Wow, this was a GREAT event and got an opportunity to meet a bunch of new freinds. I'd say we had upwards of 30 pits show up out there, in our group we had 5. All in all we cooked up 2700 Lbs of Brisket and 2500 Lbs of chicken (all leg quarters). On Big D II we were able to cook 25 briskets and when they were done we cooked about 100 Lbs of leg quarters (that was a bunch of chicken). Along with 4 racks of ribs and 3 packs of Slovacek's sausage for our crew. Everyone was well fed but exhausted at the end of the day on thursday. We fed over 7,000 troops and their families in about 1.5 hours (4-5 serving lines), that was an amazing accomplishment in itself.
The only downside was the wind, it NEVER stopped blowing the whole time we were there, it was a constant 25-30mph. We took a 18x20 canopy with us and it destroyed the canvas tearing out all the grommets at 3am on Thursday. What a nightmare that was trying to get it down in the wind. This was an excellent event and we are looking for the next one that was approved while we were out there. Looks like they will be organizing one at Brook Army Medical Center later this year. Put it on your calenders, we are already signed up to help out.
Thanks again to all that came out and help with the event, it is always good to do this stuff for those who are fighting for our country. See y'all again soon!!!
This was for the 4th Brigade(Longknives), 1st Cavalry.
Not my pics, but they are great none the less (txpgapro's pics)