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2017/05/05 10:26:25 (permalink)

Quick BBQ question

Hi guysh,
 
I want to buy a kettle BBQ to cook food and smoke it and shit like that  I'd love to spunk £200 on a Weber but would find it hard to justify given I'll use it about twice a year, anyone have any experience of the cheaper copies like this one?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...ame=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/05 11:08:34 (permalink)
All I can say about the Weber is it's well built. I've had one languishing unused in the garden for 4 years and had a BBQ a few weeks ago and after a wipe it was like new (ish)
 
 
 


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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/05 11:49:16 (permalink)
The Weber kettle BBQ is well built and will last for ages. Depends on what you want really. TBH I found my Weber kettle (57cm) was far too big for 2/3 people - was a pain to get it lit and get the food on/off in the sweet spot. I sold mine on eBay last summer for about £100 second hand in almost new condition - so if you're set on getting something like that I'd try there first. You'll get the Weber quality at half the cost. 
 
Something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...657:g:MfoAAOSwnONZB4ND
 
With a couple of hours cleaning will come up brand new. Can always buy a new grill plate for it if that doesn't come up super clean. The one touch version is good because you have the coal pan underneath that catches small coals and fat so it's easier to keep clean. 
 
The cheap version will probably last you a couple of summers if you keep it clean but I'd always buy quality tbh. 
 
In the end I got a gas Weber instead and it's great. Much quicker to get going in the evening after work and great if you fancy sticking the BBQ on for a couple of people. No fucking about with cleaning after putting coal in it and the food comes off it tasting pretty awesome. You can buy smoking chips for them and a smoking pan and still put things in there for lengthy amounts of time. I did pork roast last summer for about 6 hours with smoking chips and it came out properly nice. 
 

post edited by dazdsb - 2017/05/05 11:53:07
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 10:29:32 (permalink)
My brother in law picked up small weber on ebay for £25 this week. I've got a mastertouch and love it - if you can stretch for a weber then do it, they are built to last. Get a chimney starter for the coals too, essential.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 10:36:13 (permalink)
@johnbbq

sigs have returned
 
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 13:27:06 (permalink)

"I don't rap for dead presidents, I'd rather see the president dead, It's never been said, But I set precedents and the standards, and they can't stand it.."
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 14:27:57 (permalink)
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Get yourself one of these bad boys and some coal, done.
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Mangal-Shashlik-and-BBQ-grill-from-stainless-steel-/291590717748?hash=item43e4294134:g:CkYAAOSwRUhY8xmp
 




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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 18:39:48 (permalink)
When I went to Canada in January, everyone was still cooking meat on the BBQ in the snow. Not sure why here we only wait until it's hot to use it.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 18:43:55 (permalink)
Just get a pair of Webers m8 industry standard innit
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 18:45:51 (permalink)
I've got a weber kettle and a Homebase replica. The replica is fine but just won't last as long and doesnt have some of the handy extras.

I bagged the replica for 60 quid, fitted a thermometer and changed the grill for one with hinged wings and it has treated me very well. As long as it's got the closeable air holes at the top and bottom to control the temp, it should last you a while.


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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/08 18:48:32 (permalink)
MellowHype
When I went to Canada in January, everyone was still cooking meat on the BBQ in the snow. Not sure why here we only wait until it's hot to use it.



I had a similar thought as summer departed last year, atch. Reckoned I'd enjoy everything about barbecues that bit more if it were cold(er) out — more of an appetite, appreciate the heat of the grill, yadda yadda. Only 'cos I didn't get my act together did I not actually host any 'wintercues' at mine. But am pretty sure I will this year. Even if I end up doing it on my Js!
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 06:49:09 (permalink)
I've got a pro q excel for smoking and recently got weber 57cm master touch which I love. I had seen people getting the weber 57cm gbs from homebase for 122 in the last couple of weeks so maybe check them out.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 10:17:05 (permalink)
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Get yourself one of these bad boys and some coal, done.
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Mangal-Shashlik-and-BBQ-grill-from-stainless-steel-/291590717748?hash=item43e4294134:g:CkYAAOSwRUhY8xmp
 




 
Love these types of BBQ, I hate the three legged cunts, less stable than Tracey Emin on a crack binge


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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 13:46:24 (permalink)
If you aren't using a mangal b2b putting skewers of kebab on it, don't speak to me about BBQ.
 
 
 
 

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 13:58:48 (permalink)
I want to smoke shit as well as cook it though, I already have a small BBQ I could cook kebabs on and I'm not even a Turk.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 14:08:23 (permalink)
Got ya!
 
Get a Barrel BBQ?
 
 

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 14:41:20 (permalink)
0-aid, come with a decent kebab shop style chilli sauce receipe pls
 
I've definitely asked before.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 14:42:54 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Whagwan 2017/05/09 15:42:46
You have, but you're not a turk, mate.

"I don't rap for dead presidents, I'd rather see the president dead, It's never been said, But I set precedents and the standards, and they can't stand it.."
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 14:47:09 (permalink)
i have no answer to that, it's the least you can do IMO
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 14:57:23 (permalink)
Check your PMs.

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 15:30:21 (permalink)
Whagwan
I want to smoke shit as well as cook it though, I already have a small BBQ I could cook kebabs on and I'm not even a Turk.




Have a look at Pro Q Smokers as there several different models depending on what size you want. Certainly cheaper than the Weber Smokey Mountains ...
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 15:42:30 (permalink)
Currently following a couple of 2nd hand Weber Mastertouch BBQs on ebay.  For once my stupid amount of driving for work may pay off as I can collect from half the country...
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 17:30:10 (permalink)
For the Brians out there on this wacky planet of ours:

https://www.biggreenegg.co.uk/
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 17:45:12 (permalink)
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0-aid, come with a decent kebab shop style chilli sauce receipe pls
 
I've definitely asked before.


Yeah and post it up on here please mate or is it a fucking secret?! Lol



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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/09 18:04:08 (permalink)
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Yeah and post it up on here please mate or is it a fucking secret?! Lol



All the local Mehmets in your areas would hunt me down if I spilled the beans.
 

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/10 06:04:41 (permalink)
Anyone managed to successfully cook brisket on a gas bbq? Got a metal thing for the wood chips
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/10 08:31:57 (permalink)
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Anyone managed to successfully cook brisket on a gas bbq? Got a metal thing for the wood chips



Yes. Are you smoking it? Or are the chips just for a bit of flavour?
 
If you're smoking it you want to use indirect heat. So if you have three burners, have just one on, and have the brisket the opposite end of the grill. Pan of water in the bottom, topped up every now and then to keep things a bit moist.
 
I've smoked pork shoulder, pork ribs, whole chickens and brisket, all came out superbly in my cheapo BBQ grill.
 
The two most important things are, a decent temp gauge on the BBQ, and a food thermometer probe dealy. Smoked meat is done when the internal temp is right.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/10 08:32:53 (permalink)
Also not too sure how good those metalboxes for woodchips are. I've read that some are a bit thick and take forever for the wood to burn. I soak the chips and use heavy foil.
 
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/15 13:40:20 (permalink)
2nd hand Weber bought, 1.5Kg pork shoulder and 1kg brisket ordered in my next meat box.  It's on....
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2017/05/15 13:47:25 (permalink)
Post the results m8. Might do a pork shoulder smoking session over the weekend. I fucking love it.
 
I found a great spice rub mix online a couple of years back but I cant find it now. On some proper lo-fi yank BBQ website. Just make sure you have plenty of brown sugar in the mix - it's essential for a good bark.
 
And dont worry if the temp stalls, it always stalls, sometimes for a couple of hours. Bare with it and it'll suddenly rise.
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