G'day from Ballandean....Australia

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by aussie84, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. aussie84

    aussie84 Newbie


    as you can see my title, is Aussie 84, that is because i have a lang 84 deluxe reverse flow.  i think it is the only one in Australia, there are some using the tex offsets but.  i have been smoking for a number of years, started when my wife got some pork for roasting from our butcher and he asked how it was going to be done, so she procceeded to tell him that i was going to do it in the weber kettle.  any-how he suggested that i throw on some wood for extra flavour.  i had some grape vine laying around and decided to use that.  and that is where my magical journey into the world of smoke started.

    i used the kettle to do quite a few hams ( ready to cook ), basically just roasting them with the wood thrown in to add the smoke flavour.  at the time they were the best hams i had ever tried.  one day i was in a department store, and as we do....found myself in the BBQ section, and there right in the middle of the display was a WSM, i asked the sales person what it was about and got a WTF look from him, so i left and didnot think any more of it, untill one day while the missus was doing girly things around the shops i went to a BBQ store and well saw a smoker thing there.  it was a pov pack meko, mate i tell you, it was the hardest i ever had to work for a feed of ham in my life, the fire kept going out, so i drilled some holes in the charcoal pan for draw, that seemed to help.  i used this thing for about 3 yrs, 

    i had a 4 burner gasser which i worked out how to do low and slow smoked ribs on, plus i did a few more things like roasts and jerky. 

    now i don't know when it hit me, but, i woke up one day and i went outside to have a butchers at the vineyard and had a look over my shoulder at the arsenal of cookers i have.  as i mentioned i have the LANG 84d, also 2 weber kettles, WSM 18" and 22", TRAEGER 100, kamado imperial #5, weber Q and a weber go anywhere.  and just scratched my head and smiled, because that was one pretty sight.  don't know about you blokes but, each and every one of those babies does something a little bit more special than the others.

    sorry, about the ramble... i will fade away now and thank-you for the opportunity to be part of this forum.  hope to learn and maybe share some really good BBQ and smoked food tips from you.


  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Kevin, Sounds like you got a handle on this smokin' thing.

    Can't wait to see some Qview on that lang!
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF family!!!

    we have a couple more members from down under.
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    welcome to SMF its nice to have ya. Have fun and Happy smoking[​IMG]
  5. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - looking forward to seing some of your qview -
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

    Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

    A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    G'Day Mate! Welcome to SMF!
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011
  10. aussie84

    aussie84 Newbie


    what is, and how do i use Qview..??..  i would like to put some photos of the LANG 84 and his friends up.


  11. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    G'Day Aussie[​IMG]   and  [​IMG]  from the Oldschoolbbq bunch[​IMG]Hope you enjoy it here as much as we do[​IMG]

    Get on the Band Wagon and send us some Q-view of yer stuff,we're nosey(Opps...I mean curious).

    Have a great stay here and,
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Kevin
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Posting photo's is easy. Just click on the "insert image" icon at the top of the text box & follow the prompts.
  14. aussie84

    aussie84 Newbie

    thank-you, will give it a shot,






    cool, they seem to work, i think i might need to standardize the size and maybe reduce thaem..??.. or are these OK..??..

  15. aussie84

    aussie84 Newbie

    ok, just a few for now





  16. aussie84

    aussie84 Newbie

    how do you delete a post.  i doubled up on this one and would like to delete one of them. 


  17. fife

    fife Master of the Pit


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