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July 06, 2003
Smokin': Epilogue

I began the day yesterday with a bit over 10 pounds of brined, uncooked pork.

After cooking, there were about 8 pounds of barbecue for the party last night. I didn't think we'd need it all, and I was right.

15 people ate about 6 pounds of barbecue - almost half a pound each. I'd call that a success.

Posted by Russ at 12:01 PM, July 6, 2003 in Barbecue

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Success; not a record! ;-) But don't you feel sorry for the folks who eat burgers and hotdogs and think they've had a "barbecue"?

Posted by: Indigo at July 6, 2003 12:38 PM

Howzabout the po' folks who gotta work that day and don't have the time to be a "coal tender"? And yes, I had a hotdog and hamburger when I got home, and was dang happy to have food on the table! God Bless the North State.

Would you consider ice-cold watermelon a proper post-barbecue item? Or would you rather not cleanse the palate, just enjoy the remnants of that pulled pork delicacy?

Posted by: MarcV at July 7, 2003 04:09 PM

I'm actually rather partial to watermelon. "Spiked" or not, either is good... but I usually prefer the booze-free version.

And with the dental work I have, I have to take extra care or I'll be tasting barbecue for a week, cleansed palate or not....

Posted by: Russ at July 7, 2003 04:50 PM

Have you ever tried a whole uncured ham and barbecued it? MMMMMMM goooood. I may not be a true southerner, but I'm with you guys at heart and at bbq!

Posted by: Matt at July 7, 2003 06:53 PM

Technically, the "boston butt" cut (which is the cut-of-choice for me, unless a whole pig is involved) is essentially the same as the ham, except that it's the front leg rather than the rear. So I imagine I'll have to try it with an uncured ham someday.

<voice="homer simpson">
Mmmm... ham....

Posted by: Russ at July 7, 2003 07:42 PM

Yes, but - Marc -- You knew that wasn't barbecue!As for me, I'd rather have another 'pulled pork delicacy' than dessert. I can bake a cake, or slice a watermelon anytime. Just rarely I get real barbecue.

Posted by: Indigo at July 7, 2003 09:03 PM

Mmmmmm.... Barbq pork... mmmmmm... pity I wasn't invited to this little shindig of yours.

Posted by: Kricket at July 9, 2003 10:41 AM