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Berty

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About Berty

  • Birthday 12/10/1969

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    England
  • Interests
    Homebrewing, real barbecue, boats and fishing, four wheeling, my Dawg.
  • Grill
    Akorn

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  1. Hopefully tomorrow! I'll report back when it rocks up.
  2. The Aldi Kamado is a 16" Medium Kamado from La Hacienda, they are good quality but the main problem with these is the size means nothing standard fits and you can't get spares, e.g. grates, deflectors etc. The wild Goose is an exact copy of the KJ classic, c/w/ divide & conquer. It's built in the same factory as KJ, same ceramics, cart, D&Q etc. Over £300.00 cheaper, everything KJ is compatible, including joetisserie. I'm now pulling the trigger on a WG after cancelling a Aldi order.
  3. I've done the taters twice now (again last night) bogh times I've cheated and partially cooked in the microwave and just finished on the kamado. Once the chicken is done, I take it off to rest, open up the vents and throw the spuds on, I let the temperature get up to 220 Celsius or 428 Fahrenheit or there abouts, and take them off when the skins are crispy. About 15-20 minutes I guess. Before I put the spuds on the grill, I rub the skins with a bit of olive oil and grind some sea salt and black pepper on them, they taste loads better than conventional oven cooked!
  4. Thanks guys, not sure what happened with the post getting split into two? I've updated the one with the picture!
  5. Thanks for the replies gents, sorry for my delayed reply, I've been overseas on business, first chance to get back on line. I'm going for attempt no 2 this weekend, I've got another chicken which im going to try a citrus rub this time and a pork shoulder (not a boston butt, I think you guys call this cut a picnic?)
  6. I finally had a break in the weather last weekend so did my initial burn to season the grates and to try and get a handle on temperature control. I also wanted to make use of the charcoal and take advantage of the dry day to actually cook something. I wanted to do something simple as a first attempt as I've only grilled direct previously so decided to go for a beer can chicken. I also did some baked potatoes as well, I was really pleased with how it turned out and how easy to control the temperature the Akorn is. I did tighten up the latches on the dome and ashman and resealed the bottom ve
  7. I finally had a break in the weather last weekend so did my initial burn to season the grates and to try and get a handle on temperature control. I also wanted to make use of the charcoal and take advantage of the dry day to actually cook something. I wanted to do something simple as a first attempt as I've only grilled direct previously so decided to go for a beer can chicken. I also did some baked potatoes as well, I was really pleased with how it turned out and how easy to control the temperature the Akorn is. I did tighten up the latches on the dome and ashman and resealed the bottom ve
  8. Thanks to everyone who's replied to my intro thread, I've got to say I've joined many forums over the years for my many interests, this is by far the warmest welcome I've ever had. Overwhelming! In reply to Jeffieboy, that's a very kind offer of help, I'm about 6 hours from Yorkshire so you would have to have travelled a little out of your way! We actually have a few decent barbecue places opened up in Norwich (which is our nearest city) Harbeque is a pop-up that is pretty awesome http://harbercue.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Harbercue and Dray Yard smokehouse http://www.drayyardsmokeh
  9. Hi Rak73, I'm raring to go but we have -4 degrees Celsius temperatures at the minute, forecast till the weekend, so don't hold your breath! Not sure about the shepherds pie, chicken tikka masala is the national dish nowadays! , how about eel, pie and mash if your a Londoner, that would be a challenge
  10. Hope I can live up to the expectations, traditional English tends to be pretty tame, that's why I look to other countries cuisine, for inspiration! Anyway, I'll give it a go!
  11. Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
  12. Hello everyone, My name is Brett and I'm from Norfolk, England. I've just bought my first Kamado and luckily found this place . A bit of background, I've been barbecuing for quite a few years now, I'm sure you're aware but UK BBQ is a million miles away from what you guys stateside are used to! My first experience of barbecuing was blackened, raw in the middle sausages and nasty frozen burgers, probably over 30 years ago. Things have moved on a bit since then & proper barbecue is becoming more popular here, although it is a bit of an underground scene at present. I've been dire
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