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#1 ronster

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:52 PM

All popular SA BBQ tongs available in Aus!
Look on e bay under "BBQ Tongs"

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#2 Robbie_P

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:09 PM

Great little device that, mine has been put to good use now that summer is here in Cape Town:)

Out of interest...do people ever make wood fires in Australia or is it only gas?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:21 PM

Out of interest...do people ever make wood fires in Australia or is it only gas?


Gas, charcoal, wood, or what ever takes your fancy. Its your personal choice, plus your states rules, time of the year, your location, fire bans, weather......

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:30 PM

Interesting..

So what are the rules in NSW for starting a wood braai at your home?

Also, are there many people who actually use the 'traditional' wood braai in Australia?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:47 PM

WOuld like to know the same about Perth.

Have not seen any wood braais during my two weeks in Perth and we saw quite a few homes......

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:10 PM

WOuld like to know the same about Perth.

Have not seen any wood braais during my two weeks in Perth and we saw quite a few homes......


Thats because most people here prefer the gas barbie. You can get wood/coal-type barbies and Webers etc at Bunnings.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:52 AM

Eek - and Qld and wood braais?

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:54 AM

I am fanatical about a GOOD braai at least once a week no matter the weather! My first braai was an old laundry sink and it worked for a little while but now i have upgrade to an old Weber that I bought off eBay and it is working a treat. The only issue I have come across is to find the right wood to use as there is no such thing as Rooikrans sold here in OZ. After many many months of trying different suppliers I have found some wood that burns similar but does not make the right coal so I have resorted to using a few 'heat beads' known as charcoal.

With regards to the making of fires. In Victoria you can make an open fire anytime on any day as long as there is not a total fire ban in place for that day and generally you wouldn't want to be outside during that time in any case. I have found a couple of links to the various state regulations.

NSW

QLD

WA

SA

VIC

If you want to know on the day if there is a fire ban or not you would either go to the local website for your area or 9 times out of 10 it will be all over the news so generally you would know well in advance if there is a fire ban or not.

Hope this helps a little!

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:07 AM

Great information there Jonathan, thanks!

Robbie, Kit, Oryx - although there are fire ban days that you're not allowed to have an open fire - it really only comes down to a few days during summer when the conditions temparature are risky for bush fires. I've never really had a total fire ban day ruin our plans to braai because usually, when it's a total fire ban, it's so hot that you'd be crazy to be standing outside in front of a fire. :)

I tend to switch between the two – I bbq on gas when I want a “quick” braai, and I fire up the Weber with wood/coals when I want the “proper” experience…

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:20 AM

Look on e bay under "BBQ Tongs"


I've just bought/ordered a pair :)

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

I Love having a braai on my balcony on my baby Weber. Only downfall is the glorious smoke that always seems to drift right down into the neighbours open windows. I have had a few confused looks from them and some "not so" friendly glances about it. I hope they will get used to it or maybe I should invite them over. Nothing smokes like Lamb Ribs on charcoal heat beads :)

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:27 PM

Haha Jon, I actually saw pics on Facebook of your 'sink braai', what a lag.

To you guys having wood braai's, are you able to find a wood which matches rooikrans?

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:44 AM

LOL Rob, a mans got to do what a mans go to do!

With regards to the wood. There is nothing like Rooikrans when it comes to a good braai! Most of the wood you get over here is intended for fire places and they are generally hardwood (eg Red Gum) and are split into massive pieces. I did ALOT of investigation into this and I mean ALOT. I went about finding out the density of the Rooikrans(Wattle) and then compared it to wood I could find locally. I found the closest match and tried it out but it does not create the same type of coals that Rooikrans does.

If you interested have a look at the link below. The wood that I found matched the closest was Messmate.

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Supplier in Victoria I have used

So yes you can pretty much say that I am a braai addict! Some call me crazy but I call myself South African!
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:04 AM

Jonathan – I though I was into my braaing, but it seems that you are the True Braai Jedi Master himself. :wub:

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:25 AM

My hubby will be very, very happy to hear that he will be able to braai using wood!! :wub:

Everytime we braai at home (and it has been a lot lately, since summer has arrived in Cape Town) he asks me about this, so now I will have some good news for him!! :D




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