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BGE at my resort in Mexico

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paqman
paqman Posts: 4,676


Pleasantly surprised, I wasn’t expecting that.

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  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,630
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    Caveman crawfish?
    canuckland
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,928
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    Caveman crawfish?
    looks like shovel bass to me...
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,236
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    RRP said:
    Caveman crawfish?
    looks like shovel bass to me...
    Lol!  I missed the shovel completely and was looking at the seafood.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • TechsasJim
    TechsasJim Posts: 1,925
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    vamos a la playa!    
    LBGE, 28” BS, Weber Kettle, HCI 7.8 SE Texas
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Did you ask them to step aside? Lol. At a minimum, ask them the existential question as to whether the Egg will in fact boil water!

    Hope you’re having a great time, @paqman. I can assure you things are just as dreary at home as when you left!
  • Canugghead
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    RRP said:
    Caveman crawfish?
    looks like shovel bass to me...
    guess you missed the crawfish paddle joke.
    canuckland
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    They need a kick ash basket….that shovel seems unwieldy.  Never seen lobster tail cut like that, interesting.
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  • RRP
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    RRP said:
    Caveman crawfish?
    looks like shovel bass to me...
    guess you missed the crawfish paddle joke.
    yes I certainly did since you said "caveman crawfish" - oh well...
  • 4TheGrillOfIt
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    Man, I need a resort in Mexico…
    XL BGE, Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
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  • lousubcap
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    Better to be lucky than good right there.  Gotta be a top shelf destination.   Enjoy!
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Jstroke
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    I hope it’s good. But at least it will make you smile if they screw things up. Who knows though, maybe they are experts. From the shovel I’m questioning things though. Have fun, let us know
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • kl8ton
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    Are those really tiny people or a really big egg?

    Either way it looks warmer than here .. Snowed this morning.
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
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    kl8ton said:
    Are those really tiny people or a really big egg?

    Either way it looks warmer than here .. Snowed this morning.
    His resort is definitely warmer than your campground.  You are both winning, but he is winning more right now.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    kl8ton said:
    Are those really tiny people or a really big egg?

    Either way it looks warmer than here .. Snowed this morning.
    I thought the same thing.  XL and tiny people, or XXL and large people?  Probably just the camera perspective.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • paqman
    paqman Posts: 4,676
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    Langner91 said:
    kl8ton said:
    Are those really tiny people or a really big egg?

    Either way it looks warmer than here .. Snowed this morning.
    I thought the same thing.  XL and tiny people, or XXL and large people?  Probably just the camera perspective.
    They were definitely not tall.  It looks like an XL.

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  • paqman
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    kl8ton said:
    Are those really tiny people or a really big egg?

    Either way it looks warmer than here .. Snowed this morning.
    His resort is definitely warmer than your campground.  You are both winning, but he is winning more right now.
    You still win with your backyard! 😃

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  • paqman
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    Caveman crawfish?
    I actually had a piece of caveman picanha!  I had to convince them to try it. 

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  • paqman
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    They need a kick ash basket….that shovel seems unwieldy.  Never seen lobster tail cut like that, interesting.
    never seen lobster tail cut like this either but SMWBO said it was really good.

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  • paqman
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    Langner91 said:
    I assume you talked to those two and told them what brand of lump you use, how you light your egg, and what vent settings you would run for that seafood, right?

    I mean eggheads gotta egghead!
    They are just grillers and I don’t speak a word of spanish, they have a “pitmaster” dedicated to maintaining the grills, etc.  I actually had a chat with him about the charcoal (which look surprisingly high quality and all natural).  Their egg would definitely fail the dollar bill test, but I am trying really hard to ignore that 😂🤣

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  • Jstroke
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    @paqman, interesting on the shovel for the coals. I wonder if they treat it like a whole hog pit and just add coals as necessary, or just to light it. Sounds to me like a good time had by all. Enjoy sir.
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • paqman
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    They constantly open and close the lid so the charcoal burns hot and fast.  They only keep a small amount in the egg.  They run the grill from 12:00 to 18:00 so not the typical use case of bringing the BGE up to temp, cook food, close the egg.  I guess it makes sense for them.  Their charcoal makes a LOT of smoke when first lit.

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  • RRP
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    paqman said:
    They constantly open and close the lid so the charcoal burns hot and fast.  They only keep a small amount in the egg.  They run the grill from 12:00 to 18:00 so not the typical use case of bringing the BGE up to temp, cook food, close the egg.  I guess it makes sense for them.  Their charcoal makes a LOT of smoke when first lit.
    6 hour window seems interesting - is it meal time at noon and 5:00 supper - but what about those other in-between hours? All afternoon hors d'oeuvre for pool side folks or what? I guess what I am really also asking - what hors d'oeuvres are they serving?


  • paqman
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    RRP said:
    paqman said:
    They constantly open and close the lid so the charcoal burns hot and fast.  They only keep a small amount in the egg.  They run the grill from 12:00 to 18:00 so not the typical use case of bringing the BGE up to temp, cook food, close the egg.  I guess it makes sense for them.  Their charcoal makes a LOT of smoke when first lit.
    6 hour window seems interesting - is it meal time at noon and 5:00 supper - but what about those other in-between hours? All afternoon hors d'oeuvre for pool side folks or what? I guess what I am really also asking - what hors d'oeuvres are they serving?


    The area outside with the BGE is only open for lunch/snack, there is a pizza bar right next to the main pool.  They have burgers, nachos, etc.  They have tapas in the lounge area.  Interestingly, no buffet except for breakfast, that’s a first for us in an all-inclusive resort,

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  • RRP
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    paqman said:
    RRP said:
    paqman said:
    They constantly open and close the lid so the charcoal burns hot and fast.  They only keep a small amount in the egg.  They run the grill from 12:00 to 18:00 so not the typical use case of bringing the BGE up to temp, cook food, close the egg.  I guess it makes sense for them.  Their charcoal makes a LOT of smoke when first lit.
    6 hour window seems interesting - is it meal time at noon and 5:00 supper - but what about those other in-between hours? All afternoon hors d'oeuvre for pool side folks or what? I guess what I am really also asking - what hors d'oeuvres are they serving?


    The area outside with the BGE is only open for lunch/snack, there is a pizza bar right next to the main pool.  They have burgers, nachos, etc.  They have tapas in the lounge area.  Interestingly, no buffet except for breakfast, that’s a first for us in an all-inclusive resort,
    So how is the security force there? Is their well armed presence obvious? On purpose or just so you know? We have neighbors who have vacationed around in several spots in Mexico and have told us armed security levels range all over the scale!
  • paqman
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    RRP said:
    paqman said:
    RRP said:
    paqman said:
    They constantly open and close the lid so the charcoal burns hot and fast.  They only keep a small amount in the egg.  They run the grill from 12:00 to 18:00 so not the typical use case of bringing the BGE up to temp, cook food, close the egg.  I guess it makes sense for them.  Their charcoal makes a LOT of smoke when first lit.
    6 hour window seems interesting - is it meal time at noon and 5:00 supper - but what about those other in-between hours? All afternoon hors d'oeuvre for pool side folks or what? I guess what I am really also asking - what hors d'oeuvres are they serving?


    The area outside with the BGE is only open for lunch/snack, there is a pizza bar right next to the main pool.  They have burgers, nachos, etc.  They have tapas in the lounge area.  Interestingly, no buffet except for breakfast, that’s a first for us in an all-inclusive resort,
    So how is the security force there? Is their well armed presence obvious? On purpose or just so you know? We have neighbors who have vacationed around in several spots in Mexico and have told us armed security levels range all over the scale!
    Nothing more than what we are used to see elsewhere while vacationing but we have decided to stay on the resort just to be safe.  We see the army walking on the beach every other hour or so and there were patrols/roadblocks along the main road leading to our resort.  It is out first time in Mexico so I can’t really say if this is more or less than usual.

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  • TechsasJim
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    We were at an all inclusive in Playa Mujeres last summer.   The resort-row area was fully gated, we never saw any blatant security yet we never felt unsafe whatsoever.   

    Same deal for us @paqman only buffet was breakfast, the other umpteen restaurants were traditional order from a menu.  
    LBGE, 28” BS, Weber Kettle, HCI 7.8 SE Texas