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The keyhole firepit comes to life.......

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by ScotO, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ScotO

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    for the first time this year!! We usually cook once every two or three weeks on the keyhole pit during the winter, but the fireplace/living room project has kept that from happening. So I said to my wife this morning "It's on this evening!"
    Got a fire going, with some white oak and ash....

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    Picked up some nice NY strips at our local grocery store this evening. Pounded some Montreal Steak Seasoning on them, and a little garlic powder. Wrapped up some 'taters in foil and out to the back yard we go...

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    'Taters in the coals first.....

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    steaks on after the taters get cooking. Put on some nice, wet (frozen, actually) applewood slivers and some white oak slivers.....man the smell was heavenly!

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    Even broke out the 'fine redneck china'.........

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    good to have some REAL smoked steak in the dead of winter. You can't buy a steak like that.
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  2. tfdchief

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    Sweet. Nice set up Scotty. You are making me hungry! Looks like your grass is still pretty green there. I noticed that in Ephrata when I was there last Wed and Thurs.
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  3. ScotO

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    yeah it's frozen solid though, Chief.....
    How'd your trip go? I was watching for a plane going over the house to 'tip' the wings....didn't see it, though..;)
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    Trip went well. A little snow Thursday but didn't affect our flight out. The new ladder truck is pretty awesome and I am excited to get it here. It should be here around the first of March. Here is a sneak peak of it at the American LaFrance plant in Ephrata.
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  5. ScotO

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    That is a beauty, Chief! They make a good firetruck.....
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  6. DexterDay

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    Mmmmmm..... Looking good Scotty.

    Gotta say, I am a lil jealous. ;)
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  7. fishingpol

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    Looks real good. I haven't had a good steak in quite a while. I am so looking forward to the nice weather.


    Nice rig Chief.
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    not to derail the thread but I would of liked to see you buy a Grumman fire truck................. any specific reasons you did not buy one??
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    S.O., the meal looks great, you just gave me a very good idea for our outside fireplace for Saturday or Sunday. ::P
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    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    C'mon Scotty! What gives?? Central Pa. and your yard doesn't have anything in it that would resemble winter? Just not right. Gonna be May around these parts before our yards look like that.
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    Now that we're all hungry..........
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    Looks delicious brother!!
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  13. ScotO

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    It is! I'm eating some leftovers as I type this!!

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  14. tfdchief

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    I will PM you.
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    That is a great set up. Building one in the spring!
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    Nice cooking Scotty. Nice truck your City has there Chief. Is Tuscola a City? Town? Village?
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    Scotty, get yourself a trash bucket full of seaweed, some lobstah, steamers, taders, ears of corn. Mound up you coals, layer the seaweed, taders, more seaweed, steamers, lobstah, more seaweed, wet canvas tarp. Let it bake. Make some corn bread, melt some real butter, beverages of your choice. Then prepare yourself for a feast.
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  18. ScotO

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    Gripp, I have a thread on here somewhere that shows how we did ours....
    its the best Firepit I've ever built in terms of cooking.......type keyhole firepit in the search box and you can find that thread....
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    Will do. Thanks.
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    Scotty - did a bunch of searches and cannot find it.
  21. DexterDay

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    Did you search "All Forums"?

    The "Keyhole" is a staple here at Hearth. At least 4 or 5 people made one last year, after seeing Scottys. :)

    They are the Chit!!

    Here is a pic of mine (when new)

    Forum member Stax made a SWEET ONE! Scottys, mine, and Stax are all here somewhere?

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    I'm late seeing this post but most importantly I seem to have missed my invitation! Sharing is caring and being the caring guy you are you ought to be sharing that steak and beautiful fire pit.
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  25. Gripptide

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    Thanks guys.

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