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Must-Have Braai Musts In Preparation For Heritage Day

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Yay! It’s a long weekend! Are you kitted out for another epic Heritage Day filled with celebrating and braaing? Here are some must-have gadgets and accessories to help you defend your place among the braai masters.

Obviously, A Braai!

What we love doing on Heritage Day is fire up the braai and enjoy a lekker shisa nyama! Now, luckily, you don't need to go fancy and purchase a top-of-the-range Big Green Egg or Megamaster Sizzler built-in braai and have them installed. Oh no! You can simply head to your nearest Builders and take a look at their selection of charcoal and wood braais. There's something to suit all pockets.And if you're perhaps interested in a DIY project, why not get some materials and start building your own brick braai somewhere in your garden? So many options!

Flavoured Smoking Blocks

Wood-smoking chips, shavings or blocks are a great way to add another dimension of flavour to your braai vleis! And best of all, there is a wide variety of flavours to choose from.If we hop over to Takealot.com, we found Kamado Jan Smoking Wood Chunks that comes in flavours such as cherry, apricot, apple, and orange. Can you just imagine a seasoned lamb chop with a hint of cherry smoke? Sounds delicious to us. Click here to take a look at other braai essentials available at Takealot.com.

backyard braaing chops and wors

Personalised Braai Tongs

Who wouldn't love their own personalised pair of braai tongs? Get rid of those boring old braai tongs and get yourself a set of personalised ones from The Braai Tong. Take your pick from those with an engraved wooden handle or a branded nylon handle, add your name, favourite sports team or a personal message and proceed to the check-out. We also think this would make an awesome gifting idea for the braai master in your family.

Details: www.thebraaitong.co.za

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

The Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter gets the coals red-hot and ready in no time! The hollow metal cylinder design couldn’t be easier to use. Fill the Chimney Starter all the way to the top with charcoal, put firelighters on the grill and place the canister with the charcoal on top. Light the firelighters and in 10 to 15 minutes you’ll have coals ready to roast. If you’ve got a hungry gang to feed in a jiffy, the Weber Chimney Starter is a great accessory. You can easy find and order one off of Takealot.com.

Must-Have Gadgets And Essentials For Every Braai Master

Justin Bonello Recipe Books

Who better to turn to when preparing for the ultimate braai than the ultimate braai master? Justin Bonello’s adventurous and good-food-loving recipe books are much more than your usual cookbooks. Filled with helpful hints, interesting quips, great stories, beautiful pics and mouthwatering dishes, you can’t go wrong with any one of his publications. Our favourite source of braai inspiration is Road Tripping. Available online and in bookstores nationwide.

Details: justinbonello.com/books

The Perfect Combo Of Spices

We all have our own unique selection and combination of spices that we use on our braai vleis. So, in this department, you can go absolutely nuts with creativity! All grocers and supermarkets have a wide selection of rubs, sauces, spices and marinades for you to choose from. All you have to do is purchase a few and experiment.

How About Some Cool Braai Accessories? 

How about getting your hands on a couple unique and interesting braai accessories to add to your collection? If you head over to Mantality, you're sure to find some interesting bits and bobs. A few of our favourites are the Braai Steak Branding Iron; the Ultimate 6 Pack Beer Belt to ensure the braai master is hydrated while he does what he does best; and the May The Sauce Be With You Star Wors three-piece Braai Set.

braaing vegetable skewers outdoors

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