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by peteru
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Charcoal smoke
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Charcoal smoke

Are you sure it was from the charcoal and not from some fat burning? I find that even just a tiny fat fire that lasts less than a minute can ruin the flavour.
by peteru
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Kamado Pro,s & Cons
Replies: 31
Views: 4367

Re: Kamado Pro,s & Cons

In general I agree with everything that has been said in the many posts above, but you should be aware that there are Kamados (such as the Char Griller Akorn, available for $499 from Bunnings) that are constructed from insulated metal, rather than clay/ceramics. There are some positives to the Akorn...
by peteru
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Cyrovac (food vacuum) system recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 2775

Re: Cyrovac (food vacuum) system recommendations

Aldi will have some units on sale on Wed 29 Jan. For $69.99 you get what seems a pretty good piece of kit. I highly recommend buying the extra refills for $14.99. Once you have one of these things, you find a bazillion uses for it. For example, re-sealing unfinished packets of chips.
by peteru
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cheap Heat Beads?
Replies: 14
Views: 1996

Re: Cheap Heat Beads?

Bunnings claim to beat competition prices by 5%, so bring your Woolies junk mail to Bunnings and ask them for a better price. :wink:
by peteru
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: Looftlighters at Bunnings
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

Re: Looftlighters at Bunnings

Chatswood Bunnings told me just before Christmas that the Looftlighter was a promotional item and now that they sold out they won't be restocking it. They checked the stock levels at other stores and found that Artarmon had 48 Looftlighters in stock at that time. I went to Artarmon to get one, but i...
by peteru
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Pssstttt
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Pssstttt

.................the gmg is a pellet pooper, yes..??.. these things are designed to have the air flow around your tucker. the rotissory is designed to rotate your tucker at an even pace over live fire. i really can not see any benifit from doctoring up your gmg. Think of the rotisserie as an anti-g...
by peteru
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 9 - Dec 2013
Replies: 743
Views: 98600

Re: What Did You Cook Part 9 - Dec 2013

Ciapek wrote:Light Rye(30%), although it has beer in it, coffee, cocoa, and dark sugars.
I do my rye bread with around 30-40% whole rye, caraway seeds as well as molasses and/or dark malt. Also done in an Akorn.

What's you water ratio, how long do you bake and what temp?
by peteru
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Hark techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: Hark techniques

Thanks Pete. I mastered the concept of turning the gas knob right down. Will certainly try moving the pellet box onto the floor of the smoker. Are you still getting smoke from your pellets at that temp? What pellets do you use? Cheers I don't use pellets any more, but when I did I put a few in the ...
by peteru
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Hark techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: Hark techniques

the smoker pellets I bought from Masters (Sun up "Aussie smoker" pellets) dont produce any smoke below around 110 C. You can fix that by pulling the pellet box and the rack out of it's bracket and placing the whole thing on the floor of the smoker, such that the box sits much closer to the burner. ...
by peteru
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Reliability of a Looftlighter vs Heatgun
Replies: 17
Views: 3349

Re: Reliability of a Looftlighter vs Heatgun

I have used a looftlighter for about 6-8 months and only recently invested in a chimney... man the chimney leaves it for dead if you want to get a bbq up to temp, by lighting a few spots with the looftlighter and waiting for it to get up to say 180c is prob at least 1/2 hr... with a chimney would b...
by peteru
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Topic: Shayne's Chinese Roast Duck
Replies: 49
Views: 11911

Re: Shayne's Chinese Roast Duck

FirePlay wrote:Honey would help as an antibacterial agent
Another urban myth.

Honey is a natural source of botulinum bacteria.
by peteru
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: Australian Native Timber Matrix for Smoking
Replies: 294
Views: 170668

Re: Australian Native Timber Matrix for Smoking

Card Shark wrote:Suggestions and corrections always welcome.
In that case I'll repeat myself... ;-)

Is there any chance you could make the matrix more user friendly and transpose it? i.e, put the individual woods as rows and the food as columns?
by peteru
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: ALDI Gas Smoker?
Replies: 30
Views: 3208

Re: ALDI Gas Smoker?

They are great. You can buy optional extra brackets and shelves from Urbangriller. I've expanded mine to seven shelves, which will allow me to smoke about 8kg of chicken breasts in one batch.
by peteru
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: GAS
Topic: What determines the output of a gas burner...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: What determines the output of a gas burner...?

Best idea is to buy a unit that does what you want out of the factory. Once you start effing with a gas appliance, your AGA certification (and insurance policy) are void. Not worth it.
by peteru
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Where to get charcoal
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Re: Where to get charcoal

Shane_H wrote:I went for coconut briquette, seemed like something different! Anyone used this? If so what's it like?? I'm giving it a run on sat with a pulled pork
They are good and last a fair while. They don't burn as hot as real charcoal and produce a LOT more ash. Flavour is good.