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Ron_L
04-08-2008, 10:45 AM
Brothers... I must confess...

[standing]Hi... I'm Ronelle... And I am a cheater. I will soon be cooking on a pellet cooker{/standing]

:shock: :grin: :eek: :biggrin:

It was my wife's idea... Really. At the High Tech/Old School competition class taught by Rod Gray (KCPellethead) and Johnny Trigg last weekend (which is a great class, BTW), she was so impressed by Rod's FEC-100s and how easy they were to use and how great the food was that she suggested that I find out how much one would cost (Rod offered a discount folks who took the class). I knew how much the list price was so I just kept my mouth shut :rolleyes:

Once the initial sticker shock wore off we spent some time with Rod during a break in the class and he showed us the cooker and the pellets. My wife liked the idea of not having to haul two or three WSMs (or two eggs) plus the Performer to every comp (I may have influenced her a little bit :rolleyes:). Rod needed to have an order into CS by yesterday so we decided to think about it for a couple of days.

Besides the money, we had to figure out how to haul it around. We were looking for a used 5x8 trailer to use for comps anyway, but the rear opening on most 5x8s is too low for the FECC, and I really want to put the trailer in the garage to avoid paying $50/month for storage. Thanks to some help from one of the guys at the CS forum I have found that most of the torsion axel trailers made for hauling motorcycles are designed for a standard 7 foot garage, so i have a few options for low profile trailers. The rear opening is still a little shorter than the FEC, but a few guys have ordered theirs with the base shortened but a few inches, so i have requested that as well.

So... before Bill beats me to it, Brothers, I will be a cheater in a couple of weeks thanks to Rod and some friendly prodding by Scottie and N-2-Que. :biggrin:

Arlin_MacRae
04-08-2008, 10:47 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

hehe If it works for you, brother Ron, then have a nut!

TOPS BBQ
04-08-2008, 10:51 AM
L A Z Y C H E A T E R !

Can't believe this is happening! No beer for you.

But if that's the way you want to roll, I can't take that away from a fellow brother.

bbqbull
04-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Congrats on the purchase RonL.
Im sure you will be very very happy with your pellet pooper as ive never heard any negative comments on those fine machines.
Wifey an I planned on going to Cookshack for a class a year ago and our plans were to bring one home with us. Hotel reseverations were made, vacation days applied for ect.
But with a Feb. wedding things changed in a heartbeat.
Maybe someday we can pull it off.

How much to ship your big green egg across Lake Michigan to the east?

kickassbbq
04-08-2008, 11:00 AM
Stick Burners Rule!!!!
Hey, those Pellet Poopers are great, too.
PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BBQchef33
04-08-2008, 11:13 AM
Well good for you!!!!

Since you wont be tending the sticks(I cant honey, i have to watch the fire is no longer valid..).... now you get to do all the chores and honeydos that have been neglected.., and you will drink less beer and margaritas, and you don't have to stay up all night and listen to the crickets, sit around the firepit and watch the moon and no more checking for that orange glow coming thru the dampers..

Congratulations!!!

:twisted::mrgreen:

:tongue:

wlh3
04-08-2008, 11:25 AM
Way to go Ron L Poop on my bro poop on. Congrats on the new toy!:icon_cool

tonto1117
04-08-2008, 11:26 AM
Congratulations Ron!!!!:cool: It was a great class and a pleasure to meet your wife.

BTW.....I guess it's catchy....:rolleyes::eek::mrgreen:. We are officially cheaters now too..and proud of it!!8-)

Bill-Chicago
04-08-2008, 11:29 AM
I don't know what to say Ron, other than I hope this helps out with your "How to score a sexual 180 at a Comp" chapter in your biography.

Jorge
04-08-2008, 11:29 AM
You couldn't talk her into a Geer?

JD McGee
04-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Congrats Bro...pellets ARE wood right? :twisted:

Bearbonez
04-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Seems to be an epidemic. I am curious how many poopers will be at Stagecoach this year. I think most conversions to the pellet smokers are so after they wake up well rested, they get a kick out of walking around with afoil hat talking to aliens after a couple nights of no sleep.

jt
04-08-2008, 01:27 PM
It's all about the cook, not the cooker, right? :-P

Congrats, brother!

Puppyboy
04-08-2008, 01:33 PM
The lumberyard here is town just became an authorized Treager dealer. They have a small selection of cookers, sauces, and rubs. Looked at em yesterday. Wow they cost a pretty penny.

Divemaster
04-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Ron.... Say it isn't so!!!!!!!

BTW.....I guess it's catchy....:rolleyes::eek::mrgreen:. We are officially cheaters now too..and proud of it!!8-)
Sure, now that I finally got my Lang!!!! I guess we'll see Walt's on CL soon... (or are you just going to give it to Bubba!)

Congrats Bro...pellets ARE wood right? :twisted:
I don't think so.....

(BTW, congrat's bro....)

Bill-Chicago
04-08-2008, 02:06 PM
Build a UDS!!

Harbormaster
04-08-2008, 02:15 PM
Geez Ron, I can't believe that losing that WSM to me was so traumatic that you lost all of your senses and took an extended trip to the dark side. Goodness, I'll sell it to ya man!


No - better idea. Why don't you sell me your soon-to-be-dust-collecting WSMs? I gotta couple buddies...

Bigdog
04-08-2008, 02:18 PM
Rumor has it the Ron_L is changing his avatar to Ron_P and will be doing infomercials for his new "Set it, and Forget It" BBQ cooker.:twisted:

Congrats on your new toy. I believe that's the cooker I would use if I were going to do comps. I like my sleep.

tonto1117
04-08-2008, 02:24 PM
Sure, now that I finally got my Lang!!!! I guess we'll see Walt's on CL soon... (or are you just going to give it to Bubba!)


I don't think so.....



We love the Lang and have no intention of getting rid of it. Matter of fact we'll be using it for comps this year...heck you can never have to many cookers, can ya?:wink:

Roo-B-Q'N
04-08-2008, 02:34 PM
Congrats on your new oven er . . . . . "cooker" Ron.

Make sure you practice what to do when the power goes out. :shock:

Seriously Fec's are a nice cooker. Hope you enjoy it.

parrothead
04-08-2008, 03:02 PM
When you building the new garage? Ah heck. Just build a walk in smoke house and forget all the rest.

Bill-Chicago
04-08-2008, 03:59 PM
No - better idea. Why don't you sell me your soon-to-be-dust-collecting WSMs? I gotta couple buddies...

Dibs on the Egg!

smokeandbeer
04-08-2008, 04:01 PM
Well good for you!!!!

Since you wont be tending the sticks(I cant honey, i have to watch the fire is no longer valid..).... now you get to do all the chores and honeydos that have been neglected.., and you will drink less beer and margaritas, and you don't have to stay up all night and listen to the crickets, sit around the firepit and watch the moon and no more checking for that orange glow coming thru the dampers..

Congratulations!!!

:twisted::mrgreen:

:tongue:

Yea good luck on that beer diet you are about to be put on!

As long as it doesn't have a gas tank hooked to it, you're still okay in my book!

Congrats on the new toy!

Divemaster
04-08-2008, 04:17 PM
We love the Lang and have no intention of getting rid of it. Matter of fact we'll be using it for comps this year...heck you can never have to many cookers, can ya?:wink:
I just figure that with the new toy, Walt won't have time for the Lang... In fact, I have a 'friend' that may be willing to take it off your hands....:mrgreen:

Papa Hogg
04-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Simply speechless & I thought I knew you.

I guess you'll have more time to snuggle with Pimpsmoke in your large cot at the Zoo-B-Que this year, I'll make sure you guys get your privacy. I'll still stop by for some coffee in the AM though.

Good Luck cheater & congrats!

Bentley
04-08-2008, 07:15 PM
Welcome to the DarkSide...and real BBQ! :icon_devil

Coz
04-08-2008, 07:31 PM
I hope HarborMaster has me on the buddy list I would like one more

big brother smoke
04-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Welcome to the DarkSide...and real BBQ! :icon_devil


I've tasted your Q.....
You should watch what you put in writing:shock::tongue::biggrin:

bbqbull
04-08-2008, 08:05 PM
RonL, Can ya roast coffee beans in this new pit?

ggriffi
04-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Congrats Ron, can't wait to see it!

BBQ_MAFIA
04-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Good luck with the new cooker.

scottyd
04-08-2008, 09:13 PM
Well all I can say is good for you. get some sleep

wnkt
04-08-2008, 09:53 PM
Well good for you!!!!

Since you wont be tending the sticks(I cant honey, i have to watch the fire is no longer valid..).... now you get to do all the chores and honeydos that have been neglected.., and you will drink less beer and margaritas, and you don't have to stay up all night and listen to the crickets, sit around the firepit and watch the moon and no more checking for that orange glow coming thru the dampers..

Congratulations!!!

:twisted::mrgreen:

:tongue:

Well.........he DID say it was his wifes idea!

Ron_L
04-08-2008, 10:01 PM
Sorry... I'm traveling and I'm catching up all at once :rolleyes:

Well good for you!!!!

Since you wont be tending the sticks(I cant honey, i have to watch the fire is no longer valid..).... now you get to do all the chores and honeydos that have been neglected.., and you will drink less beer and margaritas, and you don't have to stay up all night and listen to the crickets, sit around the firepit and watch the moon and no more checking for that orange glow coming thru the dampers..

Congratulations!!!

:twisted::mrgreen:

:tongue:

True, I don't HAVE TO stay up all night and listen to the crickets, but i still can if I WANT to :tongue: :biggrin:

Geez Ron, I can't believe that losing that WSM to me was so traumatic that you lost all of your senses and took an extended trip to the dark side. Goodness, I'll sell it to ya man!


No - better idea. Why don't you sell me your soon-to-be-dust-collecting WSMs? I gotta couple buddies...

Yeah... I was traumatized and out of my mind with jealously and just didn't know what I was doing.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it :-D

The WSMs are hanging around for a while, anyway. So are the Eggs. As a wise woman once said "You can't have enough cookers!"

Simply speechless & I thought I knew you.

I guess you'll have more time to snuggle with Pimpsmoke in your large cot at the Zoo-B-Que this year, I'll make sure you guys get your privacy. I'll still stop by for some coffee in the AM though.

Good Luck cheater & congrats!

Remember, what happens at the Zoo-B-Que stays at the Zoo-B-Que :eek:

RonL, Can ya roast coffee beans in this new pit?

Probably not, but I won't know until I try :rolleyes:

Bud's BBQ
04-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Congrats Ron. I do want to go on the record....I am a stick burning Lang cooker. Period. Theresa has been collecting Museum style assortmant of pitts. She has wanted an FE for a long while. This class with Rod Gray's very tasty Q put her over the edge. I can only say, taking a page from the honorable Charlton Heston, "The reason I was married for 52 years, was because I learned 5 simple words: 'I'm sorry, I was wrong'". Ergo, we are the proud owners of an f......... FE!

repurcussions to come............

HoDeDo
04-08-2008, 10:28 PM
Congrats on the new Pit Ron. Welcome to the dark side. We moved from stick burning (kingfisher) to the FEC for comps.... and let me dispel the rumor that you get more sleep right now.... For some of us, you end up staying up later. :)

tonto1117
04-09-2008, 07:59 AM
Congrats Ron. I do want to go on the record....I am a stick burning Lang cooker. Period. Theresa has been collecting Museum style assortmant of pitts. She has wanted an FE for a long while. This class with Rod Gray's very tasty Q put her over the edge. I can only say, taking a page from the honorable Charlton Heston, "The reason I was married for 52 years, was because I learned 5 simple words: 'I'm sorry, I was wrong'". Ergo, we are the proud owners of an f......... FE!

repurcussions to come............

:eek::shock::eek::shock::twisted:....Sure, blame it on me if it makes you feel better...:rolleyes::tongue:

augie
04-09-2008, 08:16 AM
What's next?

Folger's crystals?

:eek:

Papa Hogg
04-09-2008, 08:21 AM
What's next?

Folger's crystals?

:eek:

Now That's Funny!

Neil
04-09-2008, 08:53 AM
RonL goes Ronco!!

bbqbull
04-09-2008, 10:13 AM
Congrats Ron. I do want to go on the record....I am a stick burning Lang cooker. Period. Theresa has been collecting Museum style assortmant of pitts. She has wanted an FE for a long while. This class with Rod Gray's very tasty Q put her over the edge. I can only say, taking a page from the honorable Charlton Heston, "The reason I was married for 52 years, was because I learned 5 simple words: 'I'm sorry, I was wrong'". Ergo, we are the proud owners of an f......... FE!

repurcussions to come............

:eek::shock::eek::shock::twisted:....Sure, blame it on me if it makes you feel better...:rolleyes::tongue:


Do you two need a huge seperation at Eagle Park in a couple of weeks?:shock::roll::cool::cool:

tonto1117
04-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Do you two need a huge seperation at Eagle Park in a couple of weeks?:shock::roll::cool::cool:

LOL....YES!!! I'll be the one getting some sleep....:twisted::biggrin::tongue:

Divemaster
04-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Congrats Ron. I do want to go on the record....I am a stick burning Lang cooker. Period. Theresa has been collecting Museum style assortmant of pitts. She has wanted an FE for a long while. This class with Rod Gray's very tasty Q put her over the edge. I can only say, taking a page from the honorable Charlton Heston, "The reason I was married for 52 years, was because I learned 5 simple words: 'I'm sorry, I was wrong'". Ergo, we are the proud owners of an f......... FE!

repurcussions to come............

:eek::shock::eek::shock::twisted:....Sure, blame it on me if it makes you feel better...:rolleyes::tongue:

I still see Bubba getting the Lang and Walts new tag line being:

Walt the Pellet Pooper
Proud member of 'Almost Smokin' Scotsmen Kinda like BBQ"

Brauma
04-09-2008, 11:13 AM
Ron, how can you look at yourself in the mirror??? :rolleyes:

Just kidding!! Do what you gotta do brotha! Enjoy the new toy. :mrgreen:

NCGrimbo
04-09-2008, 11:15 AM
I guess I'll need to check with BIll to see if you will be invited to lunch with us when I come up there to Chicago this fall. I'm a little nervous about being around a pellet pooper.

Bud's BBQ
04-09-2008, 11:44 AM
I still see Bubba getting the Lang and Walts new tag line being:

Walt the Pellet Pooper
Proud member of 'Almost Smokin' Scotsmen Kinda like BBQ"


Yikes, we haven't even got the darn thing yet! While it will decorate the "Pitt" museum, the Lang will be on the competion circuit this year. Still haven't figured out how to win consistently on it. When we do, then maybe we will burn some pellets.

As Tonto says: "Never underestimate the value of sleep"!! :lol:

Ron_L
04-09-2008, 01:27 PM
What's next?

Folger's crystals?

:eek:

NEVER!!!! :biggrin:

Ron, how can you look at yourself in the mirror??? :rolleyes:

I've never been able to do that in the past, so nothing has changed :rolleyes:

I guess I'll need to check with BIll to see if you will be invited to lunch with us when I come up there to Chicago this fall. I'm a little nervous about being around a pellet pooper.

Maybe I don't want to eat lunch with you guys :tongue:

:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

michiana mark
04-10-2008, 01:04 PM
Congrats Ron. I do want to go on the record....I am a stick burning Lang cooker. Period. Theresa has been collecting Museum style assortmant of pitts. She has wanted an FE for a long while. This class with Rod Gray's very tasty Q put her over the edge. I can only say, taking a page from the honorable Charlton Heston, "The reason I was married for 52 years, was because I learned 5 simple words: 'I'm sorry, I was wrong'". Ergo, we are the proud owners of an f......... FE!

repurcussions to come............

I knew there was something I liked about you, the first time I meet you.

Solidkick
04-10-2008, 01:14 PM
So this means when I'm up tending the pit....don't call because you're asleep?

Congrats on the purchase!

sterlingsmoker
04-10-2008, 01:31 PM
WELL I NEVER.... I guess ya never really know a person....8-)