Weber Briquettes £3.93 for 6kg (BOGOF) @ Homebase
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Weber Briquettes £3.93 for 6kg (BOGOF) @ Homebase

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Found 23rd Aug 2015
Weber Briquettes are probably one of the best of the bunch (next to heatbeads) and do actually last for a decent period of time unlike the supermarket brands that turn to ash in minutes. Price down from £6.99/3kg to £3.93 and Homebase are running a BOGOF on all charcoal products. 6kg for £3.93 is a good deal imho. I prefer restaurant grade, failing that this is the next best.

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Original Poster

Before people comment on the other deals
- B&Q Dial briquettes is rubbish. I have used these bags 1/2 dozen times and will never use them again
- Aldi/Lidl - Ash in seconds
- Major supermarket brands - Junk

If you are going to buy, get BigK lumpwood, or the restaurant grade lumpwood from various suppliers. There is a common misconception that briquettes burn longer and hotter than lumpwood. This is not true as long as you get hardwood lump from decent manufacturers it turns out cheaper and you get great flavours as well. I am a BBQ freak and admit to buying 350kg+/year!

OOS in the first 15 stores near me

None near me but they have some 15 miles away , so ordered a few different ones to make the trip worthwhile. Thanks

Original Poster

Local store had over a 100 bags. I saw someone buy 70 bags!

Expect i will get some as its cheap. Will go nicely with the Lidl ones also on offer.

Normally use Aussie Heat beads, long life version of these or high quality lumpwood in that order.

The heat beads last three time as long as cheap briquettes and garage lump wood. For me burn time and constant heat output is important but for the burger flippers and sausage burners anything will do. Who cares if they are burnt out after 1hr.

I was given some dried maze/corn charcoal last week which was worse than garage charcoal. It's going to be used to help get the heat beads going as can be slow to get going.

My c & c has been cancelled :-(

Was showing 10 in stock but apparently they don't have any !

Original Poster

Originally the Weber briquettes were the Aussie heatbeads (I may be mistaken) That relationship came to an end about 5-7 years ago. The heatbeads do burn very hot and very long. But there is a weird yellow residue that has turned me off them. Unless you buy in bulk you tend not to get them discounted either. They are amazing compared to any other briquettes. We were running 20hr smokes on 1.5 bags which is pretty good

Arrived at store to find they have cancelled my order. Items in stock but they are not selling now.
Wasted journey.......
What are they playing at????

Original Poster

WHAT! Thats terrible!

Arrived at store after receiving my confirmation to say my order is ready... only to find out that they thought it was alright to substitute Weber 3kg briquettes for the generic 4kg bags of briquettes! Wtf?! Not a completely wasted trip as got some weber mitts for £2.99

They have now phoned me to say that they will sell them after all..........
Another 16 mile round trip.......
Crazy service.

I picked up some Big K in morries , 5 kg for £5

Awesome deal, a weekend of smoking it is!

One bag available at Selby.

One bag at Tower Park, Poole

This is a bargain! I usually pay £1 per kg and thats a good price! Just ordered 8 bags from Blackpool. Worth noting if you have a BBQ with vents you can close these when done and the coal will go out, allowing you to use it next time. I get 2 or 3 uses out of mine comfortably

Thanks OP.

OktaneZA

Before people comment on the other deals- B&Q Dial briquettes is rubbish. … Before people comment on the other deals- B&Q Dial briquettes is rubbish. I have used these bags 1/2 dozen times and will never use them again- Aldi/Lidl - Ash in seconds- Major supermarket brands - JunkIf you are going to buy, get BigK lumpwood, or the restaurant grade lumpwood from various suppliers. There is a common misconception that briquettes burn longer and hotter than lumpwood. This is not true as long as you get hardwood lump from decent manufacturers it turns out cheaper and you get great flavours as well. I am a BBQ freak and admit to buying 350kg+/year!



How do you rate BigK briquettes out of interest? Some of the supermarkets often have them in stock so I always grab a bag when I can.

Thanks for the info though! Very informative. Any tips on where to buy lumpwood, BigK or restaurant grade from for cheap?

JonN

How do you rate BigK briquettes out of interest? Some of the supermarkets … How do you rate BigK briquettes out of interest? Some of the supermarkets often have them in stock so I always grab a bag when I can.Thanks for the info though! Very informative. Any tips on where to buy lumpwood, BigK or restaurant grade from for cheap?



I don't rate BigK, with exception of the restaurant grade lumpwood.

Bookers / Makro sell 12kg of the stuff for 9.99 ex VAT.

I prefer lumpwood charcoal over briquettes. Last one I used was B&Q 7 kg bags on offer for 3 pounds each. Liked it. Would try this one but out of stock where I live.

I have 2 stores in a 30 mile radius with stock, both 1 each!!

9 left in Gateshead.

On route to pick up 16 bags right now!
Edited by: "MarkSwift" 24th Aug 2015

Nothing in my local. Hot if you can get it!

OktaneZA

Before people comment on the other deals- B&Q Dial briquettes is rubbish. … Before people comment on the other deals- B&Q Dial briquettes is rubbish. I have used these bags 1/2 dozen times and will never use them again- Aldi/Lidl - Ash in seconds- Major supermarket brands - JunkIf you are going to buy, get BigK lumpwood, or the restaurant grade lumpwood from various suppliers. There is a common misconception that briquettes burn longer and hotter than lumpwood. This is not true as long as you get hardwood lump from decent manufacturers it turns out cheaper and you get great flavours as well. I am a BBQ freak and admit to buying 350kg+/year!



350+kg per year, wowzer, how many does that feed? I felt guilty buying 7 x 15kg BigK myself last week, hoping they will last a year...

what do you cook on?

Original Poster

I have 2x18" WSM, 1x22" WSM, 1xWeber Kettle, 1xKamado Joe and a Mini WSM I built myself. But I do competition bbq's and events for family and friends. Doing an event for instance and cooking about 90kg of meat (45kg pork shoulder, 25kg brisket, 20kg of chicken thighs) will go through about 30-40kg of charcoal. At grillstock in Bristol this year we did about 100kg of meat and used 45kg of charcoal. So you can get through a stupid amount of charcoal. If you are prepared to buy 60kg of charcoal (4x15kg bags), Big K will sell to you at wholesale prices (£12 for 15kg not incl delivery)

bum, wish bigK would have told me that when I ordered.....

Got myself a KJ Big Joe a couple of months ago, am enjoying it, just addicted to pulled port atm, need to diversify.

also any preferred sites you use for wood for smoking / sauces other bbq paraphernalia?

Original Poster

Check out bbqgourmet.co.uk for US competition sauces/rubs and a massive selection. The KJ imho is the most amazing piece of kit I own. Pizza and beef ribs are out of this world. You should join the following forums on facebook
- British BBQ Society and CountryWoodSmoke - British BBQ

A really open group of people. Use the Virtual Weber Bullet forum for cooking ideas and amazingribs.com

luvadealme

also any preferred sites you use for wood for smoking / sauces other bbq … also any preferred sites you use for wood for smoking / sauces other bbq paraphernalia?


You can't beat:

smoking-meat.com/

MarkSwift

You can't beat:http://www.smoking-meat.com/



I'm not sure if I want to click this, as I can't tell if I'm being trolled. It sounds rather NSFW!

Love Weber but due to my normal supplier being OOS I'm trying a couple of bags of Supagrill Wonder Briquettes...fingers crossed they last the advertised 4 hours like Weber.

Reserved 2 bags last night only to receive a phone call this morning to say now out of stock! Poor!

Thanks usually use heatbeads but for this price I'll give it a go!

Original Poster

Not as hot as heatbeads, but pretty good for the price. Heatbeads are just un-natural. Like the spawn of the underworld. I dropped a couple in a steel bucket and they boiled for about 20mins

OktaneZA

Not as hot as heatbeads, but pretty good for the price. Heatbeads are … Not as hot as heatbeads, but pretty good for the price. Heatbeads are just un-natural. Like the spawn of the underworld. I dropped a couple in a steel bucket and they boiled for about 20mins



Think I am sold on these heat beads. Have seen them being well recommended on a few different forums now. Anywhere know a good price to get them? Best I can see is wowbbq for £6.49 but theres £4.99s worth of delivery on top of that

Original Poster

BBQ World is £5.99 and free delivery if you spend £50. So get 9 bags, use BBQ5 at checkout and its £51 incl delivery. Alternatively £4.95 for delivery. (+£1.41/kg)
Edited by: "OktaneZA" 26th Aug 2015

Blinding deal. Well spotted op.
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