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motoeric
05-27-2008, 10:14 PM
What tool have you been most surprised at for it's efficacy during tournaments?

I'm talking about something that you wouldn't normally think of that you are grateful for. It could be small, like a certain degreaser you use to clean your equipment or something big like a new tent.

Thanks,

Eric

MilitantSquatter
05-27-2008, 10:27 PM
1)Coleman Hot Water on Demand portable water heater is great for those teams who don't have a trailer w/ plumbing.
2) A new chef's knife that actually has a blade on it & small knife sharpener to keep the new knife sharpe !!
3) Thermapen
4) A Spicebox with a DigiQ II Guru is also a plus

Plowboy
05-27-2008, 10:43 PM
9" long tweasers

BBQchef33
05-27-2008, 10:43 PM
disposable cutting boards...

and this... (http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/?action=view&current=33e640dd.pbw)

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/IMG_0941.jpg

KC_Bobby
05-27-2008, 11:05 PM
Monkey Butt powder

Professor Salt
05-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Blowtorch.
Giant spatula.
Antigravity chair

thenewguy
05-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Ipod!

Smokin Gator
05-28-2008, 07:27 AM
A set of inexpensive small paintbrushes in various sizes and shapes for cleaning up boxes that The Kapn spills sauce all over!!!

Sawdustguy
05-28-2008, 08:08 AM
My nephew Kyle. That 17 year old is going to be something when he has his own team someday. He is the most helpful go-getter you could imagine and we are lucky to have him. He has won many grilling trophy's and even a RGC cooking by himself in a backyard competition.

Kyle is my best tool and secret weapon.

SP
05-28-2008, 08:14 AM
disposable cutting boards...

and this... (http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/?action=view&current=33e640dd.pbw)

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/trailer/IMG_0941.jpg

Wasn't the Escalade truck on the list gay mens cars. :shock::razz:


Bungee cords. Help hold everything in the wind.

Sledneck
05-28-2008, 08:18 AM
Train whistles

Westexbbq
05-28-2008, 08:26 AM
Compact-sized Eckerds shopping cart.(purloined)

Dale P
05-28-2008, 10:21 AM
The thing that suprises me how much I really do like,
1st is my Spicewine.
2nd is my RED Thermapen.

The small things that surprises me is, them weber cubes. They are great.

butts a fire
05-28-2008, 12:20 PM
Welding gloves.

Bigmista
05-28-2008, 01:47 PM
1. Spicewine
2. Extended height tables
3. Rubber floor mats.

jtfisher63
05-28-2008, 02:17 PM
1. Thermopen
2. Klipsch I-pod speaker set up
3. Ash can

watg?
05-28-2008, 02:18 PM
1) long reach Q tips
2) latex gloves
3) chicken thigh tongs
4) Zep brand grill cleaner

BBQchef33
05-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Wasn't the Escalade truck on the list gay mens cars. :shock::razz:






yup...

Now,

Come here and gimme a hug. :twisted:

:mrgreen:

Sledneck
05-28-2008, 02:21 PM
1) long reach Q tips
2) latex gloves
3) chicken thigh tongs
4) Zep brand grill cleanerChicken thigh tongs?

Transformer BBQ
05-28-2008, 02:24 PM
After our trip through construction in the Bronx...

I'd have to say the safety chains on the lang...

SmokeInDaEye
05-28-2008, 02:31 PM
After our trip through construction in the Bronx...

I'd have to say the safety chains on the lang...

I like that collapsible trash can you all have. Where'd you get something like that?

For me, I'd go with tables with adjustable heights.

Bride of Roo(BQ'n)
05-28-2008, 02:36 PM
string gloves for under the latex...two instant hot pads with fingers....:roll:

Transformer BBQ
05-28-2008, 02:36 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Kangaroo-30-Gallon-Gardening-Container/dp/B00004SD7D/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1212003384&sr=8-2

This thing? You can find them a lot cheaper... this was a two second look on amazon. I think we paid $8 for the one we have. (One of these days I'll figure out how to expand it without hitting myself in the /////)

SP
05-28-2008, 02:37 PM
yup...

Now,

Come here and gimme a hug. :twisted:

:mrgreen:

Be gental:eek:

Better quit before it get too wood pile.:icon_shy

watg?
05-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Chicken thigh tongs?


Its just what I call them. These get a secure hold from end to end on the bone without screwing up the finish on the skin. The newer type tongs , when gripping from end to end, the thigh wanted to slide out and hit the deck.

http://media.mydoitbest.com/imagerequest.aspx?sku=640989&size=2&warehouse=C&newsize=200

SmokeInDaEye
05-28-2008, 02:59 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Kangaroo-30-Gallon-Gardening-Container/dp/B00004SD7D/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1212003384&sr=8-2

This thing? You can find them a lot cheaper... this was a two second look on amazon. I think we paid $8 for the one we have. (One of these days I'll figure out how to expand it without hitting myself in the /////)

That's the one! Going to have to buy me one for my birthday.

Sledneck
05-28-2008, 03:12 PM
Its just what I call them. These get a secure hold from end to end on the bone without screwing up the finish on the skin. The newer type tongs , when gripping from end to end, the thigh wanted to slide out and hit the deck.

http://media.mydoitbest.com/imagerequest.aspx?sku=640989&size=2&warehouse=C&newsize=200Jeeeez, looks like something from an operating room/ You performing surgeries on the side?:biggrin:

Rookie'48
05-28-2008, 03:49 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Kangaroo-30-Gallon-Gardening-Container/dp/B00004SD7D/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1212003384&sr=8-2

This thing? You can find them a lot cheaper... this was a two second look on amazon. I think we paid $8 for the one we have. (One of these days I'll figure out how to expand it without hitting myself in the /////)

Harbor Freight has them for $8.00 this week.

Mrs. Sawdust
05-28-2008, 05:23 PM
Our Comp Trailer! Ok I have to admit this.........When Guy mentioned wanting the trailer I initially said (In typical Female Fashion:icon_blush:) No..What do we need a trailer for!! Well, after our first season with one I would never want to pack...unpack another car again. Prep is easy. I have everything stored where we can find it. So, Yep it has to be the trailer. Priceless!!

The_Kapn
05-28-2008, 05:33 PM
A set of inexpensive small paintbrushes in various sizes and shapes for cleaning up boxes that The Kapn spills sauce all over!!!

Thats COLD! :evil:
Very true, but cold :lol:
You forgot the surgical tweezers.

I think a trailer--(open, closed, or in-between)--with hot water, prep area, and all of that-- has been the biggest benefit to us!
CheKeeta has made it fun again.

TIM

Bigmista
05-28-2008, 07:11 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Kangaroo-30-Gallon-Gardening-Container/dp/B00004SD7D/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1212003384&sr=8-2

This thing? You can find them a lot cheaper... this was a two second look on amazon. I think we paid $8 for the one we have. (One of these days I'll figure out how to expand it without hitting myself in the /////)


Sylvie has one of those. She puts her WSM in it when she is traveling to keep it from getting scratched up.

bbqbull
05-28-2008, 07:30 PM
The most suprising tool I own other than my Klose Mobile Pit is as follows.
EZ-up tent, generator.........quiet mod, fan to keep me cool.
Thermo pens, bottled rub.
The latest and greatest suprising tool, my latest purchase is my reclining chair that I purchased from Cabelas.
It reclines like my Lazyboy chair. I can then grab short but very comfy nap time between feedings of wood to the beast.
If I can grab some naps.........Im good to go.
If no naps...................please do not disturb.

DeanC
05-28-2008, 07:43 PM
A level. I don't even know where it came from, but at Lenexa it seemed like we were on the side of a mountain and it came in pretty farkin handy when we were cramming aluminum foil under the WSM legs.

nmayeux
05-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Like others, I love my Thermapen, but the pop-up canopy is also a must have! Also, a good pair of tongs are priceless.

Diva
05-29-2008, 11:23 AM
Toothpicks and kitchen shears

Scottie
05-29-2008, 12:59 PM
you guys are so hi-tech.... 8-)

Jorge
05-29-2008, 01:06 PM
you guys are so hi-tech.... 8-)

Add a leaf blower to your comp gear, to get rid of those ashes, and you can be too8-)

Scottie
05-29-2008, 01:08 PM
that's a better idea than having a big box fan ready and aimed at the ash bin... Thanks for the idea!!!

Scottie

Sledneck
05-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Its just what I call them. These get a secure hold from end to end on the bone without screwing up the finish on the skin. The newer type tongs , when gripping from end to end, the thigh wanted to slide out and hit the deck.

http://media.mydoitbest.com/imagerequest.aspx?sku=640989&size=2&warehouse=C&newsize=200These are my chicken thigh tools

Countryhb
05-29-2008, 01:41 PM
I picked this idea up from a friend...Wally World has cheap ($!) hand-held fans with soft collapsing blades. Stick one in your pocket and keep handy for keeping cool or for bumping up the heat in the firebox on the fly!!

Countryhb
05-29-2008, 01:44 PM
Oh, and the LED headlamp!!

Dr_KY
05-29-2008, 01:47 PM
Oh, and the LED headlamp!!
Got on of those too. :tongue:

watg?
05-29-2008, 03:05 PM
These are my chicken thigh tools


Your always thinking :-D...just dont try and operate wtih those!

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
05-29-2008, 04:12 PM
my no cents meat injector.

energy drinks
and of course BEER!

Solidkick
05-29-2008, 04:28 PM
Kitchen shears
scissors
hot gloves
charcoal chimney
ashcan and shovel
35 cup coffee pot (the MoFos KNOW who has the coffee Sat morning)
Bungees
Duct tape
level
sauce (paint) brushes
turkey fryer (to light chimney or heat water)

Oh hell, just show up the next time I load for a competiton and take inventory....:twisted::eek::tongue:

kyles Q crew
05-29-2008, 05:10 PM
My nephew Kyle. That 17 year old is going to be something when he has his own team someday. He is the most helpful go-getter you could imagine and we are lucky to have him. He has won many grilling trophy's and even a RGC cooking by himself in a backyard competition.

Kyle is my best tool and secret weapon.


Wow :icon_cool:biggrin:

bbqbull
05-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Opps forgot about ductape...........keep a roll in my truck 24/7.

Wifey told me today............dont ever let anybody attach Gorillia Tape to ya..........wicked stuff.

Stoke&Smoke
05-30-2008, 11:03 AM
I like that collapsible trash can you all have. Where'd you get something like that?

For me, I'd go with tables with adjustable heights.

Got mine at the Home Depot

Tinybud
05-30-2008, 01:30 PM
My sirius satellite radio boombox,,, I hate static and searching for radio stations..