View Full Version : The real Sebring Cracker please stand up, please stand up!

03-07-2005, 07:38 PM
So this is cattle call!!

Good fun to play on this site. I enjoy the BS.
I have been Qin for about 10 years and have just recently started competing.
I have already met some great people in the FBA..and on this site...
I go by the handle Smokin Cracker. My name is Jimmy Brod from Sebring, Florida
The boys and I will be competing as Smokin Cracker BBQ Team for the first time in Lake City the first weekend in April...Please stop and say hi..

I use a SpiceWine smoker (that by the way has surpassed all my expectations)....I will need some luck so if anyone has some to spare shoot it in my direction!!

Good to have some new brothers with the same interests
Jimmy@jbaircraftengines.com or brodman@strato.net

03-07-2005, 07:45 PM
Greetings from LaBelle Jimmy! We don't plan on cookin' again until Lake Alfred, but we'll be hangin' out in Clermont and Lake City. We'll make a point of stoppin' by.

Best of luck to you! Just be confident and consistant!

03-07-2005, 08:13 PM
Welcome - thanks for posting here in Cattle Call.

I'll be judging at Auburndale, maybe Lake City, probably Lake Alfred. I'm skipping Clermont due to being in Mobile this past weekend :D

Hope to meet you around the circuit.

03-07-2005, 08:29 PM
Welcome. Is that a smoke stack, or are you just happy to join us?

03-07-2005, 08:29 PM

Hey Poohbah - you should hit up the FLA BBQ association to cover some costs of this website. Seems like they're packing the bench lately. :mrgreen:

03-07-2005, 08:30 PM
Hey, does that thing have a hemi?

03-07-2005, 08:33 PM
Great to put a face with a name!
Seen you around a bunch.

Like DF--I will be Judging FBA this year, a bit less than him.

Give me some good stuff to "Ponder"--OK?

Welcome to the Brethren!


03-07-2005, 08:39 PM
Hey, does that thing have a hemi?
Jay wanted to build it with one stack but I told him I don't have anything with out dual exhaust. everyone likes the pipes 8)

03-07-2005, 10:05 PM
Welcome aboard Jimmy. I sure am glad you really don't look like the avatar. IS that Chris Farley?

03-07-2005, 11:07 PM
Welcome Jimmy. And, I second TK's question.

03-08-2005, 12:15 AM

03-08-2005, 06:58 AM

Everytime I see your avatar, I hold my breath for some reason... :)

03-08-2005, 07:03 AM
Welcome Jimmy

03-08-2005, 08:35 AM
Welcome Brother! Hell of a Smoker you got there 8) You will find that this site is very active. Post often, it's good to here from you FLOFO'S

03-08-2005, 08:47 AM
Welcome Jimmy, look forward to seeing you at some competitions. I second the holding my breath comment.. :)

03-08-2005, 10:09 AM

Nice Smoker! I cook on a Spicewine as well!

03-08-2005, 11:58 AM
Do all of Spice's Smokers come with a trophy?

03-08-2005, 12:31 PM

03-08-2005, 02:01 PM
Welcome, and great lookin' smoker!

03-08-2005, 06:43 PM
Hey Jimmy, would you like to borrow a big trophy next time?

just kidding

Woodhouse Grill

03-08-2005, 09:38 PM

03-09-2005, 01:48 PM
Hey Jimmy, would you like to borrow a big trophy next time?

just kidding

Woodhouse Grill

Yes butcher boy!
Iím sure you could barrow one of Mikeís trophies to loan to me I will keep it in mind.
O just Kidding 8)
U going to Clermont this weekend?

03-29-2005, 12:23 PM
Here are words and phrases used by Crackers over the centuries.
Catchdogs - Cracker cattle-herding dogs trained to literally "catch" a cow and hold its ear or nose in its teeth until a cowman arrived.

Chittlins - Cracker version of chitterlings, or hog innards, cleaned and cooked.

Conchs - Key West Crackers.

Cooter - A freshwater soft-shell turtle eaten by Crackers.

Corn Pone - A "dressed-up" hoecake, made from the standard cornmeal, but with milk instead of water used in the batter. Cone pone differs from cornbread in that the former is fried and the latter is baked.

Cracklin - Fried hog fat used for food, sometimes mixed into meal to make cracklin cornbread.

Croker sack - Burlap gunny sack sometimes used for clothing.

Curlew - Pink & white water birds hunted for food and for their plumes.

Drag - A rawhide whip used by Crackers for driving cattle or wagon oxen.

Fatback - Called fatback because this is exactly where it comes from - off the back of a hog. It was cut in small squares and put in cooking pots to flavor beans and other vegetables. Sometimes, it was roasted until it became crunchy and eaten like popcorn for a snack. Lard was made by boiling the fatback and straining it through fine cloth.

Fetch - To get, as in to "fetch" some water.

Grits - A principal Cracker staple made from dried and coarsely ground corn, used in place of potatoes, never as a cereal. Hominy grits, not to be confused with hominy corn, is a Northern label for a coarser grain of ground corn.

Hoecake - Primitive bread cake made of cornmeal, salt and water and cooked in an iron griddle or skillet. It is said that these cakes were once baked on a hoe held over an open fire.

Hominy - Whole grains of white corn treated with lye and boiled for food.

Literd - A hot fire started with fat pine.
Low-bush lightning - Cracker term for moonshine-liquor made and smuggled during Prohibition.

Marshtackie - A small horse with a narrow chest, prized by cowmen for their smooth ride, durability and quick maneuverability. Descendants of the horses brought to Florida by the Spanish, they are adapted to the Florida wilderness.

Pilau - Any dish of meat and rice cooked together, like a chicken pilau. Pronounced "per-loo" by Crackers.
Piney-woods rooter - Wild hog and a regular part of the Cracker diet.
Poultices - Medicinal salves made with materials such as soap, fat meat, chewing tobacco, chopped onion, scraped Irish potato and wet baking soda.

Pull - To take a hard drink from a liquor jug.

Rot gut - Bad whiskey.

Sawmill chicken - Salt pork.

Scrub chicken - Gopher tortoise, once a Cracker delicacy, now illegal to take.

Scrub cows - Cracker cattle bred to withstand the tough conditions of the Florida range. They are descendants of original Spanish cattle introduced to Florida in 1521.

Swamp cabbage - The tender heart of Sabal palm, cut and boiled like cabbage.

Store-boughten - Cracker materials which could only be purchased from a store.

Truck garden - A plot garden which was grown to produce a surplus of vegetables for sale to local grocery stores, etc.

Varmit - The Cracker version of varmint, or any small animal, especially rodents.

03-29-2005, 01:04 PM
I see how I forgot this thread, I was in the hospital all that week.

Hey cracker, welcome to the forums! I see you have already made yourself very comfortable, enjoy the ride. Love that cooker, gotta get one of those these days!

Peace n' chicken grease!

04-01-2005, 09:44 PM
Cracker, I've been busy the last few weeks myself. Welcome Brother!!

04-02-2005, 05:27 PM