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BalconySmoken last won the day on September 7

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  1. I needed fajitas and margaritas a couple of weeks ago after a solid day unpacking. I picked up that gallon yeti when I was living in Austin; buy one if you don’t own one - so good!! Make one batch of margaritas and they last all arvo and evening
  2. I’ll give that a go next time
  3. BalconySmoken

    Dip day

    Something different: made baba ganoush, humus and pita bread for the house warming party. Eggplant (aubergine/brinjal) and garlic on the cooker with some coffee chunks, and then cooked the pita bread on there too. I tried whole flour with the pita bread - I won’t do that again as the bread flour ones taste heaps better (photo of that cook in here too)
  4. Yes I am happy with the space and no more clandestine operations. I think I am 90% unpacked so should have more time to sit around cooking and drinking beer A bit late: but here is how the meat turned out. I have never done a scotch fillet roast before as it always seemed so damn expensive in Australia, but living in Singapore the price at home was about the same as 1 steak here! Happy with the results
  5. I have almost finished moving; the blue beast has been busy over the last month or so - but no time for updates. I no longer need to smoke in secrecy for fear of being fined or arrested! behold the new home for the beast I have updated my hacked ikea cabinet with another level of hacked ikea cabinet: easily fits everything in now! today I am cooking a whole scotch fillet (I think that is a boneless rib eye for you gun lovers) i’ll try to upload some of the cooks from the last period; had some awesome cooks including dabbling in breads and dips. Enjoy the weekend all! Time for a beer whilst this cooks
  6. I have the cyber q cloud and the smoker attachment. They both work great. This cyber q is my second one - the software is heaps better than the older version and to monitor your cook from outside your property is much easier (no more port forwarding). The smoker attachment works fine with cyber q in place. I was worried initially that the fish pumping smoke in may screw with the fan for the cyber q but it works seemlessly together. my only complaint with the cyber q is it is ancient technology that needs an update. You mention a battery above - that’s my main bugbear. It will run off a 12v battery fine; just use a motor cycle battery (or even a car one) or something like that for some reasonable Amp hours. It has annoyed me enough I have decided to make own controller with an esp32 that will run off batteries and as a bonus hook into Apple home kit for the ultimate in lazy cooking; hey Siri, how’s my meat? I hate the need for an extension cord to run the smoker - if should be rechargeable, and shouldn’t be a big ask as the KK is so well insulate the fan hardly runs. A tip for it; when you are warming up, leave the valve on the cyber q open all the way and as you approach temperature close it off to about n25%; you will get to temp quicker and then have more accuracy at temp (and not overshoot)
  7. Sounds like you guys like this stuff: so you recommend? If so I’ll try to order some to my Sydney office and pick it up when I am back next.
  8. My Daughter got to choose dinner - I was satisfied with her choice! I may have mentioned this before, meat is outrageously expensive and simply insane when you go to the best butcher for the ribs! Bloody good but I won’t be doing that again for a while. Ribs cooked before glazing home made sauce ready to go from last batch dinner is served and although Jazzy wants some ~ no ribs for her! She wasn’t impressed
  9. That looks awesome!
  10. I have been travelling for about a month, and last night the girls went to see Ed Sheeran at the last minute which meant I was home alone. What better way to enjoy the peace by grilling some chicken I had in the fridge alongside some asparagus/sweat potato/tomato/kale salad (with some ginger/garlic/soy/sesame/honey salad dressing I concocted). simple but delicious ~ fridge foraged dinners are always surprising
  11. I have maternity belt - it is stretched to its max now! I may just stop wearing belts! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Just stop already - that is too good and keeps on giving! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Nailed it - well played on first cook! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Bloody hell that looks good - I need to stop reading this forum; too much goodness to try out is not helping my belt size! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Correct - it’s not the annoying I am worried about but the security who may ban the thing (you are not supposed to have a bbq let alone a smoker!) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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