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jcheese

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  • Location: Fieldale, VA
Tip of the Day... Mon, 11/12/12 6:21 PM (permalink)
I love an active Forum......
So I' ve started this thread.
Everybody's got a tip. Share them here.
Some little weird thing you've learned.
 
Here's one.  Keep Sterno Cans on hand in case you run out of Propane. Can save the day.
Ok, here's two......
Buy every brand and flavor of Beans and keep them stocked. Learn how to adjust the recipe.
Beans are good for you, weenies, not so much. You'll be bringing some home.
 
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    RJT

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    • Joined: 9/21/2011
    • Location: Winston Salem, NC
    Re:Tip of the Day... Mon, 11/12/12 6:28 PM (permalink)
    Get yourself a guage for your propane tank so you will never run out and no need for sterno cans as a backup.
     
    #2
      BpCBlake

      • Total Posts: 436
      • Joined: 6/16/2012
      • Location: Las Vegas, NV
      Re:Tip of the Day... Mon, 11/12/12 6:33 PM (permalink)
      always carry extra tongs and ladles.
      and a simple first aid kit that has burn supplies.
       
       
      #3
        Ice Cream Man

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        • Joined: 11/12/2009
        • Location: Ontario Canada
        Re:Tip of the Day... Mon, 11/12/12 6:53 PM (permalink)
        Smile even if you feel like S**t
         
        #4
          brickboo

          • Total Posts: 330
          • Joined: 8/17/2012
          • Location: Fruita, CO
          Re:Tip of the Day... Mon, 11/12/12 8:29 PM (permalink)
          Just buy another bottle. When one runs out hook up the other and get the empty filled on the way home. You never have to worry about running out that way... how hard is that. 
          Use12 X 12 foil. Spray a mist of water on the bun and the foil and put them in the BBQ grill. Makes them soft and hot. It also works in the steamer perforated pan but fold and wrap them in the foil paper too, because it stops them from getting soggy. Here's the best part! Do it while you have nothing to do and are just listening to Rush and Sean.
           
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            jcheese

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            • Location: Fieldale, VA
            Re:Tip of the Day... Tue, 11/13/12 5:08 PM (permalink)
            I've actually got 3 tanks. Just happened that day I didn't have a spare on me.The sterno saved my day.
             
            Here's another tip.....don't waste yer head with Rush and Sean.
             
            #6
              Hungry Dog

              • Total Posts: 24
              • Joined: 10/28/2012
              • Location: Freeport, IL
              Re:Tip of the Day... Tue, 11/13/12 9:49 PM (permalink)
              I don't know if this is a tip, but I plan on having a sign on my cart stating:

              POLICEMEN

              FIREMEN

              ACTIVE DUTY

              MILITARY

              in UNIFORM

              Please enjoy a

              CHILI DOG ON US

              Thanks for serving

               
              #7
                Ice Cream Man

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                • Location: Ontario Canada
                Re:Tip of the Day... Tue, 11/13/12 10:23 PM (permalink)
                You better rethink that.
                 
                #8
                  RJT

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                  • Location: Winston Salem, NC
                  Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 2:06 AM (permalink)
                  I agree, I am a former LEO and I give a discount (not everytime) but would not post it on a sign.
                   
                  Why carry multiple propane tanks when carrying one with a guage is all you need? I carry enough stuff around I dont want to carry more than I need for the day.
                  Rush and Sean??? Really?
                  <message edited by RJT on Wed, 11/14/12 2:07 AM>
                   
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                    bartl

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                    • Joined: 7/6/2004
                    • Location: New Milford, NJ
                    Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 9:23 AM (permalink)
                    Several specific reasons why the free hot dogs to servicepeople is a bad idea:
                    1) It's probably in violation of some law or regulation for public service people to accept freebies.
                    2) Giving freebies to public service people, regardless of specific laws or regulations, can be construed as bribery.
                    3) As soon as word gets out about the free hot dogs to active military, you will likely be swamped. And they are likely to buy their sodas elsewhere. Soldiers don't get paid a lot.
                     
                    Bart
                     
                    #10
                      Lonestar Dogs

                      • Total Posts: 37
                      • Joined: 11/5/2012
                      • Location: North Richland Hills, TX
                      Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 10:02 AM (permalink)
                      Cheap cabinet knobs. Drill a simple 1/8 hole in the cross piece of your steam pan lids. Insert screw underneath, screw on knobs. ZERO chance of lid burns. I ran across that tip before my cart ever left the garage and started out that way. Not to mention I was able to find knobs that fit in with the theme of my cart and business name.
                      ~Lonestar
                       
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                        Buck & Vi's

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                        • Location: dodging,snakes,spiders,roaches, armadillos.opposso
                        Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 7:12 PM (permalink)
                        tip:....try to sell so much your too tired to worry about an idle forum...lol
                         
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                          Ice Cream Man

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                          • Location: Ontario Canada
                          Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 9:24 PM (permalink)
                          Good advise but I'm closed for the winter 
                           
                          #13
                            brickboo

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                            • Joined: 8/17/2012
                            • Location: Fruita, CO
                            Re:Tip of the Day... Wed, 11/14/12 10:05 PM (permalink)
                            I know the Chief here for years and 4 officers on a first name basis and they still insist on  paying for the items. I bet in New Orleans they will eat you out of house and home for free. Think Edward Edwards!! Ha ha!
                             
                            This is a different world here. One small bowl of chili might last a week. I bet you couldn't give Bacon Jam away here. Everyone here would say, "WHAT?" Really. They want a dog with Ketchup and Mustard the same as the little kids ask. An onion would last a month if it wouldn't rotten.
                             
                            Different animals out west podner!!!!
                             
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                              chefbuba

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                              • Joined: 6/22/2009
                              • Location: Near You, WA
                              Re:Tip of the Day... Thu, 11/15/12 12:40 AM (permalink)
                              What's that got to do with the price of a dozen eggs when, you haven't even considered the wear and tear on the hen's ass?
                               
                              #15
                                Buck & Vi's

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                                Re:Tip of the Day... Thu, 11/15/12 7:28 PM (permalink)
                                yup the hens mouth was there but the ass was commited>>>
                                 
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                                  DadsDogs

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                                  • Location: Las Cruces, NM
                                  Re:Tip of the Day... Sun, 11/18/12 1:31 AM (permalink)
                                  Lonestar Dogs


                                  Cheap cabinet knobs. Drill a simple 1/8 hole in the cross piece of your steam pan lids. Insert screw underneath, screw on knobs. ZERO chance of lid burns. I ran across that tip before my cart ever left the garage and started out that way. Not to mention I was able to find knobs that fit in with the theme of my cart and business name.
                                  ~Lonestar

                                   
                                  Hope that's a stainless steel screw.  If not when the steam rusts it your Health Dept. might have something to say about that.    DD
                                   
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                                    Lonestar Dogs

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                                    • Joined: 11/5/2012
                                    • Location: North Richland Hills, TX
                                    Re:Tip of the Day... Sun, 11/18/12 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                    Yup, they are stainless screws. They only go through the cross piece on the lid and do not come even close to contact with any foods.
                                     
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