So hereís my question. Why are all the new BBQ grills so
About eight years ago I bought a new Ducane gas grill and have
used it in the neighborhood of 1500 times. It is getting a little tired and
some of the stainless steel is burned away.
This was the grill I had always wanted, the Mercedes of grills. In
the past I had a cheapo gas grill that I burned at least a thousand dollars
worth of meat to cinders, I could really never figure the thing out. Every
grilling guy has started with a Burn-It grill like this with hot spots to work
around. Mine was one big hot spot and to top it off you had assemble it
That first light up was thrilling.
A little bit like building a bomb. And how come I had extra parts left
time was running out on my beloved Ducane I started shopping for a new grill.
Of course the first place I checked was Ducane, but the company had been sold
and my model was no longer available. Now I was starting to panic and really
began to look at what was on the market. Huge all stainless steel contraptions
with side burners and garbage cans attached. I never needed a side burner
before, what am I going to use that for? I have a whole kitchen in the house.
These grills are so big you have to leave them outside year around, or leave
one car out of the garage to make room for the Monster Side Burner Stainless
Jumbo Capacity Grill Giant X2000.
Too much, too complicated, too darn silly for a grown man.
fly-fishing world is approaching this kind of jazzed up consumer nightmare.
Itís as if now you can just purchase at a fly shop the kind of skill and
instinct it takes to become a fishing god. Or rent some space on a pay for play
lake and catch some huge genetically engineered pig;Ē Step right up get your
picture taken with a fish to stupid to know the difference between living and
This fly fishing
game is one you have to earn; you canít buy game.
Most of the joy of our sport is
really about the journey. The time it takes to arrive at excellence. A lifetime
sacrificed to learn a few fishing truths. In the end what did you really learn?
Among other things
Iíve learned, I donít need snappy fishing shirts or an enormous Godzilla grill
to make me happy.
able to solve my BBQ problem with one phone call to Ducane, they still have
parts for my grill, and for a few dollars Iím back in business.