Here we go-
A few days ago our good friends and forum semi-lurkers/ Austin Eggfest rock stars decided they would come to our home, get us drunk (in their defense, they did not bring any booze- but they did fully utilize what we made available to them) and exchange egg/booze related Christmas gifts.
Against TFJ's "suggestion" to "act like an adult for once" I felt pretty good about what we got them: a 2nd-hand smokeware cap that I openly derided on the forum and pleaded for someone to take for free and some rub samples that i didn't like from the latest elf exchange that I participated in under one of my many other handles. Admittedly, some were opened, but most were sealed or resealed in unlabeled foodsaver bags.
As TFJ and I hopped about and gave hi-5's to each other, they sheepishly came forward with their "gifts"- a pair of earrings for TFJ and some sort of cooler filled with obviously imported meats (hence the Chinese branding on the packaging) and some Bevo-shaped jello shot molds (keepin' it classy). It's like they don't even know us. Imported meat? Jello shot molds and jewelry? Really? Thank god they will never see this so I can vent freely with my internet friends about the embarrassment they must have felt. Oh well, we'll make do. They also selfishly left us with an empty liquor cabinet and a 3 day hangover. Totally their fault.
Anyhow, as is custom in our parts, if someone brings you a meat gift this time of year (no matter how paltry or which backwater port it was shipped from) , you must cook it and present it back to them in front of a television showing a football game of everyone's liking. I don't get it but i am a traditionalist at heart so...."When in Rome".
I took the apparently Chinese Import meat and I put the cheapest seasoning I could find on it (salt and pepper- not gonna waste the Bad Byron's on company). I placed this on the egg around 250 degrees. I borrowed his CyberQ wifi and had it going for several hours before putting the brisket on. I had it set to 250 but it spiked to 300 right before I went to bed. I had 2 choices- sober up and read a tech manual for 3 hours (it was 2 am) or rip that thing out, go commando and go to bed. I chose option 2. I woke up at 7 and the egg was ice cold- fire is out (I choked it down too much after pulling the CyberQ). Just great. I guess technology is more than a government plot to implant micro chips into our heads (they totally are though). Brisket still looks good so we fired it up once again. CyberQ once again dutifully in place so we'll see how that works for me. Looks like 3 hours of tech manual reading are in store for me this morning. Joy. Dinner is at 7 so I have plenty of time.
we'll keep everyone posted- I'm sure you are all rivited to your seats
Here is the Chinese imported meat they found on the internet. Doesn't anybody buy American anymore? Thanks Obama.
Keeping it Weird in the ATX
2 Large BGE
1 MiniMax BGE
1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling