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  1. I was looking at the webber website. It's the premium that's US $175 (CA $229). The 22" original is US$119 (CA$159) and 18" original $99. (CA$119). Truth be told, I suggested propane since it's easier to use, but my mother wanted charcoal, and since it was for her (I would only get to play with it for smoking), she got to choose. I recommended the premium since the enclosed ash catcher would make it cleaner and easier for her (or me) to clean. But those who purchased it ordered a MasterTouch. I didn't really look into that model, so don't know much about it other than it wa
  2. I read on some forum that it is ok for grilling. But i was thinking it was better to have a smoker that did ok grilling than a grill that did ok smoking. Then again, how much smoking am i really going to do? I imagine a lot, but in reality, maybe once or twice a season.
  3. I can afford the smallest bullet. The 14" is $299 and the 18" is $439. With that in mind, from what I read, it will be easier to smoke with a kettle, than to grill with a bullet. I will think again.
  4. Those are well above my budget! I've always wanted a bge mini, but even that is $630 (the mini max is $900). The regular sized bges would, I think, be overkill for my needs (especially given the price). I can get a Weber original 22" for $230. I read some forums about using a Weber kettle to smoke, so it can be done, just not as easily. The US vs Canadian price difference makes me cringe. It's only US$160! Eta, the Weber i was looking at was the premium which is CA $230 but US $175 which is not so large a difference.
  5. You mean if I light up the grill to cook 10 burgers, it won't be hot enough after to heat up the oil, throw in either the shredded fish or the chopped garlic, and then take off the pan to let the fish or garlic cook off heat? I have a big memory of my dad doing that, but now that I think about it I think we had a propane barbecue at the time. A Weber kettle was my initial first choice, but I was doing some reading and the current consensus is it's not a very good value for the money. They're quite a bit more in Canada than in the US, and although I had last planned to go to the sta
  6. I want something for regular grilling, like burgers and steaks. But I'd also like to smoke pork butt, brisket, ribs, maybe some fish and chicken. I also have a plan to do some frying on it when there's leftover heat (just some Chinese salted fish which stinks up the house too much and fried garlic) I'm debating between the Original Pit Barrel Cooker https://pitbarrelcooker.com/products/18-5-classic-pit-barrel-cooker * CAD $399 which is a bargain considering it's USD$349 *Can smoke and grill *Can use regular charcoal *Can make a big brisket on it, or even smoke
  7. Holy crap! Marc is 73! Knowing how old my youthful crushes are makes me feel old, too, although I suppose not as old as they might feel.
  8. AIan Greenspan went to Julliard. So did Barry Manilow. And Lori Singer.
  9. Going back to durian, my dad and I were in Bangkok (his first time back in about 15 years), and we were out somewhere around the Victory Monument, I think. Or maybe Pathumwan. And he found reasonably priced durian paste, which was one of his favourite things in place of fresh durian, so he bought about 5 or 10 kg of the stuff. We had three or four bags and they were heavy! And to top it off, he made us take the bus back to our hotel which was a loooong trip on a crowded bus in hot weather. I was very annoyed. And all I could smell was durian the whole bus ride back, and then in our hotel room.
  10. That makes it even cuter! I'm sure not everyone in my neighborhood would agree, since we have far too many rabbits. But my vegetable garden is in raised plant beds (very raised by accident) so I'm good with that.
  11. You don't want to move here. Lots of problems here, too, just different ones. But today was a good day. I think at least half the snow has already melted (and we had ~25cm over the 2-3 day period) and it was bright and sunny tonight with a beautiful sunset. And as I was out for a walk, I saw two rabbits playing in someone's yard. Rabbit 1 would charge at Rabbit 2, and Rabbit 2 would jump high over Rabbit 1 just in the nick of time. They repeated this game over and over again with Rabbit 1 charging and Rabbit 2 jumping. I would like to have asked them why they never switched roles, but yo
  12. It's been snowing non-stop since Sunday night where I am. Just last weekend, it was 15C!
  13. I'd like to ask those of you in any states who have had your vaccination, what has the process been like for you? Right now where I am, they heard all of the people with appointments into a room and seat them about 6 ft apart. Then a nurse with a cart rules around to each person who is getting a vaccination. And there are assistants who are the ones who fill the syringes with the vaccine. They say it's supposed to be more efficient this way. When my mother got her vaccination, the people with appointments went to a table where a nurse was stationed to get their vaccinations. So using th
  14. @joethefoodie NYS age of eligibility dropped 10 years in the same period of time my province's age of eligibility dropped 3 years. I would laugh, but I'm too depressed. The only positive I see at the moment is that by the time my age range becomes close to being eligible I will have had a birthday, which means I'll be able to make an appointment even sooner.
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