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:
- I had some beer from Tahiti - never had that before
- 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:
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
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
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
Thanks for reading!