It’s the 4th of July, American Independence Day!
I made BBQ Italian Sausages & BBQ Chicken using Manzanita wood (Thanks P.G.! I still have a bit left!), a bit of charcoal to extend it into round two (didn’t want fresh wood flames on the added bit of fuel…). Side Salad (mixed lettuces, shredded cheese, ranch dressing)and eSteamed Broccoli.
The BBQ-ing ws done on my Pile Of Bricks BBQ, just because I could ;-) Not quite the original layout, but close. I may “document” this one someday. Basically I don’t use 3 long ways out the back, instead just set a corner back a bit to give 2 vents each side of it. Most any stack seems to work. I’ve even just done regular 6 brick layers (like the top layer) and just leave 1/2 inch between bricks for the air flow in. It’s all good. Add grill and optional cover pan (from an old camp grill, the bottom always rusts out long before the cover has any issues).
To slow down the chicken after getting it started (as fat drips onto the coals and you get a fire / heat / rendering positive feedback loop) I’d put 1 brick at each end of the grill to lift it. Turn them on edge for 1.5 reduction. Or stack 2 on each end if you need very much slower. Tongs help ;-)
Plus beverages of your choice as folks chose.
There’s a block party going on (whole street closed down and bands / tables / huge BBQ set up) complete with city permits, and I’ll cruise it as the evening wears on.
Fireworks to come, though some folks were setting some off last night, and a few bangs during the day.
Best wishes on this, the day were we remind those European and Elite powers that think they are in charge, just what happens if you push just a little to far a little too long…