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by peteru
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Looftlighter back in bunnings
Replies: 82
Views: 10991

Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Nath wrote:Interesting to see if there is any difference due to making them compliant?
Probably a new sticker.
by peteru
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Fire Lighters
Replies: 66
Views: 10726

Re: Fire Lighters

From my understanding it's all just red tape. Up until recently, it was sufficient to have an electrical safety certification to receive the Tick Mark and be compliant with Australian regulatory requirements. That has changed recently and now electrical goods also need a certification that covers EM...
by peteru
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Fire Lighters
Replies: 66
Views: 10726

Re: Fire Lighters

Looftlighter! The best accessory to go with the Akorn. Bunnings sold Looftlighters for around $45-$50. Clean and quick and you get complete control over how much fuel you ignite and the precise location. The downside to them (and the gas torch) in my view is that you have to stand there and hold it...
by peteru
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Fire Lighters
Replies: 66
Views: 10726

Re: Fire Lighters

Looftlighter! The best accessory to go with the Akorn. Bunnings sold Looftlighters for around $45-$50. Clean and quick and you get complete control over how much fuel you ignite and the precise location.
by peteru
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21133

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

Happy New Year! I hope you managed to fire up your new toy and cook something before the clock ticked over. 8) BTW: A pizza should be one of the first things to try, while the stone is still nice and clean. But don't worry, if you end up soiling the stone with grease from roasts, just put the oily s...
by peteru
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: What was your biggest problem as a newbie?
Replies: 68
Views: 12510

Re: What was your biggest problem as a newbie?

My biggest problem was believing that Weber owners were right and knew what they were doing. :twisted: I fixed that by getting the Chargriller Akorn kamado-style cooker from Bunnings. But seriously, the biggest problem was trying to cook with Heatbeads. Since I switched to real charcoal and a Looftl...
by peteru
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21133

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

I sighted at least a couple at Bunnings in Chatswood, NSW about a week or two ago.
by peteru
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21133

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

I'm still very happy with my Akorn. It's definitely an item that is quite easy to transport around one site (i.e within a backyard), but I don't know about camping. My idea of camping is that you carry in and carry out everything you need on your own back and a BBQ certainly doesn't fit that! As far...
by peteru
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: which one?
Replies: 48
Views: 4961

Re:

Stevem109r wrote:Those with the Akorn, which heat deflector do you have?
The model sold by Bunnings ships with the Smoking Stone as standard:

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It's a pretty hefty piece.
by peteru
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21133

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

Just a brief follow up on my review of the Chargriller Akorn... Now that I have had mine for a while, I am very happy with it. Just about every criticism I had initially is now a non-concern. I took the lower vent off, bent the metal slider just a little so it seals better at the ends and used a lit...
by peteru
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: which one?
Replies: 48
Views: 4961

Re: which one?

Based on your description, I believe that the Chargriller Akorn from Bunnies is your best choice. If you are on an exposed block and temperature control has been an issue for you, then forget the kettle or the griller, they are way too draughty and have no insulation. The Akorn will quite happily co...
by peteru
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: The Science of Brining
Replies: 76
Views: 38264

Re: The Science of Brining

Would you call it...soapy? perhaps? Classic over phos content complaint. Yeah, soapy is probably the closest description. I guess I won't be buying this Ingham's turkey stuff again. There's no similarity between the picture on the packaging and the product inside. Buying a whole unprocessed dead bi...
by peteru
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Beer
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Beer

Some good drops I've had lately:

Green Flash Brewing: Palate Wrecker (Hop heaven)
Sail & Anchor: Changing Tides Barleywine Ale (11%)
St. Stefanus: Blonde (great Belgian in individually signed and numbered bottles)
by peteru
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: The Science of Brining
Replies: 76
Views: 38264

Re: The Science of Brining

And they did not mention a phosphate brine... which allows the use of less salt, and makes the process more efficient, faster and effective. @Richtee I must start by saying that I have never tried your products, but from all accounts they are in a class of their own, so I have respect for your opin...
by peteru
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: FORUM WELCOME
Topic: yay I got a aldi smoker for chrissie
Replies: 15
Views: 1911

Re: yay I got a aldi smoker for chrissie

Another alternative may be a deck chair cover. The kind used to put over a whole stack of deck chairs.