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by tfx
Mon May 25, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Cast Iron Top Vent
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Cast Iron Top Vent

If you don't have ready access to nomex i used 1 mtr of fibreglass rope from a woodfire store repair section. It was cut off a roll. Wrapped around chimney twice and then twisted the chimney down and around in the one direction and it pulled tightt. Seals really well. No melting or burn off thus far.
by tfx
Fri May 22, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Saving Charcoal
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

I have been thinking about making up some briquettes with some apple chips for bacon making. Been slowly using mine up in kebab grill cup at a time.
by tfx
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132716

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Should also mention this Lobo packet mix from the asian grocer that I have been using for years. Cheap at between $1.50 and $2.00. One pack has two parts - a marinade and a sauce. Just add a tin of coconut milk - a little to the marinade and the rest to the sauce. I only use a one tblspoon of oil in...
by tfx
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132716

What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/3662c8413b8cfd5d5e3dd89921b095ca.jpg Did up a bunch of satay sticks for dinner and for my boys to have tomorrow night. Very happy with my little arrosticini grill from BBQ Aroma. For the satay sticks use double width in the Cubo box and add marinatde in a tra...
by tfx
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Kingsford Charcoal - nope
Replies: 5
Views: 3051

Re: Kingsford Charcoal - nope

I agree with your view on the Kingsford, but you should never use beads in a kamado. Stick to charcoal and leave the beads for grilling on a more open BBQ. Hence the warning for others. The pack is labelled as "pure charcoal" and "suitable for smokers and ceramics" and was stacked next to Kamados. ...
by tfx
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Kingsford Charcoal - nope
Replies: 5
Views: 3051

Kingsford Charcoal - nope

In another thread I mentioned I was going to give the Kingsford charcoal from Costco a go and would report back. A 2 pack was cheap from memory. In summary while glad to see a new charcoal on offer it has been my least favourite charcoal of all that I have tried. Smokes like crazy when lighting, lea...
by tfx
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: Breakfast of Champions
Replies: 22
Views: 6163

Breakfast of Champions

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by tfx
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: Breakfast of Champions
Replies: 22
Views: 6163

Been making what we call Ugly Eggs at my place. Fry a couple of sliced bacon eyes and remove from heat. Add 2 or 3 eggs scrambled with no added liquid. Season with salt and pepper, half handful of 4 melt cheese and a biiig pinch of all season per egg. Looks ugly as going back on heat. Lightly toast ...
by tfx
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132716

What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

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Smoked some of the small cheese kranskys from Costco. Low and slow with a little hickory and a cold beer. So good.
by tfx
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: ABBATOIRS
Topic: Crispy Lamb Saddle - better than a rack?
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

Crispy Lamb Saddle - better than a rack?

One of my favourite current cooks is crispy lamb saddle roasts crisped over hot charcoal then slow smoked the rest of the way. Lots of online recipes seem to be barely warmed over fatty roasts but give this way a try. You render out most of the fat to the point of creating a lamb version of cracklin...
by tfx
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Roasting pans for charcoal cooking
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

I used these in the kamado. The shallow ones work well on the lower rack under a roast on the top rack and seem made to fit. Throw bones and water in it and make a great gravy at the end of the cook finished over a gas cooker. Gives you an indirect zone and a couple of the long ones can be set up as...
by tfx
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: What can I do with the really small leftover charcoal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: What can I do with the really small leftover charcoal?

I have toyed with the idea of mixing up leftovers in the bottom half of a 2 litre milk bottle with some corn starch and water to make briquettes myself.

Thought also about adding adding apple chips/pellets to the mix to create a big slow qriquettes for bacon making.
by tfx
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Fire Lighters
Replies: 66
Views: 11102

I like the natural starters cos I can light them, set charcoal and vents then walk away for a while. Gotten the knack of timing my return for the right temp mostly.
by tfx
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 132716

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

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Did a lamb loin roast and then put this rind in the Kamado to use up the left over heat.

Only humble crackling but done in a Kamado.
by tfx
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: Crackling in the Kamado - success!
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: Crackling in the Kamado - success!

....and it was as "shattering" as a violet crumble.

Dried rind on a plate in the fridge for 4 days coated with salt then slowly roasted it (180 - 200) mostly indirect shifting it around to avoid flames on occaision.