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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

I was in Target yesterday and they have a clearance sale for all of the their smoking supplies. Which is completely stupid because we can smoke year round here. They have a weber 22.5 kettle (silver) for $52! It was really hard to walk away from that.

My wife is out of town for 10 days and that should give plenty of time to find a hiding spot...

I know I already have a 22.5 kettle but I got it from a non-profit for $5 and while it works awesome if I can get a brand new one for a little over $50.

Addertooth tell me your secret to staying married?

Yeah, but it works out as this is the time of year I look to buy my smoking stuff cause of the markdown ! We'll just let em think we only smoke a few months outta the year.... biggrin.gif
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

I was in Target yesterday and they have a clearance sale for all of the their smoking supplies. Which is completely stupid because we can smoke year round here. They have a weber 22.5 kettle (silver) for $52! It was really hard to walk away from that.

My wife is out of town for 10 days and that should give plenty of time to find a hiding spot...

I know I already have a 22.5 kettle but I got it from a non-profit for $5 and while it works awesome if I can get a brand new one for a little over $50.

Addertooth tell me your secret to staying married?


The secret to a long marriage..... have good reflexes so you can duck real fast!

 

:duck:

post #23 of 39

It only took me one divorce to learn the husband survival skills?  Well, sort of?  :biggrin:

 

A good camera and some pics of her closet?  Concentrate on high dollar items like shoes and purses?  Maybe the jewelry cabinet?

 

Dang!  I sure like to pretend like I miss her?

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 

I claim no expertise in staying married, as the divorce courts can attest.  I did learn one critical thing.  If someone truly loves you, and you get pleasure from your toys, they won't want to separate you from your prized toys.  My last Ex insisted I sell my Harley to stay married.  I sold it, she spent the money from the sale, and promptly kicked me out thereafter.  I have a good wife now.  She hasn't asked me to sell any of my toys.

post #25 of 39
Hahaha this is a great thread. All too familiar. I used to just have my weber genesis and then my dad and sister got me a masterbuilt dual fuel. That got me hooked on smoking so I wanted something I could use to smoke with charcoal and grill as well, so I found a weber performer online for a great price. Then I wanted something I could do set and forget type smokes since I have a young daughter and spare time is harder to come by.so back on craigslist where I found a 1st generation MES30 and of course an AMNPS to go with it. Somewhere in there I also fostered my love of all things weber and bought a q100 for those small, quick meals I needed to grill. My wife thinks I'm crazy and in order to combat this, I act really agreeable on a few purchases she wants to make that I find to be foolish. Everyone has their own thing and she knows that and I know that.
post #26 of 39
Thread Starter 

Darn you Welshrarebit!  I got curious and went to Target with my spouse.  Sure enough, the Weber kettles were marked down.  I exclaimed the price to my wife; she gave me a look so cold, a glacier would be jealous.  Forty-five seconds later, another husband with wife in tow stumbled across the same kettle, he was promptly shut down as well.  It was a zone of endless crushed dreams.  There needs to be a wife-resistant barrier in the area.  Or perhaps, a women's shoe display nearby.

post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by Addertooth View Post

Darn you Welshrarebit!  I got curious and went to Target with my spouse.  Sure enough, the Weber kettles were marked down.  I exclaimed the price to my wife; she gave me a look so cold, a glacier would be jealous.  Forty-five seconds later, another husband with wife in tow stumbled across the same kettle, he was promptly shut down as well.  It was a zone of endless crushed dreams.  There needs to be a wife-resistant barrier in the area.  Or perhaps, a women's shoe display nearby.

I have to drive by Target tomorrow morning to referee two soccer games. I will not take my truck so I won't be tempted to pull in...

If I happen to go by there Sunday morning and the kettle is still there that will be a sign that it was meant for me! Of course I will ask the boss if that's okay first. biggrin.gif
post #28 of 39

I will be hitting our local Target tomorrow as well. Since I've been pretty successful even on my tryout cooks on my TMLE, my wife is on board with anything I want/need to do regarding BBQ equipment, supplies, etc. I "prime the pump" with little hints about how I'm ready to "do another smoke", and was thinking that a nice brisket (her absolute favorite!) would be my protein of choice for this session. My first try with brisket a month or so ago was quite tasty (she gave it a 6 out of 10, mainly due to tenderness of the flat), and I know the mistakes I made, so she's getting her smoke face on! Hey... us guys gotta work all the angles!

post #29 of 39
Thread Starter 

Remmy700p,

It is so hard to work the angles on the Weber Kettle; those darn things are round!

post #30 of 39

Target had most of their BBQ stuff on sale and/or clearance today, so I picked up an 18.5" Weber 'One-Touch Silver" on sale for $52. That's $8 cheaper than their current pricing for the ground hugging 18.5" Smokey Joe. I also picked up a matching hinged cooking grate on sale for $9 to go with. Tomorrow, I'm gonna try a small brisket flat I picked up at the grocery store this morning... see how I do.

 

 

post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
 

Target had most of their BBQ stuff on sale and/or clearance today, so I picked up an 18.5" Weber 'One-Touch Silver" on sale for $52. That's $8 cheaper than their current pricing for the ground hugging 18.5" Smokey Joe. I also picked up a matching hinged cooking grate on sale for $9 to go with. Tomorrow, I'm gonna try a small brisket flat I picked up at the grocery store this morning... see how I do.

 

 

Nice Score!!!!!!

 

a full smoker is a happy smoker

 

DS

post #32 of 39

Got the brisket on. It's a 3lb flat, but it's about 3" thick, so I'm looking for a nice couple of fat layers through it.

 

post #33 of 39

At 160F...

 

post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post

At 160F...



That looks awesome!!!

You might want to put some aluminum foil on the pan under your meat. I've been using the same pan for about four months now and after the smoke I throw the foil away and the pan looks still brand new! You don't have to wash the pan or throw it away with every smoke.

I'm tempted to go down to Target and see if that kettle is still there. I got the green light from the boss. My daughter's college soccer team is about to play right now against USC! I'm gonna watch on the internet and if she isn't starting I'm gonna go to work early and stop be Target to see if it's there. Decisions... Decisions...
post #35 of 39

After doing a whole pile of smokes on the TMLE, it's really cool to be able to smoke a smaller piece of protein at a fraction of the fuel cost.

Oh... and by the way... KILL SC!!

post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post


Oh... and by the way... KILL SC!!

Tied 1 - 1. My wife said my daughter played about ten minutes in second half! Her first college game!

I did pick up the 22.5 kettle. I'm gonna give my old one to a friend. $58.
post #37 of 39
Thread Starter 

Welshrarebit,

 

That's the way to do it! Pay it forward. 

post #38 of 39

Well, the brisket is gone. Took almost 6 hours on the One-Touch. Had a great smoke ring, very moist, however my wife (the brisket specialist) said that I only got a 6 out of 10 for tenderness. I think that's fair. I kinda bounced around with the temps a little bit... still learning the ins and outs of this kettle. I'm happy with the outcome. It was a $15 cut of brisket and it fed 5 people, some went back for seconds. I'll chalk this up as a "slight win" on the column.

post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Addertooth View Post

Welshrarebit,

That's the way to do it! Pay it forward. 

I only payed $5 for my old kettle from a local non profit. It only needed a new cooking grate. I went to HD and got a hinged grate and a pair of charcoal baskets. My friend just got married and bought a house so this will be his gift from me...
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