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I came across this website when I was searching for a brisket lol. I was delighted to discover that such a group/forum exists in the UK! I'm from the States, but have lived in the UK for over 19 years. Being American, I grew up wtih bbq'ing and grilling. I LOVE bbq'd food. If I had a garden, I would grill out probably every day! The way I get my grilling fix is to take my Firebox to the park and grill meat, usually a ribeye. I went today, as it happens. Anyway, just saying hello and happy to be here. I hope everyone is coping well with the pandemic!

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22 hours ago, Injaredsworld said:

Hey Annie, Hope we can tap into your roots and get some great BBQ tips. Love that you was searching for a brisket. Check out my other post as I put a list up of my favourite online butchers. Some amazing briskets on there, tried and tested.

Ok, thanks. I'll have a look. Although, I've never bbq'd a brisket. I was actually looking for one to make corned beef and cabbage :) 

I lived in southern Illinois for many years, and they had started this annual bbq competition in my town called the Main Street Pig Out. It became quite an event; well, by small town standards anyway. And there is a restaurant/smoke house in a neighbouring town called the 17th Street Bar and Grill. It's known in the region for great bbq. When President Clinton was in the area, he stopped in there and ate, and apparantly took some back with him on the plane. They've got his picture up on the wall. Some of the locals even wrote a book called "Peace, Love and Barbecue". I've got a copy of it.

I have travelled all over the States, and I make a special effort to have some of the local bbq while I'm there. I have tasted bbq in about 25 states, and I can tell you that each and every place has its own recipe or tradition. There's really no such thing as 'American style' bbq. That's sort of the beauty of it: so many variations. Who knew you could do so many things with some tomato sauce? lol

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16 hours ago, Icefever said:

Hi & welcome to the forum Annie,  look out next year for the Tailgates we run,  you'll be more than welcome.

 

Ice.

You have tailgaters here??? Seriously??? When and where?? I will be there :) 

Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the invitation!

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22 hours ago, Injaredsworld said:

Hey Annie, Hope we can tap into your roots and get some great BBQ tips. Love that you was searching for a brisket. Check out my other post as I put a list up of my favourite online butchers. Some amazing briskets on there, tried and tested.

Actually, it was your post mentioning briskets that showed up in my google search and brought me to this website :)

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6 hours ago, AnnieBobanny said:

You have tailgaters here??? Seriously??? When and where?? I will be there :) 

Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the invitation!

Do we have tailgates????  oh how we do............take a look here....

 

Take a  read of the whole section this post is in......https://www.woodsmokeforum.uk/forum/125-smoking-and-bbq-weekend/

 

This C19 as blown a hole in all of our tailgates and BBQ fests.....

 

Ice.

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Oh, I see. A tailgate party means something different to me. Well, not so different really. But it does involve actual tailgates of pickup trucks (I was wondering if you were a band of outlaw pickup drivers). :) But this looks way better, to be fair. In fact, it looks amazing. So many grills and so much bbq! I'm sure my head would spin lol. And tents! I love camping as well.

Yes, this egregious plague is ruining everything.

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We use "Tailgate" but no we turn up in all sort, motorhomes, trailer tents, tents, some of the folk's book hotels nearby. As you see from the writeups we all cook whatever we want to, aim for 5 pm or so, all the dishes are laid out, and everyone helps themselves, we then sit & relax chewing the fat and partaking of the falling down water.

With you being in London, the first one of the year is usually the East Anglia tailgate...then we have the Midland one, followed by the National then the northeast one.

 

Ice.

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On 10/1/2020 at 9:36 AM, AnnieBobanny said:

Oh, I see. A tailgate party means something different to me. Well, not so different really. But it does involve actual tailgates of pickup trucks (I was wondering if you were a band of outlaw pickup drivers). :) But this looks way better, to be fair. In fact, it looks amazing. So many grills and so much bbq! I'm sure my head would spin lol. And tents! I love camping as well.

Yes, this egregious plague is ruining everything.

Been to a few in florida and the lower Georgia's (savannah) gotta love a tail gate 👍 state wise. 

Welcome along what part of london do ya hang ya hat Annie? 

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17 hours ago, Colin39 said:

Been to a few in florida and the lower Georgia's (savannah) gotta love a tail gate 👍 state wise. 

Welcome along what part of london do ya hang ya hat Annie? 

Ah, so you've had some southern bbq. Excellent. Yeah, tailgaters back home are something, except they often involve getting very drunk (they did at my uni anyway). That's sort of ironic, when you think about it. Getting drunk in the back of your truck that you drove there and have to drive home lol.

I'm in east London, for my sins lolol.

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1 hour ago, AnnieBobanny said:

Ah, so you've had some southern bbq. Excellent. Yeah, tailgaters back home are something, except they often involve getting very drunk (they did at my uni anyway). That's sort of ironic, when you think about it. Getting drunk in the back of your truck that you drove there and have to drive home lol.

I'm in east London, for my sins lolol.

I work in ilford , but live on sunny canvey.

Yes southern bbq 8s amazing and the 2019 our last tailgate adventure involved lots of beer and a hotel watching the tampa bay buccaneers 👍 dont remember much of the game , but do remember the hangover 🤣😂🤣

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On 10/17/2020 at 5:52 PM, AnnieBobanny said:

Beer and football. I guess you can't go wrong :)

I've been to Canvey Island. Drove over there a few years to check it out. I like seaside towns.

Lol the best thing is the road off!! However we have called it home for 26years now 👍👍

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On 10/18/2020 at 6:31 PM, Colin39 said:

Lol the best thing is the road off!! However we have called it home for 26years now 👍👍

"The road off"? I don't quite understand that. Do you mean the road out? One little word can change the meaning of a sentence. I spent my first 3 or 4 years here feeling confused and dumb a LOT lol. And it still happens lolol.

Anyway, I look forward to the future when it's ok to gather again. In the meantime, I just go over to the park with my tiny Firebox Stove and grill a burger or something. It's supposed to be 17 degrees here today, so I will definitely be trekking over there.

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