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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,412
    @lousubcap @northGAcock thanks. No pool yet. Delaying is my plan of action. Clearing, fence, landscaping, covered patio.....theeeeen pool. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,955
    @Jeremiah - not that you are asking but I will toss this out there.   Instead of a pool you may want to consider a spa.  Smaller footprint, easier maintenance and in all my experience much more use across the calendar year.  Of course, the spa is in the game when the pool is out.  FWIW- 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,678
    lousubcap said:
    @Jeremiah - not that you are asking but I will toss this out there.   Instead of a pool you may want to consider a spa.  Smaller footprint, easier maintenance and in all my experience much more use across the calendar year.  Of course, the spa is in the game when the pool is out.  FWIW- 
    He has a wife....he will be putting in a pool. 
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,999
    Looks great @DMW!!
    What are you thinking for the lighting? So many choices these days! 
    I really got into the landscape lighting bug 3 years ago and got to the point that I rented a 55 ft lift and put moonlighting in the trees above a few branches for a true moonlighting feel. This past spring I did my sisters yard. Got hooked big time. It is flat out addictive.

    I can see several smaller leds for even coverage (with hoods to prevent hotspots to the eyes) and a more powerful narrow to super narrow beam spot for the grilling surfaces as needed. Maybe uplight the posts unless you plan to mount items on them.

    Or are you going obvious and functional such as string lights somehow?

    Any thoughts yet? 
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,955
    Not sure about that criteria- I have one (wife-two would have been more than double the pleasure...) but have done the spa deal in a couple of houses.  Cleaning the AM oil slicks was always fun  ;)  Besides if he has young kids the spa is a much safer operation.  Their $$-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,770
    Sea2Ski said:
    Looks great @DMW!!
    What are you thinking for the lighting? So many choices these days! 
    I really got into the landscape lighting bug 3 years ago and got to the point that I rented a 55 ft lift and put moonlighting in the trees above a few branches for a true moonlighting feel. This past spring I did my sisters yard. Got hooked big time. It is flat out addictive.

    I can see several smaller leds for even coverage (with hoods to prevent hotspots to the eyes) and a more powerful narrow to super narrow beam spot for the grilling surfaces as needed. Maybe uplight the posts unless you plan to mount items on them.

    Or are you going obvious and functional such as string lights somehow?

    Any thoughts yet? 
    Thanks! No ideas really yet, just know I need to do something. Might need to hire your services as an outdoor lighting consultant.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 1,307
    lousubcap said:
    Not sure about that criteria- I have one (wife-two would have been more than double the pleasure...) but have done the spa deal in a couple of houses.  Cleaning the AM oil slicks was always fun  ;)  Besides if he has young kids the spa is a much safer operation.  Their $$-
    Especially $$ if you get one of these:
    And add this:

    But it does save on chemicals and keeps the temperature steady so there is that!
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,770
    I just realized I've been misspelling pergola. I'm such a dumbasss...
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,964
    Watching School of Rock, eating popcorn liberally sprinkled with Habenero Death Dust.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,999
    DMW said:
     Might need to hire your services as an outdoor lighting consultant.
    Happy to help wherever I can. Feel free to hit me up. Maybe you could cook me something like a hotdog on that XXL in exchange. I do not need more than that.
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
    --------------------------------------------------

    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,964
    Sea2Ski said:
    DMW said:
     Might need to hire your services as an outdoor lighting consultant.
    Happy to help wherever I can. Feel free to hit me up. Maybe you could cook me something like a hotdog on that XXL in exchange. I do not need more than that.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,385
    Compensation....
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,385
    @Sea2Ski fishing was terrible but the day was beautiful.  First time we took out my fishing buddy's boat...been working on it for weeks.  Of course we make it 400 yards from the dock and break down.  Got towed back and i pulled a Macgyver and fixed the fuel feed problem with a knife and an extra fuel line.  We were mechanically sound after that.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,385
    LSU beating up on my alma mater, but I'm rooting for LSU - SWMBO'd school.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,999
    Sea2Ski said:
    DMW said:
     Might need to hire your services as an outdoor lighting consultant.
    Happy to help wherever I can. Feel free to hit me up. Maybe you could cook me something like a hotdog on that XXL in exchange. I do not need more than that.


    I spit my beer on the screen when that loaded....
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,176
    @nolaegghead The Aggies got a good old fashioned butt whoopin’. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,964
    Showing my daughter rock concert clips on YouTube.  AC/DC, Ramones, Led Zepplin, etc.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,427
    Legume said:
    Cooking green beans.







    Bacon makes everything better.
  • GymGym Posts: 366
    Legume said:
    Cooking green beans.







    That looks delicious and easy. Anything special, or just bacon and green beans?
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,427
    Home made beans for lunch, also with bacon.


  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,999
    @legume making string beans.  If there is one person who can make them well, I would have thought it would be you.
    You did not disappoint! They look great! 
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • Standing in the kitchen drinking a coffee while swmbo is still sleeping, kids at Grandma's house thinking I should start to put some of my toys away we had out yesterday.........
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,999
    Standing in the kitchen drinking a coffee while swmbo is still sleeping, kids at Grandma's house thinking I should start to put some of my toys away we had out yesterday.........
    @CanadianAnvil Really?  You throw that out there and no more details?  Com'on man....  out with it!
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • The short answer is a 225lb dressed pig happened. 
    This is the third one I've done. Did two on the same day in March and the one yesterday....
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,285
    Gym said:
    Legume said:
    Cooking green beans.

    That looks delicious and easy. Anything special, or just bacon and green beans?
    Nothing special, cook a pound of bacon to crispy (bacon softens up when you add the beans) drain 2/3 of the fat, toss in 1-2 lbs fresh green beans and let them cook for a while with the lid on the pot, stirring now and then, add some concentrated cream of mushroom soup, stir a bit, season a bit and that's it.  We pull them off when they still have a little snap to them and they reheat fine.  Hate mushy beans.
  • GymGym Posts: 366
    Legume said:o
    Gym said:
    Legume said:
    Cooking green beans.

    That looks delicious and easy. Anything special, or just bacon and green beans?
    Nothing special, cook a pound of bacon to crispy (bacon softens up when you add the beans) drain 2/3 of the fat, toss in 1-2 lbs fresh green beans and let them cook for a while with the lid on the pot, stirring now and then, add some concentrated cream of mushroom soup, stir a bit, season a bit and that's it.  We pull them off when they still have a little snap to them and they reheat fine.  Hate mushy beans.
    Thank you. I just may have to give this one a try.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    Cut a corner off of my man card if you wish, but this show is hilarious. 

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