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Topic: Best $40 I've Spent This Year!
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Oct 27, 2007 03:35PM)
The sad back story is this: Two years ago my gas grill crapped out and I never got around to replacing it. I was looking for the "PERFECT" combination of portability (I have no use for "roast a whole pig" sized barbeques), convenience (that means gas) and price (yeah, I'm a tightwad).

Wal*Mart came through with an end-of-the-season deal, a CharBroil wood-fired combo grill/smoker...for $40!!! So, it gets lower marks on the "convenience" scale, but what a difference it makes on food. I used it last night, slow-roasting/smoking some dry-rubbed chicken (garlic powder, sage, oregano, salt, pepper, achiote powder). It gets no better than that.

Yes, I live in SoCal, about 18 miles from the Santiago Canyon fire, so go ahead and crack wise about the irony of lighting up during a firestorm. But a man's gotta eat, paisano, and besides, it was already smoky outside, so my little grill was barely noticed...except for that delicate scent of garlic, hickory, chicken, and beer :)

Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Oct 27, 2007 05:47PM)
Killer. I gave up on gas and switched back to charcoal this year and liked it....
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 27, 2007 05:57PM)
Phew! Scared the hell out of me! I thought maybe I sold you a Zibit for $40!
Message: Posted by: Bill Nuvo (Oct 27, 2007 05:57PM)
Had to reread, thought you said at first "dry-rubber chicken"
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Oct 30, 2007 04:34PM)
Dude, you have to at least SEE what I'ved cooked before you start slammin' it! :lol:
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 30, 2007 05:20PM)
Yeah Canadian Dude...
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 30, 2007 07:15PM)
Geez Bill, get back to your muktaaq and quit insulting our southern cousins.

Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Nov 17, 2007 11:06AM)
Yeah, I thought 40 bucks was a great deal, until I came across a flowerpot grill that can be made for $10!!!

Mother was right -- if I get two of something for a nickel today, they'll be givin' 'em away tomorrow...
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Nov 17, 2007 11:58AM)
Flowerpot grill that you make?
I like making stuff...
Care to give me a hint?
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Nov 17, 2007 12:09PM)

Do your self a favour and remove the flowers and soil first, unlike Isnot when we had a beings reunion this xmas.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Nov 17, 2007 12:42PM)
No flowers...Got it.
Cactus ok?
We'll find out...