Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Biltong and Droewors Challenge


After the successful Stellenbosch Hills/Freddy Hirsch Biltong Challenge in 2012, it was decided to alternate between crowning South Africa’s best biltong and droëwors maker every year.

Registration is now open for the Stellenbosch Hills Droëwors Maker of the Year challenge.

"Stellenbosch Hills was the first cellar to combine two proudly South African delights with our Biltong & Wine Adventure to be enjoyed at our cellar door," says PG Slabbert, Winemaker and Manager of Stellenbosch Hills about this exiting competition.

Read more below:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A full Biltong Box in all its glory

Some action shots of the Biltong Box in full swing, finally managed to actually fill it once. Took a total of 40 lbs of meat to do the job.

Biltong Box - How to make Biltong Making Biltong - How to make Biltong

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Biltong Box - Fan and Light power diagram

On request please find a diagram which illustrates the power configuration for the fan and light combination.

An AC power splitter and LED light transformer can normally be sourced form a local hardware store.  The PC fan normally only needs a 1 AMP 12V power source.

If your FAN spins the wrong way, simply change the wires around on the 12v side of the transformer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Biltong Spice Preparation - How to Make Biltong Spice

Here is a recipe for Biltong Spice, this one is quite strong on the Chilli and Garlic front and could probably do with a little more salt than used. As I always say, rather less than have a salty batch you can't eat!

Do test batches of Biltong as you go and enhance the flavours by relatively small tweaks (or large if it was extreme) based on the last Biltong batch.

 Here are the ingredients:
 - 200g Coriander Seed
- 130g Garlic Flakes
- 120g Dried Chilli
- 50g Coarse Salt (remember fine salt is more salty!! so be careful just substituting this - not recommended!!)

Biltong Spice - Mixing Biltong Spice

Biltong Spice - Coriander
Biltong Spice - Garlic
Biltong Spice - Chilli

Biltong Spice - Mixing Biltong Spice
Grind up the Coriander Seed (I use a blender) 

Biltong Spice - Blended Biltong Spice
The mixed Biltong Spice

Biltong Spice - How to make Biltong?
The final product (well in progress)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What's needed?

Hi All, What would you like to see here? Comment away please and hopefully I can do more to help you out. Cheers Clinton

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Movember and New Homemade Biltong Spice


Been playing around with some Biltong spices, courtesy of a mate in South Africa (who was donated my Biltong box before I moved to the UK). The spice mix isn't quite perfect and been playing with various combinations of the following:

- Coriander seeds (300g blitzed in a blender but quite rough, don't destroy the seeds)
- 2 x Spice bottles of Garlic Flakes (the normal spice bottles you but at the store)
- Course Salt
- Dried Chilli, about 100g
- Optional: Throw in some Safari Crowne National Spice Mix for additional flavour

On a separate note, been doing Movember....for those unsure take a look at my dodgy 'tash for the month of Movember.

Donations to this worthy cause are welcomed, they all go direct to the charities laid out on the web page.