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by peteru
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: what kind of wood is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 5822

Re: what kind of wood is this?

Ok, save starting another thread. Is this Silver Birch? Any good for smoking before I drag it home and chop it up? I smelt birch fires in cooking stoves in the US and it was a good smell. http://imageshack.us/a/img43/6194/imageuyox.jpg Not a very clear picture, but here's a test to try: If it reall...
by peteru
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook - Part 6 - Jan 13
Replies: 679
Views: 86255

Re: What Did You Cook - Part 6 - Jan 13

They were not completely bone dry to the point of crunchy. Before they went in the oil they were shrivelled and leathery, kind of like sun dried tomatoes. I'm not sure whether that would put them in the danger zone, but I guess there are several factors involved.
by peteru
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Miserable BBQ Fest did not deliver...
Replies: 93
Views: 5552

Re: Miserable BBQ Fest did not deliver...

When mum, dad and two kids are trying to spend the weekend together, it's difficult to justify $20 per head for a family outing. It means many dads don't get to go to something like this because once you are in, you still have to drop a big bundle of money on feeding everyone and the kids are bored ...
by peteru
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook - Part 6 - Jan 13
Replies: 679
Views: 86255

Re: What Did You Cook - Part 6 - Jan 13

I smoked a bunch of whole chillies over about a 14 hour period and they turned out great. I ended up leaving about half of them as they were, but the other half went in a jar with oil. I left the jar in the fridge for a few months. The resulting smoked and oil covered chillies just kept on getting b...
by peteru
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: How to clean a Le Chasseur
Replies: 17
Views: 3479

Re: How to clean a Le Chasseur

Here is another piece of evidence that contrary to what some may say here, it's not just Weber that has good customer service. ;-) 8)

Well done Mick, it never hurts to ask nicely.
by peteru
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: SMALL GOODS
Topic: Sausage fillers
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: Sausage fillers

I have option number 2. I paid $41, including overnight delivery. Aldi were selling similar units for around $50, just this week. Some stores may still have a few left, but they were going fast. They also had hand crank grinders. Option 2 is OK as a cheap entry level device to experiment with. Very ...
by peteru
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Meat rubs
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Meat rubs

Woolies sell a few in the herbs and spices section. I like the Artisse Organics stuff. See here for a bit more info: http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... =12&t=6916
by peteru
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: yes.....no....no....yes....25% agree
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: yes.....no....no....yes....25% agree

Kev, I refuse to participate in your thinly disguised survey. I'm not answering your questions. I can see right through your ploy! :mrgreen: :wink: :wink: :lol:
by peteru
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: WOOD FIRED & PELLET BBQs
Topic: what kind of wood is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 5822

Re: what kind of wood is this?

Can't be sure from that shot, but it does look a lot like camphor laurel. Wikipedia has a description too.
by peteru
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: FOOD (INGREDIENTS, MEATS, SAUCES) SUPPLIERS
Topic: Butchers That Sell Dry Aged Beef?
Replies: 27
Views: 6859

Re: Butchers That Sell Dry Aged Beef?

Nothing too fancy about the Northbridge butcher. Just a decent butcher at the local shops that charges a bit more than Woolies for meat that leaves supermarkets for dead. And if you come in and ask for something that's not run of the mill, they'll go into the effort of getting it for you. The way a ...
by peteru
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: FOOD (INGREDIENTS, MEATS, SAUCES) SUPPLIERS
Topic: Butchers That Sell Dry Aged Beef?
Replies: 27
Views: 6859

Re: Butchers That Sell Dry Aged Beef?

I've seen a few here in Sydney. Craig Cook's Prime Quality Meats at Northbridge for example.
by peteru
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: A Letter to weber
Replies: 58
Views: 3888

Re: A Letter to weber

To paraphrase the letter: "We're old school and we don't want to change." Some will see that as a good thing, others as a bad thing.
by peteru
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Lamb Boston Butt
Replies: 21
Views: 3075

Re: Lamb Boston Butt

How about calling it "Back of Bourke Lamb Knocker"?

Boston -> Back of Bourke - we all know that's where sheep live, right?
Butt -> Knocker - if I understand where this cut comes from correctly, then on human anatomy this would be the equivalent, right?

:lol:
by peteru
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Heads up
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Heads up

I tried those Aldi ribs a few weeks ago (also at 1/2 price) and was not impressed at all. Poor meat quality, the rub/marinade was a bit insipid and the sauce is mostly sugar. I cooked two packs of the Aldi ribs next to about the same quantity of ribs from butcher that I rubbed and sauced with my own...
by peteru
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: BBQs today
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: BBQs today

I can see there reasening theres 1 meter high dry grass and scrub every were But saying that i think a webber in a crowd of 30,000 would be pretty safe You are joking, right? You light that grass and watch the resulting stampede. Throw in a mix of morons trying to save their cars and you have a pot...