Blog 2017


Usage Tips for Mallee Root or Mangrove Charcoal Ovens

December 11, 2017

Stepping into the backyard and lighting up the grill on your day off is probably one of the most fulfilling actions in the world. Here at John Tiras Pty LTD, we have been helping our customers to find the right fuel products for these kinds of relaxing afternoons. Today, we are going to set our sights on two alternative fuel sources for a nice afternoon of grilling: Mallee Root and Mangrove Charcoal.

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Benefits of Using Red Gum Firewood for your Pizza Oven

December 1, 2017

So, you've finally managed to get a brand new pizza oven installed into your home. Whether you have a massive outdoor pizza oven, or one built for personal use in your kitchen -- you are sitting pretty and ready for a hot slice. There's just one problem, you need to find a product to use in order to heat your oven.

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Why Using Charcoal Grill is Better than Gas and Electric Grill

November 8, 2017

Many people still have this misconception that newer means better, and this probably explains why gas and electric grills have become popular over the recent years. This isn’t always the case however, and grilling masters can attest to it.

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Why Gas is Not Advisable When Lighting your Charcoal

November 1, 2017

Using gas to light charcoal is a common practice when preparing to grill food. However, just because it is an age-old practice or that a lot of people still use, it doesn’t mean that it is the best way. In fact, using gas to light charcoal is not advisable.

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Pros and Cons of Using Briquettes in Grilling

October 20, 2017

There's something about firing up the grill on a nice day that is so intrinsically relaxing. Grabbing a cold drink, a few friends, and a great cut of meat will only make your relaxation even better. However, even with all of these good vibes going, you are still going to need to make an important decision: what fuel are you going to use for your grill? Some people believe in gas while others believe in lump charcoal. We're here to talk to you about a different option entirely: briquettes.

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Quality Mallee Root and Mangrove Charcoal Supplied and Sold by Charcoal Melbourne

October 10, 2017

There's nothing quite as relaxing as taking a day off to grill out in the yard and bring the family together. Fresh grilled food, a little bit of sunshine, and some outdoor activities are all you need sometimes in order to feel refreshed. The star of this scenario is your grill and when you grill you want to make sure that you use the highest quality components available in order to get the best food possible.

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What is Sustainable Firewood?

September 26, 2017

Firewood has always been a popular source of heat and fire since time immemorial. Countless meals have been cooked and thousands upon thousands of hearths, families and individuals have been warmed by its comforting glow. In spite of this however, more and more people today are turning to more ‘clean’ sources of fuel and heat, such as electricity.

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Buying the Perfect BBQ Charcoal Starter Kit

September 13, 2017

The sun is shining and there is a nice warm breeze in the air. Maybe the football game is coming on soon. What could be better? A nicely made BBQ lunch would do the trick. Grilling can be a pain in the neck or a relaxing culinary adventure and it all depends on how you approach the process.

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What to Do When Your Charcoal Gets Wet

August 23, 2017

It happens sometimes, even to the most seasoned BBQ chefs, charcoal can get wet when weather changes unexpectedly. For example, when preparing for a family BBQ party it is not uncommon that charcoal that is left outside gets rained on.

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The Importance of Sustainably Sourced Redgum Firewood

August 18, 2017

Nearly all the firewood being burnt in homes in Victoria today come from local sources – native forests of red gum trees. Red gum firewood is ideal for use in fireplaces, as it is a durable, dense, and a versatile hardwood that burns consistently and has a high heat content, which also makes it a good choice for use in barbecuing all types of foods, or for smoking meats to add flavour.

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Handy Tips for Lighting Your Red Gum Firewood for Your Fireplace

July 25, 2017

During the chilly months in this area of Australia, numerous homeowners enjoy warming their bodies in front of a glowing fire that they create right in the own fireplaces. If you are one of these homeowners, you probably already know that there are various types of firewood from which to make your selection. One of the most popular, though, is red gum firewood. While this firewood burns hot, it is slow to combust.

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Flavourful Meat Smoking with Red Gum Firewood

July 11, 2017

Smoking was once the main way of preserving meat, but today, we now know that it is an ideal way to cook and flavour meat. To obtain the desired flavour, though, you must understand which type of firewood works best. While hickory wood is popular for this in some parts of the world, it is extremely expensive here in Australia since we have to import it. One of the local favourites in this country for flavourful meat smoking is red gum firewood.

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Kindling and Red Gum Firewood: The Perfect Combination for Your Fireplace

June 23, 2017

Nothing says comfort like a roaring fireplace, and nothing equates more to genteel simplicity than a soft, mellow blaze on a hearth as one contemplates on sundry topics. And what better way to equip your fireplace than with high-quality, long-lasting fire wood!

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Differences between Briquettes and Charcoal

June 14, 2017

Australians enjoy a good barbecue, whenever possible, and when it comes to using the best fuel for grilling the majority of people choose to use quality charcoal rather than gas to cook their food. The reason is simple, food tastes much better when it is barbecued over quality charcoal than it does using gas.

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Firepit Grilling: Reasons Why You Should Use The Best Quality Charcoal

May 23, 2017

Fire pits are a great way to stay warm while you enjoy spending time outside, but they are also effectively used for grilling food too. Firepit grilling is becoming popular again, and what makes it so appealing is that many people like their food cooked on fire, especially for cooking meat. An open flame helps give meat that dark, desirable golden brown crust and flavour people crave.

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Ways to Create a Long Lasting Burning Charcoal without the Lighter Fluid

May 10, 2017

Grilling and barbeques are quintessential cooking techniques found throughout the whole world. Famed everywhere for the simple, rustic, and wholesome approach to food preparation, barbeques also make for an excellent excuse to bring family and friends together.

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How to Pick the Right Firewood for a Clean Long Lasting Burning

April 29, 2017

If you are in search of firewood that is perfect for indoor fireplaces, or for outdoor camping and grilling, firewood that has a long lasting and clean burn, then you are not alone. Most people don’t give much consideration to the type of firewood they buy, only judging it after they’ve used it whether it was ‘good’ wood or not.

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Heat Beads / Firelighters: What are they made of?

April 11, 2017

Who doesn’t love to BBQ? While most people use it as an excuse to get the family together, others a very serious BBQ chefs that take great care to choose the best charcoal to use that will help them to achieve the best tasting food one can grill. One of the most popular choices of fuel for barbecuing are Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes.

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Mallee Root and Mangrove Root Charcoals: Real and Chemical-Free for Your Barbecues and Spit Roasts

March 27, 2017

Barbecuing is a great way to spend time with family, and it also provides an opportunity to make great tasting food using your favourite BBQ sauces. However, there are a few considerations when barbecuing, one of them being the type of charcoal to use.

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How Your Choice of Charcoal Affects the Taste of Your Barbecue

March 10, 2017

When it comes to barbecuing, statistic show that most Australians prefer charcoal grilling over gas grilling, whenever possible. If you were to ask anyone who enjoys barbecuing often, they will surely explain the reason why they choose charcoal grilling over gas grilling – food has more flavour and tastes better.

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Know the Best Quality of Wood to Use for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

February 23, 2017

A fire in a wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and ambiance to a room. To receive the best results from this, you must understand what the ideal quality of wood is to use to create your fire. For one thing, your timber should come from a local, plentiful source.

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Factors That Influence Charcoal Quality

February 9, 2017

Although grilling food is the most basic form of cooking, just placing food on top a grill above fire is all that is needed. However, with the right food, ingredients, and sauces, some amazing flavours can be achieved. To grill simple is easy enough, but cooking vegetables and various types of meats takes a bit more understanding of how the grilling process works, mainly, know the types of charcoal and wood to use to have the best success.

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The Benefits of Barbecue Starter Kit

January 31, 2017

You don’t have to wait for summertime to enjoy barbecuing outdoors in the fresh air with family and friends, however, it is during the warm months that most people like to get their outdoor BBQ started, or at least try to get it started. If you enjoy cooking with your BBQ grill, then you know the hardest part is getting the fire started and then reaching the ideal temperature, it ‘can’ be a time-consuming and frustrating experience to say the least.

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Tips in Storing your Charcoal for Long Term Use

January 18, 2017

It’s true, grilling makes people happy, the reason is simple to understand because it is an enticing means to bring family and friends together, usually in one’s backyard. When barbecue grills need fuel, there is no better alternative to good-old fashioned charcoal, it goes hand in hand with barbecuing and cooking to achieve that sought after smoky flavour that everybody loves.

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