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    DECENT BBQ.....any ideas? Which do you have?

    Normally have charcoal, but not too fussed if gas or not. (if the gas gets rid of the smoke that stings my eyes, than i would prefer this!)

    Ideally one on offer would be a bonus, but not got a set budget as such.

    What do you recommend please?

    THIS IS NOT A DEAL REQUEST, I WANT ADVICE

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    Weber charcoal. Brilliant

    You need to get some 1000 year old snake wood. The tree must have been chopped down by the hands of a virgin/s. Your meat would taste like Gods loins.

    A BBQ has to be charcoal. Otherwise you might as well use an oven. IMO. oO

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    andymwh1972

    Weber charcoal. Brilliant



    What makes Weber so good?

    leeste16

    A BBQ has to be charcoal. Otherwise you might as well use an oven. IMO. oO


    The gas ones that come with lava rocks create the same effect. If you're after less smoke buy a gas one with gas burners and no coals but you don't get the same bbq taste....
    Edited by: "gari189" 12th Apr 2011

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OFDFAy-3ovk/TCNqf22e-pI/AAAAAAAAB0g/RQB2jHvqlM8/s1600/failbarbecue%5B1%5D.jpg

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    Yea i do agree about the using the oven bit.
    Looking into suggestions so far...

    Gas ones just don't taste the same, tried 2, both with and without lava rocks...it just don't taste right

    Intact last year, i actually removed the gas bits from ours, lined the bottom with a metal sheet and just used as a standard BBQ, worked a treat

    oven, bbq, microwave, camping stove,etc it doesn't really matter what cooking source is used, the wife can burn it quite well on any of them

    Webber kettles are the dogs.

    really well made, hinged grates, easy to adjust temperature, can be used for smoking, come with an ash can. top notch bits of kit!

    Jetpac

    Webber kettles are the dogs.really well made, hinged grates, easy to … Webber kettles are the dogs.really well made, hinged grates, easy to adjust temperature, can be used for smoking, come with an ash can. top notch bits of kit!




    Have to admit i am tempted by one of these, not sure i can justify the price, i tend to buy one every year for around £40 and throw it at the end of the summer, trying to decide if this is a better investment

    skellysgirl

    Have to admit i am tempted by one of these, not sure i can justify the … Have to admit i am tempted by one of these, not sure i can justify the price, i tend to buy one every year for around £40 and throw it at the end of the summer, trying to decide if this is a better investment



    Long story short.. Yes. Buy one and get a cover for it. Take care of it and it will last YEARS they really are top notch. Inlaws have one of the Smokey joes aswell when they go camping.. Its diddy!

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    Bought that one last week had a good bbq at the weekend cooked for 18+ and food was fantastic, had gas before and just didnt taste the same

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    gas one half price seems to have some good reviews

    There is a cheaper version of the Weber, Great reviews.
    amazon.co.uk/Web…1-5

    I bought an asda one for £20, its a charcoal one with a tray that comes out too!
    43cm but its worth it! specially with combined coal from sainsbury (3.50) and some burgers. yum

    weberbbq.co.uk/Bar…164

    Another Weber owner .... of the above.

    Fantastic piece of kit. Will last years and years if looked after.

    The bonus is you can cook joints of meat on it, we do this more than bbq food these days.
    Just stick a chicken, joint of pork or beef or whatever, leave it cooking, no mess in the kitchen oven and you get the lovely taste of the bbq.

    My favourite is the Beer Can Chicken .......... Absolutely yummy !!!

    weberbbq.co.uk/Rec…162

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    I'm getting more convinced by the Weber kettle BBQ. Any good deals or cheaper but decent versions?

    master_chief

    I'm getting more convinced by the Weber kettle BBQ. Any good deals or … I'm getting more convinced by the Weber kettle BBQ. Any good deals or cheaper but decent versions?


    They are very good. Hmmmm beer can chicken youtube.com/wat…g50

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    andymwh1972

    They are very good. Hmmmm beer can … They are very good. Hmmmm beer can chickenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29woeAqug50



    just checked the recipe, I thought the beer was part of the recipe, not the actual can.

    Can't see the vid, does the guy throw the beer away ?

    master_chief

    just checked the recipe, I thought the beer was part of the recipe, not … just checked the recipe, I thought the beer was part of the recipe, not the actual can.




    Can't see the vid, does the guy throw the beer away ?

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    Yeah recipe linked above says to bin can with beer after cooking.

    master_chief

    Yeah recipe linked above says to bin can with beer after cooking.



    That is correct, i thought you meant he threw the beer away before inserting lol

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    smithyp1

    That is correct, i thought you meant he threw the beer away before … That is correct, i thought you meant he threw the beer away before inserting lol



    Ah right. I initially thought that the recipe incorporated the liquid for flavour when in fact it's really the can that's used to keep the chicken upright.

    master_chief

    Ah right. I initially thought that the recipe incorporated the liquid for … Ah right. I initially thought that the recipe incorporated the liquid for flavour when in fact it's really the can that's used to keep the chicken upright.



    What i do and the main reason for the can is for moisture.

    Open a 330ml can of anything really, doesn't have to be beer, drink a quarter of the can or throw it away then insert chicken on top of it, sit upright in the weber, put the lid on and hey presto, approx hour and a half later, beer can chicken can be served.

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    So any deals on a Weber then or similar? Have my credit card out waiting to buy one. Also where's the best place to buy charcoal in bulk?

    master_chief

    So any deals on a Weber then or similar? Have my credit card out waiting … So any deals on a Weber then or similar? Have my credit card out waiting to buy one. Also where's the best place to buy charcoal in bulk?



    Not sure on deals at the moment but in regard to the charcoal, you will need briquettes if you are going to use it as an oven, as you have to build them up on the sides.

    You can use normal charcoal for normal bbq food.

    The last 2 years, at the end of summer, sainsburys sell all their bbq stuff really cheap, have bought 20 bags of briquettes each time, along with loads of firelighter packs.

    The bags of briquettes were £1 and a pack of 30 firelighters were 10p !!!! Stock up everytime.

    That is the beauty of the weber, you can cook a joint in it whatever the weather or time of year.

    I want to try this.

    youtube.com/wat…MrA

    I've been watching a few American cooking programs where they have smokers and it always makes my mouth water.

    Cool thread, buying weber and making beer can chicken this weekend, rain sleet or snow

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    BlinneOrlaith

    Cool thread, buying weber and making beer can chicken this weekend, rain … Cool thread, buying weber and making beer can chicken this weekend, rain sleet or snow



    Same here.

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    This thread needs to be more an official BBQ thread!!

    Best thing I've cooked on a BBQ beyond the usual stuff is this beauty

    Bought the Ivory Weber last night at B&Q £150, I know not cheap and there are other fine looking things for the same money and less, from experience I know that you get what you pay for. Reviews are excellent for these Weber jobs. Beer can chicken on Sunday. Good thread, cant beat a BBQ and a few beers in the garden

    BlinneOrlaith

    Bought the Ivory Weber last night at B&Q £150, I know not cheap and there … Bought the Ivory Weber last night at B&Q £150, I know not cheap and there are other fine looking things for the same money and less, from experience I know that you get what you pay for. Reviews are excellent for these Weber jobs. Beer can chicken on Sunday. Good thread, cant beat a BBQ and a few beers in the garden



    Make sure you follow the instructions and use the correct amout of briquettes either side.

    BlinneOrlaith

    Bought the Ivory Weber last night at B&Q £150, I know not cheap and there … Bought the Ivory Weber last night at B&Q £150, I know not cheap and there are other fine looking things for the same money and less, from experience I know that you get what you pay for. Reviews are excellent for these Weber jobs. Beer can chicken on Sunday. Good thread, cant beat a BBQ and a few beers in the garden



    Also make sure you register your bbq to get free recipe cards and info etc ....

    weberbbq.co.uk/Sup…spx

    Just took the plunge, there's a thread herefeaturing the 47cm, I followed it and ended up buying the 57cm one touch £108 delivered

    Looks like im joining you in the bbq,ing gang


    Edited by: "skellysgirl" 15th Apr 2011

    £108 is a bargain compared to the £150 of B&Q. I seen that offer but wanted to get it for the weekend and done a panic buy As I say though, rain, sleet or snow I will be out with the beer can chicken, beers, and let the kids wreck the garden.

    Cheers for link smithy

    Will post some pics up after

    BlinneOrlaith

    £108 is a bargain compared to the £150 of B&Q. I seen that offer but w … £108 is a bargain compared to the £150 of B&Q. I seen that offer but wanted to get it for the weekend and done a panic buy As I say though, rain, sleet or snow I will be out with the beer can chicken, beers, and let the kids wreck the garden. Cheers for link smithyWill post some pics up after



    Mines already dispatched, I hope I get it tomorrow, I want beer can chicken this weekend too

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    BlinneOrlaith

    £108 is a bargain compared to the £150 of B&Q. I seen that offer but w … £108 is a bargain compared to the £150 of B&Q. I seen that offer but wanted to get it for the weekend and done a panic buy As I say though, rain, sleet or snow I will be out with the beer can chicken, beers, and let the kids wreck the garden. Cheers for link smithyWill post some pics up after



    Yours is a different model I think.

    Think it's the same just in black. There is a premium model but that's loads more
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