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This is why my most recent vehicle purchase was a 1963 Willys (media.patriots.win)  DON'T TREAD ON ME              
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arminius009- 303 points ago +303 / -0

Why the fuck do you need a wifi enabled grill?? Wtf...fire is one of the oldest tech advances in human history...doesnt require computers at all.

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Bax101 148 points ago +149 / -1

Everything is wifi because adding tech into everyday reliable we already own is the only way to make it feel "new" again. I just want the same product, but with higher quality materials.

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IM_A_TRIVIAL_PURSUIT 10 points ago +10 / -0

YOUR BBQ WILL RESUME SERVICE WHEN YOU INSERT BARCODE DOCKET FROM YOUR 89TH BOOSTER SHOTS.

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Standingoak 3 points ago +3 / -0

Internet of THINGS , that includes you too CHUMPS

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NoFakeNewsCommies 19 points ago +20 / -1

Half this site is boomers buddy

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Aditon 15 points ago +20 / -5

Speak for yourself, I choose not to hate an entire population because of the actions and words a some of its members.

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Jack_Burton 6 points ago +7 / -1

“Some of its members” this is some “not all Muslims” energy

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Aditon 2 points ago +3 / -1

Thanks for noticing. You are correct, as not all Muslims are bad. I work with many and they are people just like you and me. What's your point?

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Jack_Burton 1 point ago +1 / -0

My point is that exceptions to a rule do not render the rule invalid

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Emperorvoid 0 points ago +1 / -1

If you knew about Islam, you would know why Muslim's are shit. Learn from an Apostate. Your work friends very fucking core belief is to create a Caliphate, and to install Shariah Law. THAT IS THE VERY FUCKING GOAL OF ISLAM! Just as well, if you knew shit about Mohammed you would also know following him and considering him the perfect man is fucking shite! As for the words of peace bullshit, learn what the fuck Pre Medina, and Post Medina, along with what the Sunna says about passages that conflict actually mean.

FUCK EVERY FUCKING MUSLIM AND BURN EVERY FUCKING TRACE OF IT FROM THIS EARTH.

It's very fucking essence is anti liberty, and don't give me the liberty/antiliberty paradox argument bullshit! I'll fucking destroy that too.

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Varangian 6 points ago +6 / -0

I’m 70. Never embraced the computer revolution. Drive a ‘67 Dodge Dart.
‘Course now I’m glued to this “phone” but just to stay in touch with what’s coming, and the futile effort to stop whatever it is.

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Standingoak 1 point ago +1 / -0

BOHICA

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DuzzentMatta 1 point ago +2 / -1

Well, if you actually take a look it is true. You hate boomers because you can't come up with anything useful from your own generation and are angry from jealousy. I mean your generation would be invisible if it were not for the internet boomers invented and improved for years.

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DuzzentMatta 0 points ago +1 / -1

Name a few things that were bought and buried.

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MySidesGoUp 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ahem, it’s called “NAFTA”….😂

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TheRealJaredHolt 68 points ago +69 / -1

Learn to make it. Making a smoker is not difficult. You can weld one.. or make one out of bricks or cinderblocks. I go out of my way to starve the beast at every opportunity and the weirder I look to tech obsessed incompetent helpless leftoids, the better.

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R-A-T-S- 53 points ago +53 / -0

soon will have wifi enabled bricks

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Friendly_B 32 points ago +32 / -0

Hey, look at the bright side. A wifi-enabled brick will be able to dox each fasciocommie who throws it through the window of a mom and pop store.

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RolandDelacroix 23 points ago +23 / -0

Who will then never be prosecuted by our fasciocommie legal system.

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Winston_Smith84 12 points ago +12 / -0

The "randomly placed" piles of wifi-enabled bricks will be able to communicate their location to any potential brick-throwing looters in need of supply.

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wharfthrowaway 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nah, the alphabet soup will accidentally lose the metadata from the bricks and the hd footage of the drone patrolling the area will be corrupted

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plaaaa 13 points ago +13 / -0

BuildTheWall

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dorkie 35 points ago +35 / -0

LMFAO we went from WIFI in grills to weld your own smoker in 4 comments!

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Kamalas_a_Bitch 14 points ago +14 / -0

I took the middle path. Recently bought an Oklahoma Joe’s wood smoker. Then I realized it was made in China.

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Stanwyk74 19 points ago +19 / -0

"Joe" in the name should have clued you in.

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brutustyberius 13 points ago +13 / -0

Joe got 10%

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Kamalas_a_Bitch 6 points ago +6 / -0

They tricked me with Oklahoma I thought it was a different Joe dangit.

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Stanwyk74 3 points ago +3 / -0

Okrahoma

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JLPWave 8 points ago +8 / -0

If humanity forgets how to dig a hole in the ground and put sticks in it they deserve to starve to death.

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MustangManny 8 points ago +8 / -0

Growing up we used to put a grill ( repurposed from an old oven) across two cinder blocks.

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TheRealJaredHolt 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yes. the ease of production and insane variety of methods and materials make it so that basically any idiot can make a quality cooking device out of scrap. Except the moron in this thread that thinks making a cinder block smoker takes experience as a "bricklayer" or masonry.

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covok48 5 points ago +5 / -0

Ah so you were poor. VERY poor.

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Kolob 6 points ago +6 / -0

I found a funny book on white trash gardening and had done many of the things in the book. It is hilarious. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/873856.White_Trash_Gardening

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MustangManny 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah we was poor, but not anymore. Now I got 4 cinder blocks, that's 2 grills! Daddy would be proud!

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Equality72521 7 points ago +15 / -8

"You can weld one.. or make one out of bricks or cinderblocks." LOL.

Metal fabrication, welding, masonry, and bricklaying are not the easiest skills to learn. No doubt they are easier than plumbing and electric and I know they make this shit look easy on the DIY TV shows but It takes time and practice unless you don't care about a shitty-looking end product.

I'm a huge fan of DIY but let's not make this out to be a walk in the park if you've never done something like this before.

Lastly, you can apply DIY to both tech and construction skills. Becoming an autodidact is probably the most useful thing you can do with your time (provided you already have a base of income).

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mudflap 18 points ago +18 / -0

I think this is good advice. I would like to add: if you mean "perfect welds", or "perfect bricklaying" then yeah - that's hard - it's an art and a skill that will take years to master for most people. Some will never get it even if they work hard at it.

But if you mean "good enough"....then no, it's not rocket science. Keeping a balance between getting the stick hot enough to weld metal, but not too hot so it burns a hole through what you're trying to weld can be a bit of a dance, but it's not hard. My 80 year old neighbor taught me to weld from his back porch - he couldn't get close to the thing because of his pacemaker, but he would holler, "Too hot!" or "Too cold". He "passed me off" when I welded a step onto his 1950's John Deer tractor for him.

I think folks would be surprised at how non-skilled "professionals" can actually be. take my 3.0 v6 toyota for instance - the smart engineers at toyota thought it would be a great idea to route the passenger exhaust through a crossover pipe over to the driver's side exhaust before routing both out through a single pipe. the 4x4 offroad folks noticed that that one cylinder and valves were always burning out. When I installed a new motor in mine for the same reason - burnt valve, ruined the crank, etc., I researched it and found a suggestion to cut out the crossover pipe and route the passenger exhaust down to the tail pipe separately from the driver's side. I welded the driver's side shut, since the crossover pipe was eliminated; I'm now getting upwards of 19 mpg, when I was getting 14-15 before. This is on a 4x4 truck, BTW. I'm not "a mechanic", but it sure works a lot better than it did. Here's a pic of the exhaust: https://loghomejourney.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/3vz-fe-back-of-motor.png

I fabricated the brackets that hold up my 2nd floor at my cabin - cut them out of 1/8" flat bar, had a friend with a brake fold them up for me, then used my neighbor's 60 year old stick welder to run a bead down the edge. They are not perfect, but they are pretty good: https://loghomejourney.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/20201216_121355.jpg

also made the door and frame. I guess I did everything you see here. Just saying: don't be afraid to learn a new skill - you might be better at it than you think.

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Equality72521 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah, I agree. I also had a 3.0 v6 toyota (circa 1997 'I think'). Not a mechanic and replaced the rack and pinion myself and the exhaust so know exactly what you are talking about. Also, those rear spark plugs are a bitch to get to.

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Demonspawn 11 points ago +11 / -0

but It takes time and practice unless you don't care about a shitty-looking end product.

I don't. I care about functional. Part of the problem with today's society is they want things that "look good" rather than "perform well"

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Equality72521 5 points ago +5 / -0

"Part of the problem with today's society is they want things that "look good" rather than "perform well"

I'm with you. I prefer quality and performance over aesthetics but if I can have both then I want both.

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Kolob 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have hired that kind of thing out for exactly that reason. Professional fabricators are local and can do amazing things. I have a stainless steel pegboard backsplash in my kitchen beautifully fabricated.

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Equality72521 2 points ago +2 / -0

Very nice. I'm lucky to have had a lot of experience in ceramic/porcelain and stone tile and hardwood/fabricated floor and backsplash installation. So, that has saved me a lot of money but if you don't know what you're doing you can make a real mess of things. Also, if you don't do that type of work regularly it's likely to take you 10 times as long to complete. It also takes a serious toll on your back and knees.

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OneBigMaga 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ugly welds can still be functional welds.

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RuprechtThaMonkeyBoy 4 points ago +4 / -0

Just so long as those seagull turd-looking beads aren't covering up a serious lack of penetration.

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Equality72521 1 point ago +1 / -0

I agree. That's why I said, "if you don't care about a shitty-looking end product."

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RiverRunnerVDB 3 points ago +3 / -0

It takes time and practice

And a huge initial investment in tools, work space, and storage.

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Equality72521 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed! I probably have $10K in tools for all sorts of work and they take up a ton of space and are a PIA to keep organized.

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Throwingway22 1 point ago +2 / -1

You'd be surprised by how many people you know likely already own those tools and would be thrilled to help you learn how to use them.

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HKgoneWild 27 points ago +27 / -0

Just wait till the social credit score update come into effect.

"You're social credit score is too low. You have not earned your smoked bugmeat privileges. Go eat your cold Soylent green. Long live the ccp"

Moral of the story: don't buy network enabled equipment.

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Aluminoti 19 points ago +19 / -0

You've exceeded your allotted carbon footprint this week your grill will now shut down.

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HKgoneWild 7 points ago +7 / -0

Reject modernity embrace tradition.

Smoke your real beef and venison from the fire of your local stepper's house "spontaneously" burning down.

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day221 13 points ago +13 / -0

It's not to make things feel new. It's just about control.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 9 points ago +9 / -0

and spying

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BeefyBelisarius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Or as they call it, 'the internet of things'.

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JLPWave 2 points ago +2 / -0

You will never convince me that Ipv6 isn't the digital satan. A fucking electric toothbrush doesn't need an ip address.

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SharingZebraSTDs 4 points ago +4 / -0

Agreed. This is all about control and monitoring yet another aspect of your life. That is all these types of technologies are for. To collect more data on individuals. These dumbasses need to start pushing back against these types of technologies because they are going to only further push us into a technocratic hell.

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Salt_n_Pepe 8 points ago +8 / -0

It is intentionally added so thst they can make it malfunction when they make the shit hit the fan and then we are fucked as most that we own becomes useless. Always have backup iron sights! Red dots can be disabled, they accept FCC interference!

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resoluteAction 11 points ago +11 / -0

Just wait until they turn off your network enabled fridge and thermostat for being a bad boy.

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Demonspawn 7 points ago +7 / -0

"Smart" homes are a dumb idea.

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Throwingway22 1 point ago +2 / -1

Slaves to luxury.

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Bax101 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yea I got my sights. I suggest find the issues with whatever appliance you own and get soare parts. Especially for pool pumps, AC units, washers, dryers, and car parts.

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Sealith 3 points ago +3 / -0

This has already happened. Fire an EMP over the US and the stock market that’s 99% algorithms implodes. We shouldn’t be trying to rip tech out of everything, but we absolutely should be expecting it to be made better. It doesn’t help that there’s a colossal shortage of developers.

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JLPWave 6 points ago +6 / -0

We are the consumer for 99% of the junk China and other countries make. We are the wage slaves. If we go dark global economies take a hit. Its also unlikely as long as the lower iq population replacement agenda continues to go smoothly.

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KAGMAGIC2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

lmaooo the stock market would be last, dead last on anyones priority in that case. First, all cars after a certain date stop working because the chips are fried. Then food and medicines go bad because refrigeration stops. Then because no food delivery, mass starvation occurs. Starving and medical-issue people die off. It gets so much worse from there. An EMP would destroy the country.

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RecreationalNyquil 46 points ago +46 / -0

You dont have an LCD display on your grill, your refrigerator, or your toaster? How do you cope in our modern society?

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TheRealJaredHolt 32 points ago +32 / -0

A pointless LCD screen is one thing. Wifi enabled shit that needs software updates is a whole other level. If your grill needs a software update, they sold you a piece of shit grill, and youll just keep putting up with it because youre some mix of lazy and gulluble.

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PKShadilay 8 points ago +8 / -0

You can't live off rabbits anyways. They are too lean.

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OscarTheGrouch 8 points ago +8 / -0

You can, but you have to eat ALL the rabbit. Brain, bone marrow, organs. Where all the fats are hidden.

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OscarTheGrouch 6 points ago +7 / -1

Story about the Norwegians who took out the Nazi heavy water plant during WWII. Living in hunting huts out on the tundra, they would eat the undigested plant matter out of the stomach of reindeers to get enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy.

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MAGAborn 7 points ago +7 / -0

Pine needle tea is a good source

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OscarTheGrouch 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, these guys were out on the ice, so not many trees around. And trying to avoid the Natsies...

https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Product/327-Ray-Mears-The-Real-Heroes-of-Telemark-Signed-Copy/

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RegularAmerican 0 points ago +0 / -0

I think Les stroud taught me that

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Icepck 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just eat the whole rabbit instead of just the meat.

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JLPWave 1 point ago +1 / -0

And don't forget "muh $500+ investment."

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RecreationalNyquil 0 points ago +1 / -1

My father once bought a new car in the 80s because it had manual windows and no sunroof. He said that shitty electronics break on those things and you always end up having to pay some idiot to replace shitty electronics that you dont even need. He'd be rolling in his pine casket if he saw a tombstone at his cemetary that has an imbedded LCD screen.

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TheRealJaredHolt 2 points ago +2 / -0

he was right. those motors do go out and theyre a pain but you still have a sunroof, hopefully it sticks closed and not open.

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DoozerChuck 8 points ago +8 / -0

Seen the new sole screens? Tablets in your shoes! It's coming😆😆😆

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Xanisor 3 points ago +3 / -0

My next fridge must have a 120hz display!

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RecreationalNyquil 0 points ago +1 / -1

I want to make a virus that turns every smart fridge into a bitcoin miner. Imagine all of those bitcoins just waiting to be mined.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 22 points ago +23 / -1

Pellets.

TBH I do love my (non-Trager) pellet smoker. Load the hopper, put in a huge brisket around 9 PM, press START, forget about it until the next day, sleep right through “The Stall”, yeah, it is a great convenience.

BUT I also have my old-tech unit because that ALWAYS will work.

And I make my own charcoal. . .

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JokerPede 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yup.. I grew to love the convenience of my pellet smoker but I bought one that has minimal electronics that I can fix if something goes wrong.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep.

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FutileConundrum 4 points ago +4 / -0

I want to learn how to make charcoal... how's it done?

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AgamemnonContingency 12 points ago +12 / -0

High heat low oxygen so it carbonizes not burns. Start a large fire below a closed metal box full of wood is the simplest way, let that run for a day. You know you're doing it right if you can light the gas on fire. Same way you can make wood gas, capture the gas and you get a poor gas substitute, the by product is pure carbon charcoal

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FutileConundrum 6 points ago +6 / -0

We've got better scientist types on The Donald then any liberal college.

Thanks for sharing pede!

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RegularAmerican 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've learned so much from people here

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FutileConundrum 4 points ago +4 / -0

Same. We have good folks here.

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Throwingway22 1 point ago +2 / -1

The science of necessity is the best science.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

First, you need two steel 55 gal drums. Ideally, one is slightly smaller in diameter than the other. The two drums should be OPEN HEAD drums - the entire lid comes off and is secured with a metal clamping band.

YOU NEED THE LIDS AND BANDS.

For the main chamber:

Using the steel drum of SMALLER diameter for the lower chamber.

Make 6-8 1” holes equally spaced around the sides of the drum , about 2” from where the sides meet the BOTTOM.

For the upper Chimney Chamber use the LARGER diameter drum.

Flip the drum upside-down. Take a large fender washer (for 7/16” to 9/16” bolt) and lay it on the bottom so that it rests inside against the rim. This is your marking guide. Take a scribe and put the point inside the hole in the washer closest to the outside of the drum and scribe a circle on the bottom, this is your cut line - you want to leave a lip all the way around the bottom when you cut it out CAREFULLY with a grinder.

Also, once again make 6-8 one-inch holes equally spaced around the sides of the upper barrel, approximately 2” up from the bottom (down if you are working with the barrell still upside-down, which is much easier!).

Place your lower chamber on a level surface that you do not care about getting scorched, or place elevated on several bricks.

Ensuring that you do not block any of the lower air holes at the bottom, fill the barrel with chunk or hardwood, packing them in as densely as possible, all the way to the top.

When the barrel is filled, build a small alternate-lay campfire of small-to medium wood. MAKE AURE THAT THIS FIRELAY IS SMALLER THAN THE HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER BARREL.

once you have lit the top fire and ensured it is burning steadily, CAREFULLY PLACE the upper barrel on the lower barrel, so that the rim you left when you cut the bottom is resting securely on the lower barrel and the rims are heated.

The upper barrel with the air holes will help minimize the smoke and prevent stray oxygen from entering from the top of the barrel.

Burn this fire until you can see flames through the bottom barrel air holes.

Using mud, seal off the Bottom barrel air holes one at a time, starting about 5 minutes after you se flames through the hole. This will force the fire to feed air through the other holes, ensuring combustion where it is needed. Continue sealing holes one at a time, and when they are all sealed, CAREFULLY remove the upper barrel (wear good heat-resistant gloves!) and place the barrel lid on the barrel and clamp with the ring.

Reseal any mud that may have come off the holes.

DO NOT open the barrel until it has been DEAD COLD for 36 to 48 hours, or a live ember may restart and you can lose all your charcoal (or worse).

Be very careful when playing with fire 😎👍

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FutileConundrum 4 points ago +4 / -0

Damn that's cool. I'll have to give it a go someday.

Thanks Fren!

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

😎👍

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dukeofdoorcounty 2 points ago +2 / -0

What temperature overnight?

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I like to start the first hour at 150F to get some smoke on the near, then 200F until morning, raise it to 225 when I wake up and check the internal tem, and then 300 to finish it the last hour.

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dukeofdoorcounty 2 points ago +2 / -0

looking for 180F on the internal temp?

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

185 is what I shoot for.

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DroppsaDuece 11 points ago +16 / -5

Well, some people like to smoke at a very consistent temperature and a smart smoker that handles that process is very useful for 4-12 hours so you can do other things.

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JonathanE 25 points ago +30 / -5

The whole point of a BBQ is to be there.

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onemoretimeagain22 25 points ago +27 / -2

and beer,, don't forget the beer

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JonathanE 14 points ago +15 / -1

It was assumed :)

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Whimpy13 20 points ago +20 / -0

Well, how do you know if the beer is cool enough if the wifi fridge doesn't send a message to your brand new IPhone Mr. Smartasspants? /s 😊

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Trumpymctrumpface 12 points ago +12 / -0

I use my wifi enabled bottle opener to tell me if beer is the ideal temperature

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Takkune 22 points ago +23 / -1

My husband just sticks the bottle against my skin to see if I yelp, so I guess you could call me a wifi enabled bottle opener too lol

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JonathanE 4 points ago +4 / -0

If I had a smart phone....

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DudeThatCame2Sarnath 4 points ago +4 / -0

Why is this great patriot getting downvotes?

My hat is off to you, sir (or madam) -- "beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Many thanks for your comment. My updoot will cancel one downvote. Have a great week!

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JokerPede 10 points ago +11 / -1

This.

I just smoked 150 pounds of meat over a few days to preserve it for my grandparents. Now they have a freezer full of ready to go meat for meals. It wasn't a party, it was prepping.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 10 points ago +12 / -2

Prepping is dumb.

I mean, unless we are facing the end of times, well, then it's really really smart and neccessary.

Oh shit! 😲

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Xanisor 4 points ago +4 / -0

A little stash of two months of food and water could make all the difference, when Klaus starts riding.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 2 points ago +2 / -0

Surviving those first few months is the key success.

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JonathanE 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fair enough

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Hereforagoodtime 6 points ago +17 / -11

The whole point is you have a choice. Stop shitting on technology. This is a pro-Trump forum, not a fucking bbq dick measuring contest. It’s ok to use technology, it’s not ok to try and call out everyone who wants to use it. If anything, people still learn how to cook a shitty piece of meat and make it delicious. Wi-Fi doesn’t do anything but control the temp, that’s fucking it. You still have to do the rest just like a pellet smoker with a temp knob.

Also, fuck Joe Biden’s inflation making brisket $90 on average!

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anotherthing 23 points ago +24 / -1

Any consumer device with WiFi should be suspect at this point, especially those that don't require it like a grill. Remember how election data was being transmitted back and forth through a TV in Georgia. If you don't think you can't do the same thing with your information through a grill, you're mistaken. Your phones listen to you, new TVs are listening to your living room, and so on.

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BigDickTurner 10 points ago +10 / -0

This is the right attitude. I was reading just an hour ago about a casino getting hacked via a wifi fishtank. We know what the CIA can do to your computerised car. The internet of things will be a disaster for freedom, privacy, and individual competence. Learning how to do things is so much better for us than buying a computer to do them for us, and fires dont shut down for software updates in the middle of my day off.

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Bidens_Poopy_Diaper 4 points ago +5 / -1

This right here.

"Smart" appliances, etc contract that wifi and electronic shit out to the lowest chinese or indian bidder. Their components and weak wifi security are shit and an easy window to hack into your entire home system, and any other device connected to it.

I got zero smart shit in my home. I dumped my s10 and went back to a $9.99 tracfone flip that runs kaiOS. Wifi and BT disabled along with location data. no appys on it.

Next up on my list is my 2004 Chevy 2500HD....it has that fucking onstar system in it, which the subscription has long been deactivated....which doesn't mean shit, as they can reactivate it and track you with a push of a button.

Also still have satellite Sirius XM connected on the radio. You can be tracked by that as well. As soon as I can pry that Xm shit out of my wife's hands with a fucking crowbar [she has to have her country stations] it'll be gone too.

I'll be removing the rooftop antennas and cutting the wires to both systems.

That's all the tracking shit in my truck. No infotainment screen built in GPS etc.

If I need GPS, I use my old school stand alone Garmin.

If you have a new car or truck with all of that electronic shit in it...you're fucked. You can be tracked, and it's surely spying on you as is has microphones and cameras, for voice activated commands.

You're basically riding around in a big Alexa spy box with GPS tracking.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 3 points ago +3 / -0

How do those stand one GPS systems work? Are they just tracing your route on an internal map or do they communicate via satellite somewhere?

I have a couple paper maps as backup, and am making sure my kids know how to actually READ a map. Too many nowadays don't know cartography, so glad my Dad taught me how to navigate!

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FireannDireach 3 points ago +3 / -0

Garmin type GPS units can receive signals from GPS satellites from USDOD satellites. One way, they can't transmit - at least the consumer grade stuff doesn't. They can't track you with one, like trying to find someone listening to an FM radio - it's a one-way communication, unlike cell phones that use cell towers for positioning.

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Bidens_Poopy_Diaper 1 point ago +2 / -1

Not 100 on that.

Maps are downloaded and updated on the device, but it still must connect to sats for navigation. May still be difficult for someone to track, since the device is not paired to my identity or my vehicle.

I have paper maps just in case. Always a good backup.

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BidensButtWiper -3 points ago +1 / -4

2004 Chevy 2500HD

If this truck had OnStar to begin with (which I highly doubt) the cellular connection would have been GSM/TDMA and as luck would have it that 2G technology has been shut down in the entire US. So the device literally can't connect to jack or shit

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Bidens_Poopy_Diaper -1 points ago +1 / -2

Oh, I'm just lying or dumb AF?

Go fuck yourself.

My 2004 2400HD has an onstar system in it. I see it every time I look in my rear view mirror.

And I think it's satellite connected along with the XM sat radio.

And whether it can connect or not, I'm going to cut those fucking wires to make certain.

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Klown_Kutz 5 points ago +6 / -1

Noooo! Don’t contradict the hive mind! Everyone has to conform to a rigid orthodoxy.

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CantStumpTheTrump 5 points ago +6 / -1

Wi-Fi doesn’t do anything but control the temp, that’s fucking it.

No it doesn't.

Temp control has nothing to do with wifi and has been done forever without wifi.

The wifi is so that you can connect to and control it along with it provide you data.

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dukeofdoorcounty 3 points ago +3 / -0

There are perfectly good controllers that have just one knob for temperature. Using your phone to essentially turn a knob is lame

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CantStumpTheTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

ok

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Hereforagoodtime 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, control the temp and see the temp probe from your phone. Oh, and it has a timer, my bad. What else does the Wi-Fi do? Temp control and timer, that’s it.

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ThurstonHowell3rd 1 point ago +1 / -0

Right. Your oven in the house has temperature control. It doesn't have wi-fi (I hope).

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JonathanE 0 points ago +1 / -1

I thought the 1A applied in here?

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CmonPeopleGetReal 1 point ago +1 / -0

We go out camping and offroading, it's nice to start some ribs in the morning and go out for a ride instead of just sitting babysitting dinner all day long. So i can definitely see the benefits in some cases.

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wankingisgay 20 points ago +20 / -0

what's so complex about constant temperature that it needs UPDATES though

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Retard_Strength 16 points ago +16 / -0

programmed by the lowest bidder in Bangalore

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IntersectionalXhe 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah I don’t know, I have one of those electric cabinet smokers and the only “update” it needs is to be cleaned after uses.

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stjimmy92 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably the same reason my car needs updates periodically to continue doing heated air.

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thedaynos 0 points ago +1 / -1

most likely they found a bug in the system that they fixed. or created some more advanced logic to better keep temp.

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Tip-O-Matic 9 points ago +10 / -1

To each their own, but my philosophy is if you don't have the time to put into it, why bother? Part of the fun of smoking a shoulder/butt/whatever, is sitting around tending to the smoker, shooting the shit with friends/family, and knocking back quite a few cold ones.

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ApexVeritas 2 points ago +2 / -0

I imagine that's the entire point. Get people away from communal brotherhood and bonding activities, and push them toward spending more and more time toward slaving away for the zogged system and plugged into their propaganda outlets. That's why most people feel like they have less and less time to spend, and weaker ties to their people.

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AJ_Prufrock 3 points ago +3 / -0

That function can be achieved without requiring internet access.

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boataholic 2 points ago +2 / -0

Weber Bullet smoker. Minion method. 12 hours without touching it.

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Scot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Probably for the temperature probe. If you are slow cooking something, it could tell you when it reaches a certain temperature.

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Lurker404 100 points ago +101 / -1

"smart" appliances are bullshit.

It's just a bunch of useless gimmicks that make things harder to repair, transfer control away from the owner and have a limited lifespan because manufacturers end support or the technology becomes outdated and incompatible after a couple of years.

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kernel 53 points ago +53 / -0

When you see "smart" just replace it with "slave" and it makes sense, slavephone, slavecar, slave appliances,

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Tip-O-Matic 34 points ago +34 / -0

Yep - be wary of the "Internet of things" - manufacturers come out with internet enabled devices to return data to someone about how we live. Sure, the information gleaned may seem innocuous enough, but when it is all assembled, it can be dangerous. At the very least, it's an invasion into our private lives.

How many people are OK that their phones track them? "Sure, what do I care if big tech/the government knows where I go?" Now apply that to them wanting to charge us 8 cents per mile driven - they can just as easily turn that into 8 cents per mile traveled.

There's a pretty good documentary named "Shadow Government" that gets into the meat of this.

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wharfthrowaway 4 points ago +4 / -0

But don’t you want the men in masks to abduct you during your 16 minutes daily doughnut run before your shift?

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BigMikesSwingingCock 7 points ago +7 / -0

Smart appliances are for stupid people.

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invalid_data 11 points ago +11 / -0

Now just think of EVs. Basically not owning a car because the company can update it, locate it, stop it, or anything at anytime is scary and insane.

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kernel 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's why they are hyping tesla every single day and make the plebs literally drool over Musk.

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thomaseniac 48 points ago +48 / -0

Please login with username & password + complete Captcha to ignite grill. Forgot password?

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plez 34 points ago +34 / -0

"Would you like to stay signed in on this device?" Check the box, or don't, it doesn't fucking matter what you pick it's going to ask you next time again anyway. Oh and also say something happened and you should exit or relog but the X button to close the window is greyed out. And enter your pin in 3 different instances and have to relog every hour or so even though nothing happened. G fucking G Microsoft TEAMS

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thomaseniac 20 points ago +20 / -0

Please enter the verification code sent to your email. Me: Spams refresh button on inbox until it finally shows up 10 min later, enters the code: Verification Code Expired.

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mitzlplix 13 points ago +13 / -0

in the middle of cooking.... watch this commercial to finish the cooking process or be charged 10.00 on your credit card.

oops.... your credit card is not working. talk to someone in india

(indian call rep) - we don't know what is wrong, would you like to buy a new one? (he says as you hear cooking in the background)

🤣

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RuprechtThaMonkeyBoy 5 points ago +5 / -0

Please show bobs.

I just got off a call with a developer based in India. Most of the time between the shitty audio, their accent, and screaming kids I don't know what the fuck they are saying. I think this is probably why we had Boeing jets nose-diving into the ground. Wrong code based upon misunderstood requirements.

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Juice 9 points ago +9 / -0

Would you like to sign up for our thrice daily spam email service? Click yes for yes and no for yes.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 10 points ago +11 / -1

Modern technology is WONDERFUL!

When it works. . .

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Snooptwo 6 points ago +6 / -0

I mean there are def tech nuts who would love this shit, and I say all the more power to em. There’s some new tech I love. My Apple Watch is super useful for work. Air pods are the fuckin shit, especially at the gym. And I’ll forever be a massive fan of GPS. But it’s ok if you aren’t. And it’s ok if someone wants a grill they can start while they’re still at work or monitor it from inside the house or while they run to the store or whatever they want in the 14 hours it takes to smoke a brisket. Update on thanksgiving is a poor choice, updates in general should be rare, it’s a grill (unless related the new IOS, it could’ve been days earlier but he just turned it on on thanksgiving and y’all being baited again lulz) it shouldn’t need that many updates.

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liberty4alll 57 points ago +57 / -0

“I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

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Cloudy_mood 29 points ago +29 / -0

“ I just want to cook a steak, Hal. Cook the steak.”

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Shayhawk 19 points ago +19 / -0

The government has deemed steak bad for you, hence its illegal.

I cannot break the law Dave.

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EricCharliemella 7 points ago +7 / -0

Haha! Give it time, there will probably be a time where this is accurate.

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wharfthrowaway 1 point ago +1 / -0

The microwave and oven well scan it’s contents for animal proteins before started and will lock up if it finds any

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KrellKrypto 9 points ago +9 / -0

Nice!

2001 is a masterpiece of film imo

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cyberrigger 39 points ago +40 / -1

Learn to weld.

Pits are a good project,

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 19 points ago +19 / -0

I know how to weld.

But, there is a vast difference between “knowledge” and “skill”. . .

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PROCIsAsshoe 8 points ago +8 / -0

Serious question -- if I wanted to learn how to weld where do I even begin? Should I just look for a course at a local technical/trade school? Or should I start by reading some materials and/or watching videos online for basic education before even entering into a program? I am in my late twenties and I've yet to decide if I'd like to make a career change into the field but I sincerely would like to learn how to do so and develop the skillset regardless. I've observed how useful it can be and it certainly seems like a career field that will be subject to increasing scarcity in the coming years. I had a very difficult time finding a welder that came recommended the few times I've sought out their services. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and time!

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residue69 7 points ago +7 / -0

Watch videos and read about it. Buy a cheap welder and go to town on some scrap metal, if you can find any. I'm told old bed frames are some of the best angle iron.

The trade schools near me want thousands of dollars for their classes.

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Defender110 4 points ago +4 / -0

^^^ This, 100%

I put off learning for years, thinking that I didn't have time to take night classes for it. When the stupid lockdown hit, I bought a nice Miller welder and watched a ton of videos and started practicing on mild steel scraps I got from the dumpster at the steel supply place. Didn't take long at all to get functional with basic MIG welding. Built a workbench, then some various things for the shop like wall mounts, shop towel dispenser, etc.

Fabricating a BBQ pit is an easy peasy beginner project.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

First, check out your local adult education program at the county college or even high school.

Or, go to a welding shop and offer to be a shop grunt in exchange for some lessons.

Or, buy a cheap stick welder and a REALLY GOOD WELDING MASK and start burning holes in metal yourself for a while.

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FireannDireach 2 points ago +2 / -0

You don't need classes for welding, unless you want to go career with it. You just need to know the safety basics, and reading the manual to the machine. It's just a hot glue gun for metal. It's not complicated, or hard, it just takes some practice. I learned in college from a class (not a welding class, metal sculpture class), and then friends gave me tips. I can do a basic weld all day, on iron or steel - it's just knowing what settings to use, and if it's a stick welder, what sticks to use with what metals. Getting into stainless or aluminum is a bitch, but it's just fine tuning on what you already know. You can branch out into MIG and TIG after stick and flux - you'll spend more money but you'll make better welds (hopefully).

Welding as a career...eh. Lots of health issues from the gasses and such you're around all day, and finding markets can be tough, there's more people that can weld than people who need welding done. But it's a damn handy skill for your toolbox.

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consentofthegoverned 5 points ago +7 / -2

the two best welders I ever worked with:

  1. a boy in his late twenties

  2. a girl in her late twenties

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heeeeeemeyer 1 point ago +1 / -0

You don't meet many old welders

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consentofthegoverned 1 point ago +1 / -0

Now that you mention it, you have a point.

There was one guy in his 50s. His math was terrible, so it got really dicey when he needed to convert a metric measurement while using his inch dial calipers.

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Spawnlingman 29 points ago +29 / -0

Does it ask of you've had your vaccination??

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myswedishfriend 16 points ago +16 / -0

Nah it just weighs the meat and won't fire up if you've reached your monthly meat quota.

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wharfthrowaway 1 point ago +1 / -0

Soon it’ll lock down until it senses no animal protein

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NADSAQ 8 points ago +8 / -0

that’s the update

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FrontTowardLeft 28 points ago +28 / -0

Man, I used to have a 4x4 '63 Willys Wagoneer. The original owner had removed the straight 6 and replaced it with a Chevy 327 with a Holley 4 bbl, and it had a 3 on the tree. I replaced that transmission with a BorgWarner 4 speed. Damn, I really miss that truck...

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 16 points ago +16 / -0

That’s what I have! Parkway Green, no roof rack, Tornado (Don’t call it a “Hemi”) Six, three on the tree. And that wonderful “Rhino Hunter” grille!

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The_Litehaus_Abides 9 points ago +9 / -0

I've got an old truck and a 1965 Ford out there in my yard. Ever since Michael Hastings got killed, I don't want new cars anymore. :/

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Tip-O-Matic 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's what I want - an old truck from back when they made them solid - maybe a '60 something. None of that plastic body parts stuff. Don't really care if it's a Ford, GM or Dodge. All the trucks from back them were classy looking.

Today's trucks are made to be destroyed in a fender bender and are ugly (to me) with all the plastic that's on body. I don't care for fancy accessories and doodads on a truck.

Men need to go back to being men, and be OK with driving a truck that might not have air, or GPS, or heated/cooled seats. Most men I see riding around in these newer fancy trucks would cry if they ever got a speck of mud on it, or if their bed got a little scratched up from hauling a load of wood or gravel.

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The_Litehaus_Abides 3 points ago +3 / -0

100% agree! The one and only problem I've got is it's a V8 and the price of gas, holy shit, haha.

But yeah, that old truck can take a beating and still serve me well.

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THELEADERSOFMEN 3 points ago +3 / -0

Mercedes W123 master race checking in! ‘85 300D turbo, one of these days I’ll match it up with an all manual 240D as backup.

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Lol_Garrus 19 points ago +19 / -0

lol at ppl who buy wifi connected grills.

stupid fucks.

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Saltygoatladyfarmer 17 points ago +17 / -0

At 18 I bought myself a 69 mustang. It was a piece of crap but could get me to my job. Previous owner was making it a dragster but defaulted, so it needed a lot of work, but still very drivable. I had to do a lot of basic stuff, such as locks, fix the window track, it needed an alignment badly, but found once if I I hit 120 it would even out. Oops! Engine had been switched out for 351c and left no room for power steering. Had to be careful going over bumps or I’d hit the oil pan. Had to fix that. Accelerator cable broke on me and since I didn’t know what was an original part on it I had to take the part in and try and get it matched. Guy at the counter looked at me funny and said they didn’t have one. Took it to my dad and he went and got the part (same place) right then. I had to sell it though with the birth of my first kid. I sure do miss that car. Easy to work on, no computer chips. Just basic mechanics.

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RPOZ28 13 points ago +13 / -0

Good grief. What the heck is it updating?????

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Pepe2016_ivotedfTD 15 points ago +15 / -0

Carbon emissions penalty

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NADSAQ 10 points ago +10 / -0

new vaccine compliance firmware

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BIDENTHEKIDSNIFFER 3 points ago +3 / -0

Automatic shutoff when it detects pork. To make sure Brotherfucker Omar isnt offended by the smell.

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FusionRealm 13 points ago +13 / -0

The china man only said to " Put WiFi in TV" he never said anything about put wifi in grill. Thats some fancy stuff.

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ChinaFlu 13 points ago +13 / -0

That grill is now mining Bitcoin

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SBOJ_JOBS 9 points ago +9 / -0

Gas, compression, and spark. Good to go where you point it.

If you are amazed how the CDC and MSM hide Jab-related deaths, just wait until you have "driverless" cars.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

2022:World’s best theft prevention devices

-Three on the tree

-Manual choke.

😂🤣

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Retard_Strength 6 points ago +6 / -0

oh shit i forgot about manual choke, my first was a 68 MGB (really my dad's but he graciously let me drive it)

i usually left the choke open most of the time. only 4 speed manual with no original seatbelts.

fun car.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

British Racing Green? Or that sortakinda weird dark orange?

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Retard_Strength 4 points ago +4 / -0

ah it started life a faded kind of Yellow, but my pops had it painted Tartan Red.

such a fun car

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I always wanted a TD 😂🤣

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, sometimes I find goosing the gas got it motivated to free up 😂

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Dualkalibur 3 points ago +3 / -0

Can’t beat the sound of those 4 barrels opening up under the hood in front of you but I swapped my points ignition for a HEI distributor on my 440. Stand alone system, less fuss, I don’t need to worry about a ballast resistor crapping out on me(got it bypassed right now), and I dunno cause I don’t even listen to the radio but I think I don’t need to worry about the interference as much like my older car that still has points and a gizmo on a ground wire to help with that...

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LarryBugman 9 points ago +9 / -0

Isn’t this why the left and tech nerd vermin want everything connected to the internet?

‘We heard you said something that we don’t agree with online so now we’re shutting down your household appliances for a week for you to think about what you did.’

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PresidentBidet 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep basically. They want us all totally dependent on technology. You can't even look for a pack of lighters to buy online without being bombard by electric or usb powered lighters. Fuck that.

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btntx 8 points ago +8 / -0

Why in the hell does it need software updates? And what do they do?

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

It needs the updates because some engineer at Traeger wanted job security.

The updates keep that engineer employed.

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FireannDireach 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nah, it started out in marketing. "Hey, we need wifi. Everyone else has it. Tell the engineers to add it - I already have Walmart waiting for units."

Engineers rarely get to decide what features are added, in my experience.

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CantStumpTheTrump 4 points ago +4 / -0

Because vulnerabilities are found in libraries all the time and need to be updated to that your grill doesn't become a vector for attacks.

Its a whole other conversation on if your grill needs software at all but thats why.

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EricCharliemella 7 points ago +7 / -0

Man I'd love a Willy's Jeep. I used to be a mechanic and a great customer of ours came in with his 48 Willy's, flathead 4 cyl. Nothing in the car worked electrically, so my boss threw it at me to rebuild all the electrical in the vehicle. Joke was on him, I had a fucking blast bringing her back. All lights, gauges, his winch. Best test drive ever!

My boss had the last laugh though...next one that came in like that was a VW Thing. There are no accurate wiring diagrams for that era of Volkswagen, friends.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Point-to-point wiring is FUN!

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JokerPede 7 points ago +7 / -0

Tell us more about your 63 Willy's.

I'm planning to convert a 2012 wrangler to a completely chipless build next spring. Carburated with absolutely zero electronics that I can't fix myself. Looking at dropping a crate 350 under the hood but still open to suggestions. Also considering a 305.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Do NOT get the 305. Dogshit motor, while the 350 is dimensionally identical. Main difference is bore/pistons.

Had vehicles with both, will never (willingly) own a 305 again (inherited my father’s Caprice which had a 305— always had my foot on the accelerator. Mine had the 350 and I barely touched the pedal and did 70 on the Highway all day at 29MPG).

And really, for a wrangler, do you NEED a 350? Are you towing? I think I would want either an old Chevy straight-six out of a ‘70 Nova, or if you cannot get something that old, the 4.3 V6 is also a great motor (and of course it is because it is a 350 with two cylinders chopped off 😂🤣). Friends of mine had a GMC Safari minivan which we would pack to the roof with camping gear, then hitch up the boat (also filled with camping gear) and drive 190 miles each way to the Adirondacks for vacations. That vehicle finally died with almost 300k miles on it. It had the 4.3 in it and it was abused worse than a rented mule.

The big problem with newer motors is finding a block you can drop a points distributor (or better, a magneto) into.

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JokerPede 2 points ago +2 / -0

I tow an 8,000 pound camper around every few months for a few weeks at a time and occasionally pull a disabled truck on a trailer back from a trail so I would really like the added horsepower. I've upgraded the brakes and run a 5.13 gear ratio in my differentials. The added horsepower would even her out when I'm towing.

I appreciate the feedback on the 305. I'll scratch that off my list.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ok, now the extra power makes sense. I would add to consideration a 300 cu.in. Ford straight six from the 70’s or ‘80’s —- plenty of torque for towing, and more room under the hood.

Yeah, 350 is DEFINITELY better than the 305!

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BIDENTHEKIDSNIFFER 1 point ago +1 / -0

Id get something older for that project. Sell the newer wrangler to fund it.

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JokerPede 1 point ago +1 / -0

I can't. This Wrangler has some serious sentimental value to me. She helped me overcome some serious spiritual hurdles over the past 9 years. I owe it to her to breathe new life into her as she did for me.

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xBigCoffinHunter 7 points ago +7 / -0

A WiFi enabled grill is one of the more idiotic uses of technology I’ve come across. It was my Bluetooth enabled toothbrush. This replaces it.

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rcstl 6 points ago +6 / -0

WiFi grill is as useful as the timer on my toaster! When the food is done, it's done! When the toast pops up, it's done. I don't need a digital display to tell meat's almost ready.....

Grill menu? Put a fucking steak on the grill, turner on the turbo burners, flip it and serve it. You didn't even have to reboot me! haha

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sad_State_of_Affairs 6 points ago +6 / -0

Grill Shutdown in progress.
Meat was detected on the grill. As per executive order 1666 meat is no longer allowed.
Your offense has been recorded. Your current diet negative score is now 23 Be remined that if you hit 25, you will have to perform 40 hours of farm work. Shutdown complete......

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PizzaphilePodesta 6 points ago +6 / -0

you are a fucking retard if you own a “smart” grill

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

You misspelled “Smart ANYTHING”

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HiddenDekuScrub 5 points ago +5 / -0

A friend showed me this the other day.

I have to admit I found it a little amusing and a little sad.

I am the type of person who really does have a lot of gadgets. I do like IoT, that is when it has a purpose. I have a doorbell cam, a non-google thermostat, and a roomba. I got them all for specific purposes which they've all fulfilled, bugs and all.

The thing I would ask about a smoker like this is....you have to still put meat in it, right?

There's times when automation and IoT make sense. There's nothing that either the person or the machine has to do but flip a switch. And then, there's cooking.

I've seen crock pots, instant pots, coffee makers....All wi-fi enabled. Why?

A crock pot doesn't have to be babysat. That's why you use them.

An instant pot has its name for a reason. It's a pressure cooker. Whatever you're making is probably going to be done within an hour.

A coffee maker....well, you still have to put coffee and water in it. A timer will do that just as well.

Let's take this further. A washer and dryer? You still have to put the clothes and soap in.

A Dishwasher?

You get the idea. These are appliances that exist for the distinct purpose of the company being able to say "Download our app! We have one too!" The gadget enthusiast will show off said app to the neighbor he invited over. "Look at what I can do! I can turn the temp up and down!" The easily-frustrated neighbor who still views tech as sorcery will go out and buy one thinking it's easy to use...and call cell phone tech support when he can't figure out how to turn the dang thing on. He'll spend hours on the phone yelling at people and get no joy out of the tech whatsoever. If he ends up using it at all, he'll skip all the fancy buttons and use it much like he would have used a regular smoker.

For what it's worth, I do still have to empty and rescue the roomba. Who is the master and who is the robot in this relationship? 🤔

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NADSAQ 7 points ago +7 / -0

My wife is an interior designer and has to talk people out of pasta pot filling stations. They’re ugly but people say “but you can fill your pasta pot on the stove and don’t have to lug it over!”. Okay, now what do you do with it when it’s full of boiling water? Lug it over the other way.

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BeefyBelisarius 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's the laziest thing I've heard all month. Not like a pot of water is even particularly heavy.

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Lets_G0_Brandon 5 points ago +5 / -0

Traeger grills blow anyone want my timberline 1300? I hated it so much I ran out and bought another grill/smoker. It randomly does not power on. Traeger is no longer a good company they make shit now buy a Memphis grill.

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frankenbox 6 points ago +6 / -0

The Traeger family sold the business to Chyna a few years ago. That's when the quality dropped. Who sends a WiFi update on Thanksgiving? Chyna.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

My wife found a Pit Boss on clearance three years ago and bought it for me for an anniversary gift. 60%off. Temperature control, two on-board thermometer probes with digital readout. That’s it.

And I have a flip-phone.

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vote_for_MAGA_2020 5 points ago +5 / -0

‘63 Willys? Nice. I’ve got an old 40’s Willys that I need to get running again.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yes you do,

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TheRealJaredHolt 5 points ago +6 / -1

If you bought a wifi grill, blame yourself, because youre a sucker and youre part of the problem.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Manual door locks, manual window locks. . .

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Queenmelania45 5 points ago +5 / -0

Have they heard of fire???

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Vox_Dobad 5 points ago +5 / -0

In other news, my shitty briquette grill works fine

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Womb___Raider 5 points ago +5 / -0

You never had these issues on an Old Smokey grill

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Or a couple cinderblocks with a truck rim on top. . .

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Cutter 4 points ago +4 / -0

My mantra for YEARS has been:

"Just because we can doesn't mean we should."

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randomuser9193 4 points ago +4 / -0

Who the hell buys a wifi enabled bbq.

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CynicalTwit22 1 point ago +1 / -0

Vegan Crossfit types.

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MAGAborn 4 points ago +4 / -0

Wi-Fi grills? That’s some lazy shit.

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sad_State_of_Affairs 4 points ago +4 / -0

Fire up the grill, put the meat on the grill and "While we wait, we hydrate !"

That is what a bbq is all about.

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barwhack 4 points ago +4 / -0

Welcome to the internet of things. Unboot.

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Hereforagoodtime 4 points ago +4 / -0

I agree with both sides of the argument. I have a gas grill, an offset smoker and my wife bought me a Traeger w/ Wi-Fi as a gift. They all have their place and technology is fun to use. You don’t have to shit on everything that’s updated, some of us do want to do shit easier and quicker sometimes.

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DroppsaDuece 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’m guessing this guy didn’t use his traeger for months and just turned it on.

I dumped the traeger for a masterbuilt gravity, much better and doesn’t annoy you with updates.

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NADSAQ 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have a Traeger that I don’t turn on for months. It works every time because it has an on switch that’s not connected to a router.

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DahnaldTrump 3 points ago +3 / -0

People who buy shit with wifi that doesn’t need wifi are basically buying products that the company (or hackers) can brick at any moment.

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JLPWave 3 points ago +3 / -0

The insanity will continue until humanity realizes that just because something can have a micro controller in it doesn't mean it should. It seems like the Yellow Vests are the only ones pushing back against Orwellian technology.

Who buys a "smart grill"? Its suppose to have a flame and its suppose to char the meat a little that's what makes it BBQ. The problem isn't the product, the problem is that op is a faggot.

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kidfromtheplayground 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOLOLOLOL

Idiots seperated from their money every day, if you need a wifi grill I can sell you anything.

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MAGAborn 3 points ago +3 / -0

Never been able to convince myself the utility of a Jeep. You can’t haul stuff (or people) like a truck/suv, and a truck can go just about anywhere a Jeep can. It rides like shit and noisy… better off with a car. I consider them novelty vehicles.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wagoneer. The ORIGINAL luxury SUV.

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g0rdy 1 point ago +1 / -0

yep. it's kitschy... they'll all be on the side of the hiway when the SHTF

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Smashley 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have an old truck just in case the shit hits the fan and it's good for towing my boat. The truck has no onstar or online anything.

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TheRoadGoesOnForever 3 points ago +3 / -0

I could not imagine smoking a brisket with such faggotry

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Minn2000 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why does a grill need a software update in the first place?

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MadRussian 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why the fuck do you need any kind of electronics in a fucking GRILL?

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jeffwingersballs 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you bought that grill then you deserve to have your Thanksgiving canceled.

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sustainable_saltmine 3 points ago +3 / -0

who the hell needs a wifi connected grill?

Sure, maybe bluetooth if you're busy cooking a lot of stuff and need to know the temperature from a distance but no reason we need most of these "smart house/internet of things" devices.

Think what the left could do here: "ERROR GRETA001: grill locked, monthly carbon credit allowance exceeded. HOW DARE YOU"

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YaBoiJacob 3 points ago +3 / -0

Traeger is dogshit, buy green mountain

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KewMan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Digital grill is dystopian all by itself...

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Zerofooo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Appliances do not need WiFi, 5G, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. I do not buy any appliances with that bullshit built in.

I work in tech and I want as little of it, in my life, as possible.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

No doubt.

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KilroyJCNJ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Boss-level trigglypuff. Only puts tofurkey on its Treager. . L

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ThurstonHowell3rd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Purple-haired shim that's only working there to be able to pad the resume to relocate to Seattle or Austin.