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  • Jlock
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 120
    • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

    Break Time

    After back-to-back weekends of what my lovely wife referred to as "unpaid insanity", I have been vociferously directed to not even think about firing up the smokers this coming weekend. I managed to get out about 80#'s of pulled pork, plus racks of spares and baby backs, whole chickens, salmon, and maybe a gallon of my chipotle-mango sauce over the last two weekends for friends and parties I've been asked to cook for. I will admit, it does lock down a good chunk of the weekend which is cherished time for this cubicle jockey.

    But we do what we love, and dammit I do love the finished products!! Oh well.....maybe I'll go fishing.
  • Steve R.
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 2308
    • Elizabethtown, KY
    • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

    #2
    Here's what I do in that situation. Fire up the Weber kettle and cook something like chicken that can go hot and fast. You still get your outdoor cooking fix, and get a break from being out there all day.

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    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10589
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
        Dexter (Beagle mix)
        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
        ************************

        Grills/Smokers/Fryers
        Big Green Egg (Large) X2
        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

        Broil King Keg
        Karubeque C-60
        Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
        Lodge L410 Hibachi
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
        R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

        Weber Spirit Gasser
        ******************.
        Thermometers
        FireBoard (Base Package)
        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
        **************

        Accessories
        BBQ Dragon
        Big Green Egg Plate Setter
        Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
        Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

        Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
        Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

        Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
        Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
        Eggspander Kit X2
        Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

        Finex Cat Iron Line
        FireBoard Drive
        Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
        Grill Grates
        Joule Water Circulator
        KBQ Fire Grate

        Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
        Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
        Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
        Large Vortex
        Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
        Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
        Smithey No. 12
        Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
        Stargazer No.10, 12
        Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
        Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
        ********************************
        Fuel
        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
        Kingsford Blue and White
        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
        **************************

        Cutlery
        Buck 119 Special
        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
        Global
        Shun
        Wusthof
        *******
        Next Major Purchase
        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

      #3
      Sounds like a great weekend! And a wonderful alternative.

      Comment

      • kmhfive
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 2988
        • Northern Illinois
        • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
          Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
          Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
          GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
          Maverick ET-733
          Fireboard
          Home-brewer

        #4
        Fishing is also good! Remember they call it fishing, not "catching!"😎😉

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        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          I had to remind myself that on Saturday evening.

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Lol!
      • Jlock
        Founding Member
        • Aug 2014
        • 120
        • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

        #5
        Originally posted by kmhfive View Post
        Fishing is also good! Remember they call it fishing, not "catching!"😎😉
        I tell my wife that every time I come home with an empty fish cooler.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12680
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Fishin' is not a bad second choice.

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          • JCGrill
            Club Member
            • Mar 2017
            • 1728
            • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
            • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
              Gas - Saber
              Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
              Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

            #7
            As opposed to paid insanity? Wait, that's where I work.

            Going fishing myself this weekend. Spinaker, LOTW

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10589
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

                ********************************************
                Assistants
                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)
                ************************

                Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                Broil King Keg
                Karubeque C-60
                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
                ******************.
                Thermometers
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
                **************

                Accessories
                BBQ Dragon
                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                Finex Cat Iron Line
                FireBoard Drive
                Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                Grill Grates
                Joule Water Circulator
                KBQ Fire Grate

                Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                ********************************
                Fuel
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
                **************************

                Cutlery
                Buck 119 Special
                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Global
                Shun
                Wusthof
                *******
                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #8
              JCGrill Great spot! My uncle was up in LOTW earlier this year. He said the fishing was excellent. As you can see from this HOG! I am headed up to the trophy waters in eastern Ontario, north of Minaki, next week! Hopefully smack the Big Walleyes hard! My uncle was up in LOTW earlier this year. He said the fishing was excellent. 28" LOTW Walleye. I will take those all day!
              Click image for larger version  Name:	Jefe Walleye.jpg Views:	1 Size:	2.57 MB ID:	358921

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              • kmhfive
                kmhfive commented
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                Great fish!

              • Bruce54
                Bruce54 commented
                Editing a comment
                Fine looking fish! To sum up: "I'd eat that."
            • Karon Adams
              Charter Member
              • Feb 2015
              • 1515
              • Chattanooga TN
              • Karon Adams
                Consort of the Flame
                Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
                Big Poppa's Drum conversion
                Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
                Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
                Pit IQ blower

              #9
              tell her when she cooks, she gets to chose the menu. when you cook, you choose. and if she wants something other than smoked meat, she's free to cook indoors herself.

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