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Post by Squeezy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:00 pm

Hello all! :D
I live in Woodstock Ontario and have been BBQing on and off for a few years, more since I converted to propane. My Brinkman Smoke & Grill with the charcoal pan was a PITA! Also have a horizontal offset purchased on sale last summer converted also to propane. ( saves a lot of wood ) Looking forward to exchanging ideas about anything to do with real BBQ .....

Cheers everyone!

Edit: Newest arrival is a Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault ... user friendly!
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Post by Porky » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:36 pm

Welcome to the site, I bet you save some wood with the conversions but you must go through a ton of propane now? is it worth it? I had the TSSA (Canadian gas certification "gods") look at my offset, and ask me why the propane bottle was there. I told them it was for lighting the Barbecue. They asked if it was home built or store bought (store bought) and then they asked if it was certified by TSSA. Nope, Although I now know it will cost $1000 to have it inspected or I could remove the propane powered lighter. Sure am going to miss the propane bottle unless I can come up with a loophole.
Honestly though a chimney starter gets everything going damn near as fast.
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Post by Diva Q » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:46 pm

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Post by Dkoster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:51 pm

I think you may find within a short period of time you may move your offset back to a stick burner. Gas has it's place for sure, so does electric (Napoleons infrared grilling zone, wicked for steaks!).

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Post by Peter » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:37 pm

Porky wrote:Welcome to the site, I bet you save some wood with the conversions but you must go through a ton of propane now? is it worth it? I had the TSSA (Canadian gas certification "gods") look at my offset, and ask me why the propane bottle was there. I told them it was for lighting the Barbecue. They asked if it was home built or store bought (store bought) and then they asked if it was certified by TSSA. Nope, Although I now know it will cost $1000 to have it inspected or I could remove the propane powered lighter. Sure am going to miss the propane bottle unless I can come up with a loophole.
Honestly though a chimney starter gets everything going damn near as fast.
Question? Why on earth would anyone invite the TSSA to look at anything unless you were going to mass produce it and sell it to the public? Take your gas lighter equipped BBQ to an RV inspection depot and have it checked out by a licenced propane inspector. He will give you a clean bill of health that's good for a year for less than $50. That allows you to take it anywhere safely (and covered by your liability insurance). If you never leave home with it, your home insurance will be protected, too. The TSSA is strictly for commercial manufacturers but they won't tell you that.
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Post by Peter » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:47 pm

Sorry, Squeezy, I forgot to pass on my welcome to the board. I got so bent out of shape at the mention of the TSSA I got sidetracked.
There is a huge amount of help on this site for all your BBQ questions. We love to see pictures of your cooking, too.
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Post by Squeezy » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:55 am

On the issue of propane ... cost for me is much less than what I would have to pay for charcoal and wood enough to do hours of smoke. I bought my burners from the nice folks in Alabama at http://www.gassmoker.com/ It is also a lot cleaner as well. This isn't a fire starter, it is the heat source. You just put a chunk of your favorite wood in a 48 oz juice can, lay it on it's side and you have smoke within a minute without soaking. Check it out!

Again thanks for the welcome folks!

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Post by Porky » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:37 am

Hijacking!!
Thanks Pete I will tke it to my RV dealer ASAP. I did not invite them to have a look, I was cooking at a huge outdoor event and they just walked up on me. If I had seen them coming I would have sidetracked them with a sandwich each (Pulled pork).
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Post by Duncola » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:47 pm

Hi Squeezy and a big welcome to you! :P

This forum is an excellent place to connect with a ton of wonderful, helpful people...

Cheers!

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Post by carolinesrub » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:25 pm

Hey Squeezy! Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard!
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Post by Bubba-Q » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:04 pm

Welcome Squeezy, glad ya joined!
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Post by JR » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:11 pm

welcome aboard, I just learned something new today, pays to visit occassionaly :oops:
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