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HokieBen

Ole Heavy Finally Home

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Alright guys, it finally happened. Ole Heavy is home and settled in. I’ve read all the previous posts about the day it arrives but it is difficult to understand completely until you live it. Fun day for sure and thanks to the forum so much, I was very prep’d for what was in front of me and it went super smooth. I did have surprises that I’ll share with pics. Here’s the beginning ...

 

 

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I suspected the hardest part would be getting it off the center box that it’s shipped on. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, but it did take some effort and was the hardest part for sure. My 17 year old son helped me. He thought the grill was an alien, along with my wife and daughter as well. They weren’t prepared for what they saw 😂😂😂

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Kids loved the crate. New project tomorrow alongside burn in. We’re setting up a fort for my daughter and she’s painting and decorating crate with lights and all kinds of other ideas 😂

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Decided to move it lil closer to the deck. Looked better here, wasn’t sure which area would work best but I like this spot. 

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It is stunning and fits in with your colour scheme perfectly. :smt055  :smt060 :occasion7:

Your daughter has some good ideas about the create. :-D

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First cook was easy one, just some wings tonight. Gotta say, was a lot different than cooking on my old vision grill. Ole heavy is a lot more sensitive to adjustments so I ping pong’d temp for a bit but was fun learning. Settled in on 300 and it was rock solid. Cooked way different, threw foil under wings to see how that worked after all my reading on forum. Cooked them for hour and half at 300 and they turned out golden brown,  no burn marks at all and very juicy. This would never happen on old grill. So, I have some learning to do to get back to where I know where things will get some crisp on them etc. 

wings turned out great for first run but I can do much better. Learned a lot. 
Tomorrow am is burn in so wish me luck. More pics tomorrow. 

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Oh, last thing for today and I love these surprises. I’ve notice other crate artwork on the forum and it’s really cool! After all the work setting up etc I just didn’t even think about looking. Then my daughter wanted to work on her new fort and we found this. How awesome?!?!?!?

Neat note, I’m a huge motorcycle guy so this grill must have been meant for me. I’ve seen other crate pics with flowers etc so no telling what you might get, but this was very fitting for me. My daughter thought is was super cool to get artwork from Indonesia, I had to show her where that was on the map 😂

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Congratulations the grill is beautiful and it looks like it found a good home. Very cool artwork. I’m looking forward to something similar when/if my 23 ever gets here...

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It’s looking like some rain here today. Should I hold off on doing burn in? Didn’t know if rain might affect the process. 

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The rain won't hurt anything. Make sue you have something to through on while you do the burn in. Don't waste the fuel/heat.

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Beautiful KK and gorgeous setting for it. You will really enjoy it.

Been hearing thunder myself. Looks like this afternoon will be a washout. 

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Couple hours in sitting at 500. Tending to quite a few venting spots and 2 sections of bulging tiles. So far so good. 

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