Busy Day

Wow,  The trifecta today.  HomeBrew, Home Improvement, and major BBQ.  I got the elevation added to the patio.  I added 3 and a half inches of height on the outside support.  Not the easiest thing to do and would have been so much easier with larger jacks and an extra set of hands.  It looks good though.  I’ll posts specific pictures showing the jacks in the gallery once I’m done.

Before I got to that, I brewed beer with a friend today.  5 Gallons of Black Hills Porter.   Finished up about 3pm and it’s sitting behind me as I type just starting to bubble away.  3 months down the road I’ll get to try it.   The whole time we were brewing, I had the first set of three packs of 4 sides of ribs.

The ribs are full length beef short ribs.  These things are huge. 3 ribs = 10 pounds raw.  This is the second attempt at cooking the ribs.  The first time I undercooked them and didn’t catch the temp right at the bone.  The meat was still slightly bloody.

This time I got the meat all the way cooked, but didn’t have it at temperature long enough.  Close but not quite. I put two of the four sides into the oven to finish them off, 10 hours of cooking and they turned out really well.

So a busy day, lots done