Happy Independence Day


Since I will be just a little over a week from my bone marrow transplant come July 4, it’s very likely that I won’t get to attend the annual festivities at our friends’ home this year.

But that doesn’t mean I can provide the barbecue again. Today I’m smoking a Boston butt, but I plan to leave it about 3 hours short of where it would be if we were planning to enjoy it today. Then, it will cool and go in the freezer, and on the 3rd, our friends can set it out to thaw, and then cook it another 3 hours, wrapped.

Of course, I’m not letting good smoke go to waste.


That’s ribs and kielbasa for us, tonight.

Also, for those so inclined, I’ll let you know I always play the Star Spangled Banner when I light my smoker or grill. Because America.

(I’ve cut a version with 30 seconds of drum roll at the beginning, so I can light it all over and come to attention. Email me and I’ll be happy to share if anyone else is interested.)

Author: Tom Lindsay

Just a regular guy who likes to shoot and cook barbecue. Leukemia survivor. Bourbon drinker. Chemical Engineer.

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