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  Reply # 1917179 12-Dec-2017 09:55
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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.

 

 

Ooh, Nice.

 

https://www.4seasons.co.nz/product/the-broil-king-imperial-xl-gas-bbq/

 

Unfortunately I'd have to take a 2nd job to pay for it!

 

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$5.5k here on sale. In the US? NZD$3.5. Even at $4k with GST added there's a $1.5K local premium - ouch.


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  Reply # 1917189 12-Dec-2017 10:05
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The UFO smoke generators are good little unit too - turns the BBQ into a cold or hot smoker.





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  Reply # 1917251 12-Dec-2017 10:46
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Ooh, Nice.

 

https://www.4seasons.co.nz/product/the-broil-king-imperial-xl-gas-bbq/

 

Unfortunately I'd have to take a 2nd job to pay for it!

 

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$5.5k here on sale. In the US? NZD$3.5. Even at $4k with GST added there's a $1.5K local premium - ouch.

 

 

That's where I was at too. So changed course completely and, based on reviews, went for a Kamado. A bit of a learning curve, but am really enjoying it. Am thinking down the road might also get the smaller Joe Junior to use as a searing station or for dual zone cooking. But if I do I'll wait until they update it with the new features they have added to the larger models.


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  Reply # 1917268 12-Dec-2017 11:22
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Just bought myself a smoking gun. I forsee smoked butter and fresh bread in my future, along with Smoked Mushrooms.


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  Reply # 1917294 12-Dec-2017 11:46
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Just bought myself a smoking gun. I forsee smoked butter and fresh bread in my future, along with Smoked Mushrooms.

 

 

Do some smoked potatoes too.

 

Par boil Agria (chopped to your desired size - I usually get 3 pieces from a decent sized potato), drain and toss in oil

 

Cold smoke for at least half an hour.

 

Roast in a hot oven until crispy. Enjoy. Great with a yoghurt/sour cream based sauce too.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1917296 12-Dec-2017 11:47
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trig42:

 

networkn:

 

Just bought myself a smoking gun. I forsee smoked butter and fresh bread in my future, along with Smoked Mushrooms.

 

 

Do some smoked potatoes too.

 

Par boil Agria (chopped to your desired size - I usually get 3 pieces from a decent sized potato), drain and toss in oil

 

Cold smoke for at least half an hour.

 

Roast in a hot oven until crispy. Enjoy. Great with a yoghurt/sour cream based sauce too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, need to find a healthy helping of chives to go on top! Having said that my wife does pretty decent smoked potatoes using my expensive cookware on a seemingly endless basis! :) Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1917298 12-Dec-2017 11:54
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Ooh, Nice.

 

https://www.4seasons.co.nz/product/the-broil-king-imperial-xl-gas-bbq/

 

Unfortunately I'd have to take a 2nd job to pay for it!

 

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$5.5k here on sale. In the US? NZD$3.5. Even at $4k with GST added there's a $1.5K local premium - ouch.

 

 

We paid <$2.5k for ours from 4 Seasons - as a shop floor demo model.  I didn't have to assemble it but transport was a proper sealed even with a trailer.

 

 





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  Reply # 1917305 12-Dec-2017 12:01
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MikeAqua:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

Ooh, Nice.

 

https://www.4seasons.co.nz/product/the-broil-king-imperial-xl-gas-bbq/

 

Unfortunately I'd have to take a 2nd job to pay for it!

 

[edit]

 

$5.5k here on sale. In the US? NZD$3.5. Even at $4k with GST added there's a $1.5K local premium - ouch.

 

 

We paid <$2.5k for ours from 4 Seasons - as a shop floor demo model.  I didn't have to assemble it but transport was a proper sealed even with a trailer.

 

 

Good score!


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  Reply # 1917403 12-Dec-2017 13:30
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kryptonjohn:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Or you can get these from a NZ based company - http://www.sure.nz/index.php/product-category/barbecue/

 

Prices may be cheaper, shipping should definitely be.

 

And better still, it is my wife's business too :-)

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1917406 12-Dec-2017 13:33
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Good plug! What does Mrs Xontech have to say about using these over a grill instead of a plate? 


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  Reply # 1917475 12-Dec-2017 14:58
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Where are all the custom BBQs?  The old cinder block ones, or custom rotisseries?

 

I've got a Weber Baby q for day to day gas cooking.

 

But for special occasions I have a 1.2m wide tray for wood fired rotisseries.  Uses a chain driven motor with 10 skewers.  Can cook about 5kg at a time.  Once the burn down to embers completes, the cooking time is only 20 - 30 mins.





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  Reply # 1917496 12-Dec-2017 15:39
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Good plug! What does Mrs Xontech have to say about using these over a grill instead of a plate? 

 

 

Mrs Xontech says "Non-stick sheets should never be used over an open flame. Perfectly safe on a hot plate.

 

If I don’t sell the size or shape you would like just contact me and I’ll make you one to fit your needs.

 

Black premier 40x50 BBQ sheets retail at NZD$10.10 with $3.50 post NZ Wide."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I second never exposing anything non-stick to open flame. Non-stick has a relatively low heat resistance and beyond that heat isn't safe for consumption. 

 

 


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networkn: Non-stick has a relatively low heat resistance and beyond that heat isn't safe for consumption. 

 

You're not meant to eat them!


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  Reply # 1917566 12-Dec-2017 16:35
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But in seriousness... most gas grills will have flame tamers, so would it still be too hot?


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