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We had a great time with our visiting friends yesterday. The grilling went well too, with a menu consisting of grilled veggies, buffalo wings, chicken breasts, and a rack of baby back ribs. The ribs were intimidating, as I've only tried them once before; an ambitious attempt at smoking which proved pretty disastrous. This time I just rubbed them with some spices and grilled them with some indirect heat at about 325 degrees for a little under an hour and they came out great. It didn't hurt that they were very meaty ribs, which gave some margin for error, but it was very nice to have a success with something I felt was very difficult to get right.

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2010, 19:17 Evil Timmy
 
My favorite way to cook ribs, which also happens to be supremely easy because you finish it when your guests show up, is to do most of the cooking in the oven. I keep the temperature at 225F and let it cook low and slow, with the roasting pan covered in tinfoil to keep as much moisture as possible. If the temperature's under 305F or so the sauce won't burn, so slather it in as much as you want, and flip and reapply ever hour. It'll be ready in two hours or so, but it'll only get more tender if you let it cook low-and-slow for longer. Pull it out 15 minutes before you're ready to serve it, baste it again, and cook on your barbecue on high heat for 5, low heat for 5, then rest for 5 and serve. The oven will have cooked the meat, but the grilling dries out the sauce and makes it more of a glaze, and adds the perfect amount of crispy char to the whole affair. The five-minute resting period is vital...for all the science behind perfect barbecue, check out Serious Eats' Food Lab article on cooking a perfect prime rib. It's always nice when the cooking technique that consistently gives the best results also gives you the most flexibility in serving, and is easy to top it off.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2010, 05:35 Syd
 
I have a can of peas to eat today.

At least i know some people are happy and not hungry
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2010, 04:15 Hoop
 
Day off tomorrow.
First real hot weather in a long while predicted.
I have a motorised model wing I built up over Winter that I plan flying on the hills.
It's loud & can get up around 90mph.
Red one is a straight glider, we mod them for electric powered flight as evidenced by the blue model.

Look out Spring lambies.

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Um .. Behind you...
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4. Re: Follow-up Aug 16, 2010, 01:07 Sepharo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 16, 2010, 00:37:
I have a serious question. In the Sun's quiet period article...
Its drawn-out nature extended the total length of the last solar cycle - the repeating cycle of the Sun's activity - to 12.6 years, making it the longest in almost 200 years.

How were they checking this 200 years ago let alone 100 years ago? Yeah it says they were keeping accurate records since 1755... but seriously, how were they doing this?

Galileo was looking at it through telescopes checkin' out the sunspots long before 1755.
 
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3. Follow-up Aug 16, 2010, 00:37 The Half Elf
 
I have a serious question. In the Sun's quiet period article...
Its drawn-out nature extended the total length of the last solar cycle - the repeating cycle of the Sun's activity - to 12.6 years, making it the longest in almost 200 years.

How were they checking this 200 years ago let alone 100 years ago? Yeah it says they were keeping accurate records since 1755... but seriously, how were they doing this?
 
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"I've never seen a feature like this before. It warms your ass. It's wonderful" -Walter Bishop
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2010, 18:33 slaka
 
I have lost most of my weekend to Desktop Dungeons! Damn you free addictive entertainment...  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2010, 18:05 Lit_Reflex001
 
Congrats on the ribs. Ever cooked tri-tip?  
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