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    Adhere thin brick to Hardibacker

    Don't think I could help you. Not skilled at those trades
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    Busy Week

    Yep had a great weekend. The first of our local sweet corn is now coming in and I have been roasting it in the husks the last 3 days. Not sure how badly this is going to hit my Glucose numbers LOL but it's about the only "sin" I allow myself
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    Looking for cover recommendations

    Thanks I'm gonna have a look. Just made a nice trade last night with a friend I have from another forum (TVWBB). He picked up a pretty nice Q320 but really wanted a Q2XX for it's portability. I have been looking for a reasonable Q3xx so I casually said "hey let's trade" sure enough a nice drive to Madison WI and I have a nice Q320 and he has a nice Q220 red head
  4. So as some regulars know I have this Wolf grill. It's a giant 6 burner. Where I am having an issue is this. I would like to get a cover for it. However, while the width of the grill is not hard to accommodate (42" with side shelf down) the depth is hard to accommodate (32"). Every cover I look at is only for 24" deep. So WTF? Doesn't ANYONE make a cover for a truly large grill? I am sure Wolf is not the only brand that makes a grill with large dimensions like this.
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    Looking for cover recommendations

    Maybe I'll have a look at that. I don't need it to go very long just to cover the grill head down to about 24" or so is all. Just to keep water from collecting in the grease pan. Because as many grills of this type it uses a wide flat shallow drawer under the fire box for grease collection
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    What's Cooking

    Talk about bad weather our temps have been colder than we saw in Dec, Jan and Feb. For the first 3 weeks of April we got snow at least twice a week plus ice accumulation. We've simply extended January. Funny when temps got to 40 it felt so nice and warm. So yeah I've been cooking on my garage "herd". Last fall I picked up a Genesis Silver B in great shape for $20! It's a NG but I threw in some different orifices and have it in the garage on LP alongside my Q220. These along with my Lodge 2 burner cast iron grill for my stove top have been pressed into service. We've had a very hard and loooong winter here. So the deck grills have remained under cover until just this week! I currently have RCPlanebuyer designing some new heavy stainless cook grates for my Wolf grill, and thanks to issues with my Summit this year it's going to go away. Though I will confiscate those nice stainless steel grates from it for my Genesis and I will sell it with the cast iron grates off the Silver B. I also just rehabbed a sweet little Genesis Silver A and gifted it to a good friend of mine from my small group bible study from church. He was having some minor financial issues and asked could he buy a grill from me. So I surprised him and his wife with that gift plus a full tank of LP. They love it Sure wish we saw more participation here Keep grillin!
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    What's Cooking

    Did a wonderful slab of spares on my Summit yesterday. Low and slow with some nice oak smoke on them. Beautiful smoke ring, tender sweet and juicy no sauce required
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    Where All The Flowers (posters) Gone?

    Oh yeah you guys are getting nailed pretty bad out east. Funny Alaska is almost "tropical" and here it's supposed to be spring. Go figure. I think it was 2 weeks ago I was sitting on pins and needles. We had something like 8 or 9" rain in a matter of hours. Yard looked like a small lake, culverts running so hard it sounded like rapids on a river. Last night a blast of snow and cold again. Ugh. I want to get my boat up to the main garage and get it ready for some spring fishing. Yard too muddy though
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    Where All The Flowers (posters) Gone?

    I bought 2 grills recently. Got a Genesis Silver B (I think) Natural Gas in darn near mint condition for $25 and just yesterday I bought a Genesis Silver A (2 burner LP) in good to decent shape for $35 which I am going to refurbish and gift to a friend. Otherwise around here it's been a horrid winter for grilling. November though the early part of December we had wonderful weather and thought we were going to have another no snow mild winter........................................WRONG! All hell broke loose just before Christmas and it's been bad since. Used my Summit for only like the 4th time all winter a couple days ago. Otherwise I have been "grilling" indoors on my Lodge Cast Iron dual burner size grill/griddle. Or I have been subbing my little Q220 here and there but with things being so cold, icy and snowy all year even then not too much because I didn't want to put a car out to use the grill in the garage. Things starting to get a little better but weather reports indicating we'll be back to January weather all week (bitter cold, ice and snow) sooooooooooooooo SICK of this weather.
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    New Summit in 2018?

    Even if it's not Black & Decker perhaps we can agree that the new management company is making decidedly bad moves. IMO taking almost all manufacturing to China IMO this indicates the management has "sold out" and is simply banking on the "name" to make profits. IMO the products began severely dropping in quality over the last 7 years or so. They are simply taking the company down the same path that all the other quality name brands we had have gone i.e. DuCane, Charmglow, CharBroil and so on just to name a few.
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    New Summit in 2018?

    Sorry you seem kinda pi$$ed. If I made a mistake sorry. Just don't wanna go down the argument road. Have a great day. If I am wrong than Mea Culpa.
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    New Summit in 2018?

    It's the same controlling company according to business reports I have read. I simply used B&D as meaning all in the same bed so to speak. Now if this company is not the same as the one controlling Black & Decker THEN I stand corrected. But from my readings and understanding BDT Capitol is the same one that controls B&D.
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    Jenn Air BBQ grill wont get hot

    Honestly there is hot and there is HOT. There really is no need for 700. In a grill all that heat is coming from underneath and if you try to sear say a steak at that you get instant inferno. Even on my old Summit 450 the temp gauge never really gets higher than 450 to 475 or so and I can get my steaks good and crusty with a rare interior.
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    Jenn Air BBQ grill wont get hot

    My understanding is that some of those models have enough "ventilation" that they do not get over 500. If it has a built in regulator then it most definitely is a NG grill. For your safety LEAVE THE REGULATOR ALONE btw. I cannot stress that enough. From what I have read on some old forums those grills will burn through or melt down if you try to modify them hotter. Also the thermometer itself may be faulty. Bottom line I think your grill is operating as designed
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    New member, greeting from Alabama

    Hi back
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    Costco Prime Brisket

    I would kill for a Costco where I live. I'm stuck with Sam's
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    New Summit in 2018?

    Those bottom deflectors are not exposed to direct flame (as long as you keep the grill clean LOL). While the others are exposed directly to flame and potentially burn through as you have seen
  18. This https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/d/viking-frontgate-natural-gas/6279302437.html is a CL ad I have been watching and in contact with the guy. I cannot find any real info about this Viking "Frontgate" line. It looks to be orphaned so I have no idea about burners, heat tents, grates or anything. Anyone here know much if anything? Thanks!
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    DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Well I went to look at it yesterday. The burners were original cast iron "U" shaped. Sadly the guy who has it was using it and it had a horrible (grease I am assuming) fire. The fire was so bad it melted the cooking grates (heavy 3/8" rods!) melted the manifold and valves it was REALLY sad. My estimate is that by the time everything would get replaced/rebuilt it would be WELL over $700 to $900 in parts. I have never seen anything so bad. Externally it was gorgeous. So so sad
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    DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Yeah oddly the model number does not correspond to anything on GrillParts as Frontgate but it does correspond to an actual Viking though the badge on the grill says Frontgate by Viking. Specifically I was looking into perhaps picking it up for a song BUT in doing my research I see 2 different types of burners for it. One type..........$165 ea the other $35 ea. HUGE difference. Guy selling it says it needs burners to his belief and he thought the previous owner had installed some type of "generic" so I find a bit of a quandary.
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    Smoked chicken: to oil or not to oil?

    It's my understanding that oil helps smoke adhere to it
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    Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    DO NOT even try to remove the bolts inside the fire box. They were never designed to come out. They're only job is as locators not as fasteners. When you remove the manifold the burners slide out from under the bolts (screws) inside the fire box and to the right. They slide in the same way. The bolts that hold in the manifold can and do come out (sometimes not easy) but with patience, love and lots of penetrating oil (my favorite is PBlaster) they will come out. Once they're out find yourself new ones made from stainless steel. Any hardware store will carry them then also go to an auto parts store and get a tube of Never Seize (a small tube will last nearly a lifetime). Coat the threads of the new screws with this prior to reinstalling. If they should break carefully drill them out but DO NOT use a punch or impact the fire box. After the many years and heat cycles the cast aluminum will be VERY brittle and it will shatter like glass (don't ask me how I know this LOL). You'll find some good tips here https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?69605-From-Drab-to-Fab-Putting-together-a-quot-How-To-quot-Restoration-Guide Here is another very useful video. The guy who made it used instructions and supply list I supplied to him and was able to provide the video http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/2017/05/cleaning-lubricating-weber-gas-grill-valves/#more-2000 Look through these resources and follow the advice in them and you'll have yourself a fine cooking machine
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    Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    If the photos are the burners on the grill in question.................than yes. But not because of the fuel switchover simply because they're bad. The burners don't care what kind of gas enters them. They just work.
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    Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    The manifold will include the valves so this will take care of pretty much everything you'll need. I'd ask around here, there is another group that has very active members who will do trades or sales https://tvwbb.com/forum.php You can ask on that group, watch Ebay and Craigslist. Odds are you'll find someone who wants to do a trade, or has one to sell
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    Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    No far from it. That kit BTW is to convert an LP grill to NG not the other way. Also it does nothing to address the valves themselves. On a Weber to do it you need the whole manifold assembly to make a conversion either way.
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