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Lexington BBQ #1

Lexington BBQ #1

As I mentioned in my previous post, today I got to meet up with several great people this afternoon.  I traveled about an hour northeast on I-85 to meet up with Cyndi (and her son), John (and his son), and Fred (who won a Masterbuilt smoker giveaway on Cyndi’s blog).  Our destination: Lexington BBQ #1.  I think this section of the blog entry can be best said in pictures rather than words:

The gang (from left to right): Fred, Cyndi, John, me

The gang (from left to right): Fred, Cyndi, John, me

John and his son chowing down

John and his son chowing down

Cyndi cheesing it up

Cyndi cheesing it up

Fred enjoying some chopped pork

Fred enjoying some chopped pork

John about to "anoint" Fred with Carolina Treet

John about to "anoint" Fred with Carolina Treet BBQ Sauce.

BBQ ABUSE!

BBQ ABUSE!

After John and his son left, the rest of us were treated to a nice surprise.  While making conversation with an employee, he told us that we could ask for a tour of the smokehouse.  We got to talk with the Ricks, who were the pitmasters manning the fire that afternoon.  Below are some pictures of that tour.

Sweet sweet smoke

Sweet sweet smoke

The smokehouse

The smokehouse

The wood pile

The wood pile

Tending the coals inside the smokehouse

Tending the coals inside the smokehouse

FIRE!

FIRE!

Tending to the meat

Tending to the meat

All in all, it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.  I got to reconnect with friends I haven’t seen in a few months, and I got to meet a fellow Twitterer face to face.  In my opinion, it’s definitely worth a repeat performance!

  • http://wilfredreinke.wordpress.com wilfredreinke

    It was great to meet Wayne as well, a rising star in the world of blogging.
    Not to mention it was also great to meet John, Cyndi and their repective boys!

  • http://www.yesyoucangrill.com Cyndi

    Fun times! Enjoyed seeing you again. Love the BBQ abuse picture. Didn’t know anyone caught a shot of that.