No need to apologize for the nerdy tech-speak… I’m the same way.
Your brief on steam engines and safeties is much appreciated… I have to figure out if I should build the thing myself or try and find a builder – I at least know the boiler should be inspected and rated on a regular basis. Pressure vessel filled with superheated steam? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I want a pro to build it… I remember reading about steam locomotives back in the late, great 19th that crashed, derailed, etc.. death by superheated steam is not a pleasant thought.
About that barbeque – dude, if you help me set this up, you can have all the barbeque you can eat. And anything else you like- grits, cornbread, fried catfish, collard greens… I make one helluva venison burger. My boy calls em “Man-Burgers”. About two inches thick and five inches across, you need those huge hamburger buns from the store…. not the puny ones. My wife’s German, and she makes some kick-ass Sauerbraten. Plus, we got a decent supply of Weitzen on hand…
One of these days, I’m gonna have to write down all the awesome recipes she has… but in English.
Thanks again, bro.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1