Blog 2018

Mallee Root or Mangrove Charcoal? Choosing the Right One for Your Backyard Barbeque

December 13, 2018

While Australians like to spend time outdoors, there is one activity that nearly everyone enjoys doing together, and that is grilling food. A backyard barbeque with friends and family is something that everyone looks forward too.

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FAQ: Can You Use Red Gum Firewood for Grilling?

December 10, 2018

Red gum firewood has many qualities that make it an ideal firewood. That is why it is one of the most preferred types of firewood for use in fireplaces and commercial ovens. It is a durable, dense, and versatile hardwood that is even used in constructing flooring and furniture.

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Best Wood Options for Kindling

November 20, 2018

If you have ever tried to start a camp fire, or a fire for grilling or cooing food, then you know how difficult it can be without some dry, easy to burn wood – kindling. Without out kindling, large pieces of wood are very difficult to catch on fire. This is why having quality kindling available to start a fire in your fireplace or barbecue grill is important.

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How to Start Your Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes the Easy Way

November 7, 2018

Lighting a fire for grilling can be a painstaking task, but a very rewarding one. In the good old days, having a ready source of fire, such as a perpetually burning hearth fire or left-over embers from an evening fire, made it easier to start a new one without difficulty. However, starting a fire from scratch is something even the most experienced of individuals have to take time to accomplish. Thankfully, modern innovations have made it possible to start a fire for grilling in as little as a few minutes, with zero tending.

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Lump Charcoal or Electric Grill: What Works Best with BBQ?

October 24, 2018

Whether you are new to grilling, or you are a seasoned veteran of backyard barbecuing, one question that keeps popping up in conversations is whether lump charcoal or electric grills are best for barbecuing food? The debate over which is better for barbecuing food, lump charcoal or gas, has been settled, with lump charcoal coming out as a better fuel.

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Lump Charcoal or Electric Grill: What Works Best with BBQ?

October 24, 2018

Whether you are new to grilling, or you are a seasoned veteran of backyard barbecuing, one question that keeps popping up in conversations is whether lump charcoal or electric grills are best for barbecuing food? The debate over which is better for barbecuing food, lump charcoal or gas, has been settled, with lump charcoal coming out as a better fuel.

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Tips on How to Ignite Red Gum Firewood for Your Fireplace

October 9, 2018

There are many types of firewood available, but when it gets really cold, those who have experienced many winters have come to rely on red gum firewood to keep them warm. That is because red gum firewood burns clean and hot, and it last longer than most other types of firewood. However, red gum firewood is a dense hard wood that can be difficult to ignite.

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Best Charcoal Choices for Weekend Spit Roast

September 27, 2018

Are you planning a weekend spit roast with family and friends? If you are, then you will want to capture that desired wood-smoked flavour. To achieve that, you need the best charcoal choice for the job, such as mallee root charcoal. Mallee root charcoal is the best charcoal choice for your planned weekend spit roast, as it provides a natural heat source that will not negatively affect the taste of your food. Instead, mallee root charcoal actually imparts a rich authentic smoky flavour that people love when spit roasting food.

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Benefits of Using Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes

September 12, 2018

If you are like most Australians, then you enjoy barbecuing food with family and friends. Many people use inexpensive charcoal to BBQ, with inconsistent results, thankfully, there is a better fuel available to use, such as Heat Beads BBQ Briquettes.

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Fuelling your Fireplace: Why Your Choice of Firewood Matters

August 27, 2018

For those who are in search of fuel for their fireplace, the choice of firewood matters, mainly because it will be burning indoors. There are things that should be considered when choosing firewood that will be used indoors, such as using wood that is long lasting, yet burns clean.

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How Charcoal Can Affect the Taste of Your Barbeque

August 13, 2018

A desire to attain the best barbeque experience, many Australians have switched from using gas barbecue grills to charcoal grills. The reasons for this is because grilling is not only more affordable than grilling with gas grills, but charcoal improves the flavour, aroma, and texture of food, making it taste better.

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Best Tips on Spit Roasting Using Redgum Firewood

July 27, 2018

There is nothing like roasting on all-natural solid firewood. Aside from the obvious flair of old-world finesse and professionalism that solid firewood exudes, it also has an air of nostalgia and just the right hint of ruggedness that makes a simplistic food preparation method seem like a magical thing.

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Most Popular Australian BBQ Meals that is Best Cooked in Lump Charcoal

July 13, 2018

Nothing defines Australian cuisine more than barbecue. In fact, most Aussies pride themselves in their exceptional barbecuing skills, and no party is ever complete without the grill being fired up and assorted meals being cooked. While the average home cook will be fine with grilling meats on a propane stove, true BBQ enthusiasts need more – a better cooking technique.

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Mangrove Charcoal Wood and Burning Qualities

June 26, 2018

Mangroves are small trees comprising a broad species which grow in coastal areas nearly the world over. They can be found proliferating in large numbers often in brackish or saline bodies of water, although they can also thrive and populate in freshwater areas. Hardy and sometimes even invasive, they are excellent sources for raw material such as firewood and charcoal wood.

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Why People Like Barbecues: It's All About the Smokey Charcoal Flavor

June 8, 2018

Statistics have shown that most people in Australia prefer charcoal grilling. The reason for this is simple, when compared to gas grilling, smokey charcoal flavour just taste better. It may seem that charcoal has a magical effect on food flavouring, and it can, but most people don’t realise where the desired smokey flavour really comes from.

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Red Gum Firewood for Wood Fired Ovens

May 22, 2018

Wood fired ovens are a classic staple of traditional homes that have sadly gone the way of the dinosaurs, however these are still used in restaurants to cook delicious foods. People are slowly coming to the realisation that old wood fired ovens aren’t only versatile, but they are also an excellent way to save money and energy.

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Red Gum Firewood for Campfire Cooking

May 9, 2018

There is no greater pleasure than spending one’s time in quiet contemplation or in amicable companionship in front of a campfire. It’s a trope that’s been used time and again in many stories, but it’s iconic for one good reason – campfires exude an air of old-time comfort that is nothing short of inimitable. It is so integral to the stereotypical appeal of camping that no foray into the great outdoors is ever complete without campfire.

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5 Expert Grilling Tips for Barbecue Lovers

April 24, 2018

There are many occasions throughout the year that gives barbecue lovers an excuse to fire-up their grills. Depending on the occasion, the choice of outdoor food can include just about anything, such as beef, pork, chicken, seafood, or vegetables. Australians love venturing outdoors to grill, and they are always looking for ways to do it better.

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Heat Beads BBQ Starter: Lighting Up Your BBQ Grill the Easy Way

April 10, 2018

Barbecuing is something that is universally loved, with every culture having their own way of preparing and executing it. In spite of the variations however, one thing is similar in all iterations of the cooking technique – flavour is of paramount importance.

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Mallee Root Charcoal Lump: The Choice for Authentic Smokey Meat Flavour in BBQ Recipes

March 29, 2018

One of the hallmarks of a good barbeque is the smoky flavour that comes with the entire process of grilling. While fast food has made it possible to imitate this flavour with things like liquid smoke or a select combination of herbs and spices, nothing beats the good old-fashioned smokiness that you get from using firewood or charcoal.

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From Gas Barbecue Grill to Charcoal Grill: Why Should You Switch?

March 16, 2018

Cooking with charcoal has long been a staple in many cuisines all over the world; however, with the advent of modern technology, people were quick to set aside the old-fashioned and somewhat inconvenient fuel source for the more readily available and less-finicky gas alternatives.

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Common Mistakes that People Make When Lighting Charcoals

February 28, 2018

There is no denying that Australians love to barbecue food, it is a favourite past-time. However, when it comes time to lighting the charcoal, many people make common mistakes that can ruin the taste of the food they are preparing to grill.

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Sustainable Red Gum Firewood Supplier in Melbourne

February 14, 2018

Red gum wood is the preferred choice of firewood in Melbourne, that’s because of its many qualities. It is a durable, dense, and versatile hardwood, ideal for use as firewood. In fact, many professional cooks agree that there isn’t any finer firewood to use for smoking meats to add flavour, or for barbecuing all types of foods. Because it burns consistently and produces reliable heat, unlike softwoods that consists of volatile oils that increase heat quickly, but then burn out just as fast.

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Tips in Lighting Charcoals without Lighter Fluid or Gas

January 29, 2018

There is no time like the present to grill up some delicious food while relaxing with the family. Unfortunately, you forgot to buy lighter fluid! This unfortunate sequence of events likely leads to countless people using Google to figure out 'how to light charcoal without lighter fluid or gas'. Well, what if we told you that you never have to run into this problem again? Today, we are going to introduce you to the concept of BBQ starter kits.

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Qualities that Make Firelighters Safe to Use

January 19, 2018

Few things are as frustrating as trying to start a fire. In the old days, lighting a fire was just as difficult and time-consuming as it is now, necessitating the use of kindling or newspapers and repeated attempts using matches to make a small flame strong enough to cause primary incineration, in whatever choice of fuel one has.

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