Just a little more to chew on. I've been thinking about the weekend and in my mind, I view this as a Friday to Monday thing. Some folks will be able to make it Friday and some will be able to stay through Monday (dependent on how time off requests go), so that is how I am viewing things. Some will roll in Friday night, everyone will be here by Saturday, some will roll out on Sunday, and most will be on their way by Monday afternoon/evening.
I'm going to look to Lum for a little help with ideas on the food, especially breakfasts. I have a few ideas rolling around. I think Friday night will be homemade pizzas. I do my own crusts, so that keeps things on the cheap, at least somewhat. The only pie that will be made for sure is sausage and extra sauce, so feel free to let me know what you like on your pie if you will be there on Friday night. Saturday dinner will probably be pulled pork sandwiches with chips (thanks for the idea Lum). Sunday dinner will probably be hamburgers on the grill with some kind of side. This leaves breakfasts and lunches up for grabs. I figure that eggs, meats, potatoes will work for breakfast. I'll need to work on borrowing enough cooking vessels to do what I want in the morning, but I think I can make that happen. This leaves lunches as the big unknown. We can always roll out and hit the local BBQ joint or something too for a meal or two.
In talking with folks in chat and otherwise, there have been a few items for discussion. First is do we want to try and have some themes for the days in terms of the beer that we tackle? There has been some solid interest in doing at least some sours, so do we want to designate one of the nights as a sour night (with keg beer available for those that need to have something in between to provide a buffer). I've heard some calls for imperial stouts one night. I'm open to suggestions on this for sure.
If there is any interest in hitting a beer store, the closest here is an hour away in Paducah, KY. I've already told my beer guy that we're doing this in May. He'll probably roll down for a night to hang out and if folks are interested in rolling up, I just need to give him a little warning and he will work on having stocks of what folks are interested in to the best of his ability.
I think this is all I have for now.
EDIT: Just for full disclosure, we have 3 cats. If you have allergies, keep that in mind.