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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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  1. Pat K

    Prime Rib Cooking Debate

    I agree, I think large cuts of higher quality meat are better cooked on a rotisserie rather than smoked. The slow smoking leaves better cuts of meat overly dry when I've had them, but it's all a matter of personal taste. Other guest have raved about meat I've been disappointed in.
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    5 Lb Propane Tanks

    Seems like an oxymoron.
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    5 Lb Propane Tanks

    Here's an old post I found about the WI explosion: mtbucket Posted February 6, 2012 Thoughts and prayers to this man and his family. It makes me wonder if he was one of the guys that said " I have done it for years with no problems". POLK COUNTY (WCCO) — One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a garage explosion and fire Saturday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred at 657 U.S. Highway 8 in Apple River Township. Stanley Johnson, 81, was inside the garage “actively filling a small 1 lb LP cylinder from a larger 20 lb tank” when the small tank ruptured and ignited the escaping gas. Johnson’s wife, 77-year-old Nancy Johnson, was in the garage area when the explosion occurred. She was pronounced deceased on scene. Stanley Johnson was able to escape the garage. He was transported to Amery Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries
  4. Pat K

    5 Lb Propane Tanks

    I remember the pictures you posted of your neighbors house. Those pictures along with the news paper article about the guy from WI that blew up his garage and killed his wife were enough to convince me not to refill 1lb tanks.
  5. Pat K

    5 Lb Propane Tanks

    They sell 10's of thousands of the 20lb tanks for grills. Ice fishermen are probably the biggest market for 5lb and 11lb tanks, so we pay a premium for them because we are a small regional market.
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    Japanese beetles

    Spoke to 2 people at the U of M extension service last week. They are not big fans of the traps. They claim that unless you are at the center of a 3 block radius of people all using the traps you are attracting far more of the beetles than you are killing. They recommend something called milky spore to kill the grubs in the soil.
  7. Pat K

    Cooking Bear Meat

    dats a T-bone steak!!!
  8. Pat K

    Cub Cadet xt1 LT42

    Thanks for the info. Bought one today, picking it up Thurs. I got the bagger for leaves this fall.
  9. Pat K

    Cub Cadet xt1 LT42

    Spent the afternoon mower shopping after the tranny locked up on my 20 year old L200 John Deere. Have down sized to a larger than average city lot so I don't need as big of a mower. The L100 series John Deere didn't impress me, the Husquevarna's every one seems to carry seemed very light duty too. Just sitting on them and playing with controls the Cub Cadet felt and looked like the best in the 42" size. Any one have any experience with the XTI LT42? I'm not interested in zero turn or stand on mowers.
  10. Pat K

    Ice Castle Mini Toy Hauler advice please

    The cases she's seen were all non-commercial.
  11. Pat K

    Ice Castle Mini Toy Hauler advice please

    The odds of being caught with an over weight trailer are very slim. But my wife works at a Deputy Registrars office and occasionally some one comes in that had their trailer licensed for under 3000lbs and were weighed and ticketed for being over the 3000lbs. Fines are based on how many lbs over you are, whether you have brakes on the trailer and the mood of the sheriff or DOT officer that tags you. From what these people have told her the fines start at over $500, plus you may have to pay the registration fees for previous years. A few years ago Scott county deputies went through boat landing parking lots and compared GVRWs of trailers to how they were registered and ticketed several people for having trailers registered for under 3000lbs that were rated for more.
  12. Pat K

    Do Grease Zerts Even Work?

    Sorry but the word ZERT has been driving me crazy! https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zerk
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    Hotdogs for Pike

    When the crappie bite was still hot on Upper Red 10 to 12 years ago it was common to use cheap hot dogs under tip ups for northerns. I think it was a bait shop in Black Duck that sold a harness that held the dog in a horizontal position.
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    Minnesota Shrimp

    Last I heard Pabst Brewing owns the Scmidt label.
  15. Pat K

    Snowmobile dead battery

    From C-TEK battery chargers: Bottom Line on the Effect of Temperature on Batteries Cold batteries hold their charge longer than room temperature batteries; hot batteries don't hold charge as well as room temperature or cold batteries. It's good practice to store unused batteries in a cool location.
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