Religeon question time

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LE
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#1
Ok when you fellas Braii what fuel do you use? I've seen some wood, briquettes and pucka charcoal but rarely gas with a proper Saffa. So what is the wood you use that burns so well and seems to perform better than charcoal?
 
#3
Ysterhout/hardekool = ironwood. Hard as rock and destroys an axe edge in a few strokes, but holds the heat forever. If you use charcoal, avoid the briquettes as they're made from some crappy sweeping/sawdust rubbish and bound with a kind of glue that flavours the meat.

There's a fair bit of black wattle around that gets cut up as it's an invasive species and works very well on the braai. Mopani and sekelbos also do the trick but hard to find.
 

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LE
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#5
Have you been on the meths again?
Possibly but the Saffa Braii does use a really efficient burning wood that seems to work as wel as charcoal if not better. I use oak if I can be arsed to wait for it to burn down but real charcoal takes some beating!
 

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#6
Try dried cones from evergreens if you've a plentiful supply, they make good braai coals and don't taint the meat.
 

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#7
Bog standard pine cones? we have millions of the feckers!
In town today and noticed a new saffer deli opened up, usual stuff on sale but he was too busy to bug so I left him alone. Inspired now to make my own Boerwoers! Apart from beef and lamb what else?
 

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#8
Bog standard pine cones? we have millions of the feckers!
In town today and noticed a new saffer deli opened up, usual stuff on sale but he was too busy to bug so I left him alone. Inspired now to make my own Boerwoers! Apart from beef and lamb what else?
Aye that's what I used.
Common sense says one should make a test fire, see what the smoke smells like & braai a small piece of meat to ensure each type is ok to cook on, so of course I always followed squaddie logic and just cracked on with the main event.
Never had a problem with strange tasting graze from one of these fires.

You'll find a kakhuisvol of boere recipes on the net and as with most graze good quality ingredients is essential, also remember to toast the coriander seed before lightly crushing it else it tastes just wrong.
Game is often mixed in with other meats, but if you're making wors from any bok you'll need to add fat.
With liver chucked into the boere it's known as 'Pofadder,' & the same mix made into small burgers & wrapped in caul fat are 'skilpadjies' (tortoises.)
I'll send you a few I use this evening, also for droëwors if you've started your 'tong box.
 
#9
Pine cones don't hold the coals very long but they're easy to use for lighting the fire.

Try Hirsch spices for a boerie mix. If you can get your Saffer deli to bring them in it's a win. About four Euros a bag in this neck of the woods so prob about five times that when it gets to you, but you'll get around 70 lbs of boerie from one bag. The kameelhout mix is one of the better ones and they also do the mix for 'tong and various other bits and bobs.

Freddy Hirsch Ingredients Boerewors


As Cuts has mentioned, venison wors needs a fair bit of spek or pork fat to make it palatable. Can be dry if no fat used. Also, try playing about with the mix and adding curry or red wine/brandy. Chilis and garlic also work and a handful of cracked black pepper never hurts.
 

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#12
As are many members of the government.
 
#13
Although the govt vegetables are the kind you like to throw on the fire to hear them scream, but are too poisonous to eat.
 

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#14
Mightn't The Spear get damaged ?
 

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#17
Stompie Makitze is a vegan?
Moeketzi ?
No it's a chicken flattie that's veget... oh, I see what you did there. :)


Thank the Madikizela witch for that episode.
 

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LE
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#18
Well I got out before the rain and collected about 30 pounds of fir cones, I will get some more tomorrow. Lighters only you say or can they be treated and provide fuel?
 

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#19
I do feel the wah strongly here but anyway here is this mornings efforts;
 

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#20
I've used them for fuel, but as Lardbeast says they do burn away.

Just seen your cones, they're much smaller than those I use, have you only got dwarf firs ?
 

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