10kg barbecue charcoal for £6 - 2 x 5kg bags normally £5 each instore at Tesco - HotUKDeals
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My local Tesco Metro in London had this deal near the entrance. Not sure if it's everywhere. Perfect for the long weekend though. Should keep me going for most of the summer.

2 x 5kg bags of charcoal for £6. Normally priced at £5 each.
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#1
In Bristol too
#2
The self lighting briquettes are 1 bag for £ 5.00.
Two of these for £ 6.00 is good though :)
#3
do not buy - seriously bad at giving off heat, they start to go cool after about 40-40 mins
#4
akasmiler
do not buy - seriously bad at giving off heat, they start to go cool after about 40-40 mins

At £ 3.00 aper bag, I'll take my chances, unless you can provide a link to some supercharcoal which, (for similar price) will emit heat through the night.....
#5
good price, not long lasting if its the same quality as last years, but better than ASDA's!
1 Like #6
akasmiler
do not buy - seriously bad at giving off heat, they start to go cool after about 40-40 mins


BlazeJohny
good price, not long lasting if its the same quality as last years, but better than ASDA's!


I'm finding asda's really bad too, they are tough to light and then by the time the ge grey enough to cook on they go cool, quite quick, so i have to throw more on resulting in almost burning everything
#7
asda do sell the Bar-Be-Quick briquettes though which i find are slightly better. also dont try the Penbeads from B&Q (over priced tat)

i'm yet to try the heat beads briquettes but these are supposed to be quite good

the best i have used, and i'm being serious, are the weber briquettes, but can't find em instore anywhere
#8
akasmiler
asda do sell the Bar-Be-Quick briquettes though which i find are slightly better. also dont try the Penbeads from B&Q (over priced tat)

i'm yet to try the heat beads briquettes but these are supposed to be quite good

the best i have used, and i'm being serious, are the weber briquettes, but can't find em instore anywhere



It's the bar-be-quick ones vie been using, asda and b&q have been advertising the weber ones, not sure if they are in stock though
#9
i got 5kg of charcoal in lidl for £2.99, didn't think it was a bad deal
2 Likes #10
I would personally suggest avoiding briquettes and using proper "lumpwood" charcoal. The briquettes as mentioned die out quickly and give poor heat. As far as I am aware they are padded out with sawdust and other stuff and that's why they don't last.
Sainsburys did value Lumpwood charcoal last year and B&Q do big bags of Lumpwood at a reasonable price and I mix both for a great heat. Still giving off a little heat in the morning and very little ash.
The self lighting of any sort give off so much smoke. I use non impregnated and use a lighter fluid or gel. Light at least 1 hour before cooking needed and you will not be dissapointed.
#11
bobsdeals
I would personally suggest avoiding briquettes and using proper "lumpwood" charcoal. The briquettes as mentioned die out quickly and give poor heat. As far as I am aware they are padded out with sawdust and other stuff and that's why they don't last.
Sainsburys did value Lumpwood charcoal last year and B&Q do big bags of Lumpwood at a reasonable price and I mix both for a great heat. Still giving off a little heat in the morning and very little ash.
The self lighting of any sort give off so much smoke. I use non impregnated and use a lighter fluid or gel. Light at least 1 hour before cooking needed and you will not be dissapointed.



Will look in to it ta, i bought a chimney to help it start
#12
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.
#13
Good deal, picked up a couple of bags last week.

A lot of people here don't seem to know how to bbq. These are perfectly adequate if you know what your doing.
1 Like #14
Tdrtnlz
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.


Not to turn the thread into gas v carcoal or anything but in my opinion charcoal gives a proper bbq flavour that gas can't - you may as well grill your meat in the kitchen and bring it outside, it would have the same taste imho!
#15
thanks op
#16
Tdrtnlz
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.

congratulations on todays most ridiculous reply,if you want to taste gas cook it on your hob! the clue is in the word barbeque.
#17
Money saving tip; buy up charcoal @ the end of summer clearance & store it over winter.
The supermarkets were flogging both lumpwood & briquettes last year for pennies (I think the bags I bought were 50p/kg)

As to lump wood vs briquettes, you can't say one is categorically better than the other.

Briquettes should burn longer.... but it depends on the ratio of fuel to binder as to how much energy you'll get out of them.
Same goes for lump wood; if you get a bag with more unburnable **** than useful lump wood you aren't going to get as much energy out of it.

Quality counts.

:edit:

How ridiculous s.l.a.g is censored...


Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Apr 22, 2011 14:00: ...
#18
Tdrtnlz
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.

congratulations on todays most ridiculous reply,if you want to taste gas cook it on your hob! the clue is in the word barbeque.
#19
bobsdeals
i bought a chimney to help it start


Opening both ends of a can and placing on top of your pyramid does the job. Also place an old wire rack in the bottom first to enable air flow underneath helps.

Edited By: Jobb on Apr 22, 2011 13:56
#20
I use both lump wood and briquettes, The lump wood fires up quickly. and helps briquettes to light up as well.
#21
Thanks OP, got mine today and just had my sausages and burgers - just in the nick of time before a thunder storm!
Good stuff, very hot, lasted plenty long enough to cook perfectly. :)
#22
Used these for the first time today, had a bit of trouble getting them going but that's more down to me not knowing what I'm doing. Cooked plenty of food and stayed hot for a long time.
#23
Tdrtnlz
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.


Just gone back to charcol today after years of gas BBQing, won't go back to gas now. Not only does it taste better but the best bit? Man make fire . . . mmmmm

Interesting such a gas fan was reading a charcol thread - tempted to come back too?
#24
Absolutely agree that lumpwood is loads better. Briquettes produce masses of ash in comparison. I'd also say avoid self lighting stuff, too. I'm saying this as someone who likes a bit of fun with the barbeque but if you just want to bung it on and forget out it then of course self lighting is great for that. You just don't get to beat your chest and say "Man make-umm fire!" as convincingly.

EDIT: wtf - didn't even read the man make fire thing in the post above when I typed my response. Glad it's not just me.

Edited By: Duelling Duck on Apr 22, 2011 23:21
#25
5Kg bags are £2.99 at aldi too (so £5.98 for 10Kg).
#26
i will grab some of these today, not for my bbq i have a gas one now after the last couple summers where just as the heat was bang on, it poured down with rain ( well maybe for the one i cut the legs off so i can take it on the beach) but more for my chiminea or what ever it is called, i can whack some of this stuff in and then put the card board the council refuse to take on it.

it will go in the garage and when i cant get any free wood
thanks
#27
Little tip after using lump-wood charcoal, if there's plenty of life left in the charcoal douse it with warm water. The heat of the grill will dry it out ready to be reused again.
banned#28
Tdrtnlz
Nothing can beat energy efficient, clean burning propane. Taste the meat, not the heat.


Using a propane BBQ is like sitting down to pee.
#29
This thread contains several people who struggle to make fire, even with the use of modern fire making materials. No doubt anybody who visits them for a BBQ dies of starvation, or possibly of laughter (a chimney - are you serious???).

These people couldn't light tissue paper with a flame thrower - go back to your George Foreman grills... Hilarious.

lazy - your right, lumpwood and briquettes work best for me.
#30
Lol obviously no one is a king of the hill fan in this thread.

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