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What are your thoughts on YETI coolers???

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    I bought the 45 as I am thinking that's all I can lift. As good as they are: they are heavy.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 701
    Smoked three briskets two weeks ago. FTCd and stuck them in the Pelican. Almost 170 internal temp when I pulled the first one 4 hours later. So yes, they're great for ice. But they're awesome for keeping stuff warm/hot.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    edited July 2014
    Damn double post L-) (I will use it like @henapple‌ to up my posts)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,524

    Might be hard to read. That's a 75qt yeti for $400

    There's no way I'm paying $400 for a cooler, even if it holds ice for 7 days.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    BYS1981 said:
    Might be hard to read. That's a 75qt yeti for $400
    There's no way I'm paying $400 for a cooler, even if it holds ice for 7 days.

    You are right (and I am sitting here with two). Anywhere I travel I can get to new ice in an hour or three. This is for 80% of us I bet. But for those that have to go 4 and 6 days w/o ice they are all there is, they are the best (talking all the top named extended brands named here). No difference in your truck having 4x4 and living in the damn middle of Texas (why). But sometimes it's more fun to have than leaving the money to the kids. I enjoy mine, is it mandatory to have: hell no.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    I have 2 Yeti's and think they are great. I'm sure the Pelican and Engel are also excellent. I have found if you pre cool or preheat the cooler it can last for days. Also chill your beverages before putting them in the cooler.
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    ++++1 on what @jhl192 just said. I have started saving plastic containers like cool whip size in the freezer and those large chunks really stay well.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 776
    Oops - sorry $379 at Costco.com.  Typo, wishful thinking, or scotch or maybe all three...  @55lbs, it ain't me.
    Santa Paula, CA
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,524
    @Mickey‌ you are retired, you spend your money how you please - I'm not saying don't do that, I'm saying I'll be spending mine on private schools because my local district public schools suck! Lol
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,838
    @Griffin- that's good stuff!  Took me a second to realize what I was looking at.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,390
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  • HankyorkeHankyorke Posts: 146
    Love my ORCAs

    LBGE

    BTFU!

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,014
    Mickey said:
    ++++1 on what @jhl192 just said. I have started saving plastic containers like cool whip size in the freezer and those large chunks really stay well.
    Try freezing 1/2 gallon plastic milk jugs filled with water. They work well too, and can be reused. 

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 701
    Anyone have any luck finding a cooler stand for the Yeti?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • HelmetHelmet Posts: 163
    @Griffin - you owe me a new keyboard!! Absolutely hilarious.
    Medium BGE, Weber Q120 (The traveller)
    "I claim artistic license, it has a good beat, I can dance to it"
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    BYS1981 said:

    @Mickey‌ you are retired, you spend your money how you please - I'm not saying don't do that, I'm saying I'll be spending mine on private schools because my local district public schools suck! Lol

    No buddy. I took it that way. All very cool. When we were doing private schools and college you bet your ass it was all igloos.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,700
    caliking said:


    Mickey said:

    ++++1 on what @jhl192 just said. I have started saving plastic containers like cool whip size in the freezer and those large chunks really stay well.

    Try freezing 1/2 gallon plastic milk jugs filled with water. They work well too, and can be reused. 
    Do you have a special science skill to get the ice out of the bottle? Kidding....
    But I will try that in maybe a qt size as using only the 45 & 20 Roadie size. Have to as any bigger you and henapple are going to have to come by the house to load.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • LitLit Posts: 6,860
    Just a heads up Costco sells that same cat for $60. That's what I use for the pool.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,390
    I'll fill a bunch of 1 gallon freezer bags with water and make ice. Just leave the bags closed if you want your cooler dry. The ice stores in flat rectangles in your freezer. Very space efficient. Gawd damn I feel like Martha Stewart all of a sudden.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 701
    @gquiz I have a cart that my yeti fits in that I can tote around...is that what you mean by stand?

    At the Texas Open they use rotomolded coolers. And have metal stands for them. Wondering. If anyone has seen anything similar. I may still grab one of this carts.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • LitLit Posts: 6,860
    Its going to be a good weekend even if I end up on the couch. Picked up 2 shoulders, a sirloin cap, 3 racks of ribs and a 50 qt blue yeti. I was going back and forth between the 50 and 65 and hope I made the right decision. I liked the 50 cause its shorter and may leave room in my wagon for the mini.
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 719
    pelican engel grizzly and k2 yeti are all what i own/owned.....
    i would buy grizzly, pelican or engel again.... yeti customer service was **** on a couple of my older coolers that are us made so i won't be buying from them again... orca makes a nice cooler as well is ice hole coolers and both are  usa made
    Beaufort, SC
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 605
    Reading this post helps me understand how the people feel that scoff at the expense of a Vitamix. I can't imagine ever spending so much money on a cooler when my 10 year old Igloo Ice Cube does everything I need it to do. I mean - yeah I get it - your $400 cooler saves you a bag of ice every two days.
    I cook. I eat. I repeat. Thornville, Ohio
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    I love this country!

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 383
    edited July 2014
    I love the Yeti I have and it is the best at keeping ice that I have seen.  It is very heavy though, and if I don't need to keep ice for days I find myself taking Igloo marine coolers instead.  That said, when I went camping on PINS for several days last year, where you can't just run to the corner store for ice, the Yeti was the ice cooler and worth every penny and pound of weight.  We took another beer/food cooler with us and just pulled ice out the Yeti to replenish it as needed.

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    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
  • NanookNanook Posts: 846
    You get what you pay for. I guess some people don't mind warm beer..... :))
    GWN
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Nanook said:
    You get what you pay for. I guess some people don't mind warm beer..... :))
    Steady on now!

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,390
    Note to self:  When trolling, start either lump or ice chest thread....
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    edited July 2014
    Note to self:  When trolling, start either lump or ice chest thread....
    @nolaegghead. Here! Here! to that. Or the angle of your lawn mower blades.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

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