BBQ / Fire Pit Deal Thread - Spring / Summer 2018
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BBQ / Fire Pit Deal Thread - Spring / Summer 2018

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Found 6th Apr 2017
Last update 18th June 2018 - Removed Discontinued items / Price increses

Right then... The weather went above 8c, so it's time to update
Some offers are rolling in now and I expect them to get better and better, so will add them as they come in. I've popped a few in for now and will check back from time to time to keep all the best ones here.



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



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Charbroil 2 Burner Tru Inred Gas BBQ with Cover £146.94 Delivered at Argos eBay £146.94 (thanks Dj10)

Premium 6 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner £149.99 @ Argos (Thanks Damanc)

Landmann Grill Chef Charcoal Kettle BBQ at Wickes for £20 @ Wickes (Thanks RCUK)

Kamado Outdoor Oven £349.99 @ Aldi(Thanks ChambyR33)

Basic 35cm Round Charcoal BBQ £9.99 @ Argos

BBQ Portable Steel Barbecue Round 14"Grill £8.49 delivered @ ebay /
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Landmann Grill Chef Charcoal Kettle BBQ £20 @ Wickes

Gardenline Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ £49.99 @ Aldi (Thanks RUSSt)

Gardenline BBQ Pizza Oven instore only £39.99 (Thanks Chanchi)

Black & Red Portable Kettle Barbecue £10 @ Asda

Something a little quirky
Red and White Camper Van BBQ
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Garden Steel Chimenea £29.95 delivered @ eBay / homeandgardenproductsuk (Thanks Goonertillidie)

10 Piece steel Chiminea Set £64.98 @ Studio(Thanks Msmyth)

Outdoor log burner £59.99 @ Aldi online now / instore May 3rd (Thanks Pokey)

Gardeco Wacky Fire Pit £39.99 delivered @ Studio

Folding Steel Fire Pit £21.95@ homediscountltd / via eBay

Portable Charcoal BBQ / Fire Pit £17.99 @ ukbuyonline / Via eBay
VonHaus Copper Fire Pit £39.99 @ Domu

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Wilko Charcoal Briquette 5kg £3.50 @ Wilko

Bar-Be-Quick Barbecue Fire Lighter Blocks 24 pack £1

5KG Big K Lumpwood Barbecue Charcoal £3.99 @ The Range (Thanks Princesprecious)

6KG Bags of Diall instant light Charcoal found instore at B&Q for £5 (Thanks Shrice)


Accessories:

Outback Stainless Steel 3 Piece BBQ Tool Set with BBQ Mitt £10 @ TEsco (Thanks Matthewnunn1986)

Charcoal barbecue starter - £4.99 @ ALDI (thanks zippypants)

Love this! Star Wars Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs £18.49 (Has Sound Effects)

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A couple of covers here, not reduced in price, but I think they are worth picking up, especially with UK Summers... Works the same with garden furniture, it's just worth covering up for a little protection.

Expert Grill Small Barbecue Cover £5 @ Asda
Expert Grill Large Barbecue Cover £10 @ Asda

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Thanks Neo.. I hope my BBQ season changes this year
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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.
​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!
It's all about having two bbqs. Proper charcoal BBQ for proper BBQ situations and a gas BBQ for emergency BBQ situations!
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Thanks Neo.. I hope my BBQ season changes this year
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Good deal on the Butane. Gas Deal with pay £1 if you have an empty.
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.
Reviews for cast iron fire pit say that it's not cast but steel, it's cheaper here £19.39

ebay.co.uk/itm…081
Edited by moderator: "link trim" 6th Apr 2017
Any tips QUALITY charcoal at a reasonable price. Not Weber steak house but also not wilkos dust blocks. Any pointers?
JoseChupachup

Any tips QUALITY charcoal at a reasonable price. Not Weber steak house … Any tips QUALITY charcoal at a reasonable price. Not Weber steak house but also not wilkos dust blocks. Any pointers?



coals2u.co.uk

The 12KG blue bag of Lumpwood for £11 is decent, and the Supagrill stuff is fine
Edited by: "Vini" 6th Apr 2017
​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!
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.
Hmm fire pit or chiminera?
It's all about having two bbqs. Proper charcoal BBQ for proper BBQ situations and a gas BBQ for emergency BBQ situations!
macas2000

Hmm fire pit or chiminera?



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

amazon.co.uk/Yel…EU/
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i want to build my own fire pit im to damn lazy:D
djwent

I've used gas BBQs for the last 12yrs, had to chuck the old one away last … 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.
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 garden4less.co.uk/pro…wcB
We cook fresh mackerel on it in the afternoon and then chuck a log on afterwards to use it as a fire pit.
you can add the Tesco one. Same price as Argos, but with cover

tesco.com/dir…_bb
i second Big K
oliverhussick

Pro tip: Ban burgers and sausages from your BBQ. They benefit least from … 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!
Can't find any Weber deals at the moment.
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
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.
lucyberridge

For those of you who are looking for a more Eco, or wallet friendly fire … 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?
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...
djwent

I've used gas BBQs for the last 12yrs, had to chuck the old one away last … 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.
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?

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wakeywarrior

List is fine, but cheapo barbecues are really a waste of money. The UK is … 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" 9th Apr 2017

hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks

OktaneZA

+1 What he said!See above for Charcoal deals. Restaurant grade charcoal … +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 themThe 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

tazg101

hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for … 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. riversidegardencentre.co.uk/web…tml

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" 9th Apr 2017
Can anyone recommend a BBQ that has a thick cast iron grilling rack and not the cheap stainless steel cooling tray racks?

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

I would go for a basic Weber Kettle. It is 150, but will be good for all … 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.htmlI 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)

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?

ebay.co.uk/itm…5cf
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thanks
jaydeeuk1


That looks like it will end well.

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: amazon.co.uk/The…ter

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 … 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.


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" 10th Apr 2017
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- youtube.com/wat…50s
Edited by: "wakeywarrior" 10th Apr 2017
tazg101

hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for … hi, you seem to know your smokers. can you recommend anything decent for around £100? thanks



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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