It was a hell of a party, we lost power at 7am and were running on a generator which powers about half of my house. The pigroast started at 3pm and it was 96f outside, we had canopies and fans running. Thennnn the rain came, we got 3 inches of rain in an hour and a half, my basement started to take on water but the sump pumps kept up, the septic had some issues but luckily did not back up. Most everyone stayed through the storm and when it stopped we set off about 75 firework mortars. It was a decent show, the kids played in the mud and we eventually got a bonfire started. I am in the tan shirt and yes thats a sawzaw we use to cut the spine so we can spread the ribs and get it to lay flat.
I whipped up my first batch of beef jerky last weekend. It's already gone after 3 days of munching at my desk.
50% with teriyaki / 50% with jerk marinade.. eye of round with varying thickness between 1/8" and 1/4"
smoked on hardwood lump and a couple cubes of hickory @ 175F for a few hours. Ill up the temp a little next time maybe play around 200-225