"IT'S LIKE HAVING A LITTLE OF SOUTH AFRICA BACK IN OUR HOME!"
COMMENTS FROM BILTONG LOVERS AROUND THE WORLD!
My mother-in-law, Jenny Winters (an old customer of ours-Ed), brought me a Biltong Buddy last Christmas and I just wanted to say that it has not stood still for even one day!
I just wanted to say that my Biltong is perfect and it's so easy to make!
Thanks again for a SUPERB machine!
Keep up the good work
Cape Town, South Africa (08-08-2007)
I unveiled my first batch of biltong this evening and am so happy to tell you that it was a HUGE success.
We had a couple of South Africans over for the "first taste test" and they all thought it was a good as the real stuff if not better!
I am indebted to you for your help throughout the process. I am going to try various types of meat each time because no-one knows what "silverside" or "topside" is.
In this first batch, I used "top sirloin" which I am told is from the hind quarter of the cow.
Anyway, I am big hit with all my mates - that is all that counts!
Cheers for now and thanks again.
Jupiter, Florida, USA (28-07-2007)
Tel: +1 561-346-9900
Hello Biltong Team!
Well everything went great and my biltong turned out excellent!
I work with a South African bloke so he had a try and reckoned it was "the real thing!"
I'm up for the next lot now so I'm going to check out the recipes again and have a go at something different.
Thanks again for sharing all your ideas and for all your help!
Brisbane, Australia (06-06-2007)
Hi Biltong Guys!
WOW ..... our first batch of biltong was great !!!!!
We have a butcher here in Canada who had a shop in Toronto in a prominent South African area, so he started making wors and biltong, not bad, but not like ours!!
He had since relocated to our area, much to our delight! To start of our Rockeys 5kg BILTONG MAKER we made droëwors with his wors and the family consumed it in about four days.
But when the biltong was ready from the Quick Biltong Recipe it was gone in two days! I had to hide a piece to give to my daughter in Miami, especially as she has shares in the Biltong Maker as my son's Christmas present.
Rockey's Biltongmaker has a permanent place in the kitchen as is working all the time!!
Thanks for keeping in touch with your News Letters, I do enjoy receiving them, as well as all the future Biltong we will be eating.
Alles van die beste,
Coldwater, Ontario, Canada (05-03-2007)
Just a brief note to thank you for sending us our 5kg Biltong maker.
It has generated a buzz in our household with and immediate competition between my lovely wife and I on the best batch of ‘tong between us.
By day two the kids and I had already started the sampling and things are looking good ....!!
We just had the Johnny Clegg concert in Dubai so the whole process of biltong making, Castle Lager and good South African entertainment was well timed.
You obviously love what you do as you have spent a lot of time preparing your web site, filled with so many recipes and other informative stuff.
Keep it up so we all can smile,
Liam Hamilton Potts
Dubai, UAE (20-02-2007)
Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for designing such a wonderful, compact machine.
Our biltong maker arrived on Monday and we are enjoying our first batch of biltong tonight and it is lekker!!
I will be off to the butchers first thing in the am to get some meat to make my second batch.
Falkirk, Scotland (08-02-2007)
Hi Biltong Team,
My wife bought me a 5 kg biltong maker and some Safari Biltong Spice for Christmas.
I have just finished eating the results of my first batch of biltong and boy was it "lekker"!! It has made me a bit home sick.
I shared some of it with a South African friend of mine and he also loved it. Now have started my second batch today and just can't wait to taste it.
It is really great to have biltong readily available here in Northern Ireland. My local butcher is going to make me some wors next week to dry in my biltong maker.
I also want to thank Lo for his patience in answering all my questions about making biltong and for all the advice and help he has given me.
Belfast, Northern Ireland (11-01-2007)
Hello Biltong Makers,
I received my Rockey's 5kg Biltong Maker last week and everything arrived in perfect condition.
It was immediately put to work and I have just sampled my first ever attempt at Biltong making.
The results are simply fantastic so I will probably have the lot finished before my South African wife gets home from work.
Thanks for the great service and fantastic item.
Chance Inn, England (13-12-2006)
Hi Biltong Team,
Well, where do I start!
Firstly thanks for the prompt delivery. One huge problem is that I bought a machine that is too small!
I can't keep up with the demand from "FRIENDS". I think I need at least 4 machines so that I can have biltong available EVERYDAY!
As far as everybody is concerned my biltong is WOW fantastic, and I can't keep up with the demand ............. must definitely start charging my friends, could make a fortune!
Thanks for everything
This is my second purchase as a gift. Everyone is simply sooo impressed with your product
The first time I purchased a Biltong Maker from you was for my son who always enjoyed making biltong with his late father and he has not stopped using it.
My son-in-law was so impressed that I decided it would make a super birthday gift which is the 1st November so it arrived in time!
Thank you again
Cape Town, South Africa (11-10-2006)
Just a quick note to say that my first batch turned out great, absolutely love having biltong "on tap"! Now I can experiment to my hearts content!
Pretoria, South Africa (17-08-2006)
The biltong eagle has landed and is firing on all cylinders. It has been 3 weeks now and the third batch is in. I told my 7 year old that he could not have any as he supports the Wallabies, to which he replied " I was born in SA so I can have as much as I like and support the Wallabies!"
Thanks - a great addition to the down under lifestyle
Brisbane, Australia (04-08-2006)
I picked up my Rockey's Biltong Maker last night. When one looks at the package it seems very small, but I haven't properly got home or my son start to unpack the lot and we had to assemble it. Very easy to do. I believe almost any person should be able to assemble it.
The best of it all is the smell of the spices when one opens the box and start to unpack. It smells great!
If the biltong taste as good then it will be a winner.
If all go to plan we should start our first batch tonight.
Will keep you posted on the success.
Thank you very much!
Petrus van Breda
Johannesburg, South Africa (26-07-2006)
I just finished a batch, and braai'd a taster of wors.
Smaak baie lekker!!
Thanks for all the help, great service.
The difference between extra-ordinary service and ordinary service is that little "extra" :-)
Kintbury, England (12-07-2006)
Just to let you know that I am now making the best ever biltong thanks to Biltongmakers.Com! and can not stop making it as it is so cheap to make.....
Dublin, Ireland (13-05-2006)
Since I bought a biltong buddy from you I have made batch after batch of fantastic biltong, only one problem, my sons in law are all big boys and have developed a taste for it!
Best wishes to you and your team.
Jimmie from England (16-04-2006)
Hello Biltong Team, hello Lo!!
Good news from Germany. I have made it!!
I can´t believe it, it works! I have made my first biltong ever! Far from Africa after 3 days my first production was finished.
OK, I used a little bit to much spice. But I will learn by doing. The meat (beef) I used in Germany is called Rinderbratenfleisch. Good quality and a good taste. Yesterday I started my second attempt.
Ooh I´m so happy!!
You know, biltong was my food as a child in Africa. Uncles and grandfather produced it on their farm. We left Namibia when I was 10. Since that time I have eaten it just a few times.
But time of suffering is over now! Thanks to the BILTONGMAKER!
If there is any of your German customers who needs information about working with the Biltongmaker give him my e-mail-address. I will help or assist.
Thanks so far. I will contact you again, when I need more spice, o.k?
Lecker, lecker lecker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Biltong and a cold German Bier, that´s life, real life!
Kind regards and sorry for my English,
Happy André Kühne
Many thanks for your excellent customer care!
We have received our Biltong Maker and have in fact already made two batches - both were delicious.
Wishing you all a happy festive season.
Sydney, Australia (10-12-2005)
I purchased one of the original Home Biltong Makers in 2000 (see further down)and have used it with great success about 25 times a year since then.
All our friends and family know where the biltong is kept in the fridge and help themselves.
Especially our children who are born and bred in the US love my Biltong!
I must mention your impeccable service on the one small item that needed to be replaced after all that use.
We have now purchased a second machine.
I finally received my "Biltongmaker" and I can tell you this the long wait was definitely worth it. We made our 1st batch of biltong and what a surprise .....
I love biltong so much it's the best buy I have made in years!
We are already making the 2nd batch in the same week (my local French butcher is very happy)
Marolles en Brie, France (21-06-2005)
Hi you guys,
I am sitting here on cloud 9 pigging out on lovely biltong!! It really turned out great. My next batch could do with a little more spice but oh what bliss!
Thank you and your team for a wonderful invention.
Your Biltong maker arrived this morning here in Bonnie Scotland and I must say it is a vast improvement on my old metal one with the wire element.
Easy clean plastic, a 25w light bulb, all for easy cleaning and maintenance.
I am more than delighted with it, I cant wait to get started again.
You should call it the Super Biltong Maker.
All the best from the land of Tartan
Glasgow, Scotland (29-04-2005)
Dear Biltong Team,
Let me make it short; the Biltong Maker (Buddy) works like a bomb.
My newcomer results in the making of Biltong were overwhelming .
The first batch kind of evaporated!! Our youngest son (14) sat in a corner, a piece of biltong between his teeth and only enjoyed.
The extended family has already placed their orders. A pity though because my leisure time is now spoilt and it's all your fault!!
Lumpsum? A very good product at a reasonable price, if you'd ask me.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Just thought that I would let you know how I am getting on.
I have become the Hero of all Jewish South Africans in Manchester!
I make a full batch every week and sell it out within the day of it being ready.
The same also goes for the Droë Wors and we have only used the Plaas spices for that.
So I am currently increasing capacity and am going to be advertising it very soon.
A friend of mine who lives in Israel now but is from South Africa sent me an email which I have copied below!
Your biltong is unequivocally the most delicious biltong we have ever tasted.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO impressed!
We all figured “Yah right – what does a Pommy know about making biltong” but ate our words when we tasted it.
You did a brilliant job!!
Let me know when another of your customers is coming over.
I’m DEFINITLY putting in another order.
Manchester, England (27-02-2005)
Dear Biltong Team,
Yesterday afternoon, after three days, I tested my first batch.
The texture was just how I like it. Not too dry.
My girlfriend had never tasted biltong but she'd listened to me raving on
about it for years.
She was most impressed. Just waiting now to hear how my
son's first batch is going!
This is the first time I've had biltong since 1986 so you can imagine how pleased I am!
Thought I'd died and gone to
Best regards to all the Biltong Team,
Hello Biltong Team,
So far my husband and I have been sharing a machine with friends and they want it back now, so I've decided it's time to get our own one.
We can't go without biltong for too long!
I make a batch and by the time we've eaten it, the next one is ready.
It's definitely worth its weight in gold!
I would like to congratulate you on a fabulous product. I received a biltongmaker a while ago for my birthday and, to be honest, it has not been switched off since then.
I have tried Springbok, Beef, Kudu and even Kangaroo and have to say that is was amazing.
Neighbours, friends and family can`t seem to get enough.
Thank you very much.
I thought that I would let you know how the biltong was that I made with Worchestershire sauce.......
It was was wonderful!
Maurice my husband and I enjoyed it very much. But my youngest daughter preferred the one I make without the sauce.
Next time I will try the one using red wine mixed with the vinegar. My usual recipe I use is so simple and easy to make, and a great success. But I do like to experiment. It was also the first time that we have ever frozen a batch of biltong. Wonderful idea.
We froze it while just a little bit red and soft inside. Now we have a never ending supply.
I love your web site, and it really makes me homesick...........even though I left South Africa 27 odd years ago.
Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!!
I am a lover of biltong and have spent an enormous amount on Biltong since living in New Zealand.
That is when I came across your site and had to buy one. My biggest problem is that I can never make enough! I bought the machine for a continuous supply for myself as it is something I used to buy weekly back home.
Now, there are so many people that want and I don't mind making to sell but I never seem to be able to make enough!
New Zealand (13-06-2004)
Just to let you know the 2kg biltong maker arrived. It was a birthday present for my boyfriend who is from Johannesburg and he was really made up with it!
He logged on to your web site where he got the chilli recipe and went straight to work on it when he got home.
His batches don't seem to last kissing time which says a lot!
He's even tried kangaroo meat and was really happy with it!
To be honest, I don't think he has turned the machine off yet. Boys and their toys hey?
I will see him this weekend and warned him to have some ready!
Thanks a million!!
Cork, Ireland (05-05-2004)
The 30kg Industrial Biltong cabinet has arrived intact and is running faultlessly, and producing excellent biltong!
I would like to thank you and the Biltong team for keeping me updated at all times and for being unfailingly courteous and helpful from start to finish. By such efficiency you and your team took the anxiety out of importing the cabinet over such a long distance.
It is good to find such personal service in a world of corporate anonymity.
Jeffreys Bay Biltong Ltd
Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom (25-03-2004)
G'day Biltong Team!
Well I finally received my biltong machine and immediately gave it a test run.
What a success!
My South African mates reckon it was superb!
Naturally it didn't last long so the next batch is on the way. Unfortunately the meat is cut a little thicker so I have to leave it a little longer.
Hi Biltong team,
Just a quick note to say that I am an ex-pat from South Africa now residing
in Devon, England.
I have always missed Biltong and as such have always spent quite a lot of cash on buying Biltong whenever available. As soon as I saw your web site I had to order the Biltong Maker!
I have just made my first batch and am munching on it right now while I work, absolutely superb!
What an excellent invention!
It's like having a taste of the Motherland at a fraction of the cost.
I work in I.T. and find your web site well presented with useful information on all aspects
of biltong making. It's a class site that makes me feel a bit closer to South Africa.
So I just wanted to say MANY THANKS!!
I wish your business all the success it deserves.
Exeter Service Desk Analyst, Computing Partners BT Affinitis
Devon, England (25-01-2002)
Tel: +44-8702-405060 Option 1 Ext 5244, Fax: +44-1392- 250808
Hello Biltong Boeties,
Just a short note from North London where, thanks to you guys and a wedding gift, we've managed to re-create a small piece of South Africa. No, not our very own home hi-jacking kit, but of course the Biltong Maker!
It's a great idea and I'd like to wish you all the best in your endeavours.
Keep up the good work
PS. Did you know that droë wors compliments a glass or two of witblits?
What an excellent idea!!
Who would have thought that you can make your own biltong yourself on the other side of the planet!
Simply put your meat and spices together, switch on the Biltong Maker and invite some of your South African friends!
Well done and keep us informed on any new ideas to bring good old SA a little closer!
Thanks for your speedy reply.
The Biltong Team seems to be a very professional organization and I will gladly follow your advice. If you have any extra advice or hints I would appreciate it.
"Bringing a little bit of South Africa into Europe - even our non-South African friends are getting hooked!!"
I want to congratulate you on your web site!
As far as SA web sites go, it must be one of the first to offer such a variety of shipping options with costs displayed for the customer to review immediately.
I had no problems placing the order!
Just to let you know that my first batch of Biltong was a great success. It was made of fresh frozen roe-deer (similar to Springbok).
My next batch will be Reindeer (another culinary experience!)
Thanks again for you assistance in bringing back some of my memos of your fantastic South African Biltong!
Sandness, Norway (30-11-2000)
Dear Biltong Team
Thanks for the prompt delivery of my Biltongmaker to Ireland; It was here within one week!
There is one problem you cannot help me with and that is every time I go into the kitchen and smell that delicious biltong in the Biltongmaker, I am like Homer Simpson and find it hard to wait for three days.
Would it not be great if you could invent a microwave version of the Biltongmaker that takes only a few seconds! Even that may be too long!
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland (17-11-2000)
I purchased the HBM a few weeks ago and have found it to be excellent!
All my SA friends keep on dropping around to visit now that they know there is Biltong to be found.
Excellent product and a great gift. So far two of my friends have ordered the HBM after having my homemade product.
Dear Biltong Team,
I purchased one of your Biltongmakers a fortnight ago and I am thoroughly impressed!!
I live in the USA (Florida) and have about 10 South African friends that live in the same area.
We made the first batch last week and it was incredibly easy to do! I gave some Biltong to my mates and they thought that I had it brought over from SA! They couldn't believe it when I told them I had made it myself.
To be honest, I didn't think it would ever taste as good as the Biltong we get back home.
Thank you for such a convenient, simple and space saving Biltongmaker!
Boca Raton, Florida, USA (14-11-2000)
Well all I can actually say is that it has been a prayer come true!!
Bringing South Africa to my doorstep!
What a great machine!
We were really trying hard to get Biltong into Switzerland, but the rules are so strict. Now with the Biltongmaker we use our own meat to make the Biltong we want.
Zurich, Switzerland (13-11-2000)
A First Class Web site with lots of yummy information.
I have lived in Munich (Germany) for the last 12 years and since starting making Biltong the quality of life has improved.
The beer is fantastic over here but Biltong was sadly non-existent. I have quite a fan club for the stuff now and find it hard to keep up with all the orders!
Munich, Germany (9-11-2000)
Just to let you know that my last lot of "billies" went down like a house on fire!
I have subsequently received orders from at least 6 friends and each wants 2 kilos!!!
Melbourne, Australia (5-11-2000)
I got a Biltong Maker for my birthday from my folks. It's been a God-send in London as the quality of Biltong is not up to scratch and, since having it, have been enjoying TOP QUALITY stuff!!!!!!
"Great machine, it pays itself off in 2 batches and is just as good as any I have ever had from a butcher....."
Nick de Klerk
"I was delighted that such a compact gadget could produce biltong in a hygienic environment and to my own particular taste so quickly! I enjoy dry, spicy and fat free biltong which was ready in four days! The one thing I did notice was that the meat must be correctly cut (much like steak).
Great biltong maker which will be enjoyed by us on a regular basis."
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