#beersaturday: Not just Beer - it's Beer and Steak!!

2 months ago
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This is my first post for about 3 weeks and so it is fitting that it is for #beersaturday!!

My wife and I had a baby 5 weeks ago, and when everyone said that you won’t have time for anything once the baby arrives I thought they were being melodramatic – I was wrong…

But today at least I managed to achieve two things:

  1. I had some beer from Tahiti - never had that before
  2. I cooked a big old steak on the grill - have done that a few times before

Beer from Tahiti

Let's begin with the beer. I have never been to Tahiti, but I picked up some Hinano Tahitian beer, and I rather liked it

There isn’t too much going on, it’s a straightforward lager, but I think it’s a rather nice one! I imagine that Tahiti is pretty hot much of the time, and this beer is perfect for that – simple but done well, perfect for drinking out of a frozen bottle on a beach somewhere. I could easily imagine myself heading over there to do that right now – except there is a nappy to be changed upstairs…

The website describes it as a “deluxe, bottom-fermented, golden-colored lager, with 5% alcohol content and pronounced bitterness”. And I can’t really argue with that. Pretty good stuff, here is what it looks like:

Hinano Beer from Tahiti

And in a beautiful frosted glass
 

The Steak

The other highlight of today was surprising my wife with an 800g steak! And what a great surprise that must be for a recently pregnant lady!!

Nevertheless she was very sporting and let me cook it on the grill despite it being -1 outside. As all you men will know, grilling is a year round sport and so a bit of cold shouldn’t put a halt to anything

Here is the steak just getting started. I got some wings as a little side dish too

I cooked this one on a fairly low heat to render the thick fat layer down as much as possible. It took 40 mins or so from beginning to end. The first 15-20 were on direct heat crisping up the fat and getting some markings on the flesh. The second 20 were indirect to get it up to a medium rare throughout

A few minutes in

It doesn't look much different from the first pic, but check out my glass of beer sitting on the Balkon Bar – can highly recommend these bars – they fix onto railings and are perfect for keeping stuff – beer, plates, rubs, sauce etc, while you are grilling

Pretty much done – it got dark outside really quick, and I have a new beer

And then ready for eating – with a minimal amount of vegetables. This was damn good!!

Thanks for reading!

Holbein81

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  ·  2 months ago

That meat looks mighty fine and I'd like to try that beer. Looks like your doing it right everyday, upvoted and Cheers! (>")>

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Thanks for the comment and upvote!! Not sure I am doing it right every day, but at least some of the time...

Have just thrown some pork belly onto the smoker - my wife is delighted...

Cheers

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Try pouring a bit of that beer on your steaks. Makes em real tender, juicy and tasty. Congrats on the new addition to the family.

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Have never tried that, will give it a go next time!

Cheers

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I think you will like it.

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You wouldn't be Scandinavian by any chance? Roasting meat in beer seems to be a little secret from the Nordic lands ;)

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No, I'm Irish, Indian and German

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Damn.. that steak looks so good I forgot it was a #beersaturday post

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It was awesome - got some pork belly for today too!

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That steak looks perfectly cooked!

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It was great - got it up to about 60c internal and then let it sit for 5 mins or so

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This is quite the tasty and well-done article, @holbein81! Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. You are lucky to have found the time and energy to make such an amazing meal already. I'm sure you deserve it, though. I found the link to this article in the Unmentionables daily digest. I've upvoted and resteemed this post for you. Great job!
Cheers!
@mitneb

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Hi @mitneb - thanks for commenting, upvoting and resteeming!!

We find a little time here and there for food, despite the new arrival - and I will always find time for a beer or two...

Cheers

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What's your favorite beer, @holbein81? I don't like the taste of beer, myself, but my husband loves to sample new beers, and he's an excellent cook.
Cheers!
@mitneb

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I don't have a favourite beer. I like to try local beers when I am travelling anywhere, and just generally like to try ones I haven't had before. Generally I buy and drink what is available...

Cheers

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He does the same thing to try out new beer, @holbein81! I always get some special new ones for his Christmas stocking. Have you tried Lump of Coal? It's one of his favorite dark beers. Seasonal, and available now unless it's already sold out.
Cheers!
@mitneb

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Congratulations on having a baby. That steak looks delicious.

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Thanks!!

The baby is a bit more momentous than the steak - although I am quite proud of how both turned out...

Cheers

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that steak looks good and I had many of those beers on my stopovers to NZ, on a nice hot day by the pool these beers go down so nicely

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Yep, definitely agree those beers would be great on a hot day!!
The steak was great, need to do some more grilling!

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Yes I doubt I will do any grilling till after winter now

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It’s a year round sport!!

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i guess that it is I am a bit slack in the winter months

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The first 12-16 weeks seem to be the roughest with a new baby, then things get a little better when they sleep through the night. I have 3 of them all under 5years. They are joy and sometimes a pain at the same time. 😂
I gotta remember to get in on beer Saturday !
Your speaking my language buddy! Beer and Grilling!

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Wow, three under 5 must be interesting!! So far I would say ours is definitely a joy...

I love grilling. And I love beer. And I love both of them together!!

Cheers

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Many many hearty congrajulations my friend for being a proud father. I am sure you are currently on top of the world :-) . The steak looks awesome. Please share it with all of us :-). Stay blessed always.
Warm Regards Nainaz
#thealliance

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Hi Nainaz, thanks for swinging by and commenting. So far it's going great - and nice to be able to find time to write a post as well

Cheers

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Beer sounds good,so does the meat, but I need some veggies on that grill!

I think there should some sort of polar bear club for guys who grill in -20 degree weather. I've seen the gleam in a man's eye when talking about the joys of freezing you ass off while cooking outdoors... .

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The good thing with slower cooking is you can leave it alone for a while and warm up inside
In summer I love corn on the grill!

Cheers

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Mmm both the beer and the meat look delicious! Cheers man :)

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Cheers indeed 🍺

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Congrats on the baby.

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Wonderful 🌹

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Came water in my mouth :)

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wow! i love it.

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It looks and sounds delicious !