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    Who grilles for Halloween?

    I always give out grilled D&W hot dogs. Well; for about the last fifteen years.

    Anybody else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I always give out grilled D&W hot dogs. Well; for about the last fifteen years.

    Anybody else?
    Hot dogs for Halloween?

    That is why your house always gets egged.
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    Not a chance of eggs

    All over this area small children see me throughout the year and say: You're the Hot Dog Man! A little girl stopped me over the weekend and asked if she could come and get a hot dog again this year. She told me all about what she was going to wear and her little brother is going to be a pumpkin - so watch for the pumpkin because that will be him. <g>

    I have been doing it so long that people who originally came here as kids are now bringing their own kids back.

    For years I was dressed up as A Middle-Aged White Man, but for the last five years or so I have worn my Cat-In-The-Hat Costume.

    It's a tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    Hot dogs for Halloween?

    That is why your house always gets egged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    All over this area small children see me throughout the year and say: You're the Hot Dog Man! A little girl stopped me over the weekend and asked if she could come and get a hot dog again this year. She told me all about what she was going to wear and her little brother is going to be a pumpkin - so watch for the pumpkin because that will be him. <g>

    I have been doing it so long that people who originally came here as kids are now bringing their own kids back.

    For years I was dressed up as A Middle-Aged White Man, but for the last five years or so I have worn my Cat-In-The-Hat Costume.

    It's a tradition.

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    LOL! Sounds cool. Better than that candy-stuff folks usually hand out. I like the idea, it is a break from tradition, probably a much needed one. Especially if you can make a good dog. They are not all equal. Some guy in my area made the best, but he was a mexican operating a cart and moved off. I suspect he was marinating the dogs in onions or something, dang they were good. He did something to make the meat special. I guess you can marinate it like any other meat, perhaps poke holes in the skin? I want to try that sometime, maybe with some worchestershire sauce.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

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    a brine for hot dogs - what about pigs?

    We brine chickens routinely and they are wonderful. Earlier today I was wondering if we could brine a whole pig.

    You know how pig-roast pigs pretty much suck? All the seasonings are on the outside and the inside is bland as cardboard?

    Well; how about if we made up a nice brine, soaked the whole pig in it for a day or so, and Then roasted the bastard?

    I'd have to work an angle for walk-in space somewhere though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    LOL! Sounds cool. Better than that candy-stuff folks usually hand out. I like the idea, it is a break from tradition, probably a much needed one. Especially if you can make a good dog. They are not all equal. Some guy in my area made the best, but he was a mexican operating a cart and moved off. I suspect he was marinating the dogs in onions or something, dang they were good. He did something to make the meat special. I guess you can marinate it like any other meat, perhaps poke holes in the skin? I want to try that sometime, maybe with some worchestershire sauce.
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    We have been hanging out in front for years with a fire pit. The hot dog thing is only a few years old we use to get pizza. For years I would set up Halloween in my yard with all sorts of jumping and moving and spitting things. Getting tired of the setup and take down I didn't do it last year. I think I will do it this year but go small no moving things.

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    Halloween?????....I even grill on xmas eve if it isnt numbing cold out. Grilled

    meat is the best. Never get sick of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    We brine chickens routinely and they are wonderful. Earlier today I was wondering if we could brine a whole pig.

    You know how pig-roast pigs pretty much suck? All the seasonings are on the outside and the inside is bland as cardboard?

    Well; how about if we made up a nice brine, soaked the whole pig in it for a day or so, and Then roasted the bastard?

    I'd have to work an angle for walk-in space somewhere though.

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    try injecting the brine into the pig. i've done that before with venison works great.

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    who hides in the back of the house with all the lights off on Halloween? Neighborhood is full of 20 somethings asking for candy or parents dragging 1yr old's around begging for candy.

    I used to give out full size bars...but to many "old" kids to make it fun. Me gumpy about Halloween

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    I got some wise-guy-wannbes here last year

    Early / middle teens I guess. Three of them. It's almost curfew and they are hanging out at my place.

    We had out ice water and lemonaide because some little kids had said they were thirsty. So these three are pouring paper cups of it and then pretending to stumble. splashing it on each other, and laughing about how funny it all is, and then pouring for another round of laughing bullshet. There is sticky lemonaide all over my sidewalk and the condiment table. I am standing grilling dogs and look over and tell them to cut it out - no more lemonaide. So they are then yukking it up behind my back: laughing at the feeble old stupid guy with the grille. They ask for more dogs and I give them to them and they are standing around eating. I am studying the grille intently but also watching as the ring leader one as he slowly sidles over around the condiment table to a big basket of candy that we have for kids who don't want hot dogs. Out of the corner of my eye I see him tip the entire basket into his cloth bag, very smooth. I see his friends, who are in front of me - they are watching him: watching their star performer trick the old guy.

    He comes around to the front of the table and is Eddie Haskel-ing me: thank you sir and so forth.

    I grin, say: you're welcome, reach over, and snatch the bag out of his hand. I empty it back into the basket and hand him the empty bag back.

    He gets all huffed up, tells me that I stole his candy, I can't do that, he calling the cops, and all this crap.

    Go ahead; call them. I'll tell them exactly what happened. Hell; they are all friends of mine anyway.

    I guess the cops were busy because they have yet to mention it to me.

    I can tell you - I am having it my way. They're not spoiling my holiday. If I thought the kids were too old I'd just tell them no: I'm here for little kids - take a hike. I don't give a shet if they like it or me or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    who hides in the back of the house with all the lights off on Halloween? Neighborhood is full of 20 somethings asking for candy or parents dragging 1yr old's around begging for candy.

    I used to give out full size bars...but to many "old" kids to make it fun. Me gumpy about Halloween
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    I grill year round so Halloween is no different.

    I've only had two trick or treaters in fourteen years here. The joys of being in the country.

    Brining a whole pig? I do a lot of brining. If you had a big bathtub or one of those pools from Walmart it would work.

    Invite me over.

    Most people ask me how my smoked pulled pork is so good. It's in the brine not the rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy1010 View Post
    Halloween?????....I even grill on xmas eve if it isnt numbing cold out. Grilled

    meat is the best. Never get sick of it.
    The first snow of the year I grill the "snow steak". It always tastes good.

    Don't do much on Halloween. All the kids go to the malls so they will be "safe". I have not had a tricker treater come to the house for two years.
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    Last year I gave out about 300 hot dogs

    Of course some people ate two so maybe I only had 250 actual 'trick or treaters'. Although we do have a candy-reserve for kids who don't like hotdogs - so that would be some in the plus-column.

    I have always served Dietz & Watson hotdogs but this year I am thinking about giving out Nathan Famous instead. Somebody asked me last year if the D&W were Kosher. <g>

    I have to get my Solar Metal Roofing signs out - Halloween will be the perfect time to drum up some new business. <g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgrr View Post
    The first snow of the year I grill the "snow steak". It always tastes good.

    Don't do much on Halloween. All the kids go to the malls so they will be "safe". I have not had a tricker treater come to the house for two years.
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