2017 BBQ Thread

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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Good God, that looks incredible.
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:02 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Good God, that looks incredible.


Tis a thing of beauty :thup:
must rest it wrapped though whilst the grill gets up to top temp
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby nickkarkie on Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:11 am

I'm not a fan of slow cooked steaks, one American chef said it perfectly, sous video or slow cooking makes things more tender as the fibres break down but it's at the expense of moisture loss, so you end up with a product that is very soft to chew but has a powdery/ claggy mouth feel. I much prefer picking a great quality, well marbled steak and searing it at a medium to hot temperature and then resting it really well (5-7 mins) in butter to bring it up to the doneness you want.
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby Morocco Mole on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:29 pm

Last summer I got THE best, most random and unexpected gift of my life: an XL Big Green Egg. My girl friend's ex-Inlaws (absolutely caked) were going to put it by the side of the road for some lucky sod to collect "because it's too big...we want the smaller one so we can build it into our new outdoor kitchen" (**** off) so this lucky sod stuffed it in the back of the Q5 and drove it 5 hours back from South Carolina To Florida. That's right, the missus' baby daddy's parents gave me a $1200 ceramic Kamado grill for nothing completely for no reason completely out the blue. I'd never even met them before. You can fire it up, set it to temp, stick a pork butt in it, go to bed, get up the next morning, and it's done. Temperature doesn't move. Phenomenal. Anyway I'm going to become a ****ing master on it this year. :raver:
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:50 pm

Them Jap Kamodo things are gaining popularity here, too. Was vaguely thinking of getting one, but I think I've got enough kit already. My mates all swear by them.
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby Nesticles on Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:01 am

Homemade lamb burgers, spare ribs, wings, pork belly and some chicken thighs were cooked up yesterday

Might try something a tad more adventurous on Easter Sunday

DasNutNock wrote:2.4kg boneless/rindless pork shoulder from Costco


This could be a winner
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:22 am

Was very, very pleased with that costco joint. Much more moist than I expected, given it was boneless and had been well trimmed of skin & surface fat. Could've been the better cooking chamber in this larger smoker, or possibly the more consistent cooking temperature from the better charcoal (which kept the smoker at full smoking temp for 12 hours from about 6-7kg of coals), but was very buttery and soft. Family loved it.

We also realised that we can't be doing with this pulled pork roll nonsense. Why fill up on bread when you've got pulled pork to eat? Our new serving is pulled pork, home made chips & home made coleslaw, with bbq sauce on the side.
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby somerset-hammer on Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:31 am

I'm inspired, need to up my game.

Starting with a new BBQ..

Any recommendations?
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Charcoal - 57cm Weber Kettle:

- Premium for £169 here http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/weber-origi ... ue-p345894
- Standard for £139 here http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3450839

Premium has the ash basket, and I think it also has the grate with the lift-up flaps for getting to coals, which are pretty handy. Do NOT go for the "compact" model with the flat lid, it's useless and doesn't cook properly with the lid down.

You will also need:

- Chimney starter £10 http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3450839
- BBQ tools

You should also consider:

- Galvanised dustbin £15 http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/smal ... C%7C%7C%7C
- Meat thermometer
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:05 pm

Someone else can assist with Gas BBQ's if that's your fancy.

For smokers, I can't recommend anything other than the 47cm or (ideally) the 57cm Weber Smokey Mountain. Both are expensive, both are excellent and will make wonderful pulled pork, smoked ribs and brisket.

57cm c. £400 https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk ... -57cm.html
47cm c. £360 https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk ... -47cm.html

At that price differential, you'd be best with the 57cm. Don't bother with the 37cm, it doesn't work.

Worth looking around for best prices for all these models, and consider 2nd hand (so long as it's clean and rust-free).
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby somerset-hammer on Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:15 pm

Top stuff mate, will look into it.

Cheers :thup:
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby White Goodman on Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:45 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Charcoal - 57cm Weber Kettle:

- Premium for £169 here http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/weber-origi ... ue-p345894" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Standard for £139 here http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3450839" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Premium has the ash basket, and I think it also has the grate with the lift-up flaps for getting to coals, which are pretty handy. Do NOT go for the "compact" model with the flat lid, it's useless and doesn't cook properly with the lid down.

You will also need:

- Chimney starter £10 http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3450839" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- BBQ tools

You should also consider:

- Galvanised dustbin £15 http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/smal ... C%7C%7C%7C" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Meat thermometer


Why's that?
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:08 pm

Chuck all your coals & sh*t into it, plus the upturned lid is a good place to run your chimney starter :)
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby White Goodman on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:18 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Chuck all your coals & sh*t into it, plus the upturned lid is a good place to run your chimney starter :)


Ah right. Cheers
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:51 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Was very, very pleased with that costco joint. Much more moist than I expected, given it was boneless and had been well trimmed of skin & surface fat. Could've been the better cooking chamber in this larger smoker, or possibly the more consistent cooking temperature from the better charcoal (which kept the smoker at full smoking temp for 12 hours from about 6-7kg of coals), but was very buttery and soft. Family loved it.

We also realised that we can't be doing with this pulled pork roll nonsense. Why fill up on bread when you've got pulled pork to eat? Our new serving is pulled pork, home made chips & home made coleslaw, with bbq sauce on the side.


I know what you mean with the rolls, I never bother now with them
On sat with the kebabs i just chucked on a few of the mini tortillas on the grill, just long enough to blister, they worked a treat
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby Ben on Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm

I love a decent chicken kebab cooked over coals, any good recipe's for a marinade etc to do this on a BBQ?
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:19 pm

I used
Paprika
Garlic
Cumin
black pepper
and grated onion
in oil left overnight

2 hours before threw in some salt and lemon juice
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby ironstu on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:25 pm

Butterflied leg of lamb.

Cut off the bone myself, couple of crushed garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, few sticks of rosemary, salt and pepper, all rubbed in to the meat. Left in the fridge for 2 hours.

Fat side down on the grill for 5 minutes very high heat, flipped over for another 5 minutes to brown (watch the flame). Lid down and low heat (move to side of coals), turn every 5/10 minutes for 30-40 minutes. Perfectly pink.

Roasted parmesan and garlic crushed new potatoes, minted peas and beans.

Often do the lamb but with a smoked sweet paprika rub with harissa yoghurt sauce, couple of pitta breads...beautiful. Will save that for proper summer!
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby BromleyHammer on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:14 pm

Can somone offer me guidance on cooking rack of ribs on a 57cm Webber kettle. I can never get them right. I'm looking for ideal temp, time, type of cooking (offset etc)
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Re: 2017 BBQ Thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:46 pm

Does no one have sausages or burgers anymore then?

Seems like BBQing has moved on somewhat.
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