Smoke Day?

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JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/15 21:41:53
All I have to say is that I pity the fool who tries to bring a dessert to Pie Diva's fest.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/16 01:50:37
Would ice cream for Pie ala Mode insult the Pie Diva's sensibilities?  I can skip it if you prefer.  I just thought I'd share some Graeter's ice cream with my friends, but I'm not looking to put anyone out or upstage the star of the show.
 
Buddy
Pie Diva
Hamburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/16 09:19:35
Buddy, you feel free to bring ice cream if you wish. 
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/16 19:00:57
Dear Contingent,
We regret to inform you, that we will not be able to attend Smoke Day this year.
Mark & Nina & Sam
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/19 22:13:54
We'll miss you CSD.
 
One week away folks, the count down begins.
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/20 10:03:47
So I'll be in Pewaukee on Saturday, Iowa City on Sunday, and Oregon, Illinois, on Monday.
 
Time to buy stock in Cooper Tire, folks.
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/20 12:03:04
I think I'll make the coucous salad I made for Passover this year- it was a big hit!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/21 22:03:45
Thanks abe, I look forward to trying it.
 
For anyone needing directions, send me a PM.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/22 03:56:52
I had lunch with JRPfeff on Sunday at Greasewood Flat and he was going over the menu with me. All I can tell youze attendees is come hungry 'cause you'll be eatin' pretty high on the Hog!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/22 20:12:09
And down the middle of the beef....
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 12:53:34
Saturday is my niece's birthday, so we are kind of iffy...
we really would love to see everyone tho- 
so I'm trying to wiggle in a couple of hours...
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 14:04:52
Elaine,
 
It is possible to consume a lot of meat and/or pie in a couple hours.  Happy birthday to niece.
 
Jim
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 16:31:43
What the heck is a Baltimore Bomb Pie?
X1
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 17:12:55
Regretfully, I will probably not be attending this year. 
Sorry, and I'll miss you all. 
 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 17:42:40
JRPfeff-
I think I had Baltimore Bomb Pie at Dangerously Delicious Pies.  It is made with Berger's cookies.  Let me see if I can find a photo.
Pie Diva
Hamburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 19:54:03
Right you are Buffetbuster! With the exception that I have to make the cookies.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 20:13:14
OK smart@$$, so you've had the Baltimore Bomb.  But have you ever had all these in one sitting? Caribbean Panna Cotta Pie, Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie, Coconut Macadamia Cream Pie, Chocolate-Coconut Candy Bar Cream Pie, S’mores Pie, Cherry Berry Pie, Blueberry Cranberry Pie, Apple Blackberry Pie, Raspberry Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Highway Café Chess Pie, Nutella Crack Pie, Caramel Apple Nut Pie, Chocolate Haupia Pie, Norske Nook Blueberry Pie, Peach Praline Pie, Lemon Chess Pie, Poppy Seed Pie, Sugar Cream Pie, Chocolate Mint Pie, Brown Butter Strawberry Pie, Sour Cream Blueberry Pie, Milky Way Pie, Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie,
Fruits of the Forest Pie, Almond Raspberry Pie, Chocolate Salted Almond Pie, Elvis Pie, Mexican Apple Pie, Chocolate Shoofly Pie, Chai Pie.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2012/05/24 20:26:46
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 20:27:55
X1

Regretfully, I will probably not be attending this year. 
Sorry, and I'll miss you all. 


You still haven't seen our NOLA inspired kitchen.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 20:42:51
Wait, you're still having pie without me!?!
 
All sound very interesting and delicious, but what in the Sam Hill is crack pie?
 
Wait, I saw that it is Nutella Crack Pie. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 21:25:36
JRPfeff

OK smart@$$, so you've had the Baltimore Bomb.  But have you ever had all these in one sitting? Caribbean Panna Cotta Pie, Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie, Coconut Macadamia Cream Pie, Chocolate-Coconut Candy Bar Cream Pie, S’mores Pie, Cherry Berry Pie, Blueberry Cranberry Pie, Apple Blackberry Pie, Raspberry Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Highway Café Chess Pie, Nutella Crack Pie, Caramel Apple Nut Pie, Chocolate Haupia Pie, Norske Nook Blueberry Pie, Peach Praline Pie, Lemon Chess Pie, Poppy Seed Pie, Sugar Cream Pie, Chocolate Mint Pie, Brown Butter Strawberry Pie, Sour Cream Blueberry Pie, Milky Way Pie, Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie,
Fruits of the Forest Pie, Almond Raspberry Pie, Chocolate Salted Almond Pie, Elvis Pie, Mexican Apple Pie, Chocolate Shoofly Pie, Chai Pie.

Sounds like the Bubba Gump Pie Company!
Seeing this list and understanding a little bit about your family and current situation, I had an inspiring thought!!!!
Gazing into my Marketing Crystal Ball, I see a "Pie Diva - Pies on Wheels" FOOD TRUCK in your future!!!
Take your future into your own hands!
Google Baked Pie Food Truck and get a "taste" of what I mean. A number of them went from Trucks to B & M.
Early Spring to Late Fall in Wisconsin and Winters in AZ.
It's the same concept I helped The Lobster Lady with.
She summers in Maine and Winters down here.
http://www.mainelobsterlady.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Maine-Lobster-Lady/331233693583113
I know you're busy prepping smoke day, but let's talk next week!
Talk the Pie Truck Idea over with the Contingent and get their opinions since some of them are in the food business.
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/05/24 21:27:18
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 21:30:18
I envision a business plan that parks the Pie Wagon somewhere in Gilbert each night during the Winter season.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/24 21:47:03
JRPfeff
I envision a business plan that parks the Pie Wagon somewhere in Gilbert each night during the Winter season.

NO!NO!NO! I'll look like Fat Albert if you do!!!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 12:06:14
Pies are beginning to emerge from the oven.
 
Fake (i.e., homemade) "Berger's" cookies.

 
Baltimore Bomb Pie
 
 
 
The images are not uploading.  If you want to see them, someone needs to fix this website.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2012/05/25 12:08:08
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 12:07:20
What's the weather forecast for tomorrow?  Rain early and late but with the afternoon being relatively dry and cool?
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 14:08:46
I heard it will be raining pie all afternoon!
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 14:18:24
That sounds like a plague of Biblical proportions!
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 15:10:24
JRPfeff

Pies are beginning to emerge from the oven.

Fake (i.e., homemade) "Berger's" cookies.


Baltimore Bomb Pie



The images are not uploading.  If you want to see them, someone needs to fix this website.

Excuse me but that is the most beautiful picture of a meringue marshmallow pie I've ever seen.
See ya tomorrow.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 15:21:59
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 17:06:58
Could you be so kind as to recap the hours of the festivities
and PM me the directions in case we manage to swing over for a while?
(most likely with frosty beverages in tow if we do...)
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 17:18:41
Elaine,
 
The party runs from 2:00 until dark.  I'll PM the address.
 
Jim
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/25 22:11:36
Interesting thing about the pie list, you cannot get this Norske Nook Blueberry Pie at the Norske Nook.

Bobbi took the Norske Nook Raisin Pie recipe and is substituting dried blueberries for the raisins. It will be a Sour Cream Dried-Blueberry Pie.  I just tasted the filling and it is fantastic, the sour cream has a blueberry flavor to it.
 
I guess you'll have to be here to experience it.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 00:56:19
It's actually tough to get any kind of good pie at Norske Nook anymore.  Since their corporate takeover things haven't been the same.  Dad and I ate dinner there on route to the Twin Cities a few years ago.  The food was seriously over salted and smacked of institutional mass production.  We took a couple of pieces of pie to go, and ate them once we got to Minneapolis.  The pie was okay, but didn't reach the near mythic levels we'd heard about.
 
I'm sure the Pie Diva's version will be superior in every way.
 
BTW, I deep-sixed the Graeter's Ice Cream in favor of guacamole (forgot the chips, hope someone is bringing) and cornbread sticks.  And of course the Bucyrus brats.  And buns for same.
 
Buddy
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 10:44:13
Folks, the latest hourly weather forecast shows the thunderstorms taking a break for Smoke Day afternoon. I want to reassure Jim and Bobbi we will be there. And knowing that making great Q is a long, slow process, I'd like to give Jim and any helpers a special thank you for starting things in what probably wasn't ideal weather this early AM.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 11:33:04
The rain has stopped in Pewaukee.  Let's party!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 19:17:49
I spent 3 hours at  the Target open interviews. I had 5 interviews.............by the way-got  Hired! Those that know me know I have issues........sorry we missed the smoke day. But am able to say I was hired-regardless of my  past....they kinda like me!!!!!!!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 20:49:58
Congratulations. Amazing that you were hired despite your past as a sumo wrestler and muskrat trapper.
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 21:57:22
Sorry you couldn't be there, Ann, but that's certainly a good reason!
 
We ate well.  And later tonight I shall sleep well.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 23:05:02
After almost everyone left, two of Eric's friends arrived.  One tried and succeeded in doing something that CTD, bb, & TTM combined could not do.  He successfully sampled each of the pies in the Pie Parade. 
 
Stay tuned for updates.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/26 23:29:44
Ann,
 
To your benefit, the Poppy Seed Pie would have probably failed your drug test. 
 
Congrats on the new position.
 
Jim
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 00:18:11
JRPfeff

After almost everyone left, two of Eric's friends arrived.  One tried and succeeded in doing something that CTD, bb, & TTM combined could not do.  He successfully sampled each of the pies in the Pie Parade.

Wait a second--are we talking full slices here or just a half a forkful per pie?  Because if it's full slices I want to meet that boy and shake his hand, although not too vigorously lest he "return" some of that pie.  If we're talking about just a forkful per pie, I'm not sure any of the big boys could limit themselves to that small amount, hence the task would be impossible.
 
I think we need some clarification here.
 
Buddy
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 07:06:38
Michael Hoffman

Congratulations. Amazing that you were hired despite your past as a sumo wrestler and muskrat trapper.


I sure was sweating, Mr. Hoffman!!LOL!
irisarbor
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 10:52:52
Circumstances sure did conspire against us too..
ALthough I know the pies and food had to be amazing, 
even more so I miss not visiting with our wonderful friends, which are always MORE of a treat.
Ann- CONGRATULATIONS! 
I am so happy for you! That is wonderful news!
We will have to be sure and clear the calendar for the next event.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 11:25:39
ann peeples

Michael Hoffman

Congratulations. Amazing that you were hired despite your past as a sumo wrestler and muskrat trapper.


I sure was sweating, Mr. Hoffman!!LOL!

Speaking of sweating, you should have seen everyone after their first bites into to those habenero hot links from Ohio.
 
Thank you Michael for your contribution to Smoke Day.  We had Brad Screamingchicken prepare them over charcoal on one of the Weber's.  I think he did a masterful job of fully cooking them and achieving just the right amount of char on the casings.  Special homage was paid by only allowing the one appropriate mustard on the brats, Bertman Original Ball Park Mustard, of course.
 
The Bucyrus brats were found to have a different flavor profile from typical Wisconsin brats.  We think they were made from veal and had different spices than what we normal eat.  Overall a very good sausage and a great addition to Smoke Day.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2012/05/27 11:37:25
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 12:56:22
I really am/was disappointed...thanks to all for the congrats-although I had a job, hours were being cut horribly. I sure wish I could have experienced all the fine sausages/pie.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 12:58:23
I really am/was disappointed...thanks to all for the congrats-although I had a job, hours were being cut horribly. I sure wish I could have experienced all the fine sausages/pie.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 13:11:13
The brats from Carle's in Bucyrus are made from pork, and I know there's a different flavor profile. By the way, they also make a "hot" brat. I'm glad they were greeted with approval. And the Bertman's was a fine idea.
 
By the way, I usually simmer them in beer with onions before letting them hit the grill.
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 14:05:59
In the mad rush of Smoke Day, we didn't give them the proper beer and onion treatment.  They went straight from the freezer pouch (defrosted of course) to the hot grill.  The reason we (I) made the assumption about the veal, was because the flavor profile was very similar to the white brats--made with veal--you see in a lot of German/Swiss butcher shops around here.  Appearance-wise they resembled the typical coarse grind of a Wisconsin brat (the white veal brats are a finer grind and more homogenous in color and texture).  The spicing was very delicate compared to the more assertive Wisconsin brat.  They were a nice addition to the Smoke Day menu.
 
Thank you Mr. Hoffman for sending them our way.
 
All in all it was another fantastic Pie fest/Smoke Day.  JRPfeff put our his usual display of smoked meats.  Brisket, pastrami, pulled pork, ribs, salmon, and the much unexpected burnt ends were crammed onto the cutting table.  Over in the side dish tent were cole slaw, amazing baked beans (made using a recipe from Jack's Stack and spiked with a shot of Roadhouse "Southern Sunset" Bar-B-Que Sauce), corn bread sticks, a couple different versions of guacamole, and in a slight nod to healthy eating, some actual salad!  I know there was more on the table, but my brain is overwhelmed trying to remember it all.
 
The Pie Diva worked her magic: she made a crowd of people, stuffed from eating too much Barbecue, hungry again for pie.  Please, please, please don't make me try to list them here.  There were 30+ pies, ranging from fruit to cream based.  The best I can do is describe the first piece I had, S'mores Pie.  A graham cracker crust held a rich, deeply flavored dark chocolate filling topped with a sweet sticky layer of marshmallow, browned creme brulee style.  Who needs to go camping when you've got the Pie Diva putting it all together for you in one pie pan?  I know I ate more pie, but it all became a blur after the S'mores.  All I know is, I've got at least eight more pieces of pies sitting in my refrigerator waiting to be experienced.
 
Thanks to all who cooked or otherwise made it a most enjoyable day!
 
Buddy
post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2012/05/27 14:07:10
abe_froeman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 18:05:09
Read 'em and weep, all of you who couldn't be there:

 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4072207091965.2173234.1486026434&type=1&l=8769fdbb74

The Elvis Pie was my favorite yesterday, but then I got to try the Baltimore Bomb Pie today...wow.  So good.  I wish we'd taken more!

Thank you again to the host/ess with the most/ess, JRPfeff and Pie Diva!   
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 19:43:30
Pie Diva,
After looking at Abe's Pics, I Definitely see a Pie Truck in your future!
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 21:20:19

 
Shredded Pork
 
 

Baked Beans 
  
  


 

 
Smoked turkey
 
My bringing my camera along was a last minute decision. My not bringing charged up batteries was an extremely poor decision. That's all I've got and there was so much more.

post edited by MilwFoodlovers - 2012/05/28 07:31:49
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 21:23:50

Smoked Scotch eggs
 

Remants of burnt ends
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 21:55:19
Thanks to everyone who made this happen; especially our host and their family.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/27 23:26:51
BuddyRoadhouse

JRPfeff

After almost everyone left, two of Eric's friends arrived.  One tried and succeeded in doing something that CTD, bb, & TTM combined could not do.  He successfully sampled each of the pies in the Pie Parade.

Wait a second--are we talking full slices here or just a half a forkful per pie?  Because if it's full slices I want to meet that boy and shake his hand, although not too vigorously lest he "return" some of that pie.  If we're talking about just a forkful per pie, I'm not sure any of the big boys could limit themselves to that small amount, hence the task would be impossible.

I think we need some clarification here.

Buddy

Jeff, 
 
They were more than bites.  We guesstimate each of the slices was about 1/32 of a pie. 
 
There were 31 pies. 
 
So Chris consumed slices approximately equal to 31/32nds of a pie.
 
Jim
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 00:35:47
Fairly impressive.  I couldn't (wouldn't) do it.  But I'd put money on buffetbuster or ChiTownDiner to beat that number.  Of course, being of advanced age, such as they are, and not some kid in his 20s, they might regret it afterward.
 
So was this pie feat accomplished before or after consuming Barbecue?
 
Buddy
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 09:56:34
He gorged himself on barbecue and sides before attacking the pies.
 
I hate to say it, but with this new generation of eaters, some of our legends may be on their way to has-been status.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 11:00:03
Buddy, I was happy to lose the bet.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 12:41:43
God- i am so disappointed having missed this event......
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 21:08:54
Did someone mention brats?

 
Buddy was honored with the first bite.

 
Our illustrious host in action.

 
Slicing some brisket, which was provided by Paul Hubbard.

 
Here's what happens when you don't have the camera ready before the plate of smoked, stuffed mushrooms is passed around.  These were courtesy of JRPfeff's son and culinary student Eric.

 
Never let yourself be photographed with 2 other people.  Why?  Because at least 1 person will make a comment about Larry, Moe, and Curly.

 
Eric, JRPfeff, Sal DiTraglia, and Sean the Fedora Guy watch Sal put his "atomic camel toes" on the smoker.  These were jalapenos stuffed with almond-stuffed dates and wrapped in bacon.

 
The pie table before the onslaught, but there was no Don Slaught.

 
Hey!  Where did Mrs. MFL get the can of Genny?

post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2012/05/29 09:31:56
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/28 23:02:42
Don Slaught?  How long you been waiting to make that joke?
 
Nice photos ChickenDude.  I would have figured myself for Moe, but from that high angle my receding hairline puts me closer to Larry.
 
Buddy
Re:Smoke Day? 2012/05/29 09:50:15
Well, his rookie year was 1982 so you do the math.
 
Thanks, but they came out a little soft for my liking.
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