Backyard Barbecue Pit

If you love barbecue, a 3' x 3' hole in the ground is all you need, coals, and a wood or metal cover is all you need to roast meat yourself in your own backyard barbecue pit.

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LEFT: Adding soaked logs to the fire to give the meal a smoky flavor. CENTER: Wrapping each individual cut of meat in its own grocery sack and a double layer of wet newspaper. RIGHT: Inspecting the coals in the backyard barbecue pit.
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[1]Soaking green Aspen logs  [2] and added to the fire to give the meal a smoky flavor. [3] Each individual cut of meat is wrapped securely in its own grocery sack, then swathed in a double layer of wet newspaper. [4] After the pit is covered, it's further insulated with a layer of subsoil. [5] As a group of hungry neighbors watch, the author and his wife sweep the dirt from the hole. [6] Dinner smells wonderfully good . . . [7] and here it is! Come 'n' get it while it's steamin' hot, all you barbecue lovers!
063 backyard barbecue pit - subsoil
Insulating the covered pit with a layer of subsoil.
063 backyard barbecue pit - uncovering the pit
The author and his wife sweeping dirt from the pit.
063 backyard barbecue pit - finished roast
Carving the finished roast.

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