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Jun 11, 2021 - 5:36:22 AM
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3504 posts since 4/22/2018

Absolutely gutted for my neighbour. Last night we had been chatting and he was telling me he was smoking a pork butt on his Bradley smoker today. I noticed a lot of smoke blowing from his house so went to investigate. He wasn’t home but due to the amount of smoke I let myself in - bloody pleased I did too. I wouldn’t normally take pictures before acting, but I thought if I’m going to kill his smoker I’d better record why - poor bloke!




Edited by - Wet Spaniel on 06/11/2021 05:37:32

Jun 11, 2021 - 5:42:54 AM
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Banjo Lefty

Canada

2224 posts since 6/19/2014

Lucky for him you were there.

Jun 11, 2021 - 5:52:34 AM
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figmo59

USA

33499 posts since 3/5/2008

The new fangled way.. 'eh..?

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:04:22 AM

figmo59

USA

33499 posts since 3/5/2008

Years ago..I had a Toyota truck...
One mormin.. me next door neighbour came over to explain...
That in the middle of the night..
The horn in me truck..
Just started blowing..non stop..

Bleary eyed n half asleep.. the only remahdy he could think of ...
Was to rip the wires out of the horn..

Personaly...I can completely understand his reaction n choice of killin that horn..


Now I sincearly...hope.........
That yer neighour....

Will not say...

"Why didn't you just pour a box of Baking Soda on it...?!" :0/


Personaly...
If it were me smoker...
I would be thanking you...all up n down... ;0)

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:07 AM
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figmo59

USA

33499 posts since 3/5/2008

As fer the..meat...

Just put ketchup...on it.........

I'll..be.....fine..... ;0)

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:39:59 AM

88 posts since 2/11/2019

WOW I can't believe he left home while it was cooking! I made the mistake of jumping on the mower while I was slow cooking a brisket once and was behind the creek for 20 minutes. Was a huge mistake some grease caught fire and instead of 225 degrees it had jumped over 500. Most of it was still edible, but not at all what I was going for. Will never do that again!

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:50:21 AM

3504 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59



Now I sincearly...hope.........
That yer neighour....

Will not say...

"Why didn't you just pour a box of Baking Soda on it...?!" :0/

 


Al, i did think that - but it was in an open fronted garage - it was getting the hose!!

Jun 11, 2021 - 7:00:06 AM

88 posts since 2/11/2019

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

Years ago..I had a Toyota truck...
One mormin.. me next door neighbour came over to explain...
That in the middle of the night..
The horn in me truck..
Just started blowing..non stop..

Bleary eyed n half asleep.. the only remahdy he could think of ...
Was to rip the wires out of the horn..

Personaly...I can completely understand his reaction n choice of killin that horn..
 

No fuse?  I too have lived this nightmare.  I got mad in traffic one time many years ago and punched my horn.  So it got stuck blowing and everyone else who was stuck of course was looking at me like the idiot I had been.  But I pulled the fuse as fast as I could got it home and thought I had it fixed.  But in the middle of the night the temperature dropped below minus 10 and for some reason the cold temp caused that horn to blow.  That was 27 years ago I was in an apartment so all my neighbors were hearing it too.

Ended up having a $300 repair bill.  Never did that again either!

Jun 11, 2021 - 7:26:26 AM
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6717 posts since 9/5/2006

i would say he owes you one,,,,, great save !!!

Jun 11, 2021 - 7:41:04 AM
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3504 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

i would say he owes you one,,,,, great save !!!


Lets just hope I don't bugger my own smoke up tomorrow Terry!

Jun 11, 2021 - 7:58:32 AM

448 posts since 5/29/2015

Many years ago my neighbor was welding in his garage. Burned the house down. Access to the house was over a bridge that was not substantial enough to support a fire truck. His second wife and her three daughters and his two daughters from his previous message returned from shopping to a mound of ashes. I always weld, braze and solder outside.

Jun 11, 2021 - 8:09:58 AM

cevant

USA

159 posts since 2/5/2020

Yeah, I would still eat that too.

Jun 11, 2021 - 8:24:52 AM
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57454 posts since 12/14/2005

Good on you, Mr. Spaniel!

Closest I could even TRY to match that story:
Left a candle in a wooden candlestick overnight.
Had no idea that once the candle burned down to the stick, the stick itself would feed the flame.
That was back in the days before smoke alarms.

Only burned an inch or so of the candlestick, but that was enough to teach me what never to do again.

That was the SAME candle over which I had held a thumb pick, to heat and bend it.
One candle, two unforgettable lessons.

Jun 11, 2021 - 10:11:14 AM
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RonR

USA

1829 posts since 11/29/2012

Good save!

Jun 11, 2021 - 11:06 AM
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Brian T

Canada

18198 posts since 6/5/2008

That certainly put a crust, a bark, on the butt!!!!!!
I've had chickens get too hot for too long = quite crispy on the outside
and heavenly on the inside.

I do agree that it's a must to never turn your back on a 3+ hr BBQ with smoke wood.

I use a very convenient gasser that sits just outside my front door. I'll take a wood carving project out there and sit in the shade under my big spruce trees on nice days, just to keep an eye on the proceedings. I try to run maybe 285F or so. Couple of fires have gone over 375F but with water, easy to bring it down quickly. Negligible effect on the food.

Jun 11, 2021 - 5:32:04 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15078 posts since 9/27/2007

You almost need a drip pan with a drain pipe. All that oil getting near the burner is bad. We use one of those aluminum turkey roasting pans to keep the fat off the coals on the Primo.

On some of those big cooks we start in the morning & try to keep it at *225 - *250 for up to 18 hours until the next day. We'll get up that night to check it & it's always good. Wind is a problem outside.

I haven't tried an electric smoker but I'd like to. 

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:05:27 PM

38 posts since 5/22/2021

These stories provide good life lessons...

Jun 11, 2021 - 6:41:58 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15078 posts since 9/27/2007

Back in the day I've seen a few fires from people falling asleep with cigarettes. Nobody was hurt but i lived in a building where a girl fell asleep in bed & the mattress & box spring had a hole burned straight through.

We hauled them outside & doused them out with a lot of water. They lit back up overnight but didn't cause any damage because we put them on pavement against a solid brick wall.

I saw a house where a guy fell asleep with a smoke & lit a couch on fire. They dragged it out on the porch & poured a ton of water on it & all went back to bed. They woke up to the fire department as their alarm clock!

I had a book from our school book club called Tombstone Humour. 

One of them was ..

Don't smoke in bed. The ashes under the bed may be your own.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 06/11/2021 18:57:54

Jun 12, 2021 - 3:03 AM
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3504 posts since 4/22/2018

I don’t believe it! I just went to put these bad boys I’m my electrici smoker and the element popped ! Arghh! Normally I’d call on my neighbour (it’s probably the only other smoker in a 10 mile radius) and borrow his but that’s not going to happen now !!! Ok, oven it is!


 

Jun 12, 2021 - 5:00:02 AM

figmo59

USA

33499 posts since 3/5/2008

Wickid....Piss'ah... Jonty... :0/

Jun 12, 2021 - 5:13:52 AM

figmo59

USA

33499 posts since 3/5/2008

Jonty...

You could become the electric smoker n accessory salesman...
King of the Kill.....
;0)

Jun 12, 2021 - 7:29:08 AM

3504 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

Jonty...

You could become the electric smoker n accessory salesman...
King of the Kill.....
;0)


Wish I was mate.  just taken the back off and the spade connectors and the element electrodes are corroded through.  I'm now trying to see of I can locate a suitable element in the UK which is proving about as easy as knitting fog!

Jun 12, 2021 - 7:37:45 AM

bubbalouie

Canada

15078 posts since 9/27/2007

That sucks wet dog fur Jonty!

Jun 12, 2021 - 8:07:31 AM
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3504 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

That sucks wet dog fur Jonty!


Oh, it just gets better Bob.   Both couples who were coming over have canceled today.  I've got $100 of meat cooking and $150 of booze chilling..... Man - Terry, I wish you'd booked that ticket now!

Fortunately I have good friends who don't mind being my second choice so hopefully we'll have a great afternoon none the less.

Jun 13, 2021 - 5:30:50 AM

slammer

USA

3192 posts since 12/30/2008

Just when ya think it can’t get any better eh !!! I feel yer pain buddy , and I guess your neighbor didn’t get the memo about “ low and slow” .
Slammer!!!

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