Official Braai Thread

All things Rugby
User avatar
Big Nipper
Posts: 9142
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: The Fountain of Running Rugby

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Big Nipper »

Monk Zombie wrote:In the 18th century Lord Rumford figured out chimney design


Google it - it is pretty simple
I had one built in my previous home and it worked perfectly
User avatar
Sards
Posts: 30072
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Innie Kaap

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sards »

Monk Zombie wrote:In the 18th century Lord Rumford figured out chimney design


Google it - it is pretty simple

Wind is a terrible factor...where my chimney goes up I have a wind tunnel that goes between my house and my neighbor. And the SE can pump....it blows the smoke back down the chimney.
User avatar
saffer13
Posts: 25660
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by saffer13 »

Monk Zombie wrote:In the 18th century Lord Rumford figured out chimney design


Google it - it is pretty simple
:lol:

Even I can build a chimney and I have the photos to prove it.
User avatar
Bokkom
Posts: 4299
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Bokkom »

No expert, but an old toppie who was quite handy with these things told me long ago that the opening of the chimney must be exactly 10% of the surface area of the braai itself. Perfect draft, according to him. Anyone else who can confirm this?
OomStruisbaai
Posts: 21876
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Struisbaai

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by OomStruisbaai »

The most depressing to be away frome home is the longing to lit a fire and braaiing of lamb chops and ribs.
User avatar
Big Nipper
Posts: 9142
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: The Fountain of Running Rugby

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Big Nipper »

Thanks for all the advice lads

Weather looking a bit better this weekend, so will be having a braai
User avatar
handyman
Posts: 14097
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by handyman »

OomPB wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Sard you tosser :lol:
Is jy n agtermekaar kerel?
Rugridder.
Agter die kop kyker.
Misdrukker.
User avatar
rabble
Posts: 501
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by rabble »

saffer13 wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:In the 18th century Lord Rumford figured out chimney design


Google it - it is pretty simple
:lol:

Even I can build a chimney and I have the photos to prove it.
Image
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

Fillet, creamy mushroom and garlic sauce, slightly smoked pork ribs and salad.
A great braai was had last night.
OomStruisbaai
Posts: 21876
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Struisbaai

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by OomStruisbaai »

:( :( :(
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

Chicken Supreme [bone in and skin on] marinated in chipotle sauce, mielies and salad. :smug: :thumbup:

Ice Cold Hansa followed by Diemersdal Sauv Blanc 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
User avatar
saffer13
Posts: 25660
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by saffer13 »

Fantastic few days of braaiing this past week.
Thanksgiving Thursday last week. Turkey is the traditional food and it's probably the bird I like the least. However, injected with a mixture of water, butter, and honey and then basted with soy sauce, chutney, honey and a little vinegar for 24 hours before putting it on the spit was fantastic. Moist, tender, so good. Brown sugar crusted ham was the other meat for this meal with all the various sides.

Friday - Picanha steak on the spit along with a couple of deer backstraps. Backstraps were marinated in just a little soy sauce for about 2 hours and then olive oil added for 3 days before braaiing. Bloody fantastic.

:thumbup: :thumbup:
Burke's Boot
Posts: 3624
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Born from an Egg on a Mountain Top

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Burke's Boot »

saffer13 wrote:
Friday - Picanha steak on the spit along with a couple of deer backstraps.
A fav of the Brazillians.

Did this Cattleman's Cut (Cutlet) which the Yanks call a Cowboy Steak recently which is basically a Rib-Eye still on the bone and if there was more bone with meat on it would be a Tomahawk Steak. Slow cooked on the Weber Smokey Mountain till it is 44 degrees C then seared via a Blowtorch. Sauce is a creamy green peppercorn flavour i put together

Image
User avatar
saffer13
Posts: 25660
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by saffer13 »

Burke's Boot wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Friday - Picanha steak on the spit along with a couple of deer backstraps.
A fav of the Brazillians.

Did this Cattleman's Cut (Cutlet) which the Yanks call a Cowboy Steak recently which is basically a Rib-Eye still on the bone and if there was more bone with meat on it would be a Tomahawk Steak. Slow cooked on the Weber Smokey Mountain till it is 44 degrees C then seared via a Blowtorch. Sauce is a creamy green peppercorn flavour i put together

Image
Love me a bone-in ribeye :thumbup:
OomStruisbaai
Posts: 21876
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Struisbaai

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by OomStruisbaai »

saffer13 wrote:Love me a bone-in ribeye :thumbup:
Is this what you call a Club steak?

ts the poor man's T Bone steak.
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

saffer13 wrote:
Burke's Boot wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Friday - Picanha steak on the spit along with a couple of deer backstraps.
A fav of the Brazillians.

Did this Cattleman's Cut (Cutlet) which the Yanks call a Cowboy Steak recently which is basically a Rib-Eye still on the bone and if there was more bone with meat on it would be a Tomahawk Steak. Slow cooked on the Weber Smokey Mountain till it is 44 degrees C then seared via a Blowtorch. Sauce is a creamy green peppercorn flavour i put together

Image
Love me a bone-in ribeye :thumbup:
Cote De Boeff.
User avatar
assfly
Posts: 10293
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Kenya

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by assfly »

I was back for a few days last week. Enjoyed a couple of good braais. There really is nothing like it, especially with a Windhoek to wash it down.

Who else here typically has a wors roll as a 'starter' for a braai?
User avatar
Sandstorm
Posts: 28499
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Chickenrunning...

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sandstorm »

assfly wrote:I was back for a few days last week. Enjoyed a couple of good braais. There really is nothing like it, especially with a Windhoek to wash it down.

Who else here typically has a wors roll as a 'starter' for a braai?
Just the wors. Chef has to keep his strength up :nod:
User avatar
sorCrer
Posts: 12219
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by sorCrer »

assfly wrote:I was back for a few days last week. Enjoyed a couple of good braais. There really is nothing like it, especially with a Windhoek to wash it down.

Who else here typically has a wors roll as a 'starter' for a braai?
I sometimes do is a roll of thin wors first with a squeeze of lemon over it as a pre-snack.
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

Me. I was almost braaied with my farm.
User avatar
Sards
Posts: 30072
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Innie Kaap

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sards »

Average Joe wrote:Me. I was almost braaied with my farm.

what happened
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

Long story. Kak started late August, nothing to major up until recently. Three weeks ago they set the feed on fire. Knew better not to go out and do something stupid but then they started killing the live stock. Shot off some warning shots and they decided to light up the homestead. They foked off after the security arrived. 2de degree burn wounds on my hands and arms trying in vain to fight the fires. What was spared the knife got the fire, everything gone.
OomStruisbaai
Posts: 21876
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Struisbaai

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by OomStruisbaai »

Average Joe wrote:Long story. Kak started late August, nothing to major up until recently. Three weeks ago they set the feed on fire. Knew better not to go out and do something stupid but then they started killing the live stock. Shot off some warning shots and they decided to light up the homestead. They foked off after the security arrived. 2de degree burn wounds on my hands and arms trying in vain to fight the fires. What was spared the knife got the fire, everything gone.
Vokket, AJ, sorry to hear this. You are in the most dangerous job in SA. Good luck.
User avatar
Sards
Posts: 30072
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Innie Kaap

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sards »

Average Joe wrote:Long story. Kak started late August, nothing to major up until recently. Three weeks ago they set the feed on fire. Knew better not to go out and do something stupid but then they started killing the live stock. Shot off some warning shots and they decided to light up the homestead. They foked off after the security arrived. 2de degree burn wounds on my hands and arms trying in vain to fight the fires. What was spared the knife got the fire, everything gone.
vok ...

And now
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

Don't know. Cant sell in the state it is in now and don't really want to rebuild.
User avatar
Sards
Posts: 30072
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Innie Kaap

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sards »

Average Joe wrote:Don't know. Cant sell in the state it is in now and don't really want to rebuild.
Insurance....
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

Sards wrote:
Average Joe wrote:Don't know. Cant sell in the state it is in now and don't really want to rebuild.
Insurance....
Ja, fokkers are busy with "investigations" Like I'm going to light myself on fire burning down my own farm.
User avatar
Big Nipper
Posts: 9142
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: The Fountain of Running Rugby

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Big Nipper »

Sorry to hear AJ - if you need anything appliance related in the future you can contact me, will organise deep discount for you
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

Shit AJ!
Sorry to hear.
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

Big Nipper wrote:Sorry to hear AJ - if you need anything appliance related in the future you can contact me, will organise deep discount for you
Good man Nips. :nod:
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

Thanks for the offer Nips. If we decide to still stick around I'll sure give you a ring. I'm sure the insurance will come through eventually. Probably only next year at the rate things are going. The medical aid on the other hand is a battle that's draining the last bit of resolve I have left.
User avatar
Sandstorm
Posts: 28499
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Chickenrunning...

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sandstorm »

Average Joe wrote:Thanks for the offer Nips. If we decide to still stick around I'll sure give you a ring. I'm sure the insurance will come through eventually. Probably only next year at the rate things are going. The medical aid on the other hand is a battle that's draining the last bit of resolve I have left.
Can't you pop down to the local township and burn down some shacks in revenge?



***Not really a serious comment***
User avatar
Average Joe
Posts: 5529
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Average Joe »

:lol: Reckon it better to stay away from any fires for now.
User avatar
Sards
Posts: 30072
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Innie Kaap

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Sards »

Average Joe wrote:
Sards wrote:
Average Joe wrote:Don't know. Cant sell in the state it is in now and don't really want to rebuild.
Insurance....
Ja, fokkers are busy with "investigations" Like I'm going to light myself on fire burning down my own farm.
Tough...but persevere. Doesn't sound like an option to start up again...they will keep on.
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

I make pork belly sosaties.
Cut the meat into squares and marinated it in cranberry juice andhot mustard powder.
Braaied it skin side down until the fat had rendered on low coals, then hot coals to cook the meat while basting with honey and mustard.

A thing of beauty.
Caley_Red
Posts: 1326
Joined: Mon May 21, 2018 12:24 am
Location: Sydney (for now)

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Caley_Red »

Chilli wrote:I make pork belly sosaties.
Cut the meat into squares and marinated it in cranberry juice andhot mustard powder.
Braaied it skin side down until the fat had rendered on low coals, then hot coals to cook the meat while basting with honey and mustard.

A thing of beauty.
Cranberry is quite an unusual pairing- is its purpose to tenderize as well for taste?

Sounds like a fantastic dish.
User avatar
handyman
Posts: 14097
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by handyman »

My braai week so far and still to come:
Snoek and bacon wrapped cherries Tuesday
Pizza's Thursday
Ribs and Chicken Friday
Lamb potjie Saturday
Fillet Sunday
backrow
Posts: 21432
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by backrow »

Sards wrote:
Average Joe wrote:
Sards wrote:
Average Joe wrote:Don't know. Cant sell in the state it is in now and don't really want to rebuild.
Insurance....
Ja, fokkers are busy with "investigations" Like I'm going to light myself on fire burning down my own farm.
Tough...but persevere. Doesn't sound like an option to start up again...they will keep on.
Where is this farm / braai ?
User avatar
Chilli
Posts: 15891
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by Chilli »

So tonight will be de-boned chicken, sirloin on the bone with garlic butter and pork ribs. Pap, sous and salad :smug:
User avatar
sorCrer
Posts: 12219
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Official Braai Thread

Post by sorCrer »

Chilli wrote:So tonight will be de-boned chicken, sirloin on the bone with garlic butter and pork ribs. Pap, sous and salad :smug:
I bet you're a fokken fatty.
Post Reply