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  1. @David no problem. Any questions fire away... I’ll help if I can.
  2. Handy rack that!
  3. Evening all, Thought I’d post an update following a flurry of activity during my ‘week off’ last week. Finally got the worktop finished, varnished, tiling, rendered and painted. Very glad I rendered as I almost left the block work on show but it does look much better. We’ve really enjoy the AK in it’s first year. Not done much low and slow, only a few beef ribs and lamb legs but we’ve really enjoyed the ease of start up, control and efficiency. Notice the use of ‘we’... my wife has really got into using the area now and we’ve enjoyed using the space a lot over lockdown (mainly pizza)
  4. What a difference a year makes!
  5. This thread is bringing back memories. Delivery took 12 days for me last year. Ordered 30/04, despatched 02/05 and received 14/05. Hope that helps...
  6. I picked mine up last year, a few dinks externally but I can confirm its performed impeccably. Enjoy!
  7. Thanks chaps. I'll post some pics under the kamado cooks however it goes! 🤞🏻
  8. Good evening all, I'm going in for my first long cook on the weekend which is all very exciting. I'm doing a recipe from the excellent Berber & Q. However it says to cover the shoulder (bone in) in rub but makes no reference to preparing the meat in advance. Should I be trimming it of thick fat and sinews? Picture of the beauty below. Thoughts please.
  9. Did someone say Makita... damn I clicked. The combi drill and impact driver set with 2x 5.0ah price is very good. The batteries alone are £50 ea.
  10. Finally got the AK out of the frame and onto some feet and received the Asado grill today. All ready for a wet weekend!
  11. Hello all, Thought I share what I've been up to recently as I know you all like pictures. Sadly since getting the AK it's been a little underused whilst my spare time has been consumed down the end of the garden. I was going to write a blog but, well, time pressed on and I never got around to it. So here's an update and I'll add to as it progresses. I've used a combination of new and reclaimed/old materials in the build and it's approx 3.4m x 3m. There's still a way to go, the right hand side needs some head scratching but that will house the kamado, a sunken pit for kebabs and a butlers
  12. There you go @Smokin Monkey AK 2019...
  13. As suggested by @Smokin Monkey I'll start the ball rolling... I didn't get my weekend logistics sorted for my first low and slow, so sticking with the kebabs. Chicken Tikka and Paneer/vegetables all served up on fresh salad and coriander dressing. Really enjoying my weekend wander to the green grocers to see what colourful madness he has in. This week, bright yellow toms and courgettes. I tend to use thigh, but only had breast fillets in the freezer so really happy they weren't dry. Sadly can't recommend the Rockwell Skewer support (B&Q), spot weld has failed. It feels ch
  14. So here's the chicken. I followed a recipe from the Pitt Cue recipe book. House rub mixed with chipotle paste, butter and roasted garlic paste. Had to substitute the chipotle for harissa as popping down the shops wasnt an option. Sadly I was low on charcoal so couldn't get the temp up to crisp it all up towards the end. Cooked and 150 for probably 90 minutes, 75 degrees on the probe. It was juicy and the flesh was turning pinkish with the smoking. Definitely more hot smoked than roasted. The left overs crisped up nicely in the oven the next day. First big lump off the grill, and I'll take that
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