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Jason’s Braai Tips

Here are some more braai tips I found on Jason Bagley’s Blog: “I just had a really awesome Sunday afternoon braai with my girlfriend’s family, and I was thinking I should share some of MY tips to getting a braai just right. The Wood I’ve found 2 types of wood that have a medium burning time but have very long coal heat time. (If that makes sense…). Kameeldooring (also known as camel thorn) and anything that comes from Namibia. Kameeldoring is more expensive than normal wood, but there is a…

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Braaictionary

Abbraaiviation – A very short braai abraaimowitz – a Jewish braai Ag – This one of the most useful South African words. Pronounced like the “ach” in the German “achtung”, it can be used to start a reply when you are asked a tricky question, as in: “Ag, I don’t know.” Or a sense of resignation: “Ag OK, I’ll have some more mieliepap then.” It can stand alone too as a signal of irritation. Barbie – Australian slang for Barbeque. What you learn to call a Braai when you immigrate…

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Tips, advice and recipes for a suiwer South African braai

Any South African worth their (braai) salt will tell you that boerewors, rugby and sunny skies are the essentials of a proudly African braai. Add tangy potato salad, a couple of juicy steaks and a group of friends to share it with, and you’ve got a recipe for an irresistibly delicious, fun-filled feast! Think you’ve got the perfect South African braai down pat? Before you slap the sausage on the skottel, make sure you’ve got all the right ingredients for a suiwer South African braai. Continue reading to discover top…

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How to Start a Braai

If you’ve ever been embarrassed while lighting a braai or starting a fire, here is some good advice I found on www.bbqmasala.com. “Preparing the Grill or Braai When sparking your grill don’t forget how you used to light a camp fire. Primitive man has passed this innate skill for generations and fires were always to be built in the pyramidal shape. It is this that most people do not do and thus will have issues when starting the fire. Make sure you set up the coal like the Egyptians. OK,…

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What is a braai?

If you are a South African, you definitely know the answer to that question. So you probably don’t need to read this. If, as a South African citizen, you don’t know what a braai is, you should not have been given that citizenship in the first place. However, for those of you that don’t know what a braai is, here is Wikipedia’s description of it: “The word braaivleis is Afrikaans for “roasted meat.” The word braai (pronounced “bry”, rhyming with the word “cry”; plural braais) is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or…

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