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Travelling Braai (Barbeque)

Gary Stockton

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I've been on the lookout for a decent braai to use in the UK / Europe for a while, seeing as, unlike southern Africa, no built-in braai facilities seem to exist in camp-sites, and you're not allowed to make a naked fire. I wanted something that packed up fairly small, yet still allowed me to do wors and chops and a bit of fillet for SWMBO.

I also wanted something that allowed me to make a 'kuier-vuur', or sort of camp-fire / chat fire, when we'd finished cooking and were chilling out. So that rules out a gas braai, fortunately!

The first one I've found is the Weber Go-Anywhere:

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Packs up quite small, except for the sticky-out handles, and the cooking area isn't too bad, but not great for mor than 3 people, really.

This retails in various on-line stores for between £45 - £50, and seems to be typical Weber quality, i.e. pretty good.


I was about to get one, when I spotted this today:

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from BOAB (http://www.boab.biz/index.htm)

There's a spec-sheet here:

http://www.boab.biz/images/BOAB Ultimate Braai Factsheet.pdf

Size is good, and it packs up much smaller than the Weber:

Carry Size: 43 x 35 x 10.5cm
Size Opened: 43 x 35 x 39cm high
Coal Box: 40 x 30 x 28cm off ground
Griddle Plate: 405 x 305mm (16” x 12”)
Table Height: 30cm off ground
Shipping Wt: 10kg (22lb packed shipping weight)
Price inc VAT: £94:99 + P&P (negotiate!!)

This looks more like what I was after :cool:. It has a griddle-plate for a fry-up, a hook for the potjie, and a multi-level grid. It also is sturdy enough for the roaring wood fire to go with a nice glass of shiraz with my wors and chops ;)

Spoke to Chris at BOAB, and he quoted me the special price they're currently running, so one is now on it's way to me :lol:

Some will say this is overkill, but it works for me - oh, and it's Proudly South African too :cool:

I'll test it out next weekend. :D
 

Jon Wildsmith

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I like that BOAB one, let us know what you think ;)
 

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I thought you were hard up for space. If you went veggie and stopped drinking biers you'd have enough room to take one of your childers with you, eh?

I like the Cobb BBQ but pricey.

But I just need to get around to making one of these

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Yep slaves are always useful but you know how it goes ...

That grid is useful but means another firebox underneath it or am I missing the point?
 

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It goes on your bonnet, Gary. :lol:

I have made a prototype and that does have a fire tray.

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