Nothing like getting free materials from the bush. The whole family got together. We got about 4 ute loads of reasonably flat river stones and bush rock and together as a team we paved the BBQ area with natural stone. It looks sensational.
This outdoor BBQ means a lot to the family. So that’s why we kept it and the deck and built the new house around it. All of our family memories have been around that fire. I laid 600 bricks to build it and the hot plate is a 8mm plate weighing about 250kg. The cooking surface is 6’ x 4’ so thirty odd T Bones are not a problem. Only problem was from time to time it would smoke the deck out, (hence the goggles), so after years of copping the smoke while cooking and eating I decided to put some doors on and a chimney to draw the smoke.
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There’s nothing quite like some nice crispy pork crackling. My whole family loves it and it’s the perfect centrepiece to any Christmas lunch or dinner. Follow the instructions below to find out how to cook up some ripper pork crackling like mine.
Step 1: Massage oil and salt into the skin like you love it.
Step 2: Have your BBQ on super hot.
Step 3: Cook with the lid down for 40mins.
Step 4: Turn heat down to normal cooking temperature, time will depend on size.
I do mine on a rotisserie that I have on my BBQ and it turns out a treat.
This is mine last Christmas.