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by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Bit of help for a novice needed
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

Re: Bit of help for a novice needed

First off, Great unbiased write-up Brett. There are a few additional pros and cons but you have covered the main ones perfectly. I think that in the end it all comes down to what the end user wants to acheive, I remember when I started my BBQ journey over thirty years ago there wan't that much on o...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: $50 automated pit controller - DIY
Replies: 24
Views: 8289

Re: $50 automated pit controller - DIY

no thanks :)
here just to pass information across and help out
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: AQUATIC
Topic: Cured snapper Smoked with apple and maple syrup
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

I would say very well.
Sweet works (imo) quite well with fish.
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Bit of help for a novice needed
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

A friend of mine has one similar and it caused him more trouble than its worth. Not to say you can't make some good bbq on it but my personal opinion is that it's way too flimsy and will be something you would regret. If you can't stretch for a trifire then I would go for a weber over the offset you...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Bit of help for a novice needed
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

Smokinmeat As a good offset starter (sounds like that's the path you are going down) the hark trifire is the better of the entry level offsets. You will need to add wood along the way but for a 6-8 hour cook (ribs) it's quite manageable As Bentley mentioned, it's when you do 12-20 hour cooks of pork...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Bit of help for a novice needed
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

Re: Bit of help for a novice needed

Maybe this statement is true of the Pellet Unit you use, but I can assure you my GMG & Memphis at BBQ Temps will compete with any Weber, or offset...and at Smoke Temps will probably beat them for efficiency! Even with the higher cost of pellets in Oz! PELLET Fuel Consumption - High Cons: High Runni...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: AQUATIC
Topic: Cured snapper Smoked with apple and maple syrup
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: Cured snapper Smoked with apple and maple syrup

kiwiman,

the cure used was the Bradley Sugar Cure
specificaly this one
http://www.north-america.bradleysmoker. ... ugar-cure/
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Bit of help for a novice needed
Replies: 28
Views: 3324

Re: Bit of help for a novice needed

smokinmeat welcome welcome there are quite a few bbq's you can look at and your right, it is quite confusing and intimidating when choosing your first solid fuel bbq! i will try to explain a few of the "types" then go onto price, pros/cons ect ect lets start off with, you can essentialy cook GREAT l...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: $50 automated pit controller - DIY
Replies: 24
Views: 8289

$50 automated pit controller - DIY

So, I got asked if i could design a cheap PID Pit Controller. here it is http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/9123567539_13e545958e.jpg Beavers PID BBQ Controller by Brett Robinson , on Flickr Parts (look them up on ebay) PID Controller + Thermocouple - 12V -24V DC AC Digital PID Temperature Control C...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: AQUATIC
Topic: Cured snapper Smoked with apple and maple syrup
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Cured snapper Smoked with apple and maple syrup

Sounds a little weird doesn't it? this recipe it tastes amazing, the mix of smoke, sweet, and salt compliments this fish brilliantly. a great way to change it up a little for the family 1. Apply 1.5 tea spoons of sugar cure to each fillet. Drizzle with maple syrup and a light sprinkle of sugar. 2. R...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Smokai Smoke generator
Replies: 12
Views: 3449

Smokai Smoke generator

This is just a quick review of the Smokai Smoke generator that will convert your gas bbq or a charcoal bbq into an affordable smoker. The Smokai is a NZ product. http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/2849/products/1_3_Together_1_1024x1024.jpg?3574 If you want to try to smoke your own bacon, ham of j...
by beaver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Catering for an Event - BBQ
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Catering for an Event - BBQ

So, in my experience when catering for a party there are a few questions you need to ask before working out how much meat to buy In this case my engagement party will have 106 people. Below is my variables and reasoning How much meat? - (for main course) you want to work out how much meat each perso...
by beaver
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: Beaver from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Beaver from Melbourne

Thanks Davo :)
by beaver
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: Beaver from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Thanks guys, it's good to have everything resolved.
I have a few BIG cooks coming up in the next 2 weeks as well as a month in the US so expect lots of pics
by beaver
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: Beaver from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Beaver from Melbourne

Hey All!, some may remember me others may not know of me. After some time absent and a hickup with my account im back (hence the 0 posts) :) look forward to once again sharing my passion for all things BBQ with you all. so with out further ado here is a picture of my current setup (i have 3 other bb...