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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #400 on: June 27, 2015, 08:41:00 PM »
Finally used the GG in wok cart configuration. This thing is awesome. It's so much more powerful that the Cajun burner I used for the wok in the past.  I did some zucchini with onions and mushrooms and a Thai stir fry with pork tenderloin. Tomatoes, basil, and mint from the garden.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #401 on: June 27, 2015, 08:51:39 PM »
Oh ...man I want some of that too!! Wow that looks good,
I know you know your spices too. What is it you don't do Craig.?

Now that's a serious size wok....20 inches?

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #402 on: June 27, 2015, 08:59:03 PM »
Now that's a serious size wok....20 inches?

18" I think it would be tough to go bigger on the GG.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #403 on: June 30, 2015, 06:09:29 PM »
I love the size of that wok Craig!

Tonight I made General Tso Chicken. Just delicious.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #404 on: June 30, 2015, 07:51:24 PM »
Pat, one of my favorites! You know all this stuff don't you... know of any good stir fry websites with recipes?

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #405 on: July 01, 2015, 02:59:34 PM »
I know this is a little off topic!

This does make for clean jeans, if you've been so unfortunate to get grease and grime all over them!
I've done this in the house and it's a real mess when it boils over. Just looking for stuff to upstage your
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #406 on: July 01, 2015, 06:46:06 PM »
First... I need a bigger wok now.   ::)   And Willard, I don't know why I didn't think of that one!  I dye fabric and that looks like a fantastic plan to do it outside and let the heat help set the color. 

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #407 on: July 08, 2015, 03:32:32 PM »
Hmmm... Maybe I should have ordered the wok attachment.

Got to play with the GG a bit this last week.

Did a chicken over a mix of ash hardwood and charcoal - worked very well. 3-4 of the big size logs as classified by Willard at the start of this thread. Probably around 500 degree oven resulting a surprisingly good bird.

Did a cornish hen a few days later with just a chunk of hickory (like I described earlier). Also worked very well. Got a small cast iron pan to use - it's not a giant hen:-)

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #408 on: July 11, 2015, 08:09:18 AM »
Romain, you are really getting the hang of it...real nice!!

Still haven't had time to do too much, but did these "skilligboller" famous Norwegian cinnamon rolls. They are done in a 14" in deep dish pizza pan at 375 f with the burner towards the front 5 notches down.  They take about 12-15 min.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #409 on: July 11, 2015, 11:27:00 AM »
Faaaaaantastic work Romain!!!    :chef:
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #410 on: July 11, 2015, 06:36:07 PM »
Cracker crust....

300g KABF
100g stone ground coarse rye
250g H2O
15 g salt
35g EVO
3-4g SAF yeast

Bulk proof 1 hr
Divided into 4 6oz dough balls
Refrigerated two of them
Rolled out the other two paper thin 14" diameter.
Docked it well (first one still had to be punched with a fork)
Proofed 1/2 hr covered on parchment on a 16" pan
Baked on parchment 8-10 min @ 475F
First pie baked 4min and applied sauce and cheese while in oven for last part
2nd pie was topped before it went in.

Simple pie that makes a great snack...will refrigerate one and try in the morning.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #411 on: July 11, 2015, 07:56:46 PM »
They look really good!
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #412 on: July 12, 2015, 05:29:37 PM »
Pork stir-fry
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #413 on: July 14, 2015, 09:35:28 AM »
Follow up to Willard's cinnamon rolls. I did yet another cornish hen last night (it's the perfect size for two - do a lot of them). Was crazy hot at the lake yesterday so my original plan to simply roast with a lemon caper pan sauce was out. Decided to try the GG as a straight oven. Same setup as above (with the firebricks), no wood at all and the burner at the bottom in the middle. Ran it around 425 and got a lovely golden skin and a good fond. It might have been the wine or the beautiful weather but I'd swear the bird turned out better than typical from my oven (and I roast a lot of birds - my signature dish). I'd post a pic but I'm sure folks are getting tired of looking at my pictures of roast chickens:-)

So I'd say that the GG makes a fine convection oven as well. Turning out to be my most versatile outdoor cooking appliance ever!

Mine is getting very greasy on the outside from all the roasting. Anybody have any suggestions on how best to clean it?
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #414 on: July 14, 2015, 09:36:13 AM »
Faaaaaantastic work Romain!!!    :chef:

Thanks Bob. I'm having lots of fun with this thing :)
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #415 on: July 14, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
Follow up to Willard's cinnamon rolls. I did yet another cornish hen last night (it's the perfect size for two - do a lot of them). Was crazy hot at the lake yesterday so my original plan to simply roast with a lemon caper pan sauce was out. Decided to try the GG as a straight oven. Same setup as above (with the firebricks), no wood at all and the burner at the bottom in the middle. Ran it around 425 and got a lovely golden skin and a good fond. It might have been the wine or the beautiful weather but I'd swear the bird turned out better than typical from my oven (and I roast a lot of birds - my signature dish). I'd post a pic but I'm sure folks are getting tired of looking at my pictures of roast chickens:-)

So I'd say that the GG makes a fine convection oven as well. Turning out to be my most versatile outdoor cooking appliance ever!

Mine is getting very greasy on the outside from all the roasting. Anybody have any suggestions on how best to clean it?

You make one hen for 2 people?
How long did you cook it for?
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #416 on: July 14, 2015, 05:19:42 PM »
One hen for two people. Half a hen per person. No clue what they are like in the US but hens up here run around 700-800 grams so while it's not a feast, it's a reasonable portion. It was on for 35-40 minutes (didn't time quite to the minute) to an internal temp of 165F measured in the thickest part of the breast.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #417 on: July 15, 2015, 08:26:45 AM »
Pat, love that closeup. Can't wait to wok some more.

Romain, I didn't intend for it to be used that way....but I like it. I have completed the design for a second rack support 3" down so the grill rack can be lowered to the hight of the Dutch oven rack. Same thing as you are doing but less complicated.




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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #418 on: July 16, 2015, 03:32:48 PM »
Pat, love that closeup. Can't wait to wok some more.

Romain, I didn't intend for it to be used that way....but I like it. I have completed the design for a second rack support 3" down so the grill rack can be lowered to the hight of the Dutch oven rack. Same thing as you are doing but less complicated.

Necessity is the mother of invention:)

I've been thinking if there was a way to stack two racks over a heat deflector that would be a big improvement in versatility. Double the capacity with the ability to keep things indirect. Might not get the same convection patterns though...
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #419 on: July 25, 2015, 08:51:14 PM »
Used my trusty mixer on this batch, it's been a few years since last. All in all it does a great job....maybe not quite as good as my typical hand mixing (slap and fold) but when it's late at night and you promised someone pizza the next day....what can I say.

I really pushed the limits on the garlic....but at a 4 - 5 min bake it was sweet as could be.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #420 on: July 26, 2015, 08:42:19 AM »
looks delicious Wiilard.  I've been too busy.  I think I'll make some dough this morning. 

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #421 on: July 26, 2015, 01:08:11 PM »
That looks so good Willard.  I've hardly made pizza lately. For the life of me I can't get anything off the peel anymore.  :-[
I did better when I first started making pizza than I do now.
I've tried so many different things with no luck. I've almost given up. I'm going to use a screen next time only because I want pizza!! 
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #422 on: Yesterday at 08:35:43 PM »
zwarbles,  try a super peel,  it takes all the drama out of launching a pie.


 

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