View Full Version : I'm Jeff, Also from FL. See photo of my grill and Xmas lights

04-06-2009, 11:37 PM
Hi folks, I'm Jeff, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just arrived on brethren scene today. I'm 46, a semi-retired electrical engineer. I left Motorola in Plantation, FL back in 2003 with 2 other guys to work full time on our car buying advice consumer advocate web site. Every year at Christmas time I become sort of locally famous with my huge Christmas light display, over 60,000 LEDs in 2008, not one single incandescent light string! My display is synchronized to music through 128 channels of lights, and I broadcast the music to your car through an unused FM frequency, so you can hear the music while you watch my lights dance, synchronized to the music. We always get on the tv news! But enough about me...

My current grill setup I'm sure is a far departure from what most of you have here! I don't yet have a smoker, but plan to one day buy a competition grade smoker with input from all you folks here. What I have now is pictured below, and it's a (gasp!) Propane Grill! Kids, cover your ears!

But don't underestimate my ability to produce nicely smoked meats. My family goes crazy over my oak smoked steak with my own home made honey/molasses/Worcestershire basted crust, and my smoked honey maple salmon fillets, and my smoked ribs. I think the Smoked Turkey I make at Christmas (yes, smoked out on my gas grill) gets everyone talking the most.

Ok, enough adieu, here's my grill:


AND... could we possibly get more off-topic! Here's my Christmas light display:



04-06-2009, 11:59 PM
nice grill!!

but it looks like your satellite dish almost hit it when it fell off the roof and got stuck in the pavers.


geezz.. awesome ligjt job.... if we put up lights like that here at long island power prices, we'd go bankrupt.


04-07-2009, 12:02 AM
yes, that was my old satellite dish placement. The original DirecTV dish that I mounted on the back patio back in 1998. later in 2007, I removed it, and replaced it with a newer HDTV dish which DirecTV required mounting on the back wall of the house higher up to see the newer satellites.

In that very spot on the ground where the dish used to be, I keep a large bin with all my different types of wood that I use.

As for the lights, the LEDS draw 1/5th the power of regular lights, and by having them dancing to the music, not all the lights are on at any given time. My bill last December was only $90 more than November.

BBQ Grail
04-07-2009, 12:42 AM

I was going to say that you either have the world's best grill cleaning machine or you're really just a poser because that must be the cleanest gasser I've ever seen.

But because you're new, I won't say it.

Anyway, jump in and have fun...

04-07-2009, 12:58 AM
It looks that clean because the grill had not been used yet when I took that photo. I shot it just after we brought it home from Costco. My grill is little more used now! I do use the grill earth stones from Lowes or HD to scrape the grill back to that new shiny look every so often.

04-07-2009, 03:29 AM
Welcome and glad to have ya! Post your pron often!

BBQ Bandit
04-07-2009, 05:18 AM
Welcome to the BBQ madness!

You'll fit in well here... hijacking your own post!

04-07-2009, 06:58 AM
Welcome to the addiction... RemeMber, there is no 12 step program for us !!!

04-07-2009, 07:20 AM
welcome jeff, awsome light display, oh, and a mighty nice grill as well!:-P

04-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Hi Jeff and welcome to the BBQ Brethren.

04-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Welcome to the forum Jeff!

Yep that gasser looks way to clean for me!

Midnight Smoke
04-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Christmas in April! Hello and Welcome!

04-07-2009, 08:59 AM
Nice intro Jeff.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!.

BTW, you really do need to augment your cooking arsenal. One is not enough.

04-07-2009, 09:03 AM
Welcome Jeff. Nice lighting display you have.

04-07-2009, 09:06 AM
Welcome to the camp,
(Nice light show.)

Big George's BBQ
04-07-2009, 09:07 AM
Welcome This is a Great Place. Those lights alone are enough to be a full time job

04-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the 'net!:mrgreen:

04-07-2009, 01:11 PM

04-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Welcome Jeff, glad to see another So Floridian join the Brethren.

04-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood.

Bob S
04-07-2009, 04:56 PM
welcome Jeff!

04-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Welcome to our little club house on the net. Electrical engineer you say... Nice lights.

04-07-2009, 08:49 PM
Welcome, you will love it here!

Mad Max
04-07-2009, 10:46 PM
Welcome Jeff. Nice grill and great light display.

Pig Headed
04-08-2009, 07:24 AM
Welcome to the club Jeff.

04-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Welcome Jeff! LOl Looks like you like to do things big(grill)&(lights)! Here I thought only things were big in TX! shhh don't let the TX folks on here get jelous! (wink) Seriously though, glad you joined our group!

04-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Welcome aboard!

04-09-2009, 04:07 AM
Welcome aboard Jeff! Great looking Christmas lights.

Y'know, a Big Green Egg would really look good next to that gasser.

04-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Welcome Aboard! That's a serious light display!

04-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Welcome brother, grab a beer and join us...