MUDDY CHEF GARAGE – Discovery 2 HID light installation

The “how to” video that accompanies the Spring 2018 Field Guide Magazine.  

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 26

Event Registration and Campsite Setup
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. for all guests.  Campsite setup and meet and greet.  Campsite registration closes at 7:00 p.m.  You must be onsite by 7:00 p.m.
 
The Low Range Games – Bridge To Nowhere / Rat Cage
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a challenge?  Join us for two great events.  The Rat Cage event will test your ability to handle your Land Rover and problem solve in tight confines.  Service Bay – build a simulated log bridge and navigate your vehicle over the abyss.  Minimum of three teammates required for this event. 

Fly-Casting and Private Tour at the Orvis Flagship Store
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Want to try your hand a fly fishing?  Join the Orvis Adventures staff at the Orvis casting pond at the Orvis flagship store in downtown Manchester.  The Orvis flagship store will open for a special private tour and sale – only for Muddy Chef attendees. 

6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. – Vendor Village Opens – Vendor Presentations

13th Street Cocktails
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Join Aaron and 13th Street Cocktails for an evening of legendary refreshments. 

Quiet Hours
11:00 p.m.


Friday, July 27

Late Event Registration and Campsite Setup
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

NEW! HOT COFFEE AND BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AT THE RILEY RINK!  7:00 A.M – 11.:00 a.m

SHOWERS AT THE RILEY RINK 7:00 AM – 11:00 a.m

Beginner Off-Road Training
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

Basic off-road skills and tactics.  Dorset Quarry tour after training.   
 
Guided Off-Road Tour
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Join Logan/Gene/Peter for a guided off-road adventure.  You will be divided into three groups.  Make sure to speak with each group leader about your preference of off-road difficulty.  Please have your vehicle ready for an afternoon of off-road adventure.  Please make sure to have your vehicle fully fueled and ready to go.  Vehicles will assemble into groups and depart promptly at 10:00 a.m. 

Un-guided Off-Road (Maps will be provided in the field guide)
10:00 a.m.

Assorted Events (Falconry, Fly Fishing, Sporting Clay, etc.)
10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Training – Using a spotter for challenging terrain. (new)

New for 2018.  Join Eric Yohe for a quick lesson in effective spotting.  Learn appropriate hand signals and how to use nonverbal communication to guide a vehicle through difficult terrain – without damage. 

12:00 p.m.  – Lunch on your own

RETURN TO CAMPSITE / PREP FOR CHOPPED / FANCY DRESS PARTY PREP
4:00 p.m.

Chopped at The Muddy Chef Challenge (BOORN BROOK FARM, 527 Benson Road, Manchester Center, VT)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

New location for 2018.  Boorn Brook Farm and the Green Mountain Falconry School.  Join the staff of the Boorn Brook Farm for a tour of this amazing estate, a chance to see an African Eagle and an assortment of birds of prey and cheer your favorite Chopped team! 

What is Chopped at the Muddy Chef Challenge?  It’s just like the Food Network TV show – without the kitchen!  Contestants must bring everything they need to prepare, cook, and serve a gourmet meal – all from a mystery box of ingredients.  Please note – there is an additional cost to register for this event.  CLICK HERE to register.  All Chopped contestants receive custom gifts available only to Chopped competitors.   If you like a challenge this is the event for you! 

7:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. – Vendor Presentations

13th Street Cocktails
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Join Aaron and 13th Street Cocktails for an evening of legendary refreshments. 

Quiet Hours
11:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 28

NEW! HOT COFFEE AND BREAKFAST SANDWICHES AT THE RILEY RINK!  7:00 A.M – 11.:00 a.m.

SHOWERS AT THE RILEY RINK 7:00 AM – 11:00 a.m

Late Arrival Event Registration and Campsite Setup
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

Final event registration and campsite set up.  After 10:00 a.m. registration is closed unless you have spoken to the organizer and made prior arrangements.  Have an emergency?  Send an e-mail to info@muddychef.com 

Beginner Off-Road Training
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

Basic off-road skills and tactics.  Anyone who took part in the Friday training will be qualified for an advanced trail run on Saturday. 
 
Guided Off-Road Tour
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Join Logan/Gene/Peter for a guided off-road adventure.  You need to have your vehicle ready for an afternoon of off-road adventure.  Please make sure to have your vehicle fully fueled and ready to go.  Vehicles will assemble into groups and depart promptly at 10:00 a.m. 

Un-guided Off-Road (Maps will be provided in the field guide)
10:00 a.m.

Assorted Events (Falconry, Fly Fishing, Sporting Clay, etc.)
10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.  – Lunch on your own

4:00 p.m.  Announcements ahead of the Muddy Chef Challenge

The Muddy Chef Challenge
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The MAIN EVENT!  Your team will create amazing dishes for our judges.  You need to prepare an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert.  Extra points are awarded for use of locally sourced ingredients.  Click here for a complete list of rules.

13th Street Cocktails
9:00 p.m. – whenever!

Join Aaron and 13th Street Cocktails for an evening of legendary refreshments. 


Sunday, July 29

Awards Ceremony
10:00 a.m.  

Awards and goodbyes.  

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey / OFFICIAL SPONSOR

 

For America, it has been a long road back to rye.
That road was paved with tea leaves.

  

Before the American Revolution, most Americans ate rye bread and drank Caribbean rum.  Dutch settlers pushing up the Hudson brought the rye grain with them from the Low Countries, and introduced it to their Yankee neighbors, who needed a crop that could survive a winter far harsher than what they had left behind in England.  Meanwhile, British ships regularly offloaded large volumes of rum shuttled from their West Indian colonies to their great colonial ports of Boston and New York.  If Americans drank whiskey at all, it was because they were backwoodsmen too far from these ports to access this rum.  These pioneer farmers turned to building their own stills, and distilling whatever might be left over from their harvests, as a way to keep the chill off in the cold northern winter.

Things changed in the cities, though, after the colonists entered open rebellion.  The Crown responded by hitting Americans where it really hurt: by placing an embargo on rum imports.  Thirsty and resourceful, the young republic turned to something it could produce independently: rye whiskey. If the American Revolution had an “Official Beverage”, it would’ve been rye. All the classic American whiskey drinks, like the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan, called for rye. The hearty grain was right at home in northeast American soil, toughing out the long winters and persevering throughout the seasons. George Washington himself became the largest producer and distributor of rye in the United States.

 

Pure, aged rye is more flavorful, complex, and delicious

than any corn-based whiskey.

Though sturdy and resilient in the ground, rye couldn’t stand up to the punishment of the Civil War. Along with the rest of the country, the rye industry was torn apart. As the decades passed, the punishment continued; prohibition and two world wars conspired to keep America’s finest whiskey buried in the frozen past. Even during periods of great prosperity, from the Roaring 20’s to the Baby Boom, the country poured all its capital-crop love into the sweetest, easiest grain of all: corn. Poor old rye was hung out to dry. With the lowest sugar content of all grains, it is the most difficult grain to distill. Rye is tacky, bratty, and stubborn… but the labor of love is worth the struggle. Pure, aged rye is more flavorful, complex, and delicious than any corn-based whiskey – just ask The Founding Fathers.

Speaking of fathers, WhistlePig was born in 2007, when Raj P. Bhakta bought the Farm. Rather, he purchased the farm. The point is, he is alive and well and married and a father, and the proud owner of WhistlePig Farm. After spending his last dime on 500-plus magical acres in Shoreham, VT, Raj joined forces with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (of Maker’s Mark fame) to plot the long awaited return of rye whiskey to the States. The two men got their hands on the best batch of aged rye in North America. A few months later, in February ’09, they hatched a 5-year plan to transform WhistlePig Farm into the first ever single malt, one-stop rye shop, with all stages of the process located on site: from growing the grass, to distillation, to barreling and aging, to bottling.  With the opening of our single-estate farm distillery in the summer of 2015, what was once a pig-headed dream will be a top-shelf reality.

On January 1, 2010, Raj & Family cleared out an old barn, rolled up their flannel sleeves, and started bottling the exquisite rye. The ‘Pig was out of the pen! In 2013, the gang harvested its first crop of rye. And when distillation begins on the farm on July 4th, 2015, the WhistlePig vision will be complete. Just like that, after 200 years of lying dormant, Miss American Rye is back on her feet.