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Dc_smoke309

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2017, 02:13:32 AM »

Do you cook on them all? Is my old black one at my cabin worth a lot of money? I like charcoal cooked bbq but I’m to lazy to wait for the charcoal to start and the ashes are messy. Oh you like Weber’s?- my brother in law has a Weber shaped like a football helmet that we use at the tailgates. I threw out my charcoal grill a long time ago. We can’t grill at my apartment. What does your wife think of this? How many do you actually have? How much money have you spent on this hobby? You mean there’s a website where other guys like Weber grills and some of them have MORE than you? You hang out with those bbq strangers from the internet? I see your bbq pictures on Facebook all the time.- can you come over and cook for us (on my gasser). I like ribs but can’t wait to smoke them. Brisket is hard. I know you spent a lot of time smoking this whole bird but I don’t eat skin so I’m gonna toss it out anyway. Do you still bbq when it’s cold and snowing? I’ve never seen a colored Weber before. I like my steaks well done. I’m vegan.

That made me about pee my pants . Too funny lol!


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SmokeVide

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2017, 03:10:38 AM »
Love all of these. My two brothers kind of get it, but they're gasser guys, and they still ask, "So, how many grills do you have?." I've only got a handful of kettles -- I can't imagine the amount of explaining some of you guys have to do.

My sister's a good cook and has appreciation for the end product. Mom is starting to get it, especially since I usually bring her some of what I've cooked.

My niece's boyfriend has a Big Green Egg and a stick-burner, so we had a number of good talks yesterday, including one on wet-brining versus dry-brining.
Brian
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2017, 03:31:02 AM »

Love all of these. My two brothers kind of get it, but they're gasser guys, and they still ask, "So, how many grills do you have?." I've only got a handful of kettles -- I can't imagine the amount of explaining some of you guys have to do.

My sister's a good cook and has appreciation for the end product. Mom is starting to get it, especially since I usually bring her some of what I've cooked.

My niece's boyfriend has a Big Green Egg and a stick-burner, so we had a number of good talks yesterday, including one on wet-brining versus dry-brining.

All the green egg guys I know have a certain arrogance. For that reason alone I will never buy an egg and consider it my duty to try and out cook them each chance I get.


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SmokeVide

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2017, 03:44:38 AM »
There's some truth to that, Hoosier. This guy got his egg off craigslist, so I'll give him credit for that.

Funny thing is, my sister and niece brag about what a good cook he is. He brought some meatballs yesterday. They were OK, but to be kind, I praised them and asked for the recipe. Here it is: frozen meatballs, grape jelly and chili sauce.
Brian
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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2017, 05:22:13 AM »
Kamado guys are too vulnerable to other kamado brands if they should ever strut. I once met a guy in a parking lot for a $5 Smokey Joe. We briefly chatted; he'd switched (from Webers?) to a kamado. "Oh, like a Big Green Egg?" I asked.

This was Georgia, so BGE is always a safe bet when talking kamados.

"Heck no! I have a Primo. Way better than that! So much better."
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Lowbrass

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2017, 10:34:00 AM »

Here it is: frozen meatballs, grape jelly and chili sauce.

Dude...you just gave away his secret recipe!  Party foul!  2 minutes in the box!


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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 03:50:05 PM »
We had a friend of my wife’s over yesterday and she was “blown away” by the number of grills out back and that I had three grills rolling for Thanksgiving cooks. She took a picture of it to show her friends.


Sad part is that “they” (the general public) don’t get it, they’ll never get it because they don’t want to. They don’t see a collection, they see a crowded patio.


BUT

My Achilles heel is when someone asks me if I “paint” all my grills..... that question gets under my skin more than anything..


HOLY GRAILS: 1950s era Black or Custom finish 18.5 or 22.5 Kettle, Brown Go Anywhere grill.

I got that question from the same guy twice yesterday...

Him: Did you paint them?

Me: No.  You can't paint them, they're enamel coated.  It's a thin ceramic coating. 

Him: Why's the light blue (the Imperial) one so special? 

Me: It's very old, very rare, and in very good condition.

Him: Why don't you paint them all like the light blue one?

Me...YOU CAN'T. (Leaves area to go get a beer).

@Craig  you could powder coat them Baby Blue, right?
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2017, 03:53:49 PM »
Do you cook on them all? Is my old black one at my cabin worth a lot of money? I like charcoal cooked bbq but I’m to lazy to wait for the charcoal to start and the ashes are messy. Oh you like Weber’s?- my brother in law has a Weber shaped like a football helmet that we use at the tailgates. I threw out my charcoal grill a long time ago. We can’t grill at my apartment. What does your wife think of this? How many do you actually have? How much money have you spent on this hobby? You mean there’s a website where other guys like Weber grills and some of them have MORE than you? You hang out with those bbq strangers from the internet? I see your bbq pictures on Facebook all the time.- can you come over and cook for us (on my gasser). I like ribs but can’t wait to smoke them. Brisket is hard. I know you spent a lot of time smoking this whole bird but I don’t eat skin so I’m gonna toss it out anyway. Do you still bbq when it’s cold and snowing? I’ve never seen a colored Weber before. I like my steaks well done. I’m vegan.

I have heard every one of those.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
1 - Wood Dale, 4 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a Summit and other stuff.

Craig

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2017, 04:00:47 PM »

We had a friend of my wife’s over yesterday and she was “blown away” by the number of grills out back and that I had three grills rolling for Thanksgiving cooks. She took a picture of it to show her friends.


Sad part is that “they” (the general public) don’t get it, they’ll never get it because they don’t want to. They don’t see a collection, they see a crowded patio.


BUT

My Achilles heel is when someone asks me if I “paint” all my grills..... that question gets under my skin more than anything..


HOLY GRAILS: 1950s era Black or Custom finish 18.5 or 22.5 Kettle, Brown Go Anywhere grill.

I got that question from the same guy twice yesterday...

Him: Did you paint them?

Me: No.  You can't paint them, they're enamel coated.  It's a thin ceramic coating. 

Him: Why's the light blue (the Imperial) one so special? 

Me: It's very old, very rare, and in very good condition.

Him: Why don't you paint them all like the light blue one?

Me...YOU CAN'T. (Leaves area to go get a beer).

@Craig  you could powder coat them Baby Blue, right?



Not only baby blue, but a SWEET WOOD DALE era BABY BLUE!!




sweetgrills!!


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Bubblehead

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2017, 01:14:11 PM »
All the green egg guys I know have a certain arrogance. For that reason alone I will never buy an egg and consider it my duty to try and out cook them each chance I get.
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.......not difficult.


Lumpy Coal

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Re: Two observations re: grills, from family yesterday
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2017, 02:12:34 AM »
“How many bbqs do you need?!” 

I get that question all the time too.  I put it simply, “If you have to ask, you won’t understand.”

The other one I get is, can you use them all at the same time?  Simply “yes”.

As for kamado guys being arrogant about our kamados...I know I’m not.  I’d say I’m more arrogant about charcoal cooking which is why I still have kettles too.  I’m pretty sure everyone on this forum can say their arrogant about their kettles too.  It’s a love, we brag about the stuff we love to do. 


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