SMOKE BREAK: Beer is good, but good BBQ is better
A cold beer on a hot day is one of life’s simple pleasures. But, too much of a good thing can spoil your best intentions.
Not only could it be dangerous to operate open flames under the influence, grilling while impaired could mean less vigilance in maintaining consistent temperatures. In other words, you probably won’t notice the grill is too hot and murder your brisket, or too cold, and send all your guests running for the bathroom or ER with food poisoning.
Have a few adult beverages and enjoy your guests– remember you’re supposed to enjoy the process – but know your limits. They’ll still be there when you’ve got that hunk of juicy meat all carved up and ready to serve.