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JordanW

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #90 on: March 29, 2017, 05:25:30 PM »
The list is long but distinguished. BUT, I just added one to the list-
The old lady wants to make me dinner, so I insist that it must require charcoal no matter what. OK, so she goes for Stroganoff and I offer up a free charcoal lighting service and grill prep. First mistake, assuming that a half used / half new load of charcoal would provide the heat she needs. Then, after the cast iron fails to get to temp and myself frantically pacing around..... I realize..... I NEVER opened the bottom vent after last cook. LOL. So embarrassing but kinda fun too. Now we're rolling some heat!!!
 
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1buckie

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2017, 07:09:47 PM »
Yep....you're in the right thread.....done that a number of times....even when it really mattered!!!
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Red Blaze

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2017, 09:42:56 AM »
Several years ago, we had some friends over for Ribs.  They were beautiful. Tender, good color, perfect pull back.  I then sauced them with a sauce my wife had picked up at the store.  I didn't notice that it said HABENERO on it.  Anyway, we sat down at the dining table, everybody picked up a rib and about 30 seconds later emptied our beer, water glasses and we were headed to the kitchen to get some milk.  I ended up washing the ribs off in the sink and put them back on the grill for another 5 min. They were still almost inedible.  I know, Gringos right.  But I learned to read the labels....
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56MPG

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #93 on: October 10, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »
Just learned this lesson a few days ago. While we were away on vacation in August, my SIL came over and used my grills and smoker. No problem, he is welcome to do that anytime. Fast forward to this past weekend, and my plan to smoke some poppers for a birthday cook. Timing was short, but I knew I had time. Until this:

"Someone" forgot to clean out the smoker, and it sat for a month. Needless to say my timing was way off for those poppers, but no one got sick. Yet...

Note to self: get a hazmat suit.
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Shoestringshop

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #94 on: October 10, 2017, 04:23:17 PM »
Just learned this lesson a few days ago. While we were away on vacation in August, my SIL came over and used my grills and smoker. No problem, he is welcome to do that anytime. Fast forward to this past weekend, and my plan to smoke some poppers for a birthday cook. Timing was short, but I knew I had time. Until this:

"Someone" forgot to clean out the smoker, and it sat for a month. Needless to say my timing was way off for those poppers, but no one got sick. Yet...

Note to self: get a hazmat suit.

Note to self: LOCK IT UP!  >:(. I would be pissed! but its family and its... its... its... only  :-\ a grill  ???. Okay its not mine and I'm mad.
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Shoestringshop

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Re: Post your "Rookie Mistake Lists"
« Reply #95 on: October 10, 2017, 04:28:56 PM »
I made the mistake once of not checking the fridge before lighting the grill off.

I started the chimney and opened the fridge and there was no beer in it.   >:(

@Aawa I call beer starter fluid.  ;D
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