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My beautiful Weber!

Old 2nd Jun 2009, 09:10
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Can't even get a Russian and chips at the corner cafe in your neck of the woods.

A Namibian mate owns a brewery near where I live and turns out a very nice weissbier. His rauchbier is a bit dodgy but I prefer the weissbier in summer in any case. Just wish the local purveyors weren't so bloody lazy and cleaned out the pipes more than once a week. I've taken to getting it direct from the brewery as the dirty barstewards in town can't (or won't) keep their beer pumps clean.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 09:28
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BEagle, seek and ye shall find.

- Welcome

Now, rapidly trying to find an aviation link to that site to avoid the wrath of PPRuNe Pop.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 11:04
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Well, yes - except the minimum order is half a pallet! Much as I enjoy the occasional German snag or two, even I would baulk at £1185 worth of Deutsche-porkers as that's about 1500 of the things!

Tenuous link between German beer and military aviation (to keep AIDU and his various alter egos quiet):

As a PPL Examiner for the Brize Flying Club, I was empowered to set the RT exam for any military pilot who needed a pass for his commercial licence as one did back then. I did quite a few - then one day a fast jet mate from Germany got in touch. He was on exchange with the Luftwaffe and was about to leave the RAF to join the airlines. Having assured him that I could certainly set him his exam, he agreed to come over to Brize to do it. So, one fine day he grabbed an innocent WSO, got his squadron boss' approval and flew his Tornado on an airways flight to Brize. Then did the exam and flew home again - once again via airways. All that just to satisfy some absurd CAA requirement!

The price for the exam? "Bitte ein Bit!" - or rather, einige!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 13:37
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We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.
Here comes the important part:
More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat

Important again:
More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ' her night off ', and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 14:12
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(1) Delete 'buys' and insert 'is intructed what meat to buy. Greenery may be at woman's discretion'.

Insert new para 2A 'The woman will watch the fire making process without making any superfluous comments such as "Mind you don't burn yourself"'

(7) Delete '..and asks if she will bring another beer..' and insert '..and holds out his hand for another beer..'

(8) Insert 'AFTER HACKING BITS OFF TO TEST IT....' before 'THE MAN..'
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 16:52
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Beags and for all those who remember RAFG try:

German Deli

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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 17:38
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BBQ Rules AL-2

Preamble section, insert just after the index, and before Rule # 1:


....standing by for urgent amendment staffing thru Handling Sqn... (just to keep the relevance in the mil thread).
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 18:13
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Probably not manly enough for the Braaimasters here but I managed to make my best burgers on Saturday.
Thai chilli burgers using scotch bonnet chilli's. (very very hot, but still keeping great taste).

Also put together some good homemade sate turkey skewers, which was pleasing.

Yum, just need to find a local supplier of VB, one of the guys said that Sainsbury's sometimes do it.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 18:19
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As if any OIC BBQ would dare get a gas BBQ!
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 18:54
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Got me drooling, Mr Gimpy. Nothing beats a goodly dab of chili on dashed near any meat. Bit of a shortage in these parts but one is making do with achaar and curried chilis.

The best burgers are those done on the grill over white hot embers for mere seconds on each side. Make 'em thick and juicy, slap on a bun and shovel it down. The salad has only one function:- to be used as bait to attract the next course.

Oh, and hot English mustard. Can't do without it...
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 19:08
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SRT, your fundamental orifice must glow in the dark with that sort of diet. Be careful lest there are gas fags around attracted by the glow!

GPMG, try Majestic Wine 84-88 Park Street Camberley GU15 3NY - they certainly sell Vicky Bravo at that location. Should go well with your thermonuclear burgers!

Rev I. Tin - thanks so much! Lots of tasty Boche-nosh at that site and well worth a punt!

LJR - totally correct. Gas...., well, it just isn't done!
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 19:18
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The trick is to smuggle ducks in passing and rot their sinuses with the foul efflusion. The real trick is not to blow out your skiddies like a flash bang near open flames when doing it.

That German deli looks the business. Worth seeing if they have sugar cones to throw together a feuerzangbolle around the braai next time it gets cold and miserable in those parts, which should be in oohhhh, about three days....


Yup! Zuckerhut - they do have them. Now you just need a tub of gluhwein and a large bottle of 80 proof Stroh rum.
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 21:08
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BBQ Rules - AL3

Insert (2a)

- Coals men waste valuable drinking time in preparation and
lighting of said fuel

- Gas men hit the igniter and consume extra glass of VB

PS: Re my post521, small mod to my Outback has resolved the issue. Today's rendering (and the VB) much applauded by yet another Oz visitor. Go Gas
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 21:45
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"Coals men waste valuable drinking time in preparation and
lighting of said fuel"

it is possible/compulsory to drink whilst performing said task

perhaps gas users just can't multi task?
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Old 2nd Jun 2009, 22:36
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Originally Posted by BEagle
they certainly sell Vicky Bravo at that location
Oh dear oh dear oh dear

VB or Green Label, old chap, please

Jindy 2a
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 09:24
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No sweat. While I am partial to nationalistic sentiment, the Bulls deserved their day in the sun. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and the best S14 side came away with the laurels. Notwithstanding, we'll tan your hides next year (maybe).

As regards Jindabyne's comment as follows:

Gas men hit the igniter and consume extra glass of VB
I'd forego the 'extra glass of VB' because it would take longer to vomit than to light the coals of the sacred orb.

As knowitall also points out, we non-gas users happen to be multi-skilled. I cannot recall a single instance where arcing up the orb created a problem with my consumption of beer that was of the non-VB variety. Admittedly, if I was solely reliant on Vomit Beer (VB), there may have been complications. Thankfully, we have alternatives.
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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 15:23
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A Cockney BBQ

Itís been Pleasure And Pain all day with no Current Bun.

Duchess Of Fife not around so no chance of a Barn Owl and Iím Pat Malone.
Fed the Cherry Hog and Brown Hat and Iím stuck in the Mickey Mouse.

Checked the Gordon And Gotch, itís Harry Tate and itís time for a steak Tommy Tucker and that's Just the Bat And Wicket.

Thereís a wx window Ė do I need an Auntie Ella - 'Well punk do you? Do you really feel that lucky?Ē

With my Mince Pies itís Major Stevens - time to Scapa Flow.

Get the Aristotle, Arthur Scargill a Tiddlywink and make sure the cow is well íní truly Brown Bread.

Fire up BBQ, get the hot plate hotter than Ding Dong Bell, throw on the cow and Bended Knees that cost more than a Lady Godiva and Babbling Brook it like we all know how.

Ö....60 mins later itís all in the dishwasher no worries matey shame about my Brixton Riot.

Second bottle of Tumble Down The Sink on the way and weíre all getting Elephant's Trunk, all ready to PPRuNe.

And itís all so, soooo - easy, peasy, Lemon Squeezy ÖÖÖ.and WHY ???

Cos it woz don wiv GAS - Guv'nor.

Accept no substitutes in the Tropics - or youíd be Marbles And Conkers
You know it makes sense and thatís no Porky Pies.

And as for a link to military aviation, it's all in there my son.

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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 16:48
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Harry Tate...

My UAS QFI's grandfather was killed in one of those in WW1 - they didn't know about spin recovery in those days and the RE-8 wouldn't recover of its own volition.

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Old 3rd Jun 2009, 17:24
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Truly extraordinary men and nearly a hundred years ago.

"The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 was a British two-seat biplane reconnaissance and bomber aircraft of the First World War. Intended as a replacement for the vulnerable B.E.2, the R.E.8 was much more difficult to fly,"

I had the privilege of seeing this Ė and before the airshow.

B.E.2, Avro 504 and Spitfire debut at Omaka news - Aeroplane Magazine - History in the Air

You will appreciate the lineage, of course.

Although I am not too sure about the link to Webers
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Old 4th Jun 2009, 06:09
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The link, Kluge, is bleedingly obvious. No pilot, in those early, risky and gutsy days of aviation would have lowered himself so far as to be a Gasman, nor would the poor bloody observer. If they were here today, I have no doubt that they would be committed non-gas practitioners who would abhor instant GAS gratification and pyjama cricket. In fact, they may even question (although I can't because it's not PC these days) the orientation of individuals who follow such deviant practices.
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