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Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:32 am

Every time visiting Kruger and busy braaing, there comes a stage when one needs to lower the braai grid due to the coals loosing heat, then the only option is the bottom hole on the braai grid pole.
Once you have done this, you find the heat again too much for what you have on the grid - start to smell something burning. :o

At this stage I go looking for a brick, stone that is high enough to manage the grid height.... and then this stone keeps on falling over when one touches the grid. :wall: :wall: :wall:

With this then in mind, I was wondering if Camp Maintenance teams could not drill another hole in the pole just between the bottom two holes? :hmz: (Just the one extra hole)
This will just be perfect and make a braai experience more pleasant and practical. :dance: :dance: :dance:

I am not sure if others have the same experience. :hmz:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Ian Grant » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:25 pm

Indeed, I used to get frustrated by this too. I now take a vice-grip which I clamp onto the pole, below the braai grid, at the exact height that I require, with the ability to easily adjust as and when required.
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby spargish » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:25 pm

Come now guys, a real braai master knows how to regulate his coals :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

Jokes aside I kind of like braaing on something that isn’t perfect, part of the KNP experience for me.
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Albert » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:16 pm

I've long ago started using my own "rooster" (grill). I also carry a collapsible (and slightly adjustable) tripod/triangle thingy (which folds flat). I've burnt myself and the braai bread enough times in the KNP (this appears to have some relationship to amount of beer consumed).
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:39 am

I have to be honest and say I've never had this problem, but do see the merit in it and will make for a more pleasant braai experience for many people I'm sure.

I have to add that the pen is not always necessary. I usually just leave the pen when I set the grill lower. The weight of the meat most times lets the grid grip the pipe.

However, I would not try this with some succulent rump steaks when you hit it on the grill for some fire to lick the meat and the marinade to create that oh so good little crispy marinade on the fat of the meat *slurp*
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby RemiE » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:36 am

Wild@Heart wrote:However, I would not try this with some succulent rump steaks when you hit it on the grill for some fire to lick the meat and the marinade to create that oh so good little crispy marinade on the fat of the meat *slurp*


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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:10 am

LOL ... Braai is dieting :D
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Unread postby RemiE » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:41 pm

If your Banting. Maybe I should be banting…… :hmz:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:03 am

HAHAHA :)

I had to go google what "Banting" is ... I'm now officially banting then :) :D :wiz:
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Unread postby RemiE » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:30 am

W@H some people are banting without knowing they are banting, especially the braai masters visiting our parks…………except it seems sometimes that some of them are on a drinking diet too, drinking lots of wine, drinking lots of brandy and drinking lots of beer…..
I’ve tried the drinking diet and I've lost a couple of days :tongue:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:36 am

RemiE wrote:I’ve tried the drinking diet and I've lost a couple of days :tongue:


LMAO!!! :D :D

And let's now forget the Amarula Drinkers ... :D :D

I consider beer as veggies :)
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Unread postby RemiE » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:36 am

Wild@Heart wrote:I consider beer as veggies :)


So it is a food group then? :lol:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:44 am

For sure :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby arks » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:26 pm

W@H it is VERY good to have you back on the forum :roll: :dance: Thanks to you (and RemiE) for brightening my day! :gflower:
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Re: Kruger NP - all camps: Braai experience suggestion

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:09 am

Hi Arks :) super glad I got to brighten your day :) makes up for not being able to be in the park ... at least we can imagine what we would be doing there ... or is that drinking and eating :D
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