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BBQ / Fire Pit Deal Thread - Spring / Summer 2017

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Last Updated - 18/05/17 Okay, so BBQ season is pretty much here, so I thought I'd pop something together to keep them all in once place. I've linked to any existing threads too. Also you can't beat… Read More
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Okay, so BBQ season is pretty much here, so I thought I'd pop something together to keep them all in once place. I've linked to any existing threads too. Also you can't beat a good fire pit, so I'll try and add a few of those in here too.

It's ongoing and will be updated whenever I get a chance.
Feel free to share any BBQ tips down below, I know there are some real keen BBQ Chefs that would be able to teach us all a thing or two.

To make things easier all newly added items will be added to the top of each category, to save you hunting through when re-visiting the thread as well as items going up in price being removed and OOS marked as such until stock comes back

http://i.imgur.com/7UAhtE6.png

Outback Excel 310 2-Burner Gas Trolley Barbecue with Side Burner £119.99

Premium 4 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner - Store Pickup - £144.99 at Argos

Charcoal Oil Drum BBQ with Warming Rack £37.99 - Argos

Basic round BBQ £10 - Wilko

35cm Round Charcoal BBQ £9.99

3 layer steel BBQ / Smoker £28.90 - eBay (Up in price by a couple of quid, but still not bad)

Expert Grill 75cm Half Drum Barrel Grill £29

Back in stock
Expert Grill 43cm Kettle Barbecue £20 - ASDA/George

http://i.imgur.com/6SXZVGi.png

Gardenline Fire Basket £14.99 Aldi

George Home 40cm Log Burner with poker - £20

Cast Iron Garden Fire Pit Basket Patio Heater £22.79 - eBay

Hacienda Fire Bowl £34.99 delivered

Alberta Black Steel Firebasket £24.99 delivered

Portable charcoal bbq grill cast iron fire pit £15.99 (FREE C&C) - eBay - Very similar to the one in BBQs / This one mentions "Fire pit" in there, so perhaps you could use it just for that if you wanted - Worth a shout anyway :)

Cuba Cast Iron Chimenea £55 - B&Q

Ignacia Large Mesh Chimenea 335 - Currently OOS but could come back soon

http://i.imgur.com/Wn9gMHd.png

Wilko Charcoal Briquette 5kg - £3.50 - Wilko

9KG Instant light Lumpwood Charcoal £16.04 - Homebase - 6x 1.5kg bags


BBQ Gas cylinder with free Regulator - £22.99 when returning empty cylinder


13KG Butane Cylinder + Poss £5 Credit back for your empties - £19.99 Could be useful if you have any left over from last year.

BBQ Accessories

Jumbuck nimbus 6 burner gas BBQ £149.98

BBQ Starter £5 instore only at Asda

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bbq-starter-5-instore-asda-2670716

Starter Chimney £9.99 - Argos

Bodum Fyrkat BBQ Tool Set - Black £19.99 - Argos

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It's all about having two bbqs. Proper charcoal BBQ for proper BBQ situations and a gas BBQ for emergency BBQ situations!
10 Likes
Here we go folks, I did a video of my smoke on my Weber Smokey Mountain yesterday so you can see what a good piece of kit this is- well worth investing in over a cheap alternative if you want to smoke properly- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQchv1SmPk&t=750s

Edited By: wakeywarrior on Apr 10, 2017 12:59
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Thanks Neo.. I hope my BBQ season changes this year :p
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Pro tip: Ban burgers and sausages from your BBQ. They benefit least from the exciting cooking method and flavours it adds. Chicken, fish, pork, beef, low and slow where possible. Let the BBQ infuse your meat, rather than blast it with heat.

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Thanks Neo.. I hope my BBQ season changes this year :p
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1 Like #3
Good deal on the Butane. Gas Deal with pay £1 if you have an empty.
7 Likes #4
Pro tip: Ban burgers and sausages from your BBQ. They benefit least from the exciting cooking method and flavours it adds. Chicken, fish, pork, beef, low and slow where possible. Let the BBQ infuse your meat, rather than blast it with heat.
#5
Reviews for cast iron fire pit say that it's not cast but steel, it's cheaper here £19.39

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cast-Iron-Fire-Bowl-Firepit-Garden-Outdoor-Modern-Stylish-Fire-Pit-Ambience-BBQ/192075745081

Edited By: NeoTrix on Apr 06, 2017 19:24: link trim
#6
Any tips QUALITY charcoal at a reasonable price. Not Weber steak house but also not wilkos dust blocks. Any pointers?
3 Likes #7
JoseChupachup
Any tips QUALITY charcoal at a reasonable price. Not Weber steak house but also not wilkos dust blocks. Any pointers?


https://www.coals2u.co.uk

The 12KG blue bag of Lumpwood for £11 is decent, and the Supagrill stuff is fine :)

Edited By: Vini on Apr 06, 2017 20:17: £
3 Likes #8
Search for restaurant lumpwood charcoal on Google or eBay. I have got some of the big k stuff and it is excellent. A really good price for charcoal of this quality is just over a pound a kilo, although hard to find (Ocado did a deal on the 15kg big k boxes, not bags or the smaller box, they're lower quality, of the 'best' grade restaurant charcoal, 3 for 2 last year, maybe they'll repeat this year), but I can see there are other brands that get close on eBay (long burn, 20kg for £25), although never tried them so can't comment. The good stuff you'll use less of it, so the higher price might not actually be that much higher in use, I've never had to top up a BBQ since switching to the big k stuff, it just keeps going!
#9
I've used gas BBQs for the last 12yrs, had to chuck the old one away last summer so on the lookout for a new one...or debating going back to charcoal. I know it's a better way of cooking but gas is so much quicker and easier for a cheeky last minute BBQ.
2 Likes #10
Hmm fire pit or chiminera?
10 Likes #11
It's all about having two bbqs. Proper charcoal BBQ for proper BBQ situations and a gas BBQ for emergency BBQ situations!
#12
macas2000
Hmm fire pit or chiminera?

That's my debate too!
#13
looking for a decent chimnea. the cove one oh here looks good, but still unsure. any suggestions?
1 Like #14
If you want a great one for camping as it folds flat and holds a 1 kg bag of instant lighting coal - £15 delivered

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yellowstone-Pac-Flat-BBQ-Kit-Multi-Colour/dp/B00AOLGPEU/

Edited By: NeoTrix on Apr 09, 2017 11:59: link trim
#15
i want to build my own fire pit im to damn lazy:D
1 Like #16
djwent
I've used gas BBQs for the last 12yrs, had to chuck the old one away last summer so on the lookout for a new one...or debating going back to charcoal. I know it's a better way of cooking but gas is so much quicker and easier for a cheeky last minute BBQ.

At these prices, why not have both. Charcoal for pre-planned Saturday afternoons, and gas for convenience should you want an impromptu supper.
3 Likes #17
macas2000
Hmm fire pit or chiminera?
I threw away my chimnea and opted for a fire pit which is much better, more heat, cooking surface and doubles up as a table !
I cant find my exact one but its like this http://www.garden4less.co.uk/proddetail.asp?PROD=58192&partner=fr&gclid=CjwKEAjw8ZzHBRCUwrrV59XinXUSJADSTE5kP6DQT3bGHerlFK5WumWPJOsocJX-L6tEmw3cqnMNiBoCXinw_wcB
We cook fresh mackerel on it in the afternoon and then chuck a log on afterwards to use it as a fire pit.
2 Likes #19
i second Big K
2 Likes #20
oliverhussick
Pro tip: Ban burgers and sausages from your BBQ. They benefit least from the exciting cooking method and flavours it adds. Chicken, fish, pork, beef, low and slow where possible. Let the BBQ infuse your meat, rather than blast it with heat.
Every time I have a BBQ party, there's always at least one person that brings cheap nasty burgers & sausages that ruin the barby!
#21
Can't find any Weber deals at the moment.
#22
Wilko Page links all display "Page not found"

INCREASE IN £: BBQ 14" on eBay now displays at: £9.49 not £8.49

INCREASE IN £: Cast Iron Garden Fire Pit Basket Patio Heater now displays at: £22.79 not £21.99

DECREASE IN £: Portable charcoal BBQ grill cast iron fire pit now displays at: £15.99 not £17.98

Happy BBQing everyone
#23
For those of you who are looking for a more Eco, or wallet friendly fire pit an old washing machine drum makes possibly the best fire pit out there. Its debatable.
Most tips and recycling centers have them lying around.
I was skeptical when it was first mentioned to me. But they actually are awesome.
#24
lucyberridge
For those of you who are looking for a more Eco, or wallet friendly fire pit an old washing machine drum makes possibly the best fire pit out there. Its debatable.
Most tips and recycling centers have them lying around.
I was skeptical when it was first mentioned to me. But they actually are awesome.


interesting..... any pics?
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List is fine, but cheapo barbecues are really a waste of money. The UK is increasing getting into smoking now, this is the only real 'barbecue'. It was an African method of cooking in a pit, popularised by African slaves in USA. Such cooking depends on maintaining a low and slow temp of around 225 faranheit. These cheapo smokers simply cannot do it. My advise if you want to get into true barbecue is to buy a Weber Smokey Mountain or at least a Pro Q. Higher end go for a komado like a Big Green Egg. What many people call 'barbecue', i.e cooking sausages and burgers over coals or gas is not really barbecuing, it is grilling. I'd go with coals every time for grilling, and I'd just splash out on a Weber Kettle, it will easily last 10 years, is extremely good and you can even do some basic smoking on it. Nice day today, I'm getting 6 racks of baby backs and a chicken on the Weber Smokey Mountain at 1pm for a 5 hour low and slow cook...
#26
djwent
I've used gas BBQs for the last 12yrs, had to chuck the old one away last summer so on the lookout for a new one...or debating going back to charcoal. I know it's a better way of cooking but gas is so much quicker and easier for a cheeky last minute BBQ.
Drop the gas, all you are doing is grilling. Bad cleanup time also. If you want true BBQ get into smoking. If you want grilling, get a Weber Kettle, I doubt you will want to gas grill again.
#27
I was thinking of a brazier like the one pictured, but I'm not sure if the ash etc from logs would just end up falling out of the side and making a mess?

http://images.plantsplus.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1392901845-52063100.jpg
#28
wakeywarrior
List is fine, but cheapo barbecues are really a waste of money. The UK is increasing getting into smoking now, this is the only real 'barbecue'. It was an African method of cooking in a pit, popularised by African slaves in USA. Such cooking depends on maintaining a low and slow temp of around 225 faranheit. These cheapo smokers simply cannot do it. My advise if you want to get into true barbecue is to buy a Weber Smokey Mountain or at least a Pro Q. Higher end go for a komado like a Big Green Egg. What many people call 'barbecue', i.e cooking sausages and burgers over coals or gas is not really barbecuing, it is grilling. I'd go with coals every time for grilling, and I'd just splash out on a Weber Kettle, it will easily last 10 years, is extremely good and you can even do some basic smoking on it. Nice day today, I'm getting 6 racks of baby backs and a chicken on the Weber Smokey Mountain at 1pm for a 5 hour low and slow cook...

+1 What he said!

See above for Charcoal deals. Restaurant grade charcoal is as good as briquettes and doesnt have the binding agents. Bookers / Makro sell the blue bags for £9.99 ex vat.. If you cant do that checkout BigK. Most garden centres that sell BBQ's will probably have the 10-12kg bags from them

The Smoker above for £28.99 is truly a piece of junk. You need serious mod's to get it operational and as an intro most punters will find it unworkeable. If you are intent, check out the Mods

Edited By: OktaneZA on Apr 09, 2017 10:18
#29
hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks

OktaneZA
wakeywarrior
List is fine, but cheapo barbecues are really a waste of money. The UK is increasing getting into smoking now, this is the only real 'barbecue'. It was an African method of cooking in a pit, popularised by African slaves in USA. Such cooking depends on maintaining a low and slow temp of around 225 faranheit. These cheapo smokers simply cannot do it. My advise if you want to get into true barbecue is to buy a Weber Smokey Mountain or at least a Pro Q. Higher end go for a komado like a Big Green Egg. What many people call 'barbecue', i.e cooking sausages and burgers over coals or gas is not really barbecuing, it is grilling. I'd go with coals every time for grilling, and I'd just splash out on a Weber Kettle, it will easily last 10 years, is extremely good and you can even do some basic smoking on it. Nice day today, I'm getting 6 racks of baby backs and a chicken on the Weber Smokey Mountain at 1pm for a 5 hour low and slow cook...
+1 What he said!
See above for Charcoal deals. Restaurant grade charcoal is as good as briquettes and doesnt have the binding agents. Bookers / Makro sell the blue bags for £9.99 ex vat.. If you cant do that checkout BigK. Most garden centres that sell BBQ's will probably have the 10-12kg bags from them
The Smoker above for £28.99 is truly a piece of junk. You need serious mod's to get it operational and as an intro most punters will find it unworkeable. If you are intent, check out the Mods
#30
tazg101
hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks


I would go for a basic Weber Kettle. It is 150, but will be good for all grilling and do a semi decent job for simple smoking jobs. https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk/weber-one-touch-original-57cm.html

I just got the Weber Mastertouch on Friday (from Riverside - free next day delivery!) and am currently smoking a large rack of beef short ribs. They are gonna be going for 6 hours, using the "weber snake method". They have also been covered in a nice rub that I got from Riverside by a company called MeatChurch.

I went a bit overboard and got £40+ of rubs and sauces, but a basic weber and rub will set you back £160ish and do a decent job.

(p.s. a meat thermometer that measures both grill and meat is needed if you want to accurately slow smoke, there are some decent ones on amazon for £25ish)

Edited By: mattoc4 on Apr 09, 2017 14:01
#31
Can anyone recommend a BBQ that has a thick cast iron grilling rack and not the cheap stainless steel cooling tray racks?
#32
thanks, the weber original kettle Premium is what I have already ! Its usually used for chicken, lamb chops etc and I've never tried to slow cook something on it. Defiantly something i'm going to try this summer.


mattoc4
tazg101
hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks
I would go for a basic Weber Kettle. It is 150, but will be good for all grilling and do a semi decent job for simple smoking jobs. https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk/weber-one-touch-original-57cm.html
I just got the Weber Mastertouch on Friday (from Riverside - free next day delivery!) and am currently smoking a large rack of beef short ribs. They are gonna be going for 6 hours, using the "weber snake method". They have also been covered in a nice rub that I got from Riverside by a company called MeatChurch.
I went a bit overboard and got £40+ of rubs and sauces, but a basic weber and rub will set you back £160ish and do a decent job.
(p.s. a meat thermometer that measures both grill and meat is needed if you want to accurately slow smoke, there are some decent ones on amazon for £25ish)
#33
Was looking at getting a fire pit and this thread has spurned my interest more. Was looking at this one - an 80cm pit @ under £50. Anyone had something similar?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fire-Bowl-80-cm-FS-2418-Kiel-/222381827535?hash=item33c6fd65cf
#34
https://media.firebox.com/product/5437/column_grid_8/bbq-donut-boat_11706.jpg
#35
thanks
1 Like #36
jaydeeuk1
https://media.firebox.com/product/5437/column_grid_8/bbq-donut-boat_11706.jpg
That looks like it will end well.
#37
Cool, so I would just spend your money on a decent BBQ thermometer, one that does both the grill and the meat.
I use this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ThermoPro-TP-08-Digital-Wireless-Thermometer/dp/B014DAVHSQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1491820563&sr=8-5&keywords=bbq+thermometer

And read up on the snake method. The Weber is a great place to start learning to smoke, whilst still having access to a grill for all other bbq needs.

tazg101
thanks, the weber original kettle Premium is what I have already ! Its usually used for chicken, lamb chops etc and I've never tried to slow cook something on it. Defiantly something i'm going to try this summer.
mattoc4
tazg101
hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks
I would go for a basic Weber Kettle. It is 150, but will be good for all grilling and do a semi decent job for simple smoking jobs. https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk/weber-one-touch-original-57cm.html
I just got the Weber Mastertouch on Friday (from Riverside - free next day delivery!) and am currently smoking a large rack of beef short ribs. They are gonna be going for 6 hours, using the "weber snake method". They have also been covered in a nice rub that I got from Riverside by a company called MeatChurch.
I went a bit overboard and got £40+ of rubs and sauces, but a basic weber and rub will set you back £160ish and do a decent job.
(p.s. a meat thermometer that measures both grill and meat is needed if you want to accurately slow smoke, there are some decent ones on amazon for £25ish)
#38
Never had a BBQ but sort of pondered with idea for a few years, Like the look of them gas ones but with Lava rocks for added flavour etc, Anyone used one? Any good?
Seen the Outback models with Lava and the Weber with flavour bars???

Edited By: mmurdoch on Apr 10, 2017 13:39: .
10 Likes #39
Here we go folks, I did a video of my smoke on my Weber Smokey Mountain yesterday so you can see what a good piece of kit this is- well worth investing in over a cheap alternative if you want to smoke properly- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQchv1SmPk&t=750s

Edited By: wakeywarrior on Apr 10, 2017 12:59
#40
tazg101
hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks
OktaneZA
wakeywarrior
List is fine, but cheapo barbecues are really a waste of money. The UK is increasing getting into smoking now, this is the only real 'barbecue'. It was an African method of cooking in a pit, popularised by African slaves in USA. Such cooking depends on maintaining a low and slow temp of around 225 faranheit. These cheapo smokers simply cannot do it. My advise if you want to get into true barbecue is to buy a Weber Smokey Mountain or at least a Pro Q. Higher end go for a komado like a Big Green Egg. What many people call 'barbecue', i.e cooking sausages and burgers over coals or gas is not really barbecuing, it is grilling. I'd go with coals every time for grilling, and I'd just splash out on a Weber Kettle, it will easily last 10 years, is extremely good and you can even do some basic smoking on it. Nice day today, I'm getting 6 racks of baby backs and a chicken on the Weber Smokey Mountain at 1pm for a 5 hour low and slow cook...
+1 What he said!
See above for Charcoal deals. Restaurant grade charcoal is as good as briquettes and doesnt have the binding agents. Bookers / Makro sell the blue bags for £9.99 ex vat.. If you cant do that checkout BigK. Most garden centres that sell BBQ's will probably have the 10-12kg bags from them
The Smoker above for £28.99 is truly a piece of junk. You need serious mod's to get it operational and as an intro most punters will find it unworkeable. If you are intent, check out the Mods

Its a tough call in that price bracket. Most of the quality smokers that will get you good results are priced @£200+ The only option you have in or about that area is either a second hand smoker OR to repurpose a Weber One Touch for smoking, which is possible for shorter smokes (ribs / chicken / lamb) of 5 hours or less. For longer cooks you will need either a vertical smoker (eg ProQ / Weber Smokey Mountain) or an offset. You can get some decent offsets for this price, but the fire basket is small so you will need to refuel every few hours which is fun but a tough ask. If you want some recommendations in that space I am happy to provide

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