BBQ for 4th of July Weekend + Ways to stay cool outside + 4th of July Sales - Around the House® Home Improvement

Episode 1352

BBQ for 4th of July Weekend + Ways to stay cool outside + 4th of July Sales

Eric G had a wild weekend with a bunch of Food Network Stars and helping out Operation BBQ Relief. Then they dive into great food for 4th of July, Ways to stay cool outside on that deck or patio and then some huge 4th of July Sales. All this and MORE in the mid-week special!

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It's around the house. When it

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[00:00:20] Intro: a lot to know though. We've got you coming. This is around the house.

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[00:00:40] Eric Goranson: Thanks for joining us. Hey, Caroline. Hello. How are you today?

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[00:00:51] Eric Goranson: next year. Isn't that cool? That is cool. And I'm tired.

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[00:00:57] Caroline Blazovsky: tired from all that bar that all that [00:01:00] barbecue

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[00:01:01] Eric Goranson: We, if you, if you were watching us on social media, we had this barbecue Fest at the casino, the new casino that they built north of Portland here at a and a, it was a lot of fun.

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[00:01:28] Caroline Blazovsky: And Eric has taken his barbecue skill to a whole new level.

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[00:01:48] Eric Goranson: We, we dove in so this was what was cool. So at this barbecue Fest, um, I'll give you kind a little bit more of the, so Stan Hayes is a big guy out there.

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[00:02:26] Eric Goranson: They'll go around and do this whole program. And this is top level barbecue. This is not something. That's just, oh, we're making barbecue. This is next level stuff here. He rolls into town and shows all the barbecue experts in that town, how to do it. And so they were doing that here. And so Julie and I ran into him on Saturday night and I'm like, man, those are the best ribs I've ever had.

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[00:03:05] Eric Goranson: It was gonna be a hundred. I'm like we're gonna come volunteer. So we get up there I didn't really think about the level that we were doing. So we had to cook 175 full racks of ribs. That's a

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[00:03:23] Eric Goranson: he cooked him. He had a huge smoker, rotiserie style, smoker that he cooked it in or cooker really.

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[00:03:54] Eric Goranson: Yeah, that's the best.

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[00:03:58] Eric Goranson: doing that and [00:04:00] it's a hundred degrees outside and of course we're in a parking lot with things over the top of us, it was like 120 down there. And we knocked this stuff out in four hours. Julie was a trooper cuz she's got that broken finger.

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[00:04:31] Eric Goranson: All of a sudden, I look up and I got chef Robert Irvine looking over my shoulder, wanting to rib and I'm like, wow, this is cool. Todd English, famous restaurant tour, he's got what, four James Beard awards. He's standing there. And then I got Aaron May who looks like my long lost brother. is standing there with the, with the, with the beard and the longer hair that I'm getting.

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[00:05:05] Intro: I'll jump in and you start

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[00:05:10] Eric Goranson: insane. I was just crazy, and, and Julie loves Erin may, so she was blown out of her socks, just going.

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[00:05:30] Caroline Blazovsky: got a little present. You need to talk about your present that you got.

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[00:05:36] Eric Goranson: So it was funny. So we're, we're working and, I didn't even think to bring an apron. I didn't know what we were doing. I just was doing my thing and I thought, okay, it'll wash out. It's food, it'll wash out of my clothes. , wasn't too worried about it.

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[00:06:09] Eric Goranson: This thing probably could have stood up on its own. It was so covered in, in meat, juices, meat, juice, and all that stuff going on there. And it was hilarious. And so he turned around and, and goes, Hey, this is my gift to you for helping out today. Nice. So now, uh, we've got a very professional, uh, apron for that, which is cool.

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[00:06:37] Caroline Blazovsky: a fun. July 4th has nothing on you. Now my friend, like every event, we're just gonna have it at Eric's house. Cuz Eric is obviously gone to a new level of barbecue that, you know, so when someone says who's going on the grill, guess who.

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[00:07:10] Eric Goranson: Uh, Julie made this like pineapple and chopped onions, red onions and, and, uh, cilantro with, uh, with our rib tacos last night. And that was, that

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[00:07:22] Caroline Blazovsky: Well, you know what I had over the weekend, I had, we had the fathers over. So it was the, we did a belated father's day, if you will, just because we couldn't do it.

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[00:07:51] Caroline Blazovsky: Like

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[00:07:58] Caroline Blazovsky: So you can get this at [00:08:00] Costco. It's in the fresh hamburger section. Yeah. And my friend Lynn turned us on to these burgers, but oh my God. I'm just my mouth is watering thinking about it. It just oozes with juice coming in the bun with the cheese and yeah,

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[00:08:15] Eric Goranson: It's fourth of good stuff. Yeah. Mm-hmm think about that for the barbecue. That's a good way to go. If you're, uh, doing your shopping here for 4th of July. So

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[00:08:29] Eric Goranson: burgers. There you go. Good meat right there. Gotta get, you know, what's funny, I get spoiled because of, uh, Jeff, Tracy, uh, we have a, a beef company here, uh, painted Hills natural beef that I get all my steaks and stuff with.

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[00:09:05] Eric Goranson: Cause you know, we ha it was Sunday. It was a hundred degrees here already, which heck of a lot better than the 118 we had a year before. Yeah. I mean, that's cool. But one thing that you can do out there is the, they have those misters, you hook up to your hose. Mm mm-hmm and there's a couple good ones you can just get at.

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[00:09:44] Eric Goranson: And the fan blows it. Sweet. So you could set it out there. You get the air flow. And then you get the mist and just took some to the garden

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[00:09:57] Eric Goranson: Yeah. I mean, what's wrong with being comfortable, [00:10:00] right?

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[00:10:13] Eric Goranson: But, uh, that Mister can make things a little more bearable. Yeah, it's nice.

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[00:10:36] Caroline Blazovsky: It's

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[00:10:44] Caroline Blazovsky: God, this thing, $749. I think you can pick it up at Walmart, him

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[00:10:51] Eric Goranson: Kick boss. That was pretty cool. I was, I was impressed by that. That's uh, that was really cool.

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[00:11:15] Eric Goranson: Where they buy in a certain amount of them. And it's a good time to find in stock appliances where so many people out there. I mean, if you wanna order a subzero, I've heard clients of mine that are complaining that they're nine months from when their refrigerator shows up. Yeah. They're ordering it today and it'll be here next year kind of stuff.

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[00:11:46] Caroline Blazovsky: and they were having sales. We got a huge, we wanted an umbrella for outside, one of the big ones mm-hmm so we ended up getting that at fortune offs, they were having a sale.

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[00:12:00] Eric Goranson: Yeah. There's just so many of those things and it's it's tools. It's not a bad time to get tools as well. Mm. And of course, lawn equipment, they start, this is kind of that time that they start like starting to think of fall closing out already.

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[00:12:13] Intro: Mm. Lawn equipment.

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[00:12:17] Caroline Blazovsky: I'm dreaming of that zero turn radius. I don't care, which brand, any of the electric ones will do what? Come, come on guys. Someone's gotta hear us. please. I need to cut my grass in a, in the, there you go. Ego friendly way possible.

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[00:12:51] Intro: Sweet. That's not

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[00:13:11] Eric Goranson: And maybe I looked up on my phone to see if they have a stock or not. Oh, it tells you and you have the in-store experience and it walks you to the aisle aisle on the shelf. Yes. I'm like, here it is. Why do you have people at orange aprons now? You know what I mean? It's, it's quite frankly can be more reliable than the help that goes, oh, it's down there in aisle 72 in the back corner and you get down there and you're like, You're not close.

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[00:13:39] Eric Goranson: it's like, no, no, it's not there. It's not there. Yeah. It's just one of those things that it's a good time to go out appliances and, and lawn care stuff. Uh, tools. That's one thing when a lot of these home centers that they'll have their. Their tool packages, where you can go in and get this bundle pack [00:14:00] of tools.

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[00:14:16] Caroline Blazovsky: I know what I'm looking to expand.

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[00:14:21] Intro: some fireworks. Fireworks. Hoping I don't blow. Are they legal in your area? Uh, I dunno. I

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[00:14:32] Intro: I dunno.

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[00:14:46] Eric Goranson: We have enough. American Indian reservations around us, where they can sell just about anything. Nice. See that people drive over there. They'll hit the huge city, I mean, it's like a home center size fireworks building, and they'll go in there and, [00:15:00] and I've done it before I did that.

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[00:15:33] Eric Goranson: And I went, yeah, that's gonna be a little big. And then it covered like four pieces of property. Went it off overhead. This was like fairly pro level. Like I'm going down to the fair to see him. Mm-hmm and I went, yeah, that was, that was a little much. Now again guys, little firework safety out there. Maybe not let the drunk uncle put the mortars in the thing, because we had that happen one time and he put it in [00:16:00] upside down.

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[00:16:17] Caroline Blazovsky: is make sure the ground is solid and that you don't have damp moist ground. Cause what can happen is the can the tube can fall over and go sideways and the firework and I've done this, um, it's fired off towards a house instead of up towards skies.

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[00:16:38] Eric Goranson: fire. Exactly. Yeah, I did that one time and it was not a good thing. I launched it at my buddy's house and I was in high school, did the same thing. My parents wouldn't allow us to have fireworks.

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[00:17:09] Eric Goranson: We're old enough to do the right thing. What's the chance

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[00:17:18] Eric Goranson: fell down on this garage door was, eight or 10 inches open and it just went and I. Oh, no, not good. Not good. So yeah, I mean, we've already, we already had a kid around here that lost a hand.

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[00:17:32] Caroline Blazovsky: if you do wanna like an amazing trip, like I love a place called Phantom fireworks and you go in this place and you are overwhelmed. I mean, it is like the Mecca of. They have everything you want. and I do like this thing called fiery frog.

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[00:18:01] Eric Goranson: nothing wrong with that. Hmm.

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[00:18:23] Eric Goranson: I mean, I can't tell you how many buildings I've seen burned down from, from fireworks and that kind of stuff where it's just, it goes sideways

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[00:18:37] Eric Goranson: Oh, yeah. Uh, one other thing here too. I wanna mention a couple recalls real quick.

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[00:18:49] Intro: it

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[00:18:53] Eric Goranson: So recall alert on that one. There's about 400,000 of 'em in the us. So these are the ones that have the lithium ion [00:19:00] batteries. They have the lights down on the inside of the, of the umbrella.

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[00:19:25] Eric Goranson: And I'll be honest. Um, I don't store my. Lawnmowers that way, because it's really not usually good to put all the oil in the engine on one side of it like that. Mm-hmm that wasn't really meant for that. So if you really wanna fold up lawnmower, I just go get a battery one.

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[00:19:46] Caroline Blazovsky: If you

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[00:20:05] Eric Goranson: And uh, what are you doing on the 4th of July here? Caroline? You got something going on. We're not gonna talk about that in the show this weekend. Cuz we have a big show. No,

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[00:20:22] Caroline Blazovsky: Yeah. We're

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[00:20:24] Intro: out. Are you gonna on the boat?

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[00:20:33] Caroline Blazovsky: kayak. I think that's the, the kayaks have to go in.

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[00:20:39] Eric Goranson: Yeah, our, our weather's getting cooler, so we'll be good to go there, but, uh, nice. Hey, we got a great show coming up this weekend. This is gonna be a lot of fun. We've got, uh, hour one. We're gonna talk about, do you permit. Should you permit, are you required to permit?

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[00:21:08] Intro: Woohoo, Mon William. This

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[00:21:16] Eric Goranson: A fun time. Good people. They're great. A great cause. Yeah.

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[00:21:30] Eric Goranson: check it out. Yeah. We even talk about, uh, Justin Bieber on that for a minute.

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[00:21:45] Eric Goranson: Was it from being in the blue hot dog too much. That's the question. the

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[00:21:55] Intro: dog? Yeah.

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[00:21:59] Eric Goranson: [00:22:00] Mm-hmm. Oh God. Hey guys, out there. If you're listening to us on, uh, your favorite podcast player, like apple or iTunes, make sure you subscribe. If you've got iTunes on your desktop, just hit that subscribe button and uh, that way it'll upload the latest show. Like this one right here. And it'll remind you that it's there, Facebook quit doing podcasts that used to give your reminder.

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[00:23:01] Caroline Blazovsky: thank everyone. Our numbers are going off the charts. So we've really had so many downloads and people listening to the show. We wanna thank you personally. And you can find us at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter on all of those social media. And we talk about things that happen on the show and also give you great tips for home

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[00:23:25] Eric Goranson: We're not just kidding about our numbers being up. They're up 232%. So thank you guys. We thank you. We appreciate it. You, uh, we hear you, we see you. And, uh, if you have any show ideas, head over to around the house show and make a comment over there. Actually on one of our Facebook or Instagram, or even over there and around the house nation, we've got a quiz over there where we were posting up.

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[00:24:13] Eric Goranson: We've got plenty to do today. I'm Eric chief and I'm Caroline B. And you've been listening to

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