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    Hello & Pictures

    Hello from Chicago

    Sean asked me to stop by and post some pictures of my new patio.
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Hi and Welcome !

    Nice grill area !
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Outstanding setup ... it's really a shame that it gets covered up with frozen white powder several months a year.
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    Welcome fellow Chi-town resident....
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by eggman
    it's really a shame that it gets covered up with frozen white powder several months a year.
    I know, in Texas there is no changing seasons (I'm dreaming of a GREEN christmas?) plus you have the advantage of being so HOT in the summer you don't have to light the charcoal to cook on it.

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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Thanks for posting!

    I get jealous every time I see your set up. I've got my GD just set in it's table. I love how you've made an outdoor kitchen around yours!

    I'll be doing my first turkey on it for Thanksgiving...any tips?
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB
    Thanks for posting!

    I'll be doing my first turkey on it for Thanksgiving...any tips?
    Sorry Sean, I have only had my GD for a couple of months. I've seen turkey recipies on the GD forum but I have not done one myself yet. (maybe you'll be able to give me some tips).

    We're one of a few families that don't do turkey on Thanksgiving. We feast on Alaskian King Crab Legs and double baked potatoes!

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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    awesome setup..I'm just now getting ready to purchase appliances for my island..is that round unit a piza oven?
    I was also why you chose to use a charcoal grill rather than gas?

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    The round unit is a ceramic cooker. It burns natural wood charcoal and is very versitile. You can maintain low temps (200-225) for 18-20 hrs on one load of charcoal. Perfect for Brisket, Ribs, pulled pork ect. Or fire it up to 600 degrees and enjoy a brick oven fired pizza in about 9 mins. It's also a great smoker! Mine is called aGrill Dome (grilldome.com).

    I have always liked charcoal vs gas units. It's what I grew up with and I think food tastes better when cooked on charcoal.

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    Very nice indeed! That centerpiece is interesting, I don't think I have ever seen one before.
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Just looking for some ideas, I know this is an old post but that is a really nice patio!
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    If your just looking for ideas, check out the Cal Spas web site. They have many different BBQ Islands. I am going to copy one of their models and tweak it to suit my yard. There are plenty of other BBQ Island manufactures out there. At least here in California they come out in droves at the home shows.
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    Re: Hello & Pictures

    Lets see if we can get some activity here.
    Here is a photo of mine after I replaced the original tile with the Granite top.[attachment=0:1txg03m6]DrDaves Granite BBQ closed1 500.jpg[/attachment:1txg03m6]
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