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  • Attjack
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    The polar vortex is hard on many of us

    Area Dad Stares Longingly At Covered Grill In Backyard
    ‘I Haven’t Forgotten You,’ Father Softly Whispers


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    EUCLID, OH—Placing his right palm against the glass of the sliding back door as he softly whispered reassurances to the device, local father Paul Chesney, 48, spent nearly an hour Tuesday gazing longingly at the covered grill in his backyard, family sources reported. “I know we haven’t spent any time together in the past few months, old friend, but just know that I haven’t forgotten you—not for a minute,” Chesney said in hushed tones to the three-burner propane grill, his breath steaming up the window that divided him from his beloved companion. “I promise you that I’ll be back soon. Just hold on a little longer and I’ll get that cover off you, give your cooking grate a good brushing, and heat you right back up. It’ll be like we never parted, I swear.” At press time, a visibly emotional Chesney told his wife to give him “a few more minutes” after she called him into the dining room for dinner.

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  • xaugievike
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    • Jan 2017
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    #2
    I fully intend to defy the vortex.....tomorrow.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Get after it! I did it this past weekend. -14 F at start up. Not that sweet. But we have to do what we do. #BBQhasnoseason
  • Spinaker
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    • Nov 2014
    • 10858
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
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    #3
    I know how he feels..............-20 F right now. 11 F warmer than last night! I will take that as a win! Stay warm everyone!
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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      That will be fired up this weekend. Frozen Smoke

    • IowaGirl
      IowaGirl commented
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      What's utterly crazy about this weather lately is the temps are supposed to be in the upper 30s to mid 40s for the weekend through Monday with rain possible. And then back into the deep freeze again Monday night. Talk about schizophrenic weather.

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Yeah, I can't believe it is going to rain in 3 days! How is that even possible? IowaGirl
  • NapMaster
    Club Member
    • Jan 2019
    • 589
    • Denham Springs, LA
    • WebberSummitGold6burnerLP, ShotGunSmoker

      Avid Armor Vacuum Sealer

    #4
    You should fire all those rigs up at once. Hope all of you fare well through this. I'm feeding Goldfinches now so you can have some color this spring.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      LOL. We appreciate that.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 8073
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #5
    Ya now what, in this cold I don’t give a rip! 🕶

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Damn right, FireMan!!!!
  • Scout789
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    • Jun 2018
    • 153
    • Texas Gulf Coast
    • Smoker: Lyfe Tyme Offset. Firebox 16" Diameter X 16" Long. Cooking chamber 16" Diameter X 32" Long
      Grill: Lyfe Tyme 16" Diameter X 24" Long.
      Thermometer: Maverick ET-732 and XR50
      For smoking, I am a committed stick burner.
      For grilling, it's all about charcoal. Almost always HEB brand mesquite charcoal. If not that, then Kingsford mesquite charcoal.

    #6
    It will be in the upper 40's when I venture out tomorrow morning. I hope I'm okay.

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    • BRic
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      • Mar 2017
      • 372
      • Winnipeg Mb. Canada
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      #7
      It Is What It Is .

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      • Troutman
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        • Aug 2017
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        • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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        #8
        Only vortex I’m worried about is the vortex in my Weber kettle cooking “cluoinks” this weekend

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        • Jerod Broussard
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          • Jun 2014
          • 9941
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          #9
          I hear y'all, low of 32 again tonight. I will forge ahead!

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          • SmokingSteve
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 342
            • Mesa Arizona
            • SmokingSteve

            #10
            The high today was 74, five degrees above normal! Oh no! The high Sunday is supposed to be only 64, It truly is a shame the way we have to suffer in Phoenix during the throes of winter, LOL! But don't get me started about trying to grill when it is 110 out at 9:00 at night in July or August.

            Seriously folks, stay safe in all that extremely cold weather. I used to live in North Dakota (10 years) and recognize it can be brutal at times.

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            • Steve R.
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 2462
              • Elizabethtown, KY
              • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

              #11
              About a year ago I cooked in -0 temps. Flu/head cold/sinus infection this year, not feelin' it. And I even have a new cooker to learn. Soon, I hope.

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              • Ahumadora
                Club Member
                • Oct 2015
                • 2157
                • Warkworth, New Zealand

                #12
                Tuesday was the hottest day on record here 38c with heat index of 44c. 1000's with power blackouts in Buenos Aires. Cooled off today and will be a high of 27c luckily. I had a pit on the back of my truck reading 130f in the sun.

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                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  That is insane.
              • RustyHaines
                Club Member
                • Sep 2017
                • 742
                • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

                #13
                Expected minus 31 in Madison, WI last night. We caught a break. It bottomed out at minus 25. Vortex is over today and supposed to be 40 by Saturday. That is one big swing in temperature. Regardless, this weekend is cooking time !

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                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  Amen!!
              • troymeister
                Charter Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 1516
                • Forest Park Il
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                #14
                -20 right now here in Chicago.....This is crazy!!

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                • Troutman
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                  #15
                  Well I'm proud of all you Yankees who carry on regardless, it takes stamina and mental fortitude.

                  Now I won't bother to rub in the fact that our forecast for next week is in the mid to high 70's, it may actually hit 80* in February !!! I know, you're going to say "but you guys have to suffer through the heat and humidity". And to that I say, "sure but I can still bbq and that's why they invented AC, shorts and swimming pools !!".

                  Well that just makes me want to break into song, this time of the year is what I like about the south ..... Peace !!!

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                  • Spinaker
                    Spinaker commented
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                    Well, what I try to remind myself is that we don't have earthquakes, wild fires, hurricanes or volcanoes. So we have that going for us.

                  • Red Man
                    Red Man commented
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                    We have earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanoes 😳. But the weather is mild 😁. Almost never gets above 80 and almost never gets below 30!

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