New 'pitmaster' in the makings......

ScotO Posted By ScotO, May 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

  1. ScotO

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    Had my nephews at the house Saturday afternoon, so we decided to do some cheddar brats, hot dogs, and burgers on the keyhole pit. My youngest son (he'll be 12 this week) asked if he could.do the cooking. I said absolutely!!

    Getting the fire going.....second pic is after we "split" the fire...

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    Food on the fire.....game on! Applewood and white oak slivers doing the flavoring!

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    He did a great job, didn't burn anything (and cooking on the open fire can be tricky). Great meal, even better was him cooking for us! Very proud of him!!

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  2. PapaDave

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    Young grasshopper Overkill has learned well.
     
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  3. lukem

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    That's cool. Good for him. Every man needs to know how to cook meat and cut metal with fire.
     
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    Very cool. Good for you in letting the young man step up to the plate.
     
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  5. ScotO

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    The REAL test for the young man will be when we do steaks. He'll get his chance soon. Maybe as early as this weekend!! ;)
     
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  6. Adios Pantalones

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    Skills like this are important on many levels. Good for you getting them started early
     
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  7. ScotO

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    You are right about that. Funny thing about it is that he's been asking me since spring to 'take the helm'. He did a great job, and he enjoyed doing it to boot....
     
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    The pride that comes with outdoor skills, kitchen skills, handyman skills, and a dose of humility. I have no kids that I know of, but I'm convinced those will stem half the real trouble that kids get into.
     
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  9. fishingpol

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    Get that young man an apron for his birthday and some jars of BBQ sauce.

    Mantra: "Overkills do not overcook."
     
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  10. Delta-T

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    make that young man a log seat. for comfort and for good ergonomics.
    look deliciouso....which is italian for tasty.
     
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  11. WellSeasoned

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    That youngin' deserves a beer, well maybe a half a one. Nice pics!
     
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  12. ScotO

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    WS, he just turned 12 yesterday so its gonna be a quite a while before he'll be gettin' any beers!!;)
     
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    Ah come on Scotty, just a sip==c......
     
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  14. Delta-T

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    there's always birch beer, root beer, and mead...there's no alcohol in mead right?
     
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  15. WellSeasoned

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    Well, I must have switched the numbers 12-21;)
     
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    Mmmmmmm.....honey wine!
     
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    also known as the "tong master". Everyone elses job is to assist the tong master while he occasionally flips the meat over...regardless of who prepared the meat earlier and side dishes, the tong master takes ALL credit for the meal...
     
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  18. ScotO

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    Ain't that the truth!!;)
     
  19. Delta-T

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    i DO like the sound of "Tong Master".....is that also the name of a Hong Kong style kung-fu flick where the one guy says his flying tiger/crane style is better than the other guys drunken mantis style?
     
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    Good post Scotty! Time for me to have a meal over the fire in the back yard. Now that it has rained and we are past the burn ban I can finally burn up the brush pile in the pit.
     
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