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Discussion in 'Foods, Drinks, & Cooking' started by Private_Ale, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Has anyone had a barbecue yet this summer?
  2. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard


    Guise pls
  3. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I had a BBQ today. Using my barrel grill.

    Kingsford matchlight briquets and Weber Hickory woodchips (soaked for 30 mins).

    It was nice. Lots of food, cooked fast. In fact, the grill is still hot. Watching TV now waiting for it to die.
  4. Void

    Void ZXC-79523

    I still need to have a Braai as we call it here.


    Haven't had one in a while.

    pics? :)

    I've been napping for the past few hours ... about to have a quick shower .... then up at 4am ...
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  5. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    No pictuars of the actual event from today, but here are pics of the grill after I built it yesterday:

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    The iron grates are really nice. Even if the coals aren't even, the grates heat evenly.
  6. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    I'm Mexican. Is doesn't need to be summer for a BBQ aka carne asada. ^_^
  7. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Now that the grill is on the deck I can grill all year too. :p

    It's only 5 feet away from the door. :D

    It was so much fun. It's been forever since I had a barbecue. Technically this grill is over 2 years old. It's been sitting brand new in it's box being used as a table since 2012. :p
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  8. Afronaught

    Afronaught ♫ Official Princess ♫

    I havent had a Braai in about a year or so. I think I'm going to plan one for the weekend.. perhaps on the beach for something differnt.
  9. Void

    Void ZXC-79523

    That looks really cool. Far nicer than the one I have at home.

    I thought it was funny that you've been using the box as a desk .... lmao.
  10. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Barrel grills and smokers have been the hot item in my area for a while. If you want a charcoal grill that's larger than the small round camper size, you pretty much have no other choice.

    But I do like it though. Totally stoked at how well it's red cedar shelves match the ugly red deck.

    Don't knock box-tables bru. It really just happens though. You have a nice box on the floor and stuff that needs to go somewhere. So, now a box is a table. :p
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  11. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Going to have another barbecue this weekend.

    Will probably have one every weekend until my bag of briquets is used up.
  12. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    I'm having one at a beach house on Saturday. ^_^. I'm probably gonna end up DD :/ lol
  13. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    That's what you get for being preggo :D

  14. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    yep. Side note. I think I'll make pasta tonight.
  15. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    TIL there's a difference between a grill and a barbecue.

    TIL there's a difference between grilling and barbecuing.

    TIL the two communities are fairly hostile to each other.
  16. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Really? What's the difference?
  17. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Grilling is fast cooking. The food is only a few inches above the coals. You use charcoal or briquets.

    Barbecuing is slow cooking. The food is far away from the fire. You use wood, never charcoal. The heavy smoke from the wood cooks and flavors your food.

    So, apparently I'm doing some abortion between the two. :eek:
  18. smilemani

    smilemani Well-Known Member

    This Sunday sounds like a good time for a grillin'!
  19. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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    Private_Ale King Neckbeard



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  21. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Whit's 6th birthday is on September 6 so we're going to have a big barbecue for her. :)

    She always get some anyway, but this time it'll be just for her.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2014
  22. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Going to have another BBQ today.

    This time let's give apple wood a trial run. :D

  23. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  24. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Cooked a small sack of bacon, 9 burgers, green beans, and corn.

    After the coals were ashed, tossed on the damp apple wood chips followed by the two cans of green beans and corn. Then the bacon, finally the burgers.

    I tried something different today, indirectly cooking the bacon. I only lined half of the grill with coals. The bacon was on the top rack on the opposite side of the coals. The idea was that they were smoked and cooked slower. It seemed to work really well.

    After the first burger flip, I brushed generous helpings of barbecue sauce on them. After waiting a few minutes, I put a slice of Swiss cheese on the burgers. Following a ~minute wait each burger was then topped with a slices of bacon and left to sit on the grill for another minute. Finally served with some cut lettuce.

    Worked out really nice.
  25. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Going to have another go. This time Hot Dogs and Chicken strips.

    Going to smolder the wood indirectly using a foil pan.