Dang it, I jumped back here all excited thinking there would be some pictures by now........ <sighs>
My new toy has arrived - Page 5
My replacement unit is still somewhere in the air over the Atlantic I think. They did loan me their competition unit though so that I could get this week end sorted. The loan unit worked impeccably and everything went to plan.
I did not take any photos of the ribs smoking but here are 6 of the the pork shoulders as they were cooking.
Left: Here is the unit at the event on the day - Yes it is sitting in a newly mown wheat field.
Right: Meet the team
The Big K Restaurant Grade briquettes arrived on Friday and so I tried them out in the half-barrel BBQ/Grill. Wow they were good. They burned slowly and gave out loads of heat. They kept hot for hours and I only used about 5Kg all afternoon.
Having tried them out I can see how well they perform when grilling but I am not sure how well they will perform in a smoker (using snake or Minion?). I will do a comparison of these against the Heat Beads and start a new thread for it.
I have told them that they need to send someone down to fix it completely next time or I will be expecting my money back so I can buy one that is more reliable. I really did not want it to get to this point.