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  Topic: Hot Holding
bootlegbbq

Replies: 3
Views: 6296

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Dec 12 2017   Subject: Hot Holding
Great info HC. Thanks for the input.
  Topic: Hot Holding
bootlegbbq

Replies: 3
Views: 6296

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Nov 30 2017   Subject: Hot Holding
I've searched through messages here but forgive me if I missed previous topics on hot holding. I've been vending both festivals and food trailer for 9 years and I've always used steam tables to hot h ...
  Topic: Shoe Fly Shoe!
bootlegbbq

Replies: 8
Views: 4477

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Oct 31 2012   Subject: Shoe Fly Shoe!
Yeah, I've tried this before too. It's called light refraction. Has something to do with how they are able to see. I read it on the internet so it must be true. Shocked Razz I only hung it in the ...
  Topic: Shoe Fly Shoe!
bootlegbbq

Replies: 8
Views: 4477

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Oct 31 2012   Subject: Shoe Fly Shoe!
Thanks Mr. Tony. I've been battling flies in my trailer all year and have used every gadget I could find to get rid of them. Now I can stock up for spring.
  Topic: Making Homemade Lump Charcoal - Pic Heavy.
bootlegbbq

Replies: 73
Views: 140891

PostForum: Wood and Charcoal   Posted: Aug 07 2012   Subject: Making Homemade Lump Charcoal - Pic Heavy.
Sorry to be away so long guys. This is a really busy time of year for me. Here is a link to the build and burn. Let me know if you have questions.

http://s997.photobucket.com/albums/af93/bootleg ...
  Topic: Were did you Start Vending
bootlegbbq

Replies: 11
Views: 4274

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Apr 18 2012   Subject: Were did you Start Vending
Great post Tony and congrats. (I was a little confused when you referred to your business as a rant but showed pics of a mobile kitchen) I hope your point is taken well. It's important to "bui ...
  Topic: Does anyone gross $1 Million?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 19
Views: 4757

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Apr 18 2012   Subject: Does anyone gross $1 Million?
I've been working long hours lately and have not been able to visit here but reading this reaffirms my belief that I would NEVER make it in the rant business. Good luck to you Sir. Lots of construct ...
  Topic: Having to Punt?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 11
Views: 3152

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Apr 18 2012   Subject: Having to Punt?
All are excellent points and to each his or her own. My solution is to not put all my eggs in one basket. Catering is great, vending is great but I try to balance that with other income such as land ...
  Topic: My Vending Trailer Build w/ Pics
bootlegbbq

Replies: 31
Views: 10071

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Apr 09 2012   Subject: My Vending Trailer Build w/ Pics
Thanks for the input guys. I'll probably just buy a small fridge, still not sure but you've answered a lot of questions.

We're finally up and running. We started last weekend, I've got some pics ...
  Topic: Jumped in with both feet
bootlegbbq

Replies: 136
Views: 32895

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 28 2012   Subject: Jumped in with both feet
Wow. That looks really nice. How are you going to keep it that shiny!?! Razz
  Topic: Jumped in with both feet
bootlegbbq

Replies: 136
Views: 32895

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 28 2012   Subject: Jumped in with both feet
Good to hear. Keep up the hard work!
  Topic: What are you working on?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 24
Views: 7543

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 27 2012   Subject: What are you working on?
Quite a list cj. Better get moving! Razz
  Topic: What are you working on?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 24
Views: 7543

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 26 2012   Subject: What are you working on?
That's a very nice looking menu sign.
  Topic: What are you working on?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 24
Views: 7543

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 25 2012   Subject: What are you working on?
Looks like we lost some pictures. Maybe you can post the link to your photobucket albumn??? What I see looks really good. I might try something similar for my build. Thanks for the share.
  Topic: My Vending Trailer Build w/ Pics
bootlegbbq

Replies: 31
Views: 10071

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 25 2012   Subject: My Vending Trailer Build w/ Pics
Sorry, no new pics just yet but we're very close to putting this rig on the road. I'm looking for suggestions on drink storage. As of now I do not have an upright fridge in the trailer and was think ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
bootlegbbq

Replies: 2517
Views: 451311

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mar 24 2012   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
I'm with cjschuckwagon, a rack on the back of a yak is better than Dr. Suess n Q any day!
  Topic: bbq fest
bootlegbbq

Replies: 11
Views: 2931

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 24 2012   Subject: bbq fest
Honestly DWD I have never sold ribs at a festival, only chicken and pp. This year will be my first so were both screwed at this point. I would load up the cooker with ribs early then put chickens on ...
  Topic: bbq fest
bootlegbbq

Replies: 11
Views: 2931

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mar 23 2012   Subject: bbq fest
DWD I've only been doing this a couple years so I hesitate to give advice on this topic but since you've had limited response I'll throw this out and see what sticks.

My plan would be to try and ...
  Topic: Where do you get your wood?
bootlegbbq

Replies: 14
Views: 3070

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mar 23 2012   Subject: Where do you get your wood?
Ditto on DWD's slabs. I use a local sawmill and just leave a 16' trailer for them to load as they cut. Keeps them from having to move it twice and they give me a good price. I also use a local tree ...
  Topic: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
bootlegbbq

Replies: 2517
Views: 451311

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mar 22 2012   Subject: First Bar-B-Q in Kyrg...Shenanigans...Forever!
Been on both sides of the family loan thing, neither was any fun.

JAllen, with the price increase did you find a need to increase your advertising and did you get much feedback from your customers ...
 
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