A Conversation for The Great Australian Bar-B-Que
What is a Barbie
dmks22 Started conversation Dec 23, 2003
Actually it is the metaphoric concept of the gathering, but putting aside symatecs, the actual guts of it is the bit that burns the steak.
This comes in two varieties.
1/ a 44 gal drum cut in two, with a 3/8 inch steel plate on top.
2/ a lot of bricks with either a grate (so you can really burn those steaks), or the above mentioned 3/8 plate. (There are delux barbies with a split grate/plate).
Into which you put wood (red wood not this imitation northern hemisphere stuff), newspaper and petrol. (Not sure what the paper is for).
Charcol is just lazy, and you really can't call it a barbie.
To complete the picture, you really need to wrap potatoes in foil and throw them in the fire. (Normally to be forgotten, and eaten cold the next day).
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