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04 Jul 2021, indie day

by coldwarrior ( 304 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at July 5th, 2021 - 1:24 am


the brisket was a hit, see earlier threads for the rest of the menu.

my yuge river valley was bereft of illuminations and fireworks. nothing. it has looked, and smelled, like a war zone before. this time, nothing. not even a whiff of sulfur or half burned gun powder.

phoebe blog dog was not even bothered; she yawned an enjoyed a burnt end.

i bought the house to watch the thunderstorms roll in from 100miles away and to watch the fireworks in the valley.

nope. nothing. i’ve never seen the 4th this quiet. 25 years on this back deck.

Brisket…yep. Independence Day 2021

by coldwarrior ( 122 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, Open thread at July 3rd, 2021 - 5:40 pm

Hot dogs cost less than last year??? Yeah, ok. This is what the ‘elitists’ think we eat at cookouts?

Eff that. BBQ yuge primal cuts of meat taste better and are better for you!

17 lbs of brisket…i trimmed some of the fat and have it in a foil wrap to render it. you see how the crust is forming? THe rub is salt, pepper, spanish paprika and Kashmiri pepper. Yes, i scored the fat cap! OMG…Texas just lost their collective mind; yeah, big deal. Yankee Smokers! I use mesquite, apple, maple, and oak.

Yinz can look up the peach paper method, it works great and doenst wreck the crust. Yeah, I’ll finish it in the oven. Texas lost its mind again! but for real, once it’s in the peach paper, the meat doesn’t care from where it gets its heat.

key phrase “the stall” when lookin up the peach paper method.

once that crust is done setting and the slab is around 170…peach paper.

Happy 4th Yinz.


Stars And Stripes Forever, Kendle’s First Regiment Band (1901) Possibly the first recording of John Philip Sousas “The Stars And Stripes Forever March.” Sousa wrote in his autobiography that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896, while crossing the Atlantic, after he learned of the death of his band’s manager. In 1987 an Act of Congress declared the song to be the Official National March of the United States of America.

From the Bottom Up

by Bunk X ( 203 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at June 29th, 2021 - 6:00 am


Since CW is still out whacking balls, smoking stogies, drinking whiskey, and jumping sharks, here’s a fresh thread.

At the beach

by coldwarrior ( 386 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at June 21st, 2021 - 6:48 am

we got to the beach house yesterday and immediately caught 4 sharks.

enjoy this open


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