Tips for Sourcing, Storing and Ageing your Wood

Sourcing fuel for a ‘stick-burner’ as they’re known is trickier than sourcing charcoal and briquettes, which in turn is trickier than gas or electricity. For briquettes or gas, you can stop in at virtually any service station and get what you need. And an electric BBQ or smoker? Just plug it in and turn it on. Charcoal requires a bit more effort to find a good source. Wood however, requires even more care. In my recent interview with Rod Duggan from the Ministry of Smoke, he shared with me his Tips for Sourcing, Storing and Ageing your Wood. Continue reading Tips for Sourcing, Storing and Ageing your Wood

BBQ & Beer Roadshow 2017

Well folks, this is exciting. Just before Episode 10 launched, where I interviewed Brett Connell from the Flamin Mongrels about Sponsorship, I went up to the Sunshine Coast to judge at the MooloolaBaBQ Festival. While I was there I met a great guy named Julian D’Souza who told me about a festival he was putting together called the BBQ & Beer Roadshow 2017. We chatted back and forth and two days later I got an email asking if I’d like to host the live Q&A session that he had on the schedule. I just couldn’t let an opportunity like that slip by and so of course, I said yes. Continue reading BBQ & Beer Roadshow 2017

Picanha with Green Chimichurri Recipe

Think Brazil, and you think of bright colours, great music and beautiful people. What you don’t often think of is amazing beef – South America produces some of the best beef in the world. Many tourists travel to Brazil for Carnivale – the greatest party in the world. With my Picanha with Green Chimichurri Recipe, you can bring Carnivale to you! Continue reading Picanha with Green Chimichurri Recipe

Buying Your First Offset Smoker

The time has come – you’ve been thinking about it, sneaking looks at websites on your break times, and hiding spare change under the mattress. You’re Buying Your First Offset Smoker.

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Why An Insulated Firebox will change your life…

Everyone loves ‘Optional Extras’ boxes – whether it’s buying a car or a smoker, they give us an opportunity to customise our purchase and makes us feel like we are part of the creation process: that we’re creating something unique. It’s actually a brilliant sales technique. Many offset manufacturers will offer the option of an insulated firebox, however it’s one that is often overlooked in Australia for a variety of reasons. Here’s Why An Insulated Firebox Will Change Your Life.

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The Secret to a Good Boning…

Those of us that have traveled the world will have no doubt realised that boning is different in every country. This is because different cultures have different approaches to boning and as cultures have developed over time, so have their boning techniques. In this article, we’re going to examine The Secret to a Good Boning. Continue reading The Secret to a Good Boning…

What is the Australasian Barbecue Alliance?

So, you’re interested in competition BBQ. You’ve read a few blog posts, watched a few videos and joined a few Facebook groups. And you’ve come across the Australasian Barbecue Alliance. Actually, if you’ve been getting into BBQ and you haven’t come across the Australasian Barbecue Alliance yet, you’re doing it wrong! But what is the ABA and how did it come about? Continue reading What is the Australasian Barbecue Alliance?

How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a Weber

Recently, I wrote an article How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a Pro Q. I got asked several times if the same thermometer would work in a Weber. It just so happens that when I installed it in my Pro Q, I also installed some in my Webers. So please, read on for How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a Weber.  Continue reading How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a Weber

How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a ProQ

I love my little ProQ Frontier. It’s a first generation model that I bought five years ago when they were relatively unknown in Australia. One thing that niggled me about it though, was the thermometer. It wasn’t long before I knew I had to work out how to install a Tel-Tru thermometer in a ProQ. Fortunately, it’s dead easy.  Continue reading How to Install a Tel-Tru Thermometer in a ProQ

How to Restore a Cutting Board

One of the most humble servants in your kitchen is also the most overlooked – your cutting board. They are used for a huge variety of tasks which leave them looking very worn and sorry looking. The solution is quick and easy and so here is How to Restore a Cutting Board. Continue reading How to Restore a Cutting Board