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    I thought it might be useful to show what is available here as an alternative to a US brand, given that the Weber has a cover and is a great grill ( I do have one here in Nicaragua) but these grills are capable of some great barbecue. This selection was available in Rivas. The one on the back left was C$500.
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    The ones in front could be sold at folk art exhibitions in the US for ten times that much.

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    That one blue one is the rim off of a car.
    I guess the paint would eventually burn off of the insides... Not big on eating things cooked on a painted surface myself. Paranoid I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    That one blue one is the rim off of a car.
    I guess the paint would eventually burn off of the insides... Not big on eating things cooked on a painted surface myself. Paranoid I guess.
    Paranoid My A$$ I don´t want paint on my food either.....

    Made me sick and lost my hard every time I ingested ti....
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    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    That one blue one is the rim off of a car.
    I guess the paint would eventually burn off of the insides... Not big on eating things cooked on a painted surface myself. Paranoid I guess.
    The rim of the car is the norm.. 1/2 and 1/4 barrel are the luxury model..

    What worries me is what is in the paint as well...

    If I would buy one of these it would sit and smolder for 2 days, then wire brushed before I would place anything to be actually consumed on it...

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    You haven't lived until you've eaten food grilled on a wheel rim.

    Don't worry, the paint only has a little lead in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    You haven't lived until you've eaten food grilled on a wheel rim.

    Don't worry, the paint only has a little lead in it.
    Yea right, like unleaded Gasoline, when you can hear the valves in the car motor ckicking shut without the additive.......

    Give me a carne asada after the wheel rim in burned off good and done....
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    At first, I thought you took that shot in Mayasa, Dan. There is a ferreteria across the street from the "new old" market that sells all that stuff and more. I really love all the various colors at a display like that. They also sell those huge metal rice cooking pots there.
    One of the things I really like about Nicaragua is the ingenuity of the people. Now, if they would only stop stealing the "raw" materials to make these things!!!!!
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    They sell the Webers at Galeria Santo Domingo FYI.


    Quote Originally Posted by Danpolley View Post
    I thought it might be useful to show what is available here as an alternative to a US brand, given that the Weber has a cover and is a great grill ( I do have one here in Nicaragua) but these grills are capable of some great barbecue. This selection was available in Rivas. The one on the back left was C$500.

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    My Weber came from Sinsa but I don't know if they still have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    The rim of the car is the norm.. 1/2 and 1/4 barrel are the luxury model..

    What worries me is what is in the paint as well...

    If I would buy one of these it would sit and smolder for 2 days, then wire brushed before I would place anything to be actually consumed on it...
    Plastic bags (gabachas) are the Nicaraguan "lighter fluid" for almost all bar-b-que cooking I have ever seen. Luckily, there is no pre-treated wood (available) to burn.
    That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable

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    It's always best to release toxic gases from burning plastic with adequate ventilation.

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    Nice shot Dan. Inspired by Nica engineering I built this smoker from a Weber fire pit and a dryer drum....just havn't decided what color to paint it yet !

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    Don´t you dare paint the SSteel.......
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    I bought one of these in the Oriental


    ...alright maybe it doesn't look exactly the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 frijoles View Post
    I bought one of these in the Oriental


    ...alright maybe it doesn't look exactly the same!
    Ain´t that Randude, makein´ Ott Dogs outta some crockagator he cought back in the swamp?.....:LMAO:
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    boy what I could do with that grill. When the grill is full ya could use the manifold just like the good old times with uncle sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling man View Post
    boy what I could do with that grill. When the grill is full ya could use the manifold just like the good old times with uncle sam
    And BTW here is what I did with that SSteel HOBART thing you brought down here......

    And furthermore, I have coffee every morning,(Irish most of the time).......

    in your daddys or grandaddys SSteel coffeepot.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPJW
    Don´t you dare paint the SSteel.......
    Won't happen....not with stainless steel appliances being all the rage these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danpolley View Post
    My Weber came from Sinsa but I don't know if they still have them.
    We got one there last July. Carbon was more difficult to find than the BBQ though, and forget finding lighter fluid. Drove all over Managua trying to find someone selling carbon. Finally found a pulperia in a less than safe neighborhood that had some. Taxi driver wouldn't let us get out of the cab. He rolled the window down just far enough to pass the carbon and his payment. Had his stun gun at the ready, car in gear and foot on the accelerator. Who knew barbecuing chicken could be so dangerous.

    Once we go to our condo we couldn't find enough paper or kindling to get it going each night so we resorted to using diesel. First night used a little too much and didn't let it burn long enough before cooking, Whoa...had noodles that night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwu View Post
    Carbon was more difficult to find than the BBQ though, and forget finding lighter fluid. Drove all over Managua trying to find someone selling carbon. Finally found a pulperia in a less than safe neighborhood that had some.
    Very easy to find in Masaya, can google map you a couple locations if you get out there from time to time.

    Try Kerosene to start.. Easily available and less of the "Smoky Dinosaur" flavor..
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    Default Re: No Weber Here

    My favorite way to start a bbq is with a propane torch. Try it, you will like it. Very fast and no taste remains.
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    We use ¨Fat Pine¨wood to start the fire with......

    It is the pine knots comes from the stumps, or roots.....

    You can take two sticks of it, and rub ém together like Fred Flintstone does and make a fire....
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    yeah buddy,that is the norm, in spanish we call it "Ocote" it has that amber color and it's a sure fire starter


    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    We use ¨Fat Pine¨wood to start the fire with......

    It is the pine knots comes from the stumps, or roots.....

    You can take two sticks of it, and rub ém together like Fred Flintstone does and make a fire....

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    Boy ém city folks got away from natural things........Lighter wood.....

    And to smell it in the outback of communities when the women folk are starting the cook fires for breakfast for everyone......

    Heysuschristy.....When you smell lighter wood burning lighting a cook fire...You know Dam, And not the river kind.....Soon they gonna be somnethin good to sink ém gums into even if you are a toothless old man......
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