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Village Idiot's Wife Cooking

chill243chill243 Posts: 96
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I saw the pic posted, now I want one!! We've only had our LBGE for 2 1/2 months, but I think the mini would be great.  Here's my question, is it easier to clean and work?  I have a 40 gallon aquarium and bought a nano (tiny) for salt water, but it was too hard to maintain, thus smaller isn't always easier.  What are your comments?  TY
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    Smaller is easier in this case. I would not take for my pair of Minis.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Ah, my wife the movie star !  We've only done 4 cooks on our mini, so I'm no expert.  I did find that my ash tool for the Large wouldn't fit in the lower vent on the Mini.  But, no problem.  It uses such a small amount of lump, I just took that out and pushed the ash out from the top through the vent.  Wasn't hard to clean at all. Maybe there's an easier way, but I don't know it yet.

    As far as easier to work, I'm realizing a bit of a learning curve.  The food is closer to the charcoal, so it tends to cook faster than on my Large.  Just a bit to get used to.

    We are very glad we got the mini.  I think, with just us two, that we will save a lot of money, just on using less charcoal.  And, as you saw in the picture, it will easily cook enough for two people.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    edited March 2012

    Gary I just cut down two of LawnRangers tools (didn't need due to HighQue) and picked up a larger bracket for the Large and smaller bracket for the Mini. Works well

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Great, Mickey.  Thanks.

    My sister in law in Tennessee is a welder.  I'll show her your picture and have her spot weld me an ash tool.


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,796
    So...... The title of this has me thinking. Would Village Idiot's wife be called mrs idiot? I doubt Pam would approve. Perhaps she needs her own handle. :D
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • chill243chill243 Posts: 96
    Idiot, I live in TN, can she make me one for a mini??
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited March 2012
    So...... The title of this has me thinking. Would Village Idiot's wife be called mrs idiot? I doubt Pam would approve. Perhaps she needs her own handle. :D
    Actually, Travis.  She's pissed that I use that handle. I KNOW she wouldn't want that name for her, especially since she's a Ph.D. in Nursing..
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Idiot, I live in TN, can she make me one for a mini??
    Chill. I'll ask.  Where are you in TN?  She's in Greeneville.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • chill243chill243 Posts: 96
    just outside of Knoxville  :)  :)
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    just outside of Knoxville  :)  :)
    You're close.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • chill243chill243 Posts: 96
    :)
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    edited March 2012
    So...... The title of this has me thinking. Would Village Idiot's wife be called mrs idiot? I doubt Pam would approve. Perhaps she needs her own handle. :D

    Yeah she could use it to beat you with Travis !!!


    =))
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    So...... The title of this has me thinking. Would Village Idiot's wife be called mrs idiot? I doubt Pam would approve. Perhaps she needs her own handle. :D


    Actually, Travis.  She's pissed that I use that handle. I KNOW she wouldn't want that name for her, especially since she's a Ph.D. in Nursing..


    My vote is "Village Mayor"
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    If you all are smart, you'll vote for "Yes Ma'am". That's what I call her.   =))
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,561
    +1. Niiiice call Mickey!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 559
    I used to be a welder (many years ago!!), however, this would be easy.. Just get a butane torch, the long rod (bent as in the first original post), an angle bracket and a wire coat-hanger.  heat the angle and rod and use the wire hanger as "solder",  I have brazed holes in tail pipes using this method **mannnny years ago**... 


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  • chill243chill243 Posts: 96
    Easy for you to say!
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  • Knoxville? I was born in Knoxville! As far as gettin ash out - I just my Dyson Vac. Works great.
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