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Unread 10-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default So you want to make 125 gal of Brunswick stew today?

As some of you know, Brauma and his church edlers have been making Brunswick stew as a church fundraiser for the last 30 yrs or so. Brauma is now the chief cook, as the elders are in there late 70's and early 80's. I've been helping out for at least 12 years off and on, and this has gotten bigger and better every year. This year they had seven cast iron pots, that averaged 18 gals apiece, fueled only by wood and stirred with birdeyes maple "oars" that Brauma's dad made 30 years ago. To me, it's like stepping back in time, to a Norman Rockwell scene, a piece of Americana, as a rural church comes together with fellowship and fun, and a lot of hard work and long hours in order to raise money for community service throughout the year. I hope you enjoy these pictures and feel some pride that America still exists as it did when we were kids, even though it's a different world.

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Wow. How many people do you think you fed? Looks like a pretty hot job. Nice work.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Looks like a great event.
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Lots of hard work for a great cause.
Thanks to all the folks who pitched in to make this great project work.
That looks like contious stirring with that amount of heat applied to those cast iron pots.
I would have loved to tried the stew, heard its great but nothing like that around these parts of the country.
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Thats excellent. Thanks for the pics!
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Originally Posted by Brewmaster View Post
Wow. How many people do you think you fed? Looks like a pretty hot job. Nice work.
Not sure how many people. We made approx 300 quarts plus 17.62 bowls (inside joke)

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Nice looking photos. Can't find that sort of church function round my parts.
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I guess my invite blew off the mantle, but nice looking stew and pots y'all have! By any chance, might one of you post the recipe? Looks like a wonderful day, and I hope you made a lot of money for the church.
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sounds like my kind of church!!
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That looks like a good time!
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Wow look good y'all have a very pretty church
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Unread 10-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #12
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Guy, that looks so good! I could eat the heck outta that!

What's "Brunswick stew"?

No offense meant, i'm truly ignorant of it... being from Texas gives me an excuse for being like I am.

Anyway.. what's in it?, what's the base?

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Great photos and thanks for sharin
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Now that's a great day at church!
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Very nice price for this. Looks great.
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