Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 22.01.2012, 12:14
Texaner's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zentralschweiz
Posts: 2,048
Groaned at 99 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 2,984 Times in 1,429 Posts
Texaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
@Texaner... I am sure you know this, but in one's marriage there are battles that you fight and those that you walk away from. And 99% of them, you walk away from.

This is one that MUST be fought!
Oh it was fought alright, but she won.

(But when she sees the price tag of my next toy, she'll probably wish she hadn't. )
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Texaner for this useful post:
  #42  
Old 22.01.2012, 12:27
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 22,198
Groaned at 1,166 Times in 913 Posts
Thanked 25,056 Times in 12,000 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Oh it was fought alright, but she won.

(But when she sees the price tag of my next toy, she'll probably wish she hadn't. )
That's pretty similar to mine, except mine doesn't have the top opening on the firebox and has smaller wheels, but I only paid CHF 350 (8 years ago at COOP).

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 22.01.2012, 12:29
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 8,732
Groaned at 19 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 19,213 Times in 6,152 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
(But when she sees the price tag of my next toy, she'll probably wish she hadn't. )
Ooooo I want I want I want... (But I'd be fighting neighbors, not a spouse. That, unfortunately, is a battle I can't win. )

FYI, as of yesterday the Coop B/H at Pfäffikon has a smoker that looked just like that - not sure if the same brand, though - on sale for half price. They only have two, it's an end of season thing...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #44  
Old 22.01.2012, 12:49
drmom's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere in SG
Posts: 2,333
Groaned at 13 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 2,181 Times in 1,045 Posts
drmom has a reputation beyond reputedrmom has a reputation beyond reputedrmom has a reputation beyond reputedrmom has a reputation beyond reputedrmom has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
You can definitely bring the BBQ sauce from home.

The meat is another question. Price as you all know is very
expensive....

This is a good beer and made in Texas.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=lNQU7R.z8g8
One of my favorite beers - Shiner Bock. Now all I need is some Salt Lick BBQ and I would leave 10 lbs heavier and in a food coma...mmmm, salt lick...
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 22.01.2012, 13:00
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,145
Groaned at 226 Times in 146 Posts
Thanked 5,099 Times in 2,635 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Oh it was fought alright, but she won.

(But when she sees the price tag of my next toy, she'll probably wish she hadn't. )

i seem to remember that item was posted before in another BBQ topic and few people didnt have mnay good things to say about it being used as a smoker due to temp control etc.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 22.01.2012, 13:40
Texaner's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zentralschweiz
Posts: 2,048
Groaned at 99 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 2,984 Times in 1,429 Posts
Texaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond reputeTexaner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
...FYI, as of yesterday the Coop B/H at Pfäffikon has a smoker that looked just like that - not sure if the same brand, though - on sale for half price...
Did you happen to notice what the price was?

Quote:
View Post
i seem to remember that item was posted before in another BBQ topic and few people didnt have mnay good things to say about it being used as a smoker due to temp control etc.
Well it looks just like the one I left behind, and I was able to control the temperature all I wanted. Smoking is a hands-on process anyway, especially with a smaller smoker. You can only "set it and forget it" for a few hours at-a-time tops, in my experience.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Texaner for this useful post:
  #47  
Old 22.01.2012, 14:03
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 8,732
Groaned at 19 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 19,213 Times in 6,152 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Did you happen to notice what the price was?
I'm afraid I didn't - I just noticed the big red 50% sticker and started dreaming of things carnivorous...

However, I need to pop over there on Monday - I'll check and report back.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #48  
Old 25.01.2012, 19:28
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 8,732
Groaned at 19 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 19,213 Times in 6,152 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Sorry it took so long to get back to you...

The smoker/grill I saw at Coop was a Farmer Grill brand, original price 1490 for the grill, plus 590 for the smoking chamber. Currently 50% off those prices. There is one grill with smoker, one grill without - both are in a 'end of season Aktion' section.


It looked like this model:
http://www.farmergrill.ch/Farmergril...il_37_174.html

Plus this smoking chamber:
http://www.farmergrill.ch/Raeucherau...il_96_175.html


Or it could be this model:
http://www.farmergrill.ch/Farmergril...il_39_173.html

But the prices don't quite jibe...

Bear in mind these were floor models, I don't know if boxes/manuals are available, or what the guarantee situation is.

At the Coop B/H in Pfäffikon, SZ:

Churerstr 133,
8808 Pfäffikon
055 415 6530



HTH.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #49  
Old 25.01.2012, 19:54
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Zunzgen
Posts: 10
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
jessemotley has no particular reputation at present
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Missing the Texas ribs, smoked pulled pork and beef brisket....very badly. So badly I am willing to pay anything to mail order from the USA. Most only ship domestically only. Does anybody have any ideas or know of companies that ship finished BBQ products to Europe......or are such products available online from the UK; Germany or Switzerland.........PLEASE HELP.......I AM DYING HERE.
Do you like stubb`s? You can buy stubb`s at most coop`s. also some store`s have Jack Daniels bbq. I usually boil my ribs and soak them in stubb`s before I smoke them. Thats the best one I`ve found.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 02.02.2012, 14:42
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
NolaLove504 has no particular reputation at present
Hah! I laughed so hard when I came across the name of this thread. As a southern US transplant to Zurich, I've asked myself this a few times and it's always my first meal back when I visit the states.

I saw something in Sky Mall on American Airlines that might be of use, I'll see if I can find it online!!

Here we go:

http://www.skymall.com/shopping/deta...id=203745822&c=


And the price tag's not too painful either.

Last edited by 3Wishes; 20.04.2016 at 21:24. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 17.03.2012, 17:20
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Verbier
Posts: 172
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 240 Times in 90 Posts
One Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
End of problem. It is confirmed that the meat cannot be imported. My answer is very simple: WEBER SMOKEY MOUNTAIN.....I will smoke my own. Thank everyone for their help.
Ron from Zurich (via Pittsburgh, PA and Mobile, AL)
Nogatsev, you can order a WSM from Amazon.de (Germany). I tried to get one here but prices were nuts by special order, no one was stocking them.

I've had better results than I did before using an off-set smoker, and it fits on my very narrow balcony.

You can find proper racks of spare ribs now fairly easily, I buy the full racks and trim them down to St. Louis cut, and smoke the rib tips separately after trimming them. Pork shoulder on the bone is easy to find, just ask any proper butcher (supermarkets ten to sell boneless roasts).

Beans easy to find, Mesquite will be the hard part. You can find chips but they are pretty much useless in the smoker, you need chunks. I use apple wood and grape vines, looking for a source for oak but haven't found any locally yet.

You can find Texas Pete hot sauce in a few places, and I've been using a bit of HP Classic barbeque sauce for ribs with good results (sounds heretical, but it's just tomato, sugar, molasses and vinegar, I use very little and all the flavour comes from the meat anyway). it's as good as anything I've made myself, but I don't like fancy sauces on real barbeque anyway.

Good luck on your search, I haven't found anything resembling real American barbeque in the French part of Switzerland yet, and is spite of loving the food here in general, I'm convinced it will be a few years before the Swiss start understanding decent grilled and barbequed meat- everything they do tends to be thinly sliced and marinated in the same mixture of MSG and a bit of paprika, if it's not a Cervelas or veal sausage, or even worse a horrible industrial ham steak of indeterminate origin.

The last few years has seen a definite rise in smokers and decent grills for sale, so a change is coming!
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 20.04.2016, 19:28
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
pags has no particular reputation at present
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

I was looking for good BBQ Rubs as well. I recently found this page
www.spicelab.ch they import BBQ-Rubs from Hambug Germany all handmixed with no artificials in it. I tried the Southwest Cajun and it was very delicious. There are also some nice curries or Salts or other spices.
I wrote them an email an they said soon there will be more BBQ-Rubs in the Shop.


Its worth a try. My experience with product and order was very good.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 21.04.2016, 15:00
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Verbier
Posts: 172
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 240 Times in 90 Posts
One Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
I was looking for good BBQ Rubs as well. I recently found this page
www.spicelab.ch they import BBQ-Rubs from Hambug Germany all handmixed with no artificials in it. I tried the Southwest Cajun and it was very delicious. There are also some nice curries or Salts or other spices.
I wrote them an email an they said soon there will be more BBQ-Rubs in the Shop.


Its worth a try. My experience with product and order was very good.
Thanks for the heads up.

Unlike sauces, rubs are the easiest thing in the world to make and require no skills or hard to find ingredients; besides maybe allspice (which rarely features in rub recipes) you can find all the spices here and make your own.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 21.04.2016, 15:57
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 4,205
Groaned at 104 Times in 71 Posts
Thanked 6,881 Times in 2,563 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

Unlike sauces, rubs are the easiest thing in the world to make and require no skills or hard to find ingredients; besides maybe allspice (which rarely features in rub recipes) you can find all the spices here and make your own.
Allspice? Piment https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piment
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank slammer for this useful post:
  #55  
Old 21.04.2016, 16:05
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 22,198
Groaned at 1,166 Times in 913 Posts
Thanked 25,056 Times in 12,000 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Indeed, pretty easy to find, and I use it a lot, whole or in powder.

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #56  
Old 21.04.2016, 18:33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wadenswil
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 9 Posts
Anderham has made some interesting contributions
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

You didn't say if you would be importing a few Shiner to go with your meat. If you figure it out, let us know. Decent tacos, bbq, and Shiner are treasures I miss from home.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 21.04.2016, 19:37
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Verbier
Posts: 172
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 240 Times in 90 Posts
One Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

There is a site I like a lot, with good tested recipes, a whole lot of great information on techniques and tips, hardware, and the science of smoking and grilling ad all things meat.

I've tried a few of the rubs and they are excellent recipes:

www.amazingribs.com
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 21.04.2016, 19:57
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Geneva
Posts: 2,894
Groaned at 32 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 3,582 Times in 1,616 Posts
Anjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

BBQ in Geneva.
A friend of mine is one of the chefs for a BBQ food truck in Geneva, she claims that their BBQ is the real thing. I can't vouch for it myself as I don't particularly like meat cooked that way, but others say that the pulled pork, ribs, etc. is very good.

http://funkybbq.ch/
https://www.facebook.com/FunkyBBQ/
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Anjela for this useful post:
  #59  
Old 25.04.2016, 12:29
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Verbier
Posts: 172
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 240 Times in 90 Posts
One Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond reputeOne Drop has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
BBQ in Geneva.
A friend of mine is one of the chefs for a BBQ food truck in Geneva, she claims that their BBQ is the real thing. I can't vouch for it myself as I don't particularly like meat cooked that way, but others say that the pulled pork, ribs, etc. is very good.

http://funkybbq.ch/
https://www.facebook.com/FunkyBBQ/
I've been meaning to try them for ages but the truck is a bit too far from my office to make it there at lunch. I will make the effort one day soon as I've heard very good things about them.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 25.04.2016, 13:14
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Geneva
Posts: 2,894
Groaned at 32 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 3,582 Times in 1,616 Posts
Anjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Quote:
View Post
I've been meaning to try them for ages but the truck is a bit too far from my office to make it there at lunch. I will make the effort one day soon as I've heard very good things about them.
They'll be present at the Geneva Street Food Festival at the end of May (27-29th).
It's being held on the Promenade de Saint Antoine in the Old Town and if last year was anything to go by the whole thing will be well worth a visit!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Anjela for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coffee beans -mail order or place close to Lausanne? Miss Kitty Food and drink 39 10.04.2013 14:12
How can I buy an International Money Order in CH? Hambagahle Finance/banking/taxation 9 08.09.2011 21:17
Mail order returns - customs etc eng_ch Finance/banking/taxation 7 04.12.2009 13:36
Can you mail melatonin to Switzerland? ragno Family matters/health 11 07.09.2009 01:14
Swiss Farmers Shirt by Mail Order? EdF Other/general 18 16.09.2008 23:12


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0