom work so maybe it was a special order kind of thing. ???



Altogether it looks like you had a hell of a good time with a bunch of good people. The only thing I would have done different, time permitting, is to have gone to some of the builders' shops. Thanks for sharing your trip.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03 11 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work J.O. This is one of the best posts I've seen here. I really like following your adventures and also looking into the lives of BBQ folks and BBQ establishments. It's an interesting peek at an American culture that I don't get to see living way up north.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 11 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell Fire Grill wrote:
The only thing I would have done different, time permitting, is to have gone to some of the builders' shops. Thanks for sharing your trip.

We actually planned to stop by David Klose and Jambo pits but wanted to stay with friends instead. I guess that we`ll stop by there on our next trip.

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Just saw this thread, and I love it!
J.O., my stepfather is from Bergen and currently working there as well. I try and make him authentic Texas 'cue every time he comes here to visit. This last time he brought me a bottle of akevitt. Smile Smile


Akevitt!! That drink will jump up and bite you bad, nasty stuff. A lot of people drink that over here with christmas dinner and fatty, salt food. Send your stepdad down here and I will give him some Texas Q Very Happy

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Good work J.O. This is one of the best posts I've seen here. I really like following your adventures and also looking into the lives of BBQ folks and BBQ establishments. It's an interesting peek at an American culture that I don't get to see living way up north.

Thank you so much!! Glad you liked our little travelogue Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 11 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been following this thread and just wanted to say 'hello' J.O.. It looks like you had an outstanding time here!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 11 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME! love the pics and the stories. The wife and I made a smililar journey last year, and much like you have our minds set to move there someday soon.

Its weird though, how everyone's experience is so different. we didn't have a single thing at Kruez that we liked. But, we loved pretty much everything at Black's, especially the sausage.

we did, however, love Smitty's too. The brisket was unbelievable, awesome atmosphere, and great people. We made two trips there as well!

if you ever decide on the move, let me know...... who knows maybe we'll be neighbors! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 11 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very much enjoyed your post. Been following since you started. Looks like Kevin and Debbie took great care of you in our part of the world and that you found all the favorite places in the Lockhart area. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Tom
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05 11 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUGSnBBQ wrote:
I've been following this thread and just wanted to say 'hello' J.O.. It looks like you had an outstanding time here!

Hi there! We had an outstanding time indeed!!! Just had a look at tickets for our next trip, maybe in feb? Very Happy

ceedubya wrote:

if you ever decide on the move, let me know...... who knows maybe we'll be neighbors! Laughing

We are actually talking to a realtor about buying something in the Wimberley area Very Happy

texbbqpits wrote:
Very much enjoyed your post. Been following since you started. Looks like Kevin and Debbie took great care of you in our part of the world and that you found all the favorite places in the Lockhart area. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Tom

Kevin and Debbie are the real deal. We really look forward to spending more time with them! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05 11 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.O., what a great adventure for you and your family. Thanks for sharing it with us. Come on back to Texas anytime!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08 11 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had to post this. Say hello to: THE DEET MAN Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08 11 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We stopped at a roadside place up in Chapell Hill on our way from Austin to Vidor. It was really beautiful up there!
We had a brisket sandwich, maaan that was tasty! If you are passing thru up there, go get one.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08 11 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you guys had a great time in Texas!! Thanks for showing us around!!
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