You know, if it was gone in under thirty minutes I wouldn't beat myself up TOO much if I were you. We are, alas, our own worst critics. My wife has to tell me to shut the hell up because the meat was great. A lot.
"If only XXX was a little better". HEHE
Congrats on overcoming a difficulty that might have swamped others!
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