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by peteru
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: New Thread Idea, please consider
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: New Thread Idea, please consider

I think it would be good to theme the competitions. Say a Korean themed comp, followed by North African, etc.
by peteru
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: charcoal little bits
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: charcoal little bits

My standard practice is to add both ash and unburnt charcoal shrapnel to the compost. I haven't heard the worms or the plants complain about it yet!
by peteru
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Turkey Legs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2829

Re: Turkey Legs?

I did a pair of "Dinosaur drumsticks" just last week. 6% brine for about 10 hours, then pull back the skin and pat dry it. Sit in front of a fan for about 10-15 minutes to dry the skin just a bit more. While the skin is drying, get a twig or two of fresh rosemary, strip the rosemary leaves off and m...
by peteru
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: JOKES
Topic: The Mad Drummer
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: The Mad Drummer

Awesome. I think Frank Beard would be impressed. ;-)
by peteru
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Which smoker gas coolabah(hark) or masterbuilt electric
Replies: 11
Views: 5856

Re: Which smoker gas coolabah(hark) os masterbuilt electric

If your main criteria is ease of use, then a well insulated electric smoker with a thermostat is your best bet. I've got a Coolabah (Aldi branded Hark) gas smoker and while it's easier to work than a charcoal burner, it still requires a fair bit of your attention. A good electric smoker will be more...
by peteru
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21125

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

Just a thought, when you mounted the ashpan, did you hook the ashpan lug over the retaining rails or under the rails in the firebox. I'm pretty sure that I got the ash pan installed correctly. The round ash pan knob has been correctly inserted into the U shaped section of the retaining rails by sli...
by peteru
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21125

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

I went to Bunnings Chatswood this morning and grabbed a box from isle 16. There was at least one more sealed box left and they also have an assembled unit in the BBQ area. My first impressions are that the build quality is pretty much on par with all the other stuff made in China to a low budget. Th...
by peteru
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK
Replies: 90
Views: 21125

Re: New kamado at bunnings similar to BSK

I'm contemplating picking one up tomorrow. Could someone please advise what is the usable area / diameter of the main cooking grate and the "balcony" rack?

I'm wondering if I'll be able to fit my 33cm round pizza stone on the top rack and the 38x33cm rectangular pizza stone on the bottom rack.
by peteru
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Please help me choose which dessert looks best
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Please help me choose which dessert looks best

If we for a second ignore the subject matter at hand, the table cloth is not doing you any favours. It's distracting and busy, thus the main subject of the photo is diminished. What you want to do is pick a plain background that provides high contrast to your product, use a large aperture lens, zoom...
by peteru
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Topic: Gourmet Brined Chicken
Replies: 345
Views: 227405

Re: Gourmet Brined Chicken

I seem to remember Chris (UG) telling me at his masterclass that brining with acids like Vinegar and Lemon juice was not a good idea. Can anyone confirm this and if so, why? It's not a good idea if you are just starting out with brining. Acidic marinades will affect the texture of the meat and can ...
by peteru
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 7 - April 8/ 2013
Replies: 720
Views: 87121

Re: What Did You Cook Part 7 - April 8/ 2013

It's the lens and sensor size. :wink:

I imagine that an F1.4 35mm prime on a D5 Mark III would not have been cheap, but the results are excellent.
by peteru
Fri May 17, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 5749

Re: Home Brewing

My wheat beers have been in the bottle for 3 weeks now. Was going to try one this weekend. I have noticed that a lot of 'sediment' is sitting at the bottom of the bottle. Would it be worthwhile storing them upside down for a bit? Why? Are you planning on method champagnoise? 8) Probably not worth t...
by peteru
Fri May 17, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 5749

Re: Home Brewing

A few years ago I had one bottle that had a lacto infection and ended up producing something that was very much along the lines of malt vinegar. I thought I'd be really clever and use the "lambic" to do slow cooked braised pork. It all seemed to be going rather well, except for the part where the bi...
by peteru
Fri May 17, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Gas Bottles - Safety Considerations
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: Gas Bottles - Safety Considerations

Thanks Chris,

I had a look at the AGA site, but I can not find anything that would suggest what to do about a retailer that is in breach of the regulations.
by peteru
Thu May 16, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Gas Bottles - Safety Considerations
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: Gas Bottles - Safety Considerations

So, what authority does one contact in NSW to complain to about dodgy practices? I've just checked two gas bottles I swapped at Bunnings in the last week. One has an inspection date of 08-02, the other has no markings at all. Both bottles have been just painted on top of whatever sh1t was stuck to t...