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by GarthFader
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Patio Reverse Flow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 14637

Re: Patio Reverse Flow Build

That firebox latching mech is amazing... Such an impressive build!
by GarthFader
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: ProQ vs Hark Trip Fire
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: ProQ vs Hark Trip Fire

As for the Hark Tri-fire....these are a good entry level offset smoker, the guys who use them love them...I've had little to no experience with offsets but they tend to give a much drier cook from the morsels I've eaten from them, they take some learning how to stablise, they work best with a baffl...
by GarthFader
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Hark Pro Pit Offset Smoker tips please
Replies: 7
Views: 3697

Re: Hark Pro Pit Offset Smoker tips please

I start a fire with a pile of lump charcoal the size of a 600ml milk, then add two bits of splintered wood 50-80mm dia, that's enough. This small hot fire will sit the Pro Pit on 107°C (225°F). Keep a small red hot fire like this, the timber must catch on fire quickly and not smoulder, if you can s...
by GarthFader
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132514

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

I got back onto the beefies this week, I found good local butcher that is happy to have me describe what I want, then he cut's it for me on the spot. This time round I got a rack and a half of beefies, about 100mm wide, and a rack of porkies too, with plenty of meat on them too. Rub of salt, pepper,...
by GarthFader
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Patio Reverse Flow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 14637

Re: Patio Reverse Flow Build

...Despite my best laid plans, the hinge design for the firebox doesn't allow for a flange all the way round so will have to have a think about that. Maybe the gap isn't really an issue, shouldn't be too much air getting in. Why not have the flange on the inside of the fire box all the way around, ...
by GarthFader
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent ques

per kg of meat;

15% salt
1.5% sugar
0.5 grams cure #2
by GarthFader
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent ques

Yep, soaked both for 24hrs in fresh water, then hung them to dry for 12hrs overnight before smoking.
by GarthFader
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent ques

The the brined bacon was awesome, but the dry-cured one was really, really salty... Could only use it in other dishes, not for breakfast.

I was surprised by how much the dry-cured bacon reduced in volume, the fibres all tightened up and the fat broke right down, so it was a much drier bacon too.
by GarthFader
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent ques

Thanks guys, i'll go with titch's suggestion and split the additional time between leaving it in the cure, and hanging in the fridge before smoking a week later than my initial plan.
by GarthFader
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent ques

That's what I was hoping to hear!

So I'll leave it in the cure til Thursday night... That's 11 days in, then rinse and hang til smoking time Saturday morning.
by GarthFader
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

HELP!!! I'm brining/curing bacon and have an urgent question

Hi oh wise forum members! I've got 2 x 2.5kg rolled pork loins curing... 1 packed in salt and the other in a brine. They both went in on Sunday night with the expectation that I would rinse them tonight, hang them overnight and smoke them tomorrow... Sounds like a good plan, right? Well, due to an u...
by GarthFader
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132514

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Is that cold smoked Skuzzy?

How long did you cure the salmon in the salt for?
by GarthFader
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132514

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Saturday night: Corned beef with mash, pickles, steamed veg and white sauce... I'd never made corned beef, or white sauce before. I always remember it being awesome when my mum made it, and thankfully I nailed it... so the memory remains! My wife doesn't like squash, brussell sprouts or white sauce ...
by GarthFader
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132514

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Good use of some leftovers right there!
by GarthFader
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132514

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Thank Chris, I'll give these another go when i've got a little more time up my sleeve... the flavour I came up with was a winner, so with a more appropriate cook time they'll be awesome.