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Know Your Braai Wood

The wood you choose can make all the difference to your braai experience. A good quality braai wood should be:   Clean burning It should not generate a lot of smoke.  Dense and hard The wood will burn at a slower rate, making your braai last longer.  Low in moisture Wet wood spits and you’ll have a hard time keeping your fire going.  Aromatic This adds the smoky flavour to your braaied food.     These woods are especially good for braaiing:   Kameeldoring generates almost no smoke. Read More...

Gas Fireplace Maintenance: Is it Important?

Yes. Yes. Yes. The best way to ensure your gas fireplace works safely and efficiently when you need it, is to maintain it when you don’t. Although gas-powered fireplaces are considerably the safest and cleanest of all, they require regular servicing, and your fireplace should be inspected and serviced by a certified technician in the summer months. 5 Reasons to Service Your Gas Fireplace Trouble shooting The technician will be able to identify any problems. He’ll check your burners, pilot lights, ignition Read More...

How to braai perfect steak

Kamado Jan shared this quick and easy way to braai perfect steak with us. All you'll need is: A good quality cut of steak Course sea salt Crushed black pepper A touch of cayenne pepper Clarified butter/ghee Watch the video (WARNING! IT'S MOUTH-WATERING!) and give it a go. #LightUpSummer with with a great steak. (Click on this link to find out more about Kamado Jan: Learn more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDB4Vg_jLSg Read More...

IT’S PIZZA NIGHT. LIGHT YOUR FIRES!

Pizza! One more reason to light a fire. Now pizza night can also be braai night. Try this recipe on your braai for a delicious wood-fired pizza. Pizza (Serves 4) Ingredients: For the pizza dough: 3 cups flour, 2 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp oil 1 cup lukewarm water For the topping: Sprinkle on your choice of ingredients, but don't overload your pizza or the cheese won't melt. Method: Sprinkle the yeast into the water. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Once the yeast has activated, combine the water, Read More...

FLUE-LESS GAS FIREPLACES ARE THE WAY TO GO AND HERE’S WHY

With the chilly winter months on their way, you need to make sure that your home is warm and toasty. You can have the best of both worlds with the range of Infiniti Flue-Less Gas Fireplaces. Infiniti combines both international and local designs using the best quality raw material. Each unit is modern looking and at the forefront of technology while having some of the most striking combustion systems in the world. All these units are environmentally friendly, giving off Read More...

A DRY MEAT RUB FOR ANY OCCASION

What would a piece of meat be without some good flavour? Bland and boring and something that we never want on our plates. A dry meat rub can pack as much flavour into a chicken or steak as a liquid marinade can. Dry rubs are generally used when you cook meat on a low and slow heat, whereas grilling on an open flame renders dry rubs useless. So keep these recipes in mind next time you have time to Read More...

WE RECENTLY VISITED PIAZZETTA IN ITALY

We started our year off visiting Asolo, Italy to see the Piazzetta factory. Two of our team members were lucky enough to experience this world class factory and gain a vast amount of knowledge to bring back home with them. If you aren’t familiar with the brand Piazzetta, then you have been missing out. This brand is all about: sustainable energy. Efficiency (Up to 92%) Automation Superior view on installation Quality Any help to prevent further global warming is a step Read More...

HOW TO BRAAI A FISH LIKE A MASTER

Every South African knows that a braai is a winner in any situation. No plans on a Friday night? Come over for a braai! Tanning a steak or doing some mielies on the braai is something that we have all learnt how to do, but cooking a fish on a braai can be a little tricky. We have some helpful tips for you: WHAT FISH WORKS ON A BRAAI? We are spoilt in South Africa with our choice of fish, we’re Read More...

THE INS AND OUTS OF SMOKING YOUR OWN MEAT

Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has introduced the average Joe to meaty treats like smoked ribs and juicy smoked brisket. So what is stopping you from smoking your own brisket? Absolutely nothing! We have some helpful tips to get you started for your first smoking session.   WHAT YOU NEED: When it comes to smoking a piece of meat, you only need a few things to make a delicious dish Wood Water Meat A water tray How simple is that?   METHOD: The amount Read More...
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