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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Thu May 23, 2019 9:37 am

okie wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:55 am
I have used olive wood from when I prune trees here on the farm .Olive wood is dense and heavy , more than 1000kg per cubic meter , with a very fine grain , turn darker as it grows older , and fantastic for furniture manufacture . Needs to be well dried , and burns very well with fairly long-lasting embers .
Okie, so this is as good as the SA wood ?

I have located a supplier of the Olive not too far from where I live - 10 min drive.
So I will go and pick up a bag on the weekend.

If that's no good I will investigate the options of the SA wood
RobertT wrote:
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Reckon you could get 3-4 fires out of the 20kg bag.
It gets a bit confusing as some companies quote in kg and some in litres 0*\

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Thu May 23, 2019 5:10 pm

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Fri May 24, 2019 9:05 am

Will see how I get on over the weekend and keep you all posted

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Thu May 30, 2019 4:16 pm

Forgot to update......

So on the weekend went and got a bag of the olive wood
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And had a braai with it.
Was better than with the wood I had used previously in the week.
But still not what I expected.
Perhaps I didn't use enough??
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Edit: please can someone sort the sideways photos again.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by RobertT » Thu May 30, 2019 4:32 pm

Dzombo I think you are using too little wood. I do at least 4 layers in a tower kind of system. I also because hard woods like heat to burn quickly and make coals I tend to put a few briquetts in places to help. You want the wood to burn as quickly and evenly as possible so you have coals without some wood still burning with flames.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Thu May 30, 2019 4:45 pm

RobertT wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Dzombo I think you are using too little wood. I do at least 4 layers in a tower kind of system. I also because hard woods like heat to burn quickly and make coals I tend to put a few briquetts in places to help. You want the wood to burn as quickly and evenly as possible so you have coals without some wood still burning with flames.
Ok, Will try with more wood next time.
The burning log on the 2nd photo. Was actually the one on the end. But the outside hadn't caught alight,so I flipped it around and put it on top so that it would burn

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Thu May 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Yes, Dzombs! That is how one braais, one rearranges the unburnt bits! \O X#X
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Lisbeth » Fri May 31, 2019 3:34 pm

Ronnie has work there for quite some time :yes: \O
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Fri May 31, 2019 5:08 pm

Should last you for days, okie! X#X
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Flutterby » Fri May 31, 2019 5:12 pm

All ready for winter. \O

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