I was at a party the other night and there was a gas fired hangi made out of a beer keg and it tasted very similar to the real thing. I was wondering if anyone knows how this was done as i would like to cook one myself.
Stick a gas burner underneath and fill the bottom with water. If you want I can take some photos?
Also we use builders plastic over the top of a real Hangi instead of covering the whole pit with dirt. Just makes it easier to pull up after drinking a dozen on a hot day in Oz while sitting around a fire.
thanks for the help. Some photos would be great if its not to much trouble. I just found a website called the kai cooker and it says to use bamboo sticks and saw dust to get the same flavour as a real hangi but it doesnt have a good photo on how its made or used. Anyones help would be appreciated.
my dad bought one a couple of years ago, used it that xmas, turned out pretty good, will find out where he bought it, it wasn't a makeshift one, it was a shop bought one, he lives in Ohinewai north of huntly so he must have bought it around there somewhere, will find out for ya.
Cant beat the real thing if your cooking up a big feed but for a small family you cant beat the keg.
Its defintly not the same, as DMM said you dont get the same taste but the way it falls off the bone is pretty similar.
We've put down a Hangi in 44 degree heat once (and once only) and Ill tell you now sitting around watching the wood burn was nothing short of torturous. we had to do it in 30 minute shifts while everybody else was in under the air con.