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by Mixin
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Nitrile gloves
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: Nitrile gloves

I have them (bought a 100 box a few years back). They were marketed as tough gloves for mechanics - it's difficult to puncture them with most tools & tasks when working on cars. I use them when cleaning the BBQ & oven, and when doing greasy car jobs. They hold up well to punishment, but you sweat li...
by Mixin
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Spot the Space station, emails from NASA
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Spot the Space station, emails from NASA

Thanks Titch. Wish I'd seen this earlier... My 5.5 y.o. niece (who lives with us) mentioned the space station when she came home from school the other day. Now I just have to find a day when we can see it at sunset, and not some ridiculous hour (for her) like 4.30am...... by then she'll probably hav...
by Mixin
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: PIZZA OVENS
Topic: Beefeater pizza oven destroying pizza stones!
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: Beefeater pizza oven destroying pizza stones!

If you're in NSW I can highly recommend these guys: http://www.fieldfurnace.com.au/ They do cash sales over the counter, and are more than happy to help you decide on what you need. I bought 300mm x 300mm x 40mm thin bricks (like a paver) - marketed as bread oven floor tiles, and you can buy them by...
by Mixin
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: Firmware Update GMG Davey Crockett
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

Re: Firmware Update GMG Davey Crockett

Looks like I'll have to put a new Wi-Fi controller onto the birthday list for next year (Christmas is already done & dusted)
by Mixin
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Re: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?

alex_m_84 wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/capel/ot ... 1097877823
Is this a good buy or should i try to get it for less?
That's a ripper deal. It says used but like new, and I don't doubt it from the condition.
by Mixin
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Re: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?

Not enough height for the Xmas turkey or 2 standing chooks though.
by Mixin
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Re: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?

Also - avoid the compact kettle. It's really only good for direct grilling, as there's not enough depth like the real kettle. There's a deluge of compacts on ebay all the time, so don't get caught out. The photos people take often don't show the compact's side profile (or bolt-on legs) so I find the...
by Mixin
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Re: Cheap Kettles any good to start with?

Definitely start off with a 2nd hand one. I had about 4 second hand ones before I bought a new one (which is my "special" one) and I've since bought several more. I tend to leave 1 or 2 at key relative's houses, as they keep asking me to BBQ, and pulling down & transporting kettles was getting tires...
by Mixin
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: Firmware Update GMG Davey Crockett
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

Re: Firmware Update GMG Davey Crockett

How can this be done to a non-WiFi model?

Or should I just buy the WiFi upgrade from U/G?
by Mixin
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: How to Cook the Perfect Steak on Chimney Starter
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: How to Cook the Perfect Steak on Chimney Starter

Lot of effort (and ash on the meat) for what you can achieve with a grate close to the coals and less work.

Isn't the bowl lid just like putting the lid back on the weber kettle ? :)
by Mixin
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Weber Rotisserie - best way to do as many chooks as possible
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Weber Rotisserie - best way to do as many chooks as poss

Well the day was quite a success. I ended up making another roti-ring from 2 of the "smash" pizza rings, for a total of 4. I kicked off a couple of hours earlier, with 8 chooks (2 on each rod) double stacked on 2 kettles - so 4 chooks per kettle (which I probably could have done stationary, but they...
by Mixin
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Honey Mustard Lamb Glaze
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Re: Honey Mustard Lamb Glaze

I tried countless times to replicate a stuffed mushroom entree dish at a local modern Italian place we frequent. I could never get it right. As we knew the staff fairly well, I asked the regular waitress if the chef could give me tips, as I couldn't get it to work. She was also a keen cook, so I exp...
by Mixin
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Food Safari - Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Food Safari - Fire

Maeve has a spin-off business doing food safari tours of different "flavours" in Sydney. I've done the Italian one. It was awesome. I've been back many times to the places we visited. Each place had a "secret" or a unique thing that was shown to the group. Sometimes it's a combination of ingredients...
by Mixin
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: 1.2. BBQ BOOOOM
Replies: 20
Views: 4778

Re: 1.2. BBQ BOOOOM

We had it on in the background the other night, and I wasn't too fussed whether I saw it or not, as I figured it may be too "mainstream" and watered down for the masses. My 5 year old niece jumped up & screamed - "they have a Weber like yours" whilst pointing to the kettle that sat idly in the backg...
by Mixin
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Be the next BBQ Champion
Replies: 23
Views: 5906

Re: Be the next BBQ Champion

Take out a win please Hogsy! You'll do well. Just hope the smoke Gods all align & ward off any little hiccups that get thrown up along the way.