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MartyG

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2013, 08:10:10 AM »
A couple other tactics.

When possible, a trade is better than a cash buy. Most of us have something someone else wants, and if shipping is the only $ involved, it rarely is an issue.

Too many hobbies can be a problem. I used to have drums, bicycles, mallet instruments (try explaining why you need tympani in the house!) and grills. I'm down to bikes and grills now, and just parted out a bike for a profit. Hard to argue about kettles when you deposit money in the bank.

My wife loves yard sales, and she loves a bargain as much as anyone. She's not quite as tuned into looking for kettles yet, but she's getting there. I need to make her a cheat sheet she can have in the car - kind of an illustrated "what to look for" reference. I'll come up with something in the next week or so and maybe we can all use it. Nothing better that making them feel a part of the fun!

For every grill you keep, give one away to a family member - especially if it's her family. (well, maybe not one to one..) I've given 8 or 10 away by now, and she LOVES seeing my SIL getting into doing all the cooking.

Spend time in the kitchen too. Don't limit your cooking to the grill. It goes a long way to become adept at all types of cooking, and the fact that you choose to fire up the kettle is just part of the routine. My wife prefers a gas grill, so I keep one in good shape so she can use it any time she wants.

Host a family + friends party in the Summer so you can demonstrate why one grill is not enough. We do the 4th of July every year, and I have several grills up and running all day.


Kilted_Griller

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2013, 08:51:28 AM »
I nominate Mark for WKC spokesperson, lobbyist and marriage counselor.

I second the nomination, and my Lovely Bride agrees! All in favor?...

This is a great thread. Ellen even said "damn, I never thought of looking for kettles at yard sales. I love yard sales!"
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reillyranch

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2013, 12:00:10 PM »
Enablers, all of you!  This isn't about getting better, it's about getting away with it. I think in technical terms it called "grooming" the victim.  This is nothing but a ABC check list on grill grooming.  Whatever

HankB

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2013, 03:16:42 PM »
Enablers, all of you!  This isn't about getting better, it's about getting away with it. I think in technical terms it called "grooming" the victim.  This is nothing but a ABC check list on grill grooming.  Whatever
You say that as if it is a bad thing!
kettles, smokers...

Bman

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
SWMBO, who still doesn't have a clue about yesterday & this thread, just tonight called them my "purses" (her vice) 
Funny, she said this while heating up left over pulled pork for her salad.  I couldn't resist (or know when to STFU), so I says,
"When was the last time I was able to eat one of your purses?"


Silence filled the air....  lmao
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2013, 04:59:43 PM »
Enablers, all of you!  This isn't about getting better, it's about getting away with it. I think in technical terms it called "grooming" the victim.  This is nothing but a ABC check list on grill grooming.  Whatever




...................he said, posting, yet again, in the same thread, in the same section, on the same forum that co-signs the lunacy....................
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2013, 05:01:09 PM »
SWMBO, who still doesn't have a clue about yesterday & this thread, just tonight called them my "purses" (her vice) 
Funny, she said this while heating up left over pulled pork for her salad.  I couldn't resist (or know when to STFU), so I says,
"When was the last time I was able to eat one of your purses?"


Silence filled the air....  lmao

While she quietly munched on her pulled pork salad?
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Bman

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2013, 05:28:24 PM »
While she quietly munched on her pulled pork salad?

And filled another storage container for tomorrows lunch.  Which, by the way, was the left of the leftovers. 
Wife is easy to please - I can get her to do/agree to just about anything if I entice her with food. 
But when she's hungry?  Oh my.  Bride of Chucky would be a Sesame Street character compared to the gremlin she turns into.
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2013, 06:57:55 PM »

My wonderful bride occupies another strange space....It's like 10:30 at nite & "I really, really want German chocolate cake...."

It's like she's pregnant all the time, or something ?
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

zavod44

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2013, 07:01:47 PM »
I like German Chocolate....
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1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2013, 07:05:17 PM »


So Do I....but I'm not going out to get it for you at 10:30 at night !!!!
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

zavod44

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2013, 07:25:50 PM »
If I was there you would go get it for me..... ;)
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X

1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2013, 07:28:35 PM »


Yeah, well, I do go get it for the wife, on occasion, just 'cause I'm a softie at heart, so yeah, probably so,...... :'(
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Hogsy

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2013, 07:41:39 PM »
Get a room you two!! :-*
Nice tagline Buckie
I'm only 2 or 3 kettles away from being that creepy guy down the street with all the Webers
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1buckie

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Re: I'm done. DONE! I've learned my lesson...
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2013, 08:07:23 PM »
Nice tagline Buckie

I tried to give you credit as author, but it won't let me go over 3 lines........

  I'm not yet willing to give up my other taglines...

Matter of fact, I will give up my taglines when they pry my cold, dead hands from around them....

I like my taglines.... :(
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"