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354 – 2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

354 - The Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival episode of The Adelaide Show Podcast

Beer, Barbecue, and Bands

In this episode, we get ready for the 2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, which has been stopped twice before by Covid but this time is all set to kick up some smoke at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds from July 15-17.

The SA Drink Of The Week is Five Minutes Away by Big Shed Brewing.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song by one of the bands appearing at the Festival, Mums Favourite.

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Running Sheet: Beer & BBQ Festival

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show.

00:02:45 SA Drink Of The Week

This week’s SA Drink Of The Week is a collab beer from Big Shed Brewing. It’s called 5 Minutes Away and it was brewed for the 2022 Beer & BBQ Festival in collaboration with local band, Bodyjar.

00:11:21 Gareth Lewis and Craig Basford

We are well aware of the impact Covid had on the arts, as well as a variety of businesses and community endeavours, but it seems to really have had something against the Beer & BBQ Festival. They had two Adelaide Beer & BBQ events cancelled, one of them on the day before which must have hurt more than accidentally touching a barbecue hot plate! And they had a third event canned; their home brewed event in January was called off because there was too much uncertainty around the changing nature of restrictions. In terms of major events in SA, this crew has every right to pack it in BUT co-directors Gareth Lewis and Aaron Sandow have gotten back into the kitchen (even if that kitchen is outside) and put together an impressive lineup to ensure the Beer & BBQ Festival can rise from the ashes, so to speak. Craig Basford from Big Shed Brewing, and Gareth Lewis from the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, thanks for joining The Adelaide Show.

Buy tickets here for the 2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

Learn more about Big Shed Brewing here

In my intro, I referenced you getting back into the kitchen “even if the kitchen is outside” and a thought to myself, the art and the act of barbecuing is not as exclusively outdoors as it used to be because when we recorded episode 127 with The Smoking Joint crew, I reckon Grant and the team did a lot of work with their black gloves on the kitchen bench. What is the state of play for serious barbecuers these days? How much action happens away from the barbecue or the smoker?

As a person who barbecues on a traditional barbecue with a chargrill plate and a hot plate, and who is done in 30 minutes, I’m in awe of the more complex and slow approach to BBQ. Are there first steps someone like me could take to start producing the “wow” effect with his barbecue? What would you start with?

Does good BBQ always take a long time?

Is a smoker a must?

How important are thermometers and can I trust them?

A mate of mine, Jesse Donnarumma from Smoke & Steel, always uses meat rubs, etc. Because I don’t plough through good meat all the time, whenever I’m ready for a beautiful steak, I want to taste the steak, and not seasonings other than a little salt and pepper. Is that cool or am I really missing a deep vein of gold here?

354 - BBQ selection from the Big Shed Brewing kitchen

Pickle juice – can I buy spring gully pickles and just drain the juice from them?

Tell us about the brewers on board?

Tell us about the bands on board?

And give us your insider’s tips on how to get the most out of this festival.

00:50:57 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have Joan of the Arcade by Mums Favourite.

Mums Favourite is one of the bands appearing at the Beer and BBQ Festival in Adelaide, July 15-17, 2022, and they’ll be serving up their own selection of indie/rock/blues, garnished with a generous dash of haunting/frenzied power.

I can hear influence from early Nick Cave and a sense of freedom to follow each idea much like Kate Bush although in a grounded, and earthier way. But, of course, they are themselves.

In Joan of the Arcade we get a bass riff to die for, tight drums, great lead guitar solo, and sinister/sultry vocals by Sasha.

Here’s this week’s preview video

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