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  • troymeister
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1238
    • Forest Park Il
    • Weber 26

      Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

      2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

      Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

      Anti Hero, Blue moon

      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

    A Skunk Story

    A skunk story....

    So, I visit some friends (Identical Twins) for their 64th birthday at a local watering hole here in Forest Park IL. Of course I have a couple of beers to celebrate their Birthday and watch the Bears lose.

    I get home and of course the dogs have to go out. Rather than just let them out in the back yard, I decide to take them for a walk.

    I am on the home stretch, one block away, there is a house under construction with a dumpster in front. The dogs go crazy and drag me around to the other side where I can't see. But they were on leashes so they were first.

    As I round the big 30 yard dumpster, there I see Pepé Le Pew with tail up. Roxy and me got slightly blasted by this fricken skunk. My little dog Layla was mostly unscathed.

    "Oh...the Humanity" ...the smell....Talk about chemical warfare...OMG...

    So Roxy, Layla and I all had to take bath and scrub with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking soda and Dawn dish soap.

    My awesome neighbor was kind enough to run to Wallgreens at the last second and buy a whole gallon of peroxide.

    We were very lucky we didn't get the full blast of Pepé Le Pew
    Anyhow, it seems this adventure is over.. In the end no harm...well maybe a little bit of foul.


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  • Dewesq55
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1590
    • The Poconos, NEPA
    • Smoker:
      Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS)
      Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
      Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL Vertical Propane Smoker

      Gas Grill:
      BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burners with aftermarket rotisserie.

      Thermometer:​​​​​​
      Fireboard with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan
      ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
      Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
      2 Maverick 733
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
      ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
      Govee Bluetooth Thermometer

      Miscellaneous:
      Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
      Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

      Favorite Beer:
      Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

      Favorite Spirit:
      Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions

      Favorite Wine:
      Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

      Favorite Meat(s):
      Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
      Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
      Beef Ribeye steak

      Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
      Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

      Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
      Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

      Disqus ID:
      David E. Waterbury

    #2
    One of my biggest fears. Sadie is only 10 pounds so she's not dragging me anywhere I don't want to go, but there are a few Pepe Lepews wandering about my neighborhood at night. So far, I have been lucky enough to see them soon enough to give them a wide berth, but I fear one of these days we will accidentally sneak up on one.

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    • troymeister
      troymeister commented
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      From now on I am keeping an emergency skunk kit. I was very lucky that I was able to not let my dogs or me for that matter from touching anything in the house except in the bathroom. My foyer (in front of my front door) still stinks and you can smell it in in the air down the block. Fricken unbelievable.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2669
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #3
    Nasty. Could have been worse with the full blast though.

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    • FireMan
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2015
      • 7293
      • Bottom of Winnebago

      #4
      Who smelled worse, you or the dog? I can’t imagine what I’d do if that happened to me.
      Hope ya get better. 😎

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      • troymeister
        troymeister commented
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        The skunk got the shin area of my jeans...Jeans went right in the washer...If the smell doesn't come out...In the garbage they go...
    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9482
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #5
      Hours before I shot my first deer I'm laying on the ground taking a nap on open ground on what we called "The Hill." I open my eyes and feel like something is watching me. I look up and a hawk is circling overhead, that's not it, I roll over and look up and a skunk is about 10 yards from me trying to figure out what to do. I high-tailed it to the deer stand.

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      • JGo37
        Club Member
        • Apr 2018
        • 1345
        • the LOU
        • Cookers:

          22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
          CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
          Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
          Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
          Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

          Accessories:

          Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
          BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
          Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
          Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
          Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
          OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
          Smokenator
          Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
          SnS
          Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

          My Helpers:

          Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
          Instant Pot 6Q Duo
          Nesco Tabletop Roaster
          & the PIT!

        #6
        I ran over a skunk on my way to a bar, with a gal on the back, on my bike. We thought it was mostly the bike. We had to leave... LoL

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12073
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #7
          Many years ago I was sittin' next to an old, unused barn keepin' an eye on a decrepit old apple tree that only had enough energy to put out a few apples, hopin' a deer would come with bow range when I heard a rustlin' around the corner of the barn - maybe 10'. It didn't sound like a deer, and I thought it was a squirrel, but it was a skunk. It walked by me less than 10' away and never saw me. I've been almost that close to bears and was never as scared as I was watchin' that skunk.

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          • tbob4
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 2254
            • Chico, CA
            • BBQ's
              _____________________
              California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
              California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
              Santa Maria Grill
              Vision Grill

              Beer
              _______________________
              Sierra Nevada IPA

              Wood
              _______________________
              Almond
              Oak
              Madrone
              Cherry
              Peach
              Apple

            #8
            Milk, tomato juice, detergent....they really don't work. However, try Poop-Pourri. It is oil based. Spray it on clothes (never tried it on dogs) and/or yourself. For articles of clothing spray them liberally and let them sit outside in sunlight for a day or two and wash with no other clothing. If spraying on yourself, wash with a scrubbing soup (Fels-Naptha) right after spraying.

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            • troymeister
              troymeister commented
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              Kind of late now for that. The peroxide-baking soda concoction seemed to have worked, along with soap, water full bath and shower. We’re very lucky we didn’t get the full blast.
          • ComfortablyNumb
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 3077
            • Northeast Washington
            • KBQ C-60
              PK360
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermopop
              Thermoworks Dot

            #9
            My first thought was, "Those dogs dragged him?" then I remembered you had a couple of beers and watched the Bears lose. ;-)

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            • Steve B
              Club Member
              • Jun 2016
              • 2849
              • Rockland county New York
              • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
                1 maverick et-733 - gray
                1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
                1 thermoworks thermopop - red

                Pre Miala flavor injector
                taylor digital scale
                TSM meat grinder
                chefs choice food slicer
                cuisinhart food processor
                food saver vacuum sealer
                TSM harvest food dehydrator

              #10
              Man that really stinks. 😁 Literally. 😳. Sorry to hear about this smelly situation. But I know what you went through.
              One of mine got hit square in the face about 10yrs ago. 11:30 at night no less. Rambo has since gone to the rainbow bridge. Click image for larger version

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              • ComfortablyNumb
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 3077
                • Northeast Washington
                • KBQ C-60
                  PK360
                  Thermoworks Smoke
                  Thermoworks Thermopop
                  Thermoworks Dot

                #11
                When we lived in the Bay Area we shared a house with a friend of ours. He had two dogs and a goat. The dogs loved to ride in the back of the truck and the goat had separation anxiety when I took them, so eventually the goat started going with us. One night the dogs cornered a skunk and got the full effect. We took them to a pet store, PetSmart or Petco, that had a DIY dog wash in the back. We bought some skunk shampoo and the staff cheerfully allowed us to wash the dogs. After the second dog was done there was still time on the meter so Mike told me to go get Dingleberry. When the water hit the goat you would have thought we were pulling her hooves off, she screamed bloody murder. When the meter finally ran out, we dragged two wet, and still smelly, dogs and an unhappy goat out. The store had cleared out of customers and the staff was giving us the stink eye.

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                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 4915
                  • Northern Virginia
                  • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                    Thermopop
                    Dot w two probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #12
                  We had one living under our front porch. It got trapped in our garage one night, luckily Mrs. H heard it scratching around and we let it out. Spread a few mothballs around under the porch and in garage. He moved on.

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 1176
                    • Wilson County, TX
                    • PrimoXL
                      Maverick 732
                      Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                      Thermapen
                      Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                      Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                    #13
                    Yep, skunks are a problem in our rural area especially in the fall. Our dog got skunked one night last year, panicked, came running and (40 lbs of her) jumped into my arms so I got skunked too! Miserable for both of us. We keep a supply of feminine douche (recommended by a pest control pro) to wash it off.

                    I trapped and relocated seven of the little critters last year. Have had a few harmless encounters so far this season.

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                    • smokin fool
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2019
                      • 1352
                      • Mississauga, Ont

                      #14
                      Our Husky got sprayed last spring, luckily a glancing blow to the neck.
                      First our neighbour who has a Goldie said he used toothpaste and coke....didn't work
                      Called a Vet who gave us the peroxide-soda-Dawn fix which worked great after 3 applications
                      Next morning poor Rey was a matted mess because of the toothpaste, brushed her for hours.
                      Whenever she gets wet you still get a hint o stink from her neck.

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