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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Great so I can add chunks of red gum to my kamado coals and it will be all good. [THUMBS UP SIGN]


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:13 pm 
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I have been using the chargriller lump coal from Bunnings but it has some huge chunks in there. Am I making life difficult by not having smaller, evenly sized lump? Think I might source another brand when this runs out.


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:02 pm 
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I liked that lump. There is big pieces but I smashed them to size with a hammer. Heat beads now sell their own version of lump charcoal. It's about the same size as normal beads. That may sit better in the kamado rather than have gaps between the lump? Worth a try maybe?
(It's in a blue bag.)


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:05 pm 
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The coconut shell product ?


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Yeah, that's it. I've only had the chance to try it once since I got a bag. Noticed it lights a bit easier than normal beads, but not as hot or last as long. Did not notice any smell.


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 Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:35 pm 
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yakabot wrote:
Yep. Redgum. I'd try other stuff but nowhere near me to get any.

Does the redgum give the meat any kind of flavour? If so does it go well with any particular kind of meat?


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:43 pm 
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Here's my problem. I can't taste smoke flavor in any meat. Maybe I smoke (ciggies) too much, or breath too much smoke hanging around the cookers, but I van never taste smoke. If I could cook one of something in a smoker and one in an oven, maybe I'd know.
The red gum is used by myself to add smoke flavor for those who can taste it and as a heat source.

However, way back a few years ago when I started bbqing the first time I used wood as a smoke additive, the whole family noticed the difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Is red gum and eucalyptus different?


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 Post subject: Offset fuels
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 Post subject: Re: Offset fuels
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:14 pm 
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They'll be different but I don't know if eucalyptus is any good or not. I'll attach this pic about smoking woods but it may be too small. Will check later from my pc.
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