Posts by cobblerdave


    Mod 11 shaker with smaller holes works better with the powder type rub. The blue one I can still see as handy as I like to use “fijita” on other things and that has larger grains.

    Regards Dave


    Got given a Memphis style rub which I quite like. Problem is the lid is one that you can turn the top and use a hole section to sprinkle the rub. Lets the moisture in between uses and the rub cakes up.

    Blended the rub to turn it to powder again and stored it in a mason jar to prevent the moisture getting at the rub.

    I got hold of a shaker to spread it when needed. Problem was the holes were too small being designed more for powdered chocolate to sprinkle on your capachino. Drilled out ever secound hole larger. Bit of overkill really need less and smaller holes but I’ll pick up another at $2 each and experiment some more.

    But I think this one’s a win. A seperate shakers a handy thing and applies heaps more rub over a larger area.

    Regards Dave


    Why not approach one of the larger bottlos and ask if they would stock it. If it’s a leading beer in Italy why not. They import Bud don’t they?

    Another is asahi beer from Japan they make it in Brisbane under license. It doesn’t have to be imported but made here,

    I think it would pay to send out a txts. The big breweries have to get their ideas from somewhere.

    Regards Dave


    I worried about writing this done least the wife finds it. She gets nervous if I bring a box of matchs home.


    42’ firebrick wood fired oven

    Wood fired camp oven out of an old 9kg gas bottle

    Fire pit out of a old 9kg bottle


    Weber kettle

    Smoky joe mini WSM

    Akorn junior kamado

    Fish smoker box


    Weber family Q

    Portable single burner gasemate for camping

    Two ring burner for wok and prawn boiler

    2burner camp stove with flat plate and toaster


    Optimus 99 camp stove. (Yep found it)

    The majority were either home made or homeless and I just gave them a place to stay. I’m not a charity they have to work for thier keep.

    Regards Dave


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    I suppose it’s like push bikes. Everyone buys them but do they use them? I know where they end up….. in the hard rubbish throw out. Flat tires their main defect.

    Along of course to the cheap bbqs. The more expensive could last 5 or more Australia days. But by the time they hit the throw out they’re pretty poor.

    Regards Dave


    I’ll come clean I built 3 of these till I gave up.

    Remember that smell ? Burnt leg hairs as you tended the BBQ. You couldn’t go to the sides as they were stacked with more wood. Yes…wood on the ground so always damp.

    Remember getting a stray coal in between your thong and foot. sSSShit!…. Off thong, dance around in the bindis. Apply VB externally to the wound. Then internally as a pain killer.

    The last one was a Tecno marvel. By this time I’d had a level and knew how to use a string line. The fire was feed at one side and had some gaps in the brick to feed the air the other end. 10 mm 1/2 flat plate so even the biggest fire made of little sticks couldn’t burn anything. 1/2 grate for when the coals burnt down. Even had a cut in half 10 gallon oil drum as a hood with a tin can as a chimney one end. New did get around to hindging that, a couple of handles and some welding gloves did the job.

    Had 2 kids by this time. Cut down from VB to Tooheys blue and my bbq ing skills got better. About this time I tried my first med rare steak…….

    Sorry no pics. Only film cameras in these days and we mainly took pics of people and cars…..

    Regards Dave


    Got across to Maurrie and Aussie BBQs are saw the new Weber Q. Nice. Love the paint and the colours. All Matt too!

    They ceratainly are different and the grates are not the same as old series and are roughly 10 per cent larger. So they say a lot of the old accessories will not fit.

    The lids on the range are a different profile of course but I was surprise the slots at either end are smaller. They gain an extra slot at the back and a flat plate with breather holes at the back is on its way. So the Weber can become a full flat top.

    The family Q has metal legs and parts on its stand and the 4 wheels make it better on a patio. I kinda like the old plastic one as they were pretty much rust proof, but I suppose that’s me. They told me a patio stand the same as the family is coming for other portable Qs. The fold up stand is still available for baby and the q2000s.

    Don’t think they’ll be on my afford list right now but with retirement approaching a blokes got to have his forever gasser. That’s if gas is still around.

    Regards Dave


    Well how would they go wearing shoes much less steel caps? High vis with long sleeves and pants so they don’t get sunburnt. A hard hat again with a hat extension for the sun.

    Toughen up you footballers

    Regards Dave


    Low and slow on the family Q 3100 low lid.

    The setup aluminium foil then baking dish of water then rack on that. Smoke tube full of pellets light so it’s independent of the heat unlike a packet. 5 min pre heat with both burners then it’s down to the small burner only on its lowest setting. Maintains 120C for the first couple of hours then went up to 135C for the last 3 possibly due to the breeze dropping away. The chuck was wrapped at 2 hours mark and taken off at the 5 hour mark.

    And the result….. quite a exceptable . Nice and smoky as is evident by the smoke ring ( the smoking tube still had a couple of glowing bits at the 4 hour mark) Would normally have left to the 6 or 7 hour mark but certainly soft enough to eat and I’d run out of time.

    I think that’s a success and be useful in the fire bans.

    Regards Dave


    I think the family Q and the Q2800N plus can keep up with the Ziggys in the sear deptment and with the 4000 mjh burners can do low and slow cooks.

    Yep turn off the main burner and just run that 4000 mjh on low and you can do low and slow something the ziggys have never been know for. I think Weber are on to a winner. How they will go in the states I don’t know as they see them as a tailgate bbq and run them on a small disposable gas cylinder.

    Regards Dave

    • The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers. Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, "I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband, Tom, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him." You could hear a muffled gasp from all of the men in the congregation as they imagined the pain that poor Tom

    must have experienced. "Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every movement caused him terrible pain" We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place." Again, all of the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom. "Now," she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely." All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say. A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium. He said, "I'm Tom Smith." The entire congregation held its breath "I just want to tell my wife the word is sternum." 1f602.png


    The bin had mainly food scapes tins and bottles and ash from the incinerator in the back yard. And what was burnt in that. Basically anything that would burn and a few things that didn’t completely. The last of them were banned in the 90s and the smog and smoke haze that covered our cities dropped dramatically. Sundays as a kid were pretty bad. No one would wash and place clothing on the line. Better to live on a hill rather than a valley cause the smoke would settle in the low spots

    Regards Dave


    Weber Releases the New Weber Q Gas Grill in Australia and NZ - Full Details - CookOut News | Grill Business News, Grill Reviews, Grill Releases
    The new Weber Q and Weber Q+ has officially been released, after Weber teased it earlier this week. While we knew most of the features it has it, the new +…

    Explains things better than I could. It’s interesting to consider the old Q. This is from a comparison chart from the vertical Weber site.

    Old Weber baby Q 8000BTU

    Old Weber 200 Q 12000 BTU

    Old Weber family 217500 BTU

    Regards Dave