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handyman wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Steak stap alleen.


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backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Are you lock down in SA?
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OomPB wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Are you lock down in SA?
no, Surreydorp
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backrow wrote:
OomPB wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Are you lock down in SA?
no, Surreydorp
:lol: :lol:
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So, too keep busy this weekend, I will at different times be braaiing : lamb ribs, boerewors, pork neck chops, braai broodjies and pork belly in the Weber.
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backrow wrote:
handyman wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Steak stap alleen.


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That you are. 'Braaibrookies' :D
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backrow wrote:
OomPB wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Are you lock down in SA?
no, Surreydorp
You mean Surreyfontein?
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handyman wrote:So, too keep busy this weekend, I will at different times be braaiing : lamb ribs, boerewors, pork neck chops, braai broodjies and pork belly in the Weber.
I hope you fetch your family. ;) To much pork there.
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backrow wrote:
handyman wrote:
backrow wrote:will do first charcoal braai this weekend, I've arranged my garage and found 6 sacks of coals my old zimbo housesitters had left :o

wont be anything flash like marrow bones and sards shit like that, just steak, o wors ring, marinated chicken quarters (that bright orange powder stuff you can buy in SA Afrikaans butcheries), braaibrookies and lots of mealies.

and i'm getting our jacuzzi out too. this lockdown is hell.
Steak stap alleen.


We'll make a saffer out of you yet.
i'm too funny for that
funny peculiar?
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Sards wrote:Image

marrow bones are the bomb....so unhealthy but so full of flavor...p.s. Thats multiseed loaf to ease my conscience.For some reason the round cut marrow bones have more flavor than the long cut ones....Chilli?????...and yeah....I get your mushroom sauce thing....but thats all the kids eat...

Oh and thats hash browns....the entire dish done on the coals.
garnish not placed correctly, misuse of stalk. 2/10 WNE


Serioulsy Sards that look great. Especially the marrow and cross cut is much better than long cut
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So for tonight we are going to braai: steak, pork chops and mielies. Accompanied by a Greek salad.
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OomPB wrote:
handyman wrote:So, too keep busy this weekend, I will at different times be braaiing : lamb ribs, boerewors, pork neck chops, braai broodjies and pork belly in the Weber.
I hope you fetch your family. ;) To much pork there.
1st thing after the lockdown, they must come home.

In the end, left the pork belly in the fridge and braai skaapboud.
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Nipper, I finally went to Merino this morning. The meat looks nice and it is not badly priced. They cut me really nice thick lamb loin chops which I will braai tonight. Bought some rump and mince as well.
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What's on the braai menu for the weekend?
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Chilli wrote:Nipper, I finally went to Merino this morning. The meat looks nice and it is not badly priced. They cut me really nice thick lamb loin chops which I will braai tonight. Bought some rump and mince as well.
Lamb was really tasty, will braai the rump tonight now that the fvcking wind seems to have dropped. :thumbup:
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Chilli wrote:
Chilli wrote:Nipper, I finally went to Merino this morning. The meat looks nice and it is not badly priced. They cut me really nice thick lamb loin chops which I will braai tonight. Bought some rump and mince as well.
Lamb was really tasty, will braai the rump tonight now that the fvcking wind seems to have dropped. :thumbup:
The wind has dropped in PE? That will only be for 20 minutes or so.
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I have taken the plunge and ordered a smoke box and some wood chips. Have made a nice spice rub that will be used on a shoulder pork and another rub I will be using on a brisket of beef. I will be eating like a king this weekend.
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Chilli wrote:So for tonight we are going to braai: steak, pork chops and mielies. Accompanied by a Greek salad.
I love braai mielies! Best veg on there by miles imho
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danny_fitz wrote:I have taken the plunge and ordered a smoke box and some wood chips. Have made a nice spice rub that will be used on a shoulder pork and another rub I will be using on a brisket of beef. I will be eating like a king this weekend.
Sounds good. Will we receive a report on Monday?
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Chilli wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:I have taken the plunge and ordered a smoke box and some wood chips. Have made a nice spice rub that will be used on a shoulder pork and another rub I will be using on a brisket of beef. I will be eating like a king this weekend.
Sounds good. Will we receive a report on Monday?
Assuming I am out of my food coma, then yes.
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Right, I am now in possession of a 2.5kg pork shoulder. I am making a spice rub with the following:

Rock salt
Smoked Paprika
Black Pepper
Brown sugar
Chilli Powder
Mustard Powder
Garlic Powder
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Sounds good Danny

Yesterday, wifey did a chicken flattie (slightly too early and hot, bit too much blackened skin ) that was awesome, then we put a 2kg lamb leg on and closed the cover. The rub was ‘Provence herbs’ whatever they are. Left the vents open and came back later to a wonderful bit of lamb !

We’ve never put a meat joint on the coals before so for a first attempt, it went amazingly well tbf.
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backrow wrote:Sounds good Danny

Yesterday, wifey did a chicken flattie (slightly too early and hot, bit too much blackened skin ) that was awesome, then we put a 2kg lamb leg on and closed the cover. The rub was ‘Provence herbs’ whatever they are. Left the vents open and came back later to a wonderful bit of lamb !

We’ve never put a meat joint on the coals before so for a first attempt, it went amazingly well tbf.
:thumbup:

I have a gas BBQ so had to order a smoke box and some hickory wood chips. Doing a 50/50 cook between the oven and the BBQ as I don't fancy burning through all my gas with an 11 hour slow cook. Basically trying to make a pulled pork extravaganza. Have been watching loads of hill billy South Carolina heart attack inducing you tube videos of slow cook BBQ'ing and while they are great I simply don't have the time or inclination to spend 15 hours or so nursing and injecting a side of meat, hence my compromise.
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Our oven isn't working and I keep telling my wife there is no need to spend $$ on a new one when we can braai. I'm braaiing a lot. :lol:
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Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp.

When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like.
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backrow wrote:Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp.

When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like.
Cut thin slices of lemon and coat the grid and braai your chicken ontop of them. Also gives a lemon flavor to the chicken.
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backrow wrote:Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp.

When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like.
In my experience, don't apply any basting containing sugar during the early stages. That's the shit that burns. And yes, anything with tomato sauce is deadly for that reason. Braai for 3/4 of the time with herbs and spices and add the basting at the end.
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Yeeb, what you do have now is time. Braai the chicken on less heat than usual for longer. Might need a separate fire to have coals ready.
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Bokkom wrote:
backrow wrote:Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp.

When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like.
In my experience, don't apply any basting containing sugar during the early stages. That's the shit that burns. And yes, anything with tomato sauce is deadly for that reason. Braai for 3/4 of the time with herbs and spices and add the basting at the end.
This.
It is normally the sugar that burns.
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Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?
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backrow wrote: Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?
That's why I prefer my method of lower heat for longer. Have to keep an eye on it tho, easy to do once you've got the hang of it. Not ideal when you're busy playing with the kids and overdoing the drinks...
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backrow wrote:Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?
Your problem is evident.
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backrow wrote:Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?

Sounds like you are using a Weber

Try indirect cooking with the cover on
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sorCrer wrote:
backrow wrote:Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?
Your problem is evident.
This is true - from coals to dishwasher loading procedure , she will let me know what I’m doing wrong
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[quote="Monk Zombie"][quote="backrow"]Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?[/quote]


Sounds like you are using a Weber

Try indirect cooking with the cover on[/quote]
Sounds like the correct suggestion.
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[quote="Monk Zombie"][quote="backrow"]Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?[/quote]


Sounds like you are using a Weber

Try indirect cooking with the cover on[/quote]
Sounds like the correct suggestion.
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Monk Zombie wrote:
backrow wrote:Thanks guys, will try - as you say, I have time to learn !

Tbh my wife was egging me on to put more coals on, don’t want it dying out etc - I thought coals were too hot and wanted the lid on more with just the vents on.
Just putting the marinade on at the end though , surely that won’t be enough time for the meat to soak up the flavours ?

Sounds like you are using a Weber

Try indirect cooking with the cover on
Yeah , Weber clone - we got it free as was used for a ‘come and buy our mayo’ display for Hellman’s and my old firm was literally going to throw it away ! I said ‘I will take that’ and off I went as was unused and would have ended up in a skip which is daft.
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backrow wrote:Chaps, any tips on marinated chicken on how to make sure it’s cooked through without the skin going too black and burnt ? I just have a small coals braai so can’t adjust height, just the coals temp.

When I braai plain chicken it’s fine, just when I do the marinated stuff the kids like.
Another option is to wrap in foil for initial cooking period (keeps moist and prevents too much charring) - keep the liquid collected in the foil to baste when you put it fully on the coals.
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If I am feeding lots of people I cook chicken in a marinade in the oven first before lobbing on the BBQ. Saves killing people.
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danny_fitz wrote:If I am feeding lots of people I cook chicken in a marinade in the oven first before lobbing on the BBQ. Saves killing people.

Quite right. We do that most times anyway.

Slow bake the flattied marinated fowl and then finish it off on the braai

Cannot really beat it as the joints are bloodless and the bird remains juicy
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