The long shovels are stacked and waiting and the pits (actually re-purposed B-52 engine shipping containers) are relatively cold now. Later this evening, a huge bonfire will be lit to much celebration and the coals will be loaded tonight. Carefully tended by parishioners doing jobs handed down for generations, the long shovel handles will not be long enough as the pits glow cherry red. Tomorrow the row upon row of brisket will be ready to be sliced and made part of the famous St. Louis Day meal.
Come by tonight for the Biergarten to start the party or come visit tomorrow after church. Lots of things to do and see and it looks like the weather will be good; good for cold beer, hot brisket and sausage, and live music!