70 degrees today! A truly wonderful Spring day indeed. A small post to show you what I was up to.
Big Steel Keg and the Lawn
Well fairly early in the morning I went out to Lowes to get some supplies:
-Patio Paver Stones
-Crushed Stone Base Material
I started off feeding the lawn for the early Spring time, and the grass is already looking pretty good. One can hope for miracles after all the rain.
The main show was getting my new Big Steel Keg set up. I assembled it yesterday after work and it was break in time.
I washed all the grates and top valve. After drying I rubbed everything down with Crisco to coat up the cast iron. It was very messy to say the least.
I set up some lump charcoal (maybe 8 small-medium pieces) an used a starter block to get things going. The grill started off a bit slow but after about 10 minutes the grill was over 500 degrees! I had to mess around with the vents to get it to the suggested target of 400 degrees for the grate seasoning step.
After getting set around 450 (I will need to practice) I put all the grates in and let it run. That thing stayed at 400-450 for about 3 hours on the small amount of lump charcoal I used! Amazing.
While it was burning I built a small patio for the grill to be placed on in the back. I used the crushed stone as a base, level sand to well, level, and then used 4 slate patio pavers that were 18X18 for the grill's new home. Here is a picture of the small patio:
Not bad for an amateur!
Here is the new grill:
The white thing is the Big Green Egg indirect heat plate for smoking that I bought.
I will be testing it on real food tomorrow (Kielbasa I think) so wish me luck as I am very new to charcoal cooking.
Have a good night.