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  1. Seems like a good place to ask. I bought a nice 14 lb prime packer brisket at Sam's when they had them at a decent price. Unfortunately it was pre-covid and obviously I haven't had a chance to have enough people over to make it make sense to cook so it's been in my freezer for 13 months. Is it a lost cause or is it worth giving it a shot on my Big Green Egg? How long is too long in the freezer?
  2. Thanks for this. At least there is work being done and it's not like they just scheduled it for the 26th because that was the next time they all had a break in the schedule. I don't really know how I feel about this. I totally understand not just trusting the corporations' analysis and taking their word for it but if it's already been proven safe and the analysis they are doing is more about it's 75% effective for this group and 73% effective for that group 3 weeks is a long time to wait to start giving shots. It'd be interesting to know what percent of these type of analyses don't get approved. Also would be interesting to know how she'd answer the type of question from earlier in the thread of if waiting these 3 weeks means 10000 more deaths (totally made up number) is this review process important enough to accept that result? Thanks again for the info.
  3. Can someone make the argument that the FDA would make for this? What would be their response to Ivan's criticism? Is it really just that that's the way they've always done it? What is their justification for not scheduling the hearing till 2/26? Ivan's argument makes complete sense but I have to think that there is at least some reason they are not expediting the whole thing even if that reason is questionable at best.
  4. Yep. My Misen non-stick skillet works great on our induction top stove. Only had it a couple of months but the skillet is great so far.
  5. Made this today and it stole the show. Great recipe. Thanks!
  6. Tested yesterday and went from 237 to 255! That test sucks but it's an awesome way to see progress. Damn 20 minutes seems like a long time!
  7. Agreed. I got the bike last June and my initial FTP was 163. Thought the endurance rides were way too easy but stuck with it and started doing the PowerZone Pack challenges after I finished the Discover Your Power Zone program. My last FTP about 6 weeks ago was 237 and I'm going to test again in another 2 weeks and hope to increase it even more. Power Zone rides definitely work. I'm loving having this bike with the current situation.
  8. I agree completely and feel the exact same way about Gov DeWine in Ohio.
  9. I second the Power Zone classes. I've improved my results a huge amount in in only a couple of months. There are only two instructors that do Power Zone classes which is a little disappointing but I still really enjoy them. Give a Denis Morton Power Zone ride a shot after the first week of the Discover Your Power Zone program for a change of pace. He's pretty funny and I like his music choices better than Matt who is the other Power Zone guy.
  10. From reading the Peloton reddit group there seems to be a very good market for used bikes. Depending on how many rides and general condition of the bike I've seen people post that they've bought used ones for anywhere from $1500 all the way up to $2000. Obviously a lot of it is location dependent but it seems like there are tons of people trying to save a couple hundred dollars by buying a used bike. Supposedly the bikes don't last long when they do come up for sale. This is all second hand knowledge as I've never tried to buy or sell a used bike but it made me feel better about my purchase when I was trying to decide whether to make the jump.
  11. Agree with everything you've said. I'm hooked. Bought the bike in July. Am about to hit a 60 day streak of workouts (which is way more then I've ever worked out before) and am down 20 lbs (combined with trying to eat better.) The weird thing for me is I don't dread the workout. It seems to be by far the quickest 30, 45 or 60 minute workout I've ever done. And I hate to say it but I'm addicted to getting the blue dot ( ) every day that I do a workout.
  12. Not sure if it has been mentioned in the thread but if anyone is going to purchase a bike make sure to get a referral code from someone that already has one. You get $100.00 off of accessories which makes the shoes only $25.00. The person referring get $100.00 to use on the overpriced Peloton Boutique which is where you can buy fancy Peloton workout gear.
  13. Go here and see if they have a showroom near you. You can book a time to try it out. It's free and they provide the shoes.
  14. Awesome post, thanks. We are staying at the regular resort. We have young kids so thanks for the tips on the pool. Have reservations for Cape May Cafe specifically for the crab legs so good to know it doesn't disappoint. Thanks again!
  15. Heading to Beach Club tomorrow for 6 nights with 18 people. Any last minute suggestions or tips on the resort? I haven't been to Disney World since I was 7! Where were the $10 22 oz craft beers?
  16. Can someone give some quick advice on REITs for someone who has never even considered them? I work with a lot of people that own rental property and hear over and over again how it is a good way to diversify from just counting on the stock market for retirement. I am in a financial position to possibly start investing in property of my own but have several huge issues to work out. First of all, my wife got burned on a house that she bought that she couldn't sell when we moved in together so we decided to rent it out. We ended up dealing with problem tenants, big time repair issues and even eventually took a loss on the property when she sold it just so she could stop worrying about the whole situation. So although the main issue was a poor initial house purchase she is pretty strongly against getting back into the rental property game. Secondly, I'm not exactly the handiest of guys. I've done some small stuff around our house but it's not like I'm going to be able to go in and remodel a kitchen or tile floors in a house before we rent it out. I also don't have a bunch of contractors I know that I could use and be sure I was getting a decent price so anything done to the property would be pretty much out of pocket at regular contractor prices. Would investing in a REIT or several REITs be a reasonable way to capture some of the benefits of having a rental property without some of the huge headaches that come with it? Or should I just stick to my low cost index funds and keep plugging away there?
  17. Does everyone agree with this? Was planning on buying a new Honda Accord next summer. Should I move it up to now?
  18. I had it installed last month and it is awesome. The installer said it has a range of about 80-100 feet or so. My router is in my family room and I have one wireless box downstairs in the basement and one upstairs in the bedroom and haven't had any issues at all.Is it like a hdmi stick to make it wireless? They give you a completely separate wireless router that is plugged in to your main genie box. That router broadcasts to small wireless boxes wherever you have your tvs. It basically creates a "DirecTV" wireless network separate from your home wireless network. I had to mess around with the placement of the router a bit to get full signal strength on both wireless boxes but have had times when when the signal strength was only fair and still had no issues watching tv.
  19. I had it installed last month and it is awesome. The installer said it has a range of about 80-100 feet or so. My router is in my family room and I have one wireless box downstairs in the basement and one upstairs in the bedroom and haven't had any issues at all.
  20. Thanks for the heads up icon. I've got enough charcoal left for one more meal before I have to make a decision on what to buy. A co-worker bought one of these from Lowes about a month ago and he loved it when I last talked to him. He also is someone who tends to cheap out on things in general. I'll head to Lowes over the weekend and check out the build quality. I already looked into the BGE and know it's amazingly solid. But as Rooster says, this could be a good entry level one for some of us. I'm not that put-off by the price of the BGE because of the lifetime warranty. If the one at Lowes only looks like it'll last 5 years or so, it's probably not worth it.I think starter level grills/smokers are an excellent idea. I wanted a BGE but like Rooster I had no experience with smokers and was afraid I was going to flush a grand so I purchased the El Cheapo Brinkmann (electric no less) just to learn on. Kept that for three years and then upgraded to hopefully my last smoker ever in the BGE.Another thing that has held me back a little is that my wife has become very health conscious over the past few months with both of her parents going in for heart surgery and her being diagnosed with high-blood pressure. She's very stubborn and refuses medication and has gone into a real healthy eating diet. I have no problem with it and go along because at 47 I should pay a little more attention to it as well. She swears she's still going to want to have steak, pulled-pork, burger, etc. on weekends but I'd hate to spend $1200 on something that will just be used for fish and chicken not too long down the road. Of course, that's a whole unrelated topic. Just thought I'd mention it.Some of the best things I've made on the egg are chicken and salmon. Ok, maybe not some of the best when you consider pulled pork, brisket and ribs but they are still outstanding. We also got a wok and make a great stir fry which can be very healthy. The egg really is incredibly versatile.
  21. BUMPI built a table for my egg and used minwax spar urathane to weather proof it. I think I put about 4 coats on and so far (about a year later) it is still holding up.Thanks, I finally found the website and it is made from cypress. I don't think it needs to be waterproofed?Probably doesn't need to be but it might get you a few extra years use if you do it.
  22. BUMPI built a table for my egg and used minwax spar urathane to weather proof it. I think I put about 4 coats on and so far (about a year later) it is still holding up.
  23. I made the bourbon soaked chuck roast for a meal a couple nights before and made way too much. It was awesome by the way. I added the leftovers to the chili substituting for half of the normal amount of the chuck roast. It was by far the best batch of this recipe I've made. Had a great smoky flavor to it. Thanks for the idea!
  24. What city and bank?Cincinnati. Fifth Third Bank.Thanks. Did you have your existing mortgage with them or was this a special? I'm in Cincy too and may have to check them out.
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