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by anakha
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Supercharging your chimney starter
Replies: 60
Views: 7261

Use natural firelighters and since the BBQ Dragon came in the mail been using that after the firelighters do their thing to get the chimney going quickly. Dragon also helps to quickly ramp up temps of coals already in the kettle or to quickly force feed air into a bottom vent of the bullet smoker.
by anakha
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Thermapens ARRIVED
Replies: 18
Views: 2335

Re: Thermapens ARRIVED

Picked mine up from RS in Sydney last year. No fancy box and was any colour I wanted as long as it was black. Luckily the day I went in they had a 20% discount for EOFY. http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/digital-thermometers/7006412/ If you're doing a night cook I highly recommend getting a baseb...
by anakha
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Thermapens ARRIVED
Replies: 18
Views: 2335

Re: Thermapens ARRIVED

The Thermapen is the business when you want to do a quick temp check. The probe is very thin so if you have a smaller piece of meat to check you're not gouging a big hole in it.
by anakha
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Ultimate BBQ Road Trip 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Ultimate BBQ Road Trip 2013

Memphis is worth a stop in also for BBQ and Elvis. Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous there is a BBQ institution with their own unique style of ribs. Be prepared to queue up at a lot of the really good places, Texas especially. You'll queue for at least two hours at Franklin in Austin and not much less at P...
by anakha
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Ultimate BBQ Road Trip 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Ultimate BBQ Road Trip 2013

Yes to The Pit, Maurice's and Franklin. Mustard sauce at Maurice's masks the meat, the other two were excellent. The list is very arbitrary as most BBQ lists are. For Texas BBQ, use the http://www.tmbbq.com or http://fcg-bbq.blogspot.com.au sites as your guide. For Nth Carolina, take a look at http:...
by anakha
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: BBQ Pad app for logging cooks
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: BBQ Pad app for logging cooks

Promising as long as you don't mind trusting your info to the cloud. Had a look and didn't see any way to export the information to a private store.

Would pay for and be considering this to have a good read of their terms of service and privacy policy.
by anakha
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Cape Grim Beef Ribs
Replies: 43
Views: 17196

Re: Cape Grim Beef Ribs

What temp were you using initially?

I wouldn't do brisket or beef ribs at less than 250F except at the start when getting some smoke going.

The lower the temp the longer the stall is likely to run if you're not wrapping.
by anakha
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Brisket Fail: Lesson Learned & Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Brisket Fail: Lesson Learned & Pics

What temp were you aiming for and what did you end up running for most of the cook? How much did the brisket weigh? How many hours was it in the smoker and what internal temp did it reach before you pulled it out? All questions I'd be interested in seeing answered to better gauge the cook. I'm more ...
by anakha
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Reliability of BBQ thermometers
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Reliability of BBQ thermometers

Boiling water test is the way to go to check calibration.

If you want a an accurate dial thermometer, have a look at ones made by http://www.teltru.com/s-43-barbecue.aspx. Not cheap but they're recommended by serious BBQ cooks as accurate and readily available to buy on Amazon.
by anakha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: Wood delivery
Replies: 1
Views: 2326

Re: Wood delivery

Nice find. Judging by their restaurant client list, they would be a reliable supplier. Be interesting to know what they charge for fruit woods.
by anakha
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cape grim short ribs.
Replies: 26
Views: 1868

Re: Cape grim short ribs.

Planning on cooking my cape grim short ribs tomorrow. Was thinking low and slow with snake method and smoke until internal of 95C. Just a light rub of a few spices (not sure what yet) Possibly baste with bbq sauce and direct sear towards the end for some caramelization. Not planning on using crutch...
by anakha
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Got my WSM
Replies: 27
Views: 2564

Re: Got my WSM

If you're even half considering one I would not wait. The shipping is outrageously cheap for such a large and heavy box to fly that fast. Also, even if the Aus dollar did appreciate to better than parity the likely difference will be minimal.
by anakha
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Got my WSM
Replies: 27
Views: 2564

Re: Got my WSM

Shayne

Leave the shipping on the default option, not the International Air. You'll find that it's still air shipping and the price should be very similar to what Rob listed.
by anakha
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Aldi America Week 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Aldi America Week 2013

Harris Farm Markets in Sydney has been carrying a few types of this brand of BBQ sauce of late. Apparently they do quite well on the competition BBQ circuit in the US. The high fructose corn syrup they put in it makes me shy away.
by anakha
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New arrivals
Replies: 41
Views: 4991

Re: New arrivals

Please consider editing your post with the overseas source - every time these are posted the sources are shut down not long after! If he had it shipped from Amazon to a freight forwarder what's Weber going to do? I think it's outrageous that Weber would stop vendors shipping models of BBQs here tha...