Note 1: (filters?! Real men dont smoke filtered butts, whats the matter with you, FOOL?!) Note 2: soaked in water overnight in the dogs washtub, which was actually one of those galvanized cattle troughs - nothing was too good for his dawgs. (Jealous of his dogs, you say? Damn right, I was! He never hit his dogs and they didnt have to swat flies for him!) Note 3: (Never give the good stuff to the neighbors who wandered over, but always have something to give them! M. L.s personal Code of the West.) (as remembered by his daughter, Martha) For those of you who like barbecue, I offer one of my late fathers concoctions for basting, which I learned today is also called the mop (thanks, Richard Thead). Empty one 6-pack of Lone Star into a 3 gallon stock pot. Add the vinegar, mustard, Tabasco, butter, peppers, garlic and a fifth of water. Bring to a high, rollin boil to melt the butter; keep hot on the cool end of the grill. Fire up the cooker when you get home on Friday night. Burn a couple or three mesquite logs (his preference) to get a foot-thick bed of cherry-red coals. Close the grill to keep in the heat. Add sufficient wet chips to produce enough smoke that the new neighbors call the fire department, but not so much that you put out the fire. (Long-time neighbors just bring in the wash, close their windows and wait him out.) When the smoke dies down so you can get near the grill, unearth the beast of honor from the washtub, rub it dry, sprinkle with the lightest coat of salt and brown sugar, lay the carcass on the grill. Quick, close the lid and prepare for the rest of the event. Ice down the rest of the beer in the washtub. (Hell, yes, in the same continued in part 2
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