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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:38 pm

Very grand, okie! ^Q^ X#X

You can wash dishes in the braai! O/\
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by RogerFraser » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:01 pm

^Q^ Nice setup Okie \O

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by okie » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:16 am

RobertT wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:07 pm
5 pieces is all you need when braaing a salad. O** O** =O: =O: \O
I do not make charcoal out of my meat :X:
Richprins wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Very grand, okie! ^Q^ X#X

You can wash dishes in the braai! O/\
Hmmm..... haven't thought of that yet ..0..

But.... the stainless steel lasts forever and a day \O Not like those crap little set-ups that you buy from every corner store and that burns through halfway through your first braai 0*\

Oh , and the wood I use make great coals which still lasts well even up to a hour after the meat is cooked ;-)
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:33 am

Okie - that's a lot of wood!

I tried to split my olive logs down the middle
But my axe bare made a scratch.
Any ideas?

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by RobertT » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am

You can get a woodsplitter, which work better than an axe.
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by okie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:52 pm

Dzombo -- yeahh , a log-splitter will do , or , get an real axe :O^
One with some real grunt , like the black one shown here ;-)

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:36 pm

O-/
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by okie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm

Dzombo wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:33 am
Okie - that's a lot of wood!

I tried to split my olive logs down the middle
But my axe bare made a scratch.
Any ideas?
Dzombo , also , as has already said by RobertT , you need heat to properly set light to the logs . And you can use any wood to achieve that . Look around , even old scraps of box-wood , or broken pallets will do . That type of wood burn quite fiercely , and it will not really make any coals for you , but , as long as it is big enough to set the olive wood going , then you will get the coals that you require .
Another thing . I do not clean out the old wood-ashes from my braai . I prefer to leave the ash to remain , and build up a nice thick layer in the braai , and I make my fire on top of that . The ashes serve as a great insulation on top of the bricks/cement , etc . and therefore your fire does not have to heat the bricks/cement up as well , and also , once you have your coals , then that insulation is fantastic in keeping your coals hot for a long time . In fact , if I make a big fire like your other advisers on this thread would suggest , then next morning , I would still find some glowing coals amongst those ashes lol .
Let me tell you .I built a wood-burning stove which use for heating here on the farm , and , believe me , I do not use more than 15 or 16 pieces of wood to supply enough heat for the whole night . And I leave the ashes inside the stove .
And , I can assure you , I do not just heat up a salad =O:
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:06 pm

^Q^

Old school, okie! X#X
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:50 am

okie wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
I do not clean out the old wood-ashes from my braai . I prefer to leave the ash to remain , and build up a nice thick layer in the braai , and I make my fire on top of that .
To recap......
When my braai was first built, I tried lighting the fire (with charcoal) directly on the base slabs. But it didn't really get as hot as I wanted. So I got some mini grills and raised the coals about 1cm off the base. Good airflow underneath. So the coals burn well now. Maybe too well.
After the fire has died, I clean out the ash from underneath the grill.
Been doing the same with the wood.

So now.....
Should I have the wood directly on the base?
On the layer of ash?
Will airflow not be a problem?

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