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A terrible confession, what I gave away.

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  • Mosca
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2814
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    A terrible confession, what I gave away.

    I was just thinking about this.

    Years and years ago, like 1991 or so, I won a Weber Smokey Mountain, the 18” one, in a sales contest. Well, back then I was just past just married, had a new born, had just bought a house, and then had a heart attack (37 years old) and 4x bypass surgery. The WSM got put aside, covered up and stuck under the deck. I was not really into it. I had a gas grill. I couldn’t use a WSM on a wooden deck.

    Several cheap gassers came and went. A Member’s Mark from Sam’s lasted the longest, probably 10 years. That was a decent cheap grill, actually, but by this time, 2010 or so, the internet had got me curious about the Big Green Egg. And, in 2011, I got a BGE.

    Now keep in mind: I have a 20 year old 18” WSM that has been covered, and never used. Not once.

    So, somehow I was telling a friend, and a friend of that friend (whom I also knew, peripherally) saw a picture and asked me what i was going to do with that WSM in the background, and I answered, “I don’t know. I’ve never used it. If you want it, you can have it.”

    And he drove from New Jersey to NEPA. the pan in the bottom had been full of water off and on for 20 years, and was rusted, but all the rest of it was perfect.

    Now I’m not sure which was worse: giving it away, or having it for 20 years and never using it. I’m fine with everything. I wouldn’t have wanted to go up and down steps with the food. With a BGE, and now a kettle, I wouldn’t need a WSM. But still.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 1121
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet (coming in April)
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    We all have things in our past. You are now absolved my son. 😊😉


    • mountainsmoker
      Club Member
      • Jun 2019
      • 1467
      • Bryson City, NC

      Oh well another person will get some use from it.


      • Mosca
        Mosca commented
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        That's exactly what I thought at the time, and what I think now.
    • Jared49
      Club Member
      • Oct 2016
      • 85
      • Appleton, WI
      • WSM-18.5"
        Green Spot
        Blues Hog

      Confession is good for the soul! BUT, this is a tough crowd, you may have been better off keeping that to yourself 😂😂😂 I love 18” WSM.


      • texastweeter
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 2361
        • Republic of Texas

        Get a rope!


        • hoovarmin
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 571
          • Neptune Beach, FL
          • Weber Performer 22
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Thermoworks Thermapen
            Kingsford Blue Bag

          i traded a samurai sword my Grandfather captured on Okinawa In WWII for a Colt Peacemaker knock-off when I was 17. Needless to say, when I got a bit older my conscience consumed me over this and I began to search for the friend I'd made the swap with. I found him just as he had returned from India where he had spent years working with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, India and had divested himself of worldly possessions, including my Grandfather's sword. So don't feel too bad, brother.


          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Ouch. I have deep seller's remorse over my 50's Chevy trucks, but one mistake I've never made, nor will, is parting with the 1956 Ford F100 my father bought new.
        • Troutman
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 6606
          • Republic of Texallence

            22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
            6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
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            18” Jumbo Joe
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            For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
            For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
            For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
            SOUS VIDE
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            Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

            JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
            Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
            Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
            Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

          I gave up a girlfriend to a roommate one time. Never could get her back


          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Could be, or could be just an ex-roommate. ;-)

          • Troutman
            Troutman commented
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            But at least he WAS a roommate....I knew him when .....

          • hoovarmin
            hoovarmin commented
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            You clearly have stronger feelings for Aaron Franklin, and rightly so, so I'd write the gf off
        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 4294
          • Northern Virginia
          • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
            Dot w two probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          Certainly that was much better then just throwing it out. Someone has a nice cooker and a story on how he scored said cooker.


          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 839
            • Wilson County, TX
            • PrimoXL
              Maverick 732
              Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
              Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
              Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
              Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

            Let him/her among us who is without such sin cast the first briquette. I too have given or sold too cheaply more than one cooker I wish I still had😩🤣.


            • Greygoose
              Club Member
              • May 2019
              • 338
              • South Shore,MA

              U have confessed and you have absolution
              now go buy another one !!!!!


              • binarypaladin
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 261
                • Weber Original Kettle Premium 22 (black)
                  Weber Smokey Mountain 18
                  Weber Jumbo Joe
                  Adrenaline Barbecue Company Slow 'N Sear (original)
                  Adrenaline Barbecue Company Charcoal Basket
                  Adrenaline Barbecue Company Drip 'N Griddle Pan
                  Cajun Bandit Smokey Mountain Upgrade Kit
                  Gateway Drum Smoker Rib Hanger Kit
                  Thermoworks Smoke
                  Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo (red)
                  Flame Boss 300

                Glad it’ll get some use. My 18” WSM (with upgrades) is probably my favorite cooker.


                • ssandy_561
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 981
                  • Central OHIO

                  We have all done stuff we regret.

                  I inherited a whole bunch of Craftsman hand tools from the 50’s and 60’s from a neighbor while I was in high school. This was in the late 80’s.

                  Instead of looking at them as a piece of history, I looked at them as old junky tools. I took the whole bunch of them
                  down to Sears and got all brand new hand tools.

                  I really wish I would have kept them because I’m sure they would be worth quite a pretty penny now.


                  • MattTheGR8
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 182
                    • Backwoods Party
                      22" WSM
                      Napoleon Apollo
                      Weber Performer
                      Weber Kettle
                      Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal grill (the rectangular one)

                      Rock's Stoker
                      BBQ Guru DigiQ II

                      Thermoworks TW8060 plus a variety of probes
                      Thermoworks Combo Thermapen

                      Weber rotisserie
                      Pizza Grill Stone

                    There's no sense fretting about the past since you can't change it anyway. Just be happy for the WSM that it's been released from its under-the-deck purgatory and is now living up to its full potential.


                    • Steve R.
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 1927
                      • Elizabethtown, KY
                      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

                      No confession needed. You finally came around and gave that WSM the life it deserves. Rehomed Webers are sometimes the best Webers.


                      • FireMan
                        Charter Member
                        • Jul 2015
                        • 6776
                        • Bottom of Winnebago

                        I have mixed thoughts on the matter. At first I thought who gives a rip. You had it fer twenty years & didn’t use it. Second, yer a master at the Egg. There you & us’ns are the benefactors. Nuthin lost I say. Hope the WSM is makin good Q.


                        • HouseHomey
                          HouseHomey commented
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                          Damn. That 2nd sentence.



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