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by peteru
Thu May 16, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 6018

Re: Home Brewing

if you can taste the difference between it, and a batch canned yesterday :lol: :lol: . All other factors being equal, you should be able to tell the difference between a week old and a year old extract quite easily. Of course, all factors are never equal, so the difference may be minimal to you. Th...
by peteru
Mon May 13, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Hotrox charcoal cheap at Bunnings
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Hotrox charcoal cheap at Bunnings

Bunnings Chatswood sold me 6x3kg box for $10 last year. Hotrox is reasonably good stuff too, and a bargain at $10 for 18kg.
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Who Hunts?
Replies: 39
Views: 5113

Re: Who Hunts?

Got a friend with a compound bow who manages to bring back something every now and then. That's real hunting! 8) :wink:
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 6018

Re: Home Brewing

Zest (as in the top 1/2mm of the skin, just the orange bits, none of the white stuff) and the water / tea, which will have a lot of the flavour. You don't want anything from the inside of the orange , so no seeds or juice or any of the fleshy bits. Just the aromatics from the peel.
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Cherry Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: Cherry Tree

I don't think that there are any problems with using cherry wood fresh, but if you are storing it for extended periods of time, you'd better make sure that it can dry out, rather than go mouldy or otherwise deteriorate.
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 6018

Re: Home Brewing

And if you are going for the orange touch, ground up coriander seeds complement quite nicely.

I paid a visit to Dave's Homebrew in North Sydney this arvo and picked up some Mosaic and Citra. The Mosaic is in the fermenter now, the aroma was great, just what I was looking for! Thanks for the tip. :D
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Cherry Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: Cherry Tree

I'd get the bigger branches/trunks, cut them into disks and store those. When you are ready, just use an axe to split the disks into whatever size chunks you need. I've done that with cut down apricot/peach trees and it works really well. As the wood dries out, it tends to split a bit too, making it...
by peteru
Tue May 07, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 6018

Re: Home Brewing

I think the hop you are referring to is mosaic, fantastic hop, full on passionfruit, I brewed a saison that used a fair whack of mosaic a couple of months ago, i'm down to my last few glasses and the hop character is still shining ! love it I think you may be right about it being mosaic rather than...
by peteru
Mon May 06, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: THE TIN SHED
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 118
Views: 6018

Re: Home Brewing

Gunk on top is generally bad. Most often indicative of an infection, unless you are talking about krausen or hops floating to the top. Gunk on top when bottled is pretty much a guarantee that the beer is off. Speaking of brewing... Has anyone managed to do some home brewing with matrix hops? I had a...
by peteru
Mon May 06, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Pizza in a Gas Hark Smoker By Mountain Mick
Replies: 5
Views: 3196

Re: Pizza in a Gas Hark Smoker By Mountain Mick

Mountain Mick wrote:... wait until it reaches 350F ...
How long did that take?

Does yours have any extra insulation or a seal around the door? I don't think I've ever managed to get the temp in mine anywhere near that high, even after ~20 min on high (with food in there)
by peteru
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Brine ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Brine ratio

I do 6% brine for smoked chicken breast fillets and always add brown sugar (seems to help with golden colour) 60g salt 1000g water 100g brown sugar herbs and spices to taste (garlic powder and fresh thyme work well) For me, this is the right balance for smoked chicken breast fillets that end up on s...
by peteru
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: SPICE IT UP
Topic: Chipotle tip
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: Chipotle tip

Varies, anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. They come out more on the dehydrated, but not quite leathery, side. Roasted capsicums are a lot juicier than the smoked ones.
by peteru
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: what kind of wood is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 5822

Re: what kind of wood is this?

Much better picture. I'm pretty sure that's a silver birch.
by peteru
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: This smoking stuff really works!
Replies: 20
Views: 5279

Re: This smoking stuff really works!

- why my brand of heat beads say "Not suitable for use in BBQs" I might make this one the priority. Those others I'm sure I'll find answers to on this site, but am I allowed to mention brands to see if my briquettes are going to be dangerous? It's probably just that they don't burn as well or somet...
by peteru
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: BBQ PRODUCT/GADGETS/TOOLS SUPPLIERS
Topic: New BBQ Pellet Supplier - online shop
Replies: 54
Views: 6095

Re: New BBQ Pellet Supplier - online shop

do oils evaporate? YES (beaver logic based on coffee beans and their crema which is produced by oils and older beans have a distinct lack of crema) Biggest problem with essential oils in coffee isn't so much evaporation as oxidisation. As soon as you roast your coffee you have started chemical reac...