Smoker #5 going to be the next Prius

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  1. WeldrDave

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    With "Great sadness" Old smoker #5 finally gave up the Ghost! :( The bottom fell out of it last week and I had to haul it off to the great bone yard in the sky. That was the 5th one I made exactly like the last 3 and the 1st wasn't bad but I made improvements on the rest.
    It smoked and cooked for about 8+ years now, Many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners cooked on it, She served me well. My wife and I were discussing smoking a pork butt this weekend, about two weeks ago and when out, I opened it and saw the bottom had mostly rusted/fell through. So, somehow there is a silver lining to this story and God works in weird ways! :confused:. My wife went to Home depot to grad a shower caddy and saw the picture below! She texted me and said; "There are 2 here, should I grab one"? I said HELL YEAH! :yes:
    A new smoker for $100.00. I don't have the time to build another, and I've been dealing with a gout/arthritis issues so she got a little Char-Griller on 1/2 price sale. :cool: Needless to say, I was happy and usually things like this "DON'T" happen to me/us. Well, I spent all day yesterday Freezing my A$$ off putting it together and I seasoned it last night. This morning at 0500, I started a 10lb Pork but for some pulled pork! Details later! :D
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    Dang! Thats looking good, Dave!:salute:
     
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    My condolences for your loss.
     
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    You can limp by with that for a bit WeldrDave :D
    :yes:

    Either that’s a covered porch/patio area or you ain’t got no snow....:whistle:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing!!
    We have about a foot of ice here.
     
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    Just a little bit of snow on one chunk of wood in the background. :picard:


    C'mon man!
     
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    “C’mon manned!” By Yoops.... :whistle:
    :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:
     
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    You know he is going to "improve" that new one before long... :dremel: .:rofl: :lol:

    Enjoy it. Good start I'd say.
     
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    She served you well. RIP ( Rust in Peace )
     
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    A couple of weeks ago he was talking about a snow blower:binoculars::eek:
     
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    We only got a dusting, we had the snow, rain, freezing rain, back to snow then rain again. Kinda the norm around here on the coast.
     
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    It's still sitting there, (Doing nothing)... DSCN4353.JPG
     
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    10 hours later! coming off the smoker! :drool:
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    Here's our ENORMOUS snow fall...
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    BTW, I have the same smoker but do not do it justice. I hardly use the danged thing any more. :(
     
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    I think we'll make it!!! ;) I'm sure your aware, (maybe) My wife Chrissy is from Wisconsin and I've trekked all through New England. We don't panic :hair: Like some do around here when they call for snow. I would love to go video the grocery stores when they call for 6" or more, it's an all out Zoo!!! :rofl: :lol: People think they'll be stuck till spring... :loco: :crazy:
     
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    Get with the program man!!! o_O It works well... :cool:
     
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    I didn't know that. OK then, instead of milk, bread and eggs....Are you stocked up on beer, brats and cheese curds? :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:

    I used to use that smoker a lot! Chicken, turkey, brisket, pork shoulders, beef roasts.......the standard type of fare.

    I guess if I don't use it this summer, it'll go onto the "items for sale list".