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FO76 Quest Old Man Winter.pngThe following is based on Fallout 76 seasonal content.
Help Grahm host a clean, delicious, and lively cookout.

Event: Grahm's Meat-Cook is a seasonal public event in Fallout 76, introduced in the Nuclear Winter update. It is part of the Meat Week community event.

Quick walkthrough

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Event: Grahm's Meat-Cook
Talk to Grahm for instructions.
Run a successful cookout by continuously performing the necessary tasks.
Reward: Varies depending on results of cookout.

Detailed walkthrough

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When the Vault Dwellers arrive at Grahm's cookout spot, he will ask for their help in running the festivities. It may be found northwest of the moonshiner's shack, and south of Vault 76. The billboard outside of Vault 76 can still be seen from the spot. To properly celebrate Meat Week, the players must perform a number of tasks in order to maintain a success meter displayed in the top right corner of the UI. The more filled the meter, the better the rewards given at the end of the event. Chally the moo-moo is not for eating.

Tasks

To contribute to the progress bar, the player can perform several specific tasks in and around the cookout grounds:

  • Continuously turning one of the three cooking spits located on the north end of the grounds, or playing one of the three drums located on a small raised stage on the southern end.
    • Although not immediately reflected by the UI, they contribute toward the progress bar during the "wait for the cookout to begin" stage.
  • Collecting critter chunks by killing and looting the various critters, such as chickens, rabbits, squirrels and opossums, around the grounds, then depositing the chunks into the "snack cart" (a shopping cart occupied by a carcass of an opossum) on the eastern side of the grounds.
  • Collecting greens from verdant green plants located in the foliage surrounding the grounds, then depositing them into the cooler on the eastern side of the grounds, adjacent to the snack cart.
  • Dispensing five wood scraps onto the pile of kindling at the center of the campsite. This can be repeated after a short delay from the last time it was activated.
  • Donate Chally's feed to Chally's feed pile
    • The recipe may only be purchased from Grahm during Meat Week (he still acts as a vendor), however the item is not instanced per player - meaning another player can beat the rest to it.
    • It may be crafted on the spot at the cooking station in the center of the campsite.
  • Cleaning up rotten leftovers and "stinky piles" around the grounds, represented by small greyish piles of brahmin skulls or dung piles respectively. Sometimes, Grahm will comment when Chally leaves a "stinky pile" so it can be cleaned up quickly.
  • Extinguishing the sporadic brush fires near Grahm's grills, signified by blackened patches of grass on fire.
    • Unless collected, the rotten leftovers, stinky piles and brush fires will deplete the progress bar.
Prime meat

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If the player has recently completed the Primal Cuts event, they can deposit their prime meat in the large cooking cauldron, the adjacent open grills or the spit-roasting yao guai at the center of the Meat-Cook area. Prime meat may only be donated in stacks of five, and only three times per Meat Cook.

In addition to filling the progress bar, each stack of meat will be exchanged for five Legendary scrip, for a total of 15 FO76 Legendary scrip.png. Additionally, each stack of prime meat donated will buff the player with an increasing degree of meat sweats, the effects of which are as follows:

Donation Effect Bonus (Duration 15 min)
5 (one stack) Mild meat sweats  · Taking damage may result in gaseous discharge
 · Hunger does not decay
10 (two stacks) Meat sweats  · Taking damage may result in gaseous discharge
 · Hunger does not decay
 · +15 maximum HP
15 (three stacks) Strong meat sweats  · Taking damage may result in gaseous discharge
 · Hunger does not decay
 · +30 maximum HP
 · +5% bonus XP
Completion

Once the timer runs out, or if the meter is completely maxed, the event will conclude. The event rewards are given depending on how high the meter is at the time of completion. The better the meter was, the better the rewards and Grahm's thoughts on it. Past the first objective, the event is considered "bad performance." Past the second, the event is considered "good performance." At the meter's maximum, the event is considered "best performance." If the meter is below the first objective upon the timer expiring, the event fails and no rewards are distributed.

Rewards

Each reward in the "Meat Week item" list has a 6.25% chance to drop, however, items contained in the nested lists will have a 1.56% chance to drop.[1]

FO76 icon event meat 01.png Bad performance
  • Meat Week default reward (1)
FO76 icon event meat 02.png Good performance
  • Stimpak (1)
  • Meat Week default reward (1)
FO76 icon event meat 03.png Best performance
  • Stimpak (1)
  • Meat Week default reward (1)

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Wait for the cookout to begin
Help Grahm throw a successful cookoutGrahm the Super Mutant is hosting a cookout. He doesn't have a lot of experience with social gatherings, but I could help him throw a great party by keeping the camp clean, the guests fed, and the mood festive.
(Optional) Extinguish the Bush Fires
(Optional) Scoop Chally's Stinky Piles
(Optional) Clean up Rotten Leftovers

Notes

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  • The event starts at the top of every hour (at XX:00). The event restarts if the previous hour's instance was not completed.
  • The Strong Meat sweats effect prevents you from exchanging Prime meat to Legendary scrip, essentially limiting the conversion rate even if the player can join the event twice in short succession (e.g. by connecting to a different server). If also prevents the exchange if the player quits the session before the effect wears off and logs in shortly before the event starts again.
  • Grahm is still available as a vendor while the event is ongoing. Some of the outfit pieces he can randomly award when the quest is completed might be available for purchase from his vendor inventory instead.
  • Grahm has dynamic dialogue dependent on how well the event went. The commentary ranges from sad disappointment (if the event ends in failure), all the way to joyful praise and singing should the event finish perfectly.
  • Active fires, stinky piles and rotten leftovers will subtract from the progress bar.
  • Chally the moo-moo may be milked while at the campsite, but is added to the "recent loot" loot, which prevents farming.
  • The festive Hawaiian music that plays around the campgrounds are Kiri Tiki and Tiki Bar, composed by Lionel Wendling.

Progress bar

Numerical values reflect the progress added by each "fanfare" that appears on the screen.

  • Deposit greens: +1.60 per item
  • Deposit critter chunks: +1.60 per item
  • Turn meat spits: +0.08 per tick; +0.16 (if all are in use)
  • Play musical instruments: +0.08 per tick; +0.16 (if all are in use)

Numerical values reflect the progress subtracted per tick, per active item

  • Rotten leftovers (max ?): -0.02 per tick each; spawns anywhere around Grahm's kitchen (2500 unit radius)
  • Stinky piles (max 3): -0.02 per tick each; +1 poo every 30 seconds
  • Brush fires (max 10): -0.02 per tick each; +1 fire every 30 seconds

Availability

Start End
August 1, 2019 August 8, 2019
September 26, 2019 October 3, 2019
August 20, 2020 August 26, 2020
September 22, 2020 September 28, 2020
August 17, 2021 (16:00 UTC) August 23, 2021 (16:00 UTC)

Bugs

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png The meter may sometimes not display the correct value and appear lower than it actually is.[verified]

Behind the scenes

  • Carl McKevitt contributed to Grahm's Meat Week dialog.[2]
  • Prior to its run on August 17–23, 2021, Chally could not be milked for Chally's milk.

Gallery

Promotional images

References

  1. 6.25% chance to roll that nested list, then 25% to roll a particular item.
    0.0625 × 0.25 × 100 = 1.56
  2. BGS_Carl (Carl McKevitt) on Bethesda Game Studios' official Discord
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