This year I received an invitation to this years Pig Bastard roast. This party is put on by my co-worker Julie and her boyfriend at their house. The main attraction is a 225 lb whole big that is smoked overnight for the party. To go along with it two large turkeys are also smoked. The smoker that is used is the size of the bed of a pickup truck, huge. I wanted to share some of the features of the house and party that I think my past roommates and other friends would be impressed by.
When I first got there I was greeted by the two dogs. One of the dogs is a fairly normal large dog that I can't remember the breed of. The other dog is the size of a pony and is still growing. It is an Irish Wolfhound. This dog would tackle anyone easily that isn't about my size and could probably tackle me if it wanted to. When seated and eating it looks face to face with me, it is truly huge.
Julie gave me and Phyllis a tour of the house. Inside there was a room for the dogs. There is a double bed that the Wolfhound uses as his bed, not sure if he shares with the other dog. There is also a crate for the Wolfhound. The crate is 5 ft tall and is the size of a closet. This crate is probably bigger than jail cells that some people live in.
We then went down to the basement. They are working on the basement in stages. So far they have a home built bar on wood flooring done. Julie's boyfriend is 6' 4" and he built the bar for people of that size. The rail is at chest height for me and chin height for some of the women there. Also the depth of the bar is such that I can barely reach from the front to back. It is quite a sight to see. The bar has a working tap built into the wall that leads to the workroom next door. There is a keg in the next room in a fridge. The bar was the most stocked bar I have ever seen in a house, more with variety than quantity. The next closest one I have seen is Matt's and this was probably 50% more. There were also several types and brands I had never seen, which was surprising for me. The keg down here was the first of 5 for the party.
We then walked around the backyard a bit. The deck has a built in hot tub. There is another bar and gate to separate the hot tub from the rest of the deck and to keep the dogs out. The deck also had the customary corona bottle opener mounted. Sitting on the ground near the back door were two untapped kegs. Next to the smoker was the dual keg setup. There were two keg tubs with ice in them. They had tubes leading to a modified cooler. Inside the cooler it cooled the beer right before it came out the tap. The front had two real taps with official identifying tips on them. The kegs were also fed by CO2 tanks so there was no need for pumping. Also hanging in the tree behind the kegs were two beer bongs.
Next was the entertainment part of the yard. There was a volleyball net that had lines spray painted on ground. There was a pair of nice horseshoe bits. They had the U shaped wood outline and were filled with sand. Caddy corner to the net and pits was a large fire pit with a dozen log benches and stump chairs. The back of the yard was lined with logs from the trees that were chopped down in the yard and ready to be split.
The final part of the yard was the beer pong tables. Yes multiple you heard me right multiple tables, four to be exact. Each one was prepped with pong balls and rising Tupperware tubs. When I arrived about 2:30 they already had one game of team beer pong going and appeared to be several games in. The other surprising thing for me was that they used 10 cups instead of the 6 I am used to seeing. They also seemed to do some of sorting/stacking of cups as the game went on that the players I know frown upon. I am not sure whether this group of players could keep up with my friends in the marathon pace they set but it would be an interesting challenge.
I left about 4 PM as I had other things to attend to, but I am sure this party would be interesting site to see. Just like many of the parties held at the house of the damned in which I used to reside. Maybe someday I can arrange a meeting between this new beer pong group and the one I know so well.
Update: Two things I forgot to mention. They also had custom made cups for the party. They were Hokie House size and shape cups with their party name and logo on them. The cups also glow in the dark. The second thing was the Jell-O shooters they had. They had 550 Jell-O shooters they made. They bought these things that looked like mini test tubes that had caps. Brian also had several ammo belts that fit the shooters. He came out with two across the chest and one around the waste, each one filled with about 20-30 shooters a piece. It was quite and impressive Jell-O shooter setup.
Update 2: Driving backwards on a bridge is dumb. Throwing a hatchet to someone else is dumber.