Old Outdoor Gourmet BBQ Pit Died Today

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by TXKajun, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    Today I told Sweetie our Outdoor Gourmet charcoal bbq was cooking its last meal. frown. It's rusted out on bottom and lower sides. It's been a great grill for 3 years now and has withstood the elements pretty well, being stored outside without a cover.

    Sweetie replied "Well, I've been wondering what to get you for Valentine's Day, so here's the $$ for you to order what you've been talking about for a couple of months now, the 22 1/2" Weber Silver charcoal grill, the rotisserie for it, the charcoal holders for indirect cooking and a nice cover for it. Oh, this is all selfless,by the way! You know our Bunny (DS) and I only eat 3 helpings of what you cook on the bbq just to be polite." LOLOL

    Soooooooo, Amazon got our order today and should deliver on the 6th and 7th. I've been wanting a rotisserie for years and years now for a charcoal bbq....and here it comes. smile. What a gal!



    frown. smile.
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  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    RIP old grill.

    Post pics of the new one when it comes!
  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Dang it, now I'm drooling...:cool:
  4. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    OK, after 3 days using this new Weber, I'm impressed. Also, it has so dang many accessories that Sweetie ain't gonna have a problem wondering what to get me for the next several years for birthdays and Christmases! LOL

    So far, I've done 2 racks of baby back ribs (could have used another hour on the grill, but were ok), 2 cornish game hens (came out pretty dang good), a steak done via the reverse sear method (was real good) and today, a whole chicken on the rotisserie. Let's see if I can post a couple of pics from today.

    26016e55-1389-4b54-b47d-1608931def59. and Chicken.

    I'm not sure how that shaft of sunlight got in the first pic, but that about sums it up! LOL

    26016e55-1389-4b54-b47d-1608931def59. Chicken.
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I'll just have to make do with my old Oil Field model. It should be good for another 100 years. DSCF0100.JPG
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  6. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    OK, after 2 weeks, here's an update on my Weber setup.

    Do NOT buy a Weber kettle bbq! There are tons of "add-ons" that will suck money from your bank account just like a vacuum cleaner! The bbq itself is under $100, which is a great price. The accessories though go from under $10 for drip pans to $60 for a Smokenator (look it up, great idea!) to $140 for the rotisserie and up to $150 for the Kettle Pizza accessory! Plus a few more accessories between $10 and $50 that are "gotta have" items. Little did I realize that I was only getting the tip of the iceberg when I ordered the kettle grill. eek. Of course, with all the neat accessories, I now have a total cooking system that I'll get literally years of use from and can cook anything from veggies, burgers and hotdogs to the best steaks Sweetie and I have ever tasted to wood-fired oven pizza at home now. biggrin. Doesn't take too many trips to the local pizza shack with our 15 yo son who eats like a locust, or too many steak dinners at decent restaurants to make up the $$ spent on the cooking system. Plus a little savings on gas use from the gas stove or electricity from the electric stove and gas to get to the restaurants. (Yeah, I'm trying to justify my purchases! LOLOL)

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  7. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    im glad u r happy with ur set up ...
    For those of u looking for a good pit that will last you for years or want to build one cheap i suggest checking the scrap yard .... they are selling for 25cents a pund and will never go bad ... people would rather sell there pitts for a hit of the rock ....

    also how much does a bag of charcoal go for these days ???
  8. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Divine intervention ?

    Manifest Destiny ?
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