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AussieBBQSmoke
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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by AussieBBQSmoke » Fri May 22, 2015 9:10 pm

Agreed, new Red Gum Garden Sleepers are good for smoking. Here's some pics I took of the oldest operating Red Gum Mill in Aus: Arbuthnot Sawmills, continually milling since 1889. 12 Punt Road, Koondrook, Vic. It's on the Murray River border of Vic/NSW, they used to float the logs down and hook them in. Red Gum trees are protected now and I think they are the only mill licensed to harvest them. The firewood guys can only use old trees on the forest floor.
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Post by Gumb » Fri May 22, 2015 9:42 pm

Wow, what a place. I could spend a few hours in that work shop. :)

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Post by JoeSavage » Fri May 22, 2015 10:32 pm

And then end up looking like this.
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Some fresh Redgum purchased today.



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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Gumb » Fri May 22, 2015 11:16 pm

Nice, mind if I ask the cost?

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Post by JoeSavage » Sat May 23, 2015 7:32 am

It was $359 per tonne. So this lot was about 80kg and cost $28. I don't know if that's any good. Didn't shop around at all. Just wanted some wood for today's cook.


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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Gumb » Sat May 23, 2015 8:30 am

Once split, that will last quite a long time I think. As a comparison, Bunnings bags of supposedly seasoned BBQ/fire wood are $12 for 20kg and I've just googled and found a timber yard in Bundoora is selling red gum at $290 per tonne. http://ccminimix.com.au/firewood/

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by JoeSavage » Wed May 27, 2015 2:47 pm

Well I did my first cook on Saturday. Couple chickens to start.
We injected the chickens with some home made chicken stock which we always have on hand in the freezer.
Used mccormick's all purpose rub.
Then about 30 mins before finish basted in some Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce.
Man! Was I impressed. I couldn't have asked for a better first cook.
Juicy right through the breast and smoky throughout.
I turned the chooks around when we sauced them to get more heat into the legs and thighs.
While they were cooked I reckon they could have benefited from facing the heat a bit earlier.
The temperature ran a bit hot and cold at times but towards the end of the cook I was getting much better at keeping that temperature constant.
I understand why you need to really split those pieces smaller.. like someone said, there's a reason they call them stick burners.
This weekend we are going to try some pork and beef ribs.

Can't seem to attach pictures sorry - Getting a note saying, sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Steaksy » Wed May 27, 2015 3:22 pm

Just attach the photos using taptalk which I see you already use saves you from having to resize them on the computer before attaching.

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Gumb » Wed May 27, 2015 3:35 pm

Steaksy wrote:Just attach the photos using taptalk which I see you already use saves you from having to resize them on the computer before attaching.

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Or upload and paste the links as per the instructions here.....Posting Pics

Good to hear you are having fun with the Hark.

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Post by JoeSavage » Wed May 27, 2015 3:38 pm

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And leftovers the following day. Nothing better!
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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by urbangriller » Wed May 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Woooo!

Good work Joe!!

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by SilentBoB » Wed May 27, 2015 5:11 pm

That's one good lookin' chook!

The Hark's are great fun! Great way to spend a lazy sunday... drinking a beer and stoking a fire while waiting for the meat to cook, low n slow... perfect!

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Matt » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:52 pm

Hi guys I'm new to this Forum I just purchased a Hark Tri offset smoker and had my first test run today. I'm a little concerned with the temp in the cooking box, I ended up putting 4kg of bricketts in the heat box and the max temp I got out of it was 110 degrease C/ 230F. I know its a smoker and I had the fire box vent open full and the chimney vent open half it should get hotter than this? Any ideas of what I can do or is that the max temp

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Post by yakabot » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:15 pm

Chimney always full open. Closing it chokes off the air/heat flow.

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Re: Another Hark Tri-Fire Owner

Post by Matt » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:18 pm

Thanks I've herd that hard wood gives you a hotter burn than heat beads. What temp do you get out of your hark


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