Nearly four years ago, I began cooking and selling BBQ to friends and family as a way of offsetting what I cooked for myself and to help pay for the smoker. Due to word-of-mouth advertising, mostly from Laurie & David (Big Daddy Dave), I continually gained new customers until I had about 15 who ordered regularly and another 10 or so who bought on occasion.
I’ve been cooking once per month and while prepping and cooking in April, I realized it felt way more like work than fun so I made the decision to take a break and I laid-off my sales staff – named above J. I will continue to BBQ for our table and perhaps a little for friends on occasion, but it will only be when the mood strikes me and we have a hankering for smoked meat.
I’m sure I will not reopen during the summer as it will be RV season and playing around with a hot smoker in the hot weather is definitely not fun – I’d actually rather cook in the January snow than the August heat – I can always put on more clothes but quickly hit a limit going the other way.
So if I do reopen, it won’t be before fall and in the meantime, I hope to do some blog worthy cooking. This is the last two business racks of loin back ribs heading for the smoker rubbed with a mixture of Billy Bones Original and XXX Cherry – they looked great coming off, but I forgot to get a shot.
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