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  Reply # 1916850 11-Dec-2017 16:21
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A cheap pellet smoker (US$25) along with cheap dome BBQ and you can smoke stuff - I smoke jalapenos in apple wood to make chipolte. I could look up where I got the pellets if anyone wants to know, but I just googled it.





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  Reply # 1916853 11-Dec-2017 16:26
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Geektastic:

 

Start with a good BBQ.

 

We have a Canadian made Broil King and it's excellent. I can heat the grill to well over 300 C - it produces restaurant quality char grilled steak in about 4 minutes! Good quality, heavy gauge stainless too, not the flimsy weak stuff commonly found on the Chinese made ones.

 

 

@Geektastic I was looking at these when upgrading from my Masport, but the one I liked was out of my budget and I ended up going charcoal instead. But can I ask what one you got?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1916855 11-Dec-2017 16:33
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Geektastic:


Start with a good BBQ.


We have a Canadian made Broil King and it's excellent. I can heat the grill to well over 300 C - it produces restaurant quality char grilled steak in about 4 minutes! Good quality, heavy gauge stainless too, not the flimsy weak stuff commonly found on the Chinese made ones.



@Geektastic I was looking at these when upgrading from my Masport, but the one I liked was out of my budget and I ended up going charcoal instead. But can I ask what one you got?



It's a Baron 3 burner. Found a guy from Chch on Trade Me a couple of years ago who was importing them cheap. Think it was $800 or so.





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  Reply # 1916857 11-Dec-2017 16:36
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Geektastic: It's a Baron 3 burner. Found a guy from Chch on Trade Me a couple of years ago who was importing them cheap. Think it was $800 or so.

 

That is a good price.

 

I was salivating over the big double-hooded 6 burner monster. Would've had to (re)mortgage the house though.


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  Reply # 1916860 11-Dec-2017 16:46
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I'd really like one of the double hood jobs, so I can cook stuff like sausages, mushrooms, corn on the cob, bacon etc on a hotplate or grill on one side while leaving the other lid down on the indirect cooking slab-of-something. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1916958 11-Dec-2017 20:24
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Paul1977:

 

Do you use the TS8000 AND a chimney? I just light the lump directly in the fire pit.

 

I got Mitre 10 to beat the Bunnings price on the TS4000, so was about $118 in the end as I decided I couldn't wait for international shipping! Considered the TS8000, but from what I had read the 4000 is easily hot enough and I didn't think I'd ever have a need for the flame adjustment to justify the NZ price for the higher spec model (quite a big price difference here).

 

 

 

 

Agree they both very pricey here, amazon must have scrubbed my search history as I only saw by chance while I was browsing and thought heck! that's heaps cheaper than NZ!

 

Yep I use the chimney as well, I light the coals from underneath with the blow torch, works quite well. 

 

May give it a go directly next time, need to buy some new coals first :) 


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  Reply # 1916994 11-Dec-2017 20:50
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Paul1977:

 

Do you use the TS8000 AND a chimney? I just light the lump directly in the fire pit.

 

I got Mitre 10 to beat the Bunnings price on the TS4000, so was about $118 in the end as I decided I couldn't wait for international shipping! Considered the TS8000, but from what I had read the 4000 is easily hot enough and I didn't think I'd ever have a need for the flame adjustment to justify the NZ price for the higher spec model (quite a big price difference here).

 

 

 

 

Agree they both very pricey here, amazon must have scrubbed my search history as I only saw by chance while I was browsing and thought heck! that's heaps cheaper than NZ!

 

Yep I use the chimney as well, I light the coals from underneath with the blow torch, works quite well. 

 

May give it a go directly next time, need to buy some new coals first :) 

 

 

 

 

Just put the chimney on the side burner of a gas BBQ if you have one, lights it up quick.


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  Reply # 1917081 12-Dec-2017 06:28
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I can recommend this if your after a product to clean your bbq . It works very well .


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  Reply # 1917099 12-Dec-2017 08:02
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Geektastic: It's a Baron 3 burner. Found a guy from Chch on Trade Me a couple of years ago who was importing them cheap. Think it was $800 or so.


That is a good price.


I was salivating over the big double-hooded 6 burner monster. Would've had to (re)mortgage the house though.



Occasionally I wish for a 4 burner just for the extra space but since there's only two of us 9 times out of 10 it's not usually a bother.







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  Reply # 1917137 12-Dec-2017 09:06
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@Paul1977

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip! 

 

As for 'baking dish', what do you recommend?  Shall I go for a thow away foil dish to use on top of the trivet and indirect tray or do you recommend I splash out on something more serious. 

 

 




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I can recommend this if your after a product to clean your bbq . It works very well .

 

 

 

 

I find the selleys bbq wipes are super fantastic on just about anything BBQ. 


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  Reply # 1917154 12-Dec-2017 09:25
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If I am cooking anything "messy" on the BBQ such as spare ribs slathered in sticky sauce, I always put down one of these:

 

http://www.magiccookingsheet.com.au/product.aspx?productid=117

 

Saves a lot of cleanup as you just hose the sheet off.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1917156 12-Dec-2017 09:31
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Goosey: @Paul1977

 

Thanks for the tip! 

 

As for 'baking dish', what do you recommend?  Shall I go for a thow away foil dish to use on top of the trivet and indirect tray or do you recommend I splash out on something more serious. 

 

 

All it's really being used for is to contain the mess, so I'd just use a throw away one on top of the trivet. I'm big on making it as easy for myself as possible, so throwing away rather than cleaning is my preference where possible.


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  Reply # 1917159 12-Dec-2017 09:34
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kryptonjohn:

 

I'd really like one of the double hood jobs, so I can cook stuff like sausages, mushrooms, corn on the cob, bacon etc on a hotplate or grill on one side while leaving the other lid down on the indirect cooking slab-of-something. 

 

 

Do it.  we have the broil king one.  I don't know the model sorry.  It has a 2 burner hood and a 4 burner hood. 

 

We call it King Sir Cooks-a-lot and it's fantastic.  As well as having two zones for different temperatures, you can use either or both hoods depending on how much you are cooking.





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  Reply # 1917173 12-Dec-2017 09:44
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throbb:

 

Just put the chimney on the side burner of a gas BBQ if you have one, lights it up quick.

 

 

 

 

Thats a great idea ! 


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