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Post Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:36 pm
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
I have heard before that it is considered bad juju in the BBQ world to not name your grill and if you don't name it that you will not have good cooks or results. I know Diva Q has a cooker named "Trudy", Mike (BarkShark BBQ) named his Stump Stretch "Angus" (Awesome grill BTW) and I have never named my current grill. I feel that may be why I have had issues with my past cooks so with the new grill coming soon I have decided I need to name my current grill and my barrel cooker PBC that is coming.

With that in mind I have now decided that my current offset grill shall from here on out be known as "Freenie" because I got it free from my inlaws because they bought it and I used it there until the smoke caused my mother in law to not be able to breathe so the grill had to go and I was the recipient of that exit.

The PBC being a barrel cooker I have decided it shall be known as "Barry" the barrel cooker.

What have you named your grills and do you believe in this superstition?
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:16 am
tbk420 well done
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Posts: 721
Location: Western Pa.
Have you seen the Karate Kid?

Meet Mr. Miyeggy:


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:wink:

Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:00 am
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
tbk420 wrote:
Have you seen the Karate Kid?

Meet Mr. Miyeggy:


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:wink:



I like that, that is a great name. Nice setup BTW. Love the Karate Kid movies
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:32 pm
d_holck well done
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Posts: 839
Location: Illinois
I named the UDS "My Bottle Opener"... and it hasn't let me down since... 3 racks of baby backs and 2 chickens in there right now...

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"... mmmmmmm 'bacon'."

CG Outlaw w/SFB
UDS
Old classic Weber Kettle

Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:03 pm
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
d_holck,
interesting looking drum smoker. How did the ribs and chicken turn out?
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:07 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Posts: 7466
Location: Stoughton, WI
What beer name is embossed on the opener, Doug?

I'd never heard of this tradition until now, so all my grills are unnamed. Maybe it's more common in the southern parts of the country?

Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:58 pm
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
Not sure about being a southern thing but I did find another posting from back in 2005 on here started by Jeepster where even he stated he heard it was a tradition for good luck to name your grills but I could not find a true article that tells how the tradition got started. But in looking at different sites trying to find out how the tradition got started I have seen some great names for grills.
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:44 pm
Cactus1 well done
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Location: Indian Head Park, IL.
Guess it makes sense to name them but I never have. Doesn't really make sense to name them now - mine are all Webers - the oldest is 15 or 16 years old and the newest is almost 2.
Think the only inanimate object I've ever owned that was named was my 1st car - we called it "The Eagle" - tan and white with dark brown interior - 1959 Plymouth Savoy - got it the day that man first landed on the moon ... "Houston, The Eagle has landed.", hence the name. With 1969 being the golden age of muscle cars, I hated that Plymouth, but wish I had it today.
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Post Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:09 pm
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
I only named 1 of my vehicles which was my 1991 Chevy S-10 which we called "Old Blue" and others called it the "Humpy Mobile" because I had a CB and my handle was "Humpy" which is what everybody called my family since our last name is Humpert. One time we were at Versailles State Park visiting a friend from Michigan and one of her cousins saw my truck with the bugshield that said Humpy on it and said he saw our truck in Cincinnati before which he probably did since we are less than an hour from there and do go there occasionally.
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:54 am
d_holck well done
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Posts: 839
Location: Illinois
jhumpert wrote:
d_holck,
interesting looking drum smoker. How did the ribs and chicken turn out?


Just posted results. Fantastic!

ScreamingChicken wrote:
What beer name is embossed on the opener, Doug?


It's not a brand.. it says "Open Here"...
"... mmmmmmm 'bacon'."

CG Outlaw w/SFB
UDS
Old classic Weber Kettle

Post Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:03 am
Griffin well done
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Posts: 3312
Location: Dallas, Texas

Mini and Large. I know, I'm not very creative.

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Post Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:57 am
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
Griffin wrote:
Mini and Large. I know, I'm not very creative.

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Naming a grill doesn't have to be creative, but it is interesting seeing some of the names that I have seen on other sites of what people named theirs.
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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Post Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:26 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Posts: 7466
Location: Stoughton, WI
Griffin wrote:
Mini and Large. I know, I'm not very creative.

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I suppose you could name the little one "Greenie" but then the big one defaults to "Golic", which really doesn't have much of a grilling connection.

Post Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:56 pm
harry_canyon well done
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Posts: 612
Location: Hayward, CA
jhumpert wrote:
...and do you believe in this superstition?
Nope. :D

Take care,

Derek
Always keep an open mind. But not so open that your brain falls out.

Post Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:24 pm
jhumpert well done
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Posts: 331
Location: Greensburg Indiana
harry_canyon wrote:
jhumpert wrote:
...and do you believe in this superstition?
Nope. :D

Take care,

Derek


I don't know if I believe it or not either but I am not taking any chances, Hence Freenie and Barry
Jeff,
Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker - TBD
Pit Barrel Cooker- Barry

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