Tesco Dual Smoker and Charcoal Bullet BBQ £25
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Tesco Dual Smoker and Charcoal Bullet BBQ £25

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Found 11th Jun
Seeing as BBQ's from tesco seem to be todays must have posts :P

this seems like a pretty sweet deal for a bbq/smoker and it looks pretty swanky too
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If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender.

A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!
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Ordered one this morning, seems to be worth a punt for £25
Are these any good?
Looking for first barbecue
Edited by: "adamwilko007" 11th Jun
If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender.

A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!
DJBenz31 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


Sounds like an absolute waste of money then
DJBenz36 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


I might be wrong but I sort of viewed it more as a traditional bbq , but with the added bonus of being able to throw in some decent smoking wood to add an extra level of flavour as you cook.
DJBenz37 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


I would love to buy it, DIY it by stick it in a galvanized incinerator with the cut outs for the opening and insulating it with sand to stabilise the temperature.
Probably less than £45-50 all in for a solid smoker on the cheap.
Edited by: "PIPS" 11th Jun
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DJBenz48 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


As a comparison the Smokey Mountain 37cm (slightly smaller than the Tesco one) is 10Kg where this is 7.2Kg.
But costs a lot more
DJBenz52 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


If you're cooking low and slow can't you just wrap it in a fire blanket?
ordered..ok no problem i will try to burn it
DJBenz1 h, 30 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


You could always try these guys, top notch customer service and verging on Weber quality, a lot of the pros use them at events.
macsbbq.com/hot…ers
We had one. Won't be buying another.

Lot of charcoal needed, which if used regularly will outweigh the cheap cost here.
Regular and constant checking by people 'Is this properly cooked?' Tricky to judge even temperatures inside.
Poppydog3 m ago

We had one. Won't be buying another. Lot of charcoal needed, which if used …We had one. Won't be buying another. Lot of charcoal needed, which if used regularly will outweigh the cheap cost here. Regular and constant checking by people 'Is this properly cooked?' Tricky to judge even temperatures inside.


So a typical bbq then
Looks like it is a Bar-Be-Quick smoker with the sticker removed from the door. They're thin and cheap, but at £25 its hard to knock. It will likely rust fairly quickly. Temperatures are hard to control as there is no inlet vent, they seal terribly, smoke escapes from all the joins meaning thats flavour and heat not imparted into your food (youtube video here of it in action)
The thermometers on cheaper models such as these are known to be fairly unreliable.

If you want a charcoal barbecue that will impart some smoke flavour into your food, its fine. If you want to do some low and slow smoking like a brisket cooked in there for 12 hours, it will be a pretty horrible experience. As others have said, a Weber Smokey Mountain is good for low and slow smoking, but it is 10x the price.
Edited by: "ahdinko" 11th Jun
Fast track to cancer with these smokers, me thinks
kanjoosking1 m ago

Fast track to cancer with these smokers, me thinks


I don't think you're supposed to inhale
DJBenz4 h, 7 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


How'd it's it as a BBQ though ? Looking to get one is it big enough ? Thanks btw
DJBenz4 h, 48 m ago

If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it …If this is anything like the one I've just got rid of, it'll be worth it to dip your toes into BBQ smoking but will require an awful lot of taking care of to get a decent cook. The main issue is the thin material that allows the heat to leak out; keeping a steady temperature is critical for a long and slow cook to get the meat perfectly tender. A Weber Smokey Mountain would be a better bet for heat control, but they're over 10 times the price!


Pro Q more reasonable price
adamwilko0076 h, 4 m ago

Are these any good?Looking for first barbecue


Get yourself a kettle bbq. If you can’t afford a Weber kettle then get a Weber copy like the ones Lidl have at the moment
Maccabix4 h, 52 m ago

I don't think you're supposed to inhale


Lol . Eating smoked food is equally bad,
adamwilko00711th Jun

Sounds like an absolute waste of money then


Not really, if you wanted to have a bash at this type of BBQ-ing it's ideal to test the water for not much money.

PIPS11th Jun

I would love to buy it, DIY it by stick it in a galvanized incinerator …I would love to buy it, DIY it by stick it in a galvanized incinerator with the cut outs for the opening and insulating it with sand to stabilise the temperature.Probably less than £45-50 all in for a solid smoker on the cheap.


The galvanised coating can give off toxic fumes when burned. You'd need to thoroughly burn it out before cooking on it. Probably lacking in heat retention too. If you want to DIY, research a UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) made from an oil old drum.
MikeVuong11th Jun

How'd it's it as a BBQ though ? Looking to get one is it big enough ? …How'd it's it as a BBQ though ? Looking to get one is it big enough ? Thanks btw


Not great, because the coals are right at the bottom. You could drop the wire rack to be closer, but then you'd be reaching down inside or taking the middle section off to get at your food.
TKDBlackbelt11th Jun

Pro Q more reasonable price


True, but still 9x the price of this.
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