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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 am

Had a nice braai on Sat evening.

Built a mini wall of bricks down the side of the Olive logs.
And started it going with the other "rubbish" wood that I had tried before.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:39 am

Jolly good, Dzombs! :-0
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am

An excellent idea if you are not a big party \O
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:08 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am
An excellent idea if you are not a big party
Then I just use the full length of the braai if we have a lot of people.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:35 pm

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 .
So.....

I have the option of buying some bulk olive wood (which I have tried) or Kameeldoring (not tried).

Price is similar

Which would you go for?

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:48 pm

okie wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm

One thing though - International Health and Safety regulations require that all wood imports/exports must be fumigated in order to stop spreading of wood-bugs and diseases .
I am not sure what that entails as far as inter-country movement of such wood is concerned within the EU - it may not apply , and I assume that as the Olive wood probably has an EU origin , then that wood is probably not fumigated -- your wood supplier should be able to confirm that .

On the other hand , Camelthorn wood , originating from Africa , MUST certainly be fumigated , and again , then , the supplier/importer MUST be in possession of a fumigation certificate . Fumigation is done prior to shipment , and the fumigation certificate must accompany shipping documents , otherwise the shipment may be stopped by Port Health authorities .

Personally therefore , for obvious reasons , I would not use such fumigated wood to cook my food over an open fire .
The Olive is from Spain apparently.
And yes, I would imagine that within the EU (for the next few months anyway ) it doesn't get sprayed.

So I think you have made the decision for me. \O
Olive it will be.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:25 pm

Braaiing is becoming very technical! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 pm

okie wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:37 pm

And of course , when braaing , do try not to use Tambotie
Unless the in laws are coming over :twisted:

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Dzombo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:22 am

Way back in this thread, someone, maybe Okie, suggested using home made paper mache/paraffin fire starters.

Well I finally got to making some last weekend.
And tried to use them last night. Decided for first attempt try with charcoal.

What an abject failure. 0=
There was tons of smoke. And very little flame.
My eyes are really sore this morning.

The neighbours can't be impressed.
And the SO wasn't happy O0 as dinner was late and the veg etc she was making got dried out.
Needless to say, the rest I made will go in the bin.

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Re: Braaiing and Recipes

Post by Richprins » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:27 am

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