Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Old 02-07-2004, 06:56 PM
JaKe
 
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What's your favorite?

I've used some cheap ones that left bristle pieces on the meat.

What's a good one?

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Old 02-07-2004, 10:37 PM
 
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JaKe wrote:

What's your favorite?

I've used some cheap ones that left bristle pieces on the meat.

What's a good one?


While I'm usually a "natural" kinda guy, I've always been annoyed with
the natural bristle basting brush. They're hard to clean (I don't like
the idea of using soap on them) and, as you said, they fall apart. I've
come across some in "barbeque tool sets" [that I received as gifts] that
smelled of mildew when new (needless to say, most of them, like 95% of
everything else are "Made in China"). So, channel surfing one day I
made my first ever purchase on QVC for this set (after I looked up
silcone brushes on Amazon and they cost $8 each).

http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?...p=hp&cont=sncd

So far I'm pretty happy with 'em.

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Old 02-07-2004, 11:04 PM
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I'm with SW on this one. After getting disgusted with the cheapo kitchen
store models, I got a 3 inch synthetic paint brush for 1.99.......so far so
good.


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Old 02-07-2004, 11:38 PM
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"JaKe" wrote in message
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What's your favorite?

I've used some cheap ones that left bristle pieces on the meat.

What's a good one?


Bought a "basting brush" at IKEA last time I was there. It's not a brush at
all. But a 2" square peice of rubber, about 1/16" of an inch thick, pliable
like silicone, and filled with holes about 1/8" in diameter.

The idea is that the holes load up with sauce and hold the sauce via surface
tension long enough to get it onto the meat. Works well. Cleans up easily.
No bristles in your mouth!. Here's a pic: http://tinyurl.com/yuhn8

You might be able to buy online @ the IKEA website. Comes with a similar
tool shaped like a little shovel, used to shovel sauce on in a more generous
manner.

-T


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Old 03-07-2004, 02:17 AM
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They're the feline's anus....

monroe(better living through silicone)


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Old 03-07-2004, 02:46 AM
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"JaKe" wrote in message
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What's your favorite?

I've used some cheap ones that left bristle pieces on the meat.

What's a good one?

--
JaKe, Seattle
"People never understood, that the drum is a musical instrument."
Elvin Jones


Synthetic brushes should be OK. Just be careful around the hot grates or
other hot surfaces or the brush might melt. A high quality boar bristle
paint brush might also work. (have seen this as a recommendation-not tried
it myself) . When I select a paint brush I have no problem giving the brush
several tugs and wacks to see if the bristles turn loose.
If the baste is thin, I use a cheap spray bottle. I have picked up a cheap
one at Walmart for under $2.

ag


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Old 03-07-2004, 03:57 AM
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TT wrote:

Bought a "basting brush" at IKEA last time I was there. It's not a brush at
all. But a 2" square peice of rubber, about 1/16" of an inch thick, pliable
like silicone, and filled with holes about 1/8" in diameter.


I love those Swedes.

Dana
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:53 PM
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"JaKe" wrote in message
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What's your favorite?

I've used some cheap ones that left bristle pieces on the meat.

What's a good one?

--
JaKe, Seattle
"People never understood, that the drum is a musical instrument."
Elvin Jones


I use a spray bottle for thin sauces and one of these
http://doityourself.com/store/0255059.htm
for "BBQ" sauce. And actually don't use either very much.

Michael





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