Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Beer can chicken

It wasn't the big blowout I wanted for the end of summer, just a chicken and some brisket that wife made in a slow cooker (good, but no comparison to a smoked 6-pounder). It was a beautiful day however, made better by great weather and homemade blueberry-vodka spiked frozen lemonade. Also, I spent two hours on Saturday cleaning out the 620 gas grill. Many parts are beyond ever getting really clean, but for the first time I paid close attention to the burner tubes. No more orange flames or clogged holes, though I was surprised it seemed to take longer to get up to temperature the first time on. Not so the second time. Most importantly, I remembered to turn off the gas and unhook the line *first*.

 

Anticipation...

 

 

Self portrait - getting my art on.

 

Lime butter for the corn, nicely warmed on the side burner, which I have come to love.

 

C'mon - what are summer cookouts without corn?

 

 

Nom.

 

My last two Saturday's in September are wide open. Smoked brisket will be had. I think I have to try our some pork shoulder too. I'm much more amenable to long BBQ days when it's not in the 80's or 90's.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Ahhh....it all looks so good. Especially that corn! Wonderful stuff there!

dustin said...

Thanks! Turns out the corn was considered a little overdone, but the vodka took care of that on my end.

http://feedingjason.blogspot.com/ said...

OMG! I've never thought of lime butter! Genius! Thanks for that post!

dustin said...

Hey, thanks! It was actually a mostly lime flavored spread that I added to the butter. I think. Definitely more than just lime juice and butter. Turned out great though, and even better with some lime pepper added with some salt.