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by FirePlay
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: keeping the BBQ forum going
Replies: 81
Views: 8100

Re: keeping the BBQ forum going

Hi Davo I'm an old member who fondly remembers what this place used to be like and can also remember when things went to custard. I just wanted to add my 2c to say I completely agree with the path you are taking here and if the software / rego side of things gets sorted I'm confident this forum can ...
by FirePlay
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Beafeater Bugg issues
Replies: 32
Views: 5834

Re: Beafeater Bugg issues

You've just reminded me of when I cleaned my Q200 last summer, and struck a similar issue. It would light, but not burn strongly) and when I closed the lid it would go out. Eventually I found the problem - the burner tube had a layer of water in it - not enough to block it, but enough to reduce the...
by FirePlay
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Hotter or longer to render beef fat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Hotter or longer to render beef fat?

Both. Cooking it longer renders more of the fat that melts at that temperature as it migrates through the meat. Cooking it hotter renders the fat that only melts at higher temperatures. But remember, it's the temperature of the meat that I'm talking about here - not the temperature of the cooker! Bi...
by FirePlay
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Making Charcoal
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: Making Charcoal

I have an old verge pickup kettle that I use small wood pieces in - still working through a batch of old jarrah rafters that came out of a neighbour's roof. I start a small fire in it and then fill with wood pieces as the fire progressively takes (filling it with wood and then trying to start a fire...
by FirePlay
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Beafeater Bugg issues
Replies: 32
Views: 5834

Re: Beafeater Bugg issues

There is one possible explanation . It could be the fresh air intake on the gas burner (no idea where it is on a Bugg but it's usually just the other side of the relevant knob), which mixes the gas with fresh air to create the correct "blue flame", could be slightly blocked. When the lid is open, th...
by FirePlay
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Looking for this part.
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Looking for this part.

Just grab a magnet off your fridge! Or wait for your local real estate agent to send you another fridge magnet calendar in the mail... :roll:
by FirePlay
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Confused
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Confused

The Dragon kamado would have been the best but that boat has sailed I'm afraid. +1. For the price, I wouldn't have anything else, hands down - and I own and learnt on a Weber Performer as well following advice on here. I reckon the Dragon would have been easier to learn on - it's certainly easier t...
by FirePlay
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Bic Briquettes
Replies: 20
Views: 6730

Re: Bic Briquettes

I can see them on special in IGAs catalogue this week in Perth for $5.

Haven't seen them in person yet though... I don't spend a lot of time in IGAs...
by FirePlay
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 37728

Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Probably what killed the Dragon is the Australian dollar exchange rate plunge. BBQG probably looked at the cost to import the next batch of Dragons and the next price to sell and probably worked out too hard to sell for enough profit. We have to remember they were $499 without a defector or cover v...
by FirePlay
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: New Budget Price Pro Offset BBQ Smoker
Replies: 53
Views: 11003

Re: New Budget Price Pro Offset BBQ Smoker

Looks great Chris - there's lots to like!

Is a rotisserie an option here - or only in the Tri Fire?
by FirePlay
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: komodo kamado or primo xl
Replies: 51
Views: 10930

Re: komodo kamado or primo xl

HugoBoss wrote:komodo kamado on its way
cyberQ on its way
thermapen on its way
mallee root and gidgee on its way
Have i forgotten anything ?
The food! :lol:
by FirePlay
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 37728

Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

WarmBeer wrote:
FirePlay wrote:I just got the Kamado Joe D&C split heat deflector - it gives you two zone cooking and a nice amount of thermal mass. It was discounted in BBQG at about $30.
That's a good price for a D&C stone. When was it on special?
End of financial year...
by FirePlay
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 37728

Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

I just got the Kamado Joe D&C split heat deflector - it gives you two zone cooking and a nice amount of thermal mass. It was discounted in BBQG at about $30.

My Dragon lives under the verandah and I cook on it too often to bother with a cover! A quick brush to get any dust off and away we go...
by FirePlay
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: komodo kamado or primo xl
Replies: 51
Views: 10930

Re: komodo kamado or primo xl

Congratulations! We want to see the pictures! By all accounts you won't be disappointed...

A KK in the BBQ area of my new house is on my bucket list...(just like the new house itself!). One day!
by FirePlay
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Rough time guide for snake and 7.5kg whole chuck.
Replies: 29
Views: 5296

Re: Rough time guide for snake and 7.5kg whole chuck.

I agree there are too many beads, making it burn too fast. I don't agree that it will be a problem - chuck is one of the most forgiving lumps of meat you can cook! I reckon it will come out fine... some of my best have been done quickly at 350F in the early stages and then held at temp for a long ti...