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  # 2327214 30-Sep-2019 17:14
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I love my Anova. It's awesome.

 

I haven't had any issues with the WiFi thankfully.

 

I would say, for steaks you really need those to be super chunky, thin steaks, it's not really adding anything. 

 

I'd love to do a brisket mine at some stage.

 

 


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  # 2327218 30-Sep-2019 17:17
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Never done individual steaks in it, but we do individual salmon fillets quite a lot.  For steak we tend to do an eye fillet and then char it on the BBQ and slice it into steaks.  


 
 
 
 


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  # 2327297 30-Sep-2019 20:38
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openmedia:

 

The grill trays would no longer stay in place and kept dropping onto the burners - so yes a major issue

 



Sorry, I should've been clearer. Was the replacement process easy enough?

 

 

 

 

We had to push them as initially they said 6-8 weeks to get stock, and it was the start of summer so we weren't happy to have no BBQ for an extended period.

 

Swapping the base over took about an hour and is reasonably easy if you follow their instructions. I advise you clean down the burners etc as part of the swap over.





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  # 2327412 1-Oct-2019 08:48
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I like the look of the Weber Summit Grill (charcoal) and it seems to have great reviews. The main issue would be the planning ahead required to get good results - gas is very convenient albeit not as tasty.





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  # 2327420 1-Oct-2019 09:06
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Another charcoal fanatic here :)

 

The Akorn Kamado from bunnings is a steal. Mine is 4 years old, and a little rusty but going strong. 30% of the price of a ceramic Kamado for 80 - 90% as good. I brought it thinking I'd use it for a year, see if I liked it, then upgrade to a ceramic. Well, love it, and will likely not upgrade. Kamados are jack of all trades units, smokers, roasters, grills, direct and indirect cookers. They are generally excellent once you get to know them.

 

 

 

However it's pretty big, so for little or quick cooks (the occasional broewoers) when I can't be bothered setting the whole thing up I have a weber smokey joe. basically a mini weber. also love it, though lump charcoal in it can be a bit difficult to use, I've had more success with briquettes as they form a nice flat consistent layer.


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  # 2327463 1-Oct-2019 09:44
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I have a Broil King, made in Canada.

 

 

 

Really good BBQ - highly recommended.






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After decades of gas bbq cooking, we experienced a simple charcoal bbq, got a Webber and haven’t looked back since.

Yes it’s a little bit more effort, but the taste of the food continues to blow me away. We can’t have lamb and steak in restaurants anymore because we prefer the smokey perfectly cooked (using digital thermometer) home bbq versions.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2328488 2-Oct-2019 14:47
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kendog: After decades of gas bbq cooking, we experienced a simple charcoal bbq, got a Webber and haven’t looked back since.

Yes it’s a little bit more effort, but the taste of the food continues to blow me away. We can’t have lamb and steak in restaurants anymore because we prefer the smokey perfectly cooked (using digital thermometer) home bbq versions.

 

Agreed. This thread is making me think it's time for the first BBQ of the season.

 

If you want to get your coals going faster I can highly recommend this "lighter". Much faster than fire lighter cubes, but keep out of reach of children (and eyebrows) - I wear welding gloves and safety glasses when lighting my BBQ with this!




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  # 2328518 2-Oct-2019 15:27
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Paul1977:

 

kendog: After decades of gas bbq cooking, we experienced a simple charcoal bbq, got a Webber and haven’t looked back since.

Yes it’s a little bit more effort, but the taste of the food continues to blow me away. We can’t have lamb and steak in restaurants anymore because we prefer the smokey perfectly cooked (using digital thermometer) home bbq versions.

 

Agreed. This thread is making me think it's time for the first BBQ of the season.

 

If you want to get your coals going faster I can highly recommend this "lighter". Much faster than fire lighter cubes, but keep out of reach of children (and eyebrows) - I wear welding gloves and safety glasses when lighting my BBQ with this!

 

 

@Paul1977 Haha I have one of those at work, its a bloody blow torch , that would get ya bbq going in a hurry





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  # 2328528 2-Oct-2019 15:35
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JaseNZ:Haha I have one of those at work, its a bloody blow torch , that would get ya bbq going in a hurry

 

 

It does, and it's awesome at it.

 

Lighting the BBQ is the only reason I bought it. I wanted to get the BBQ lit faster, and various forums suggested it. The gas lasts for ages too.


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  # 2328547 2-Oct-2019 15:56
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Paul1977:

 

Agreed. This thread is making me think it's time for the first BBQ of the season.

 

If you want to get your coals going faster I can highly recommend this "lighter". Much faster than fire lighter cubes, but keep out of reach of children (and eyebrows) - I wear welding gloves and safety glasses when lighting my BBQ with this!

 

 

Yeah buddy, my kind of completely uneccessary!

 

This thread is making me think I need to finally pick up a charcoal BBQ and experience slow cooked flavor country after years of gas. Anybody had experience with the basic Weber Original Kettle BBQ? I have about that much Airpoints to burn and I generally only cook for a handful of people.


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  # 2328642 2-Oct-2019 19:45
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Paul1977:

 

kendog: After decades of gas bbq cooking, we experienced a simple charcoal bbq, got a Webber and haven’t looked back since.

Yes it’s a little bit more effort, but the taste of the food continues to blow me away. We can’t have lamb and steak in restaurants anymore because we prefer the smokey perfectly cooked (using digital thermometer) home bbq versions.

 

Agreed. This thread is making me think it's time for the first BBQ of the season.

 

If you want to get your coals going faster I can highly recommend this "lighter". Much faster than fire lighter cubes, but keep out of reach of children (and eyebrows) - I wear welding gloves and safety glasses when lighting my BBQ with this!

 

 

I see your lighter and propose an alternative. A small tin, like Tuna, with Methylated Spirits in it, lit and underneath the coals. 

 

 


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  # 2328643 2-Oct-2019 19:46
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Paul1977:

 

Agreed. This thread is making me think it's time for the first BBQ of the season.

 

If you want to get your coals going faster I can highly recommend this "lighter". Much faster than fire lighter cubes, but keep out of reach of children (and eyebrows) - I wear welding gloves and safety glasses when lighting my BBQ with this!

 

 

Yeah buddy, my kind of completely uneccessary!

 

This thread is making me think I need to finally pick up a charcoal BBQ and experience slow cooked flavor country after years of gas. Anybody had experience with the basic Weber Original Kettle BBQ? I have about that much Airpoints to burn and I generally only cook for a handful of people.

 

 

You'll like that, but in my view the next model up has a new nice things, like a thermometer in the lid, that is useful.

 

 


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  # 2328919 3-Oct-2019 11:02
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networkn:

 

I see your lighter and propose an alternative. A small tin, like Tuna, with Methylated Spirits in it, lit and underneath the coals. 

 

 

That'll work, but my way is faster!


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Paul1977:

 

That'll work, but my way is faster!

 

 

 

 

And cooler 😜


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