Barbeque season

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Re: Barbeque season

Postby jastons on Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:28 pm

What experience do people have with ' big egg' style bbqs? Aldi have one coming up in a couple of week but there isn't much information about it yet

https://www.aldi.co.uk/garden-shop/bbq
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby sendô on Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:40 pm

It's gonna be baking all week, so I'm almost certain to get mine out Saturday and grill a fair amount of animal flesh.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:09 pm

jastons wrote:What experience do people have with ' big egg' style bbqs? Aldi have one coming up in a couple of week but there isn't much information about it yet

https://www.aldi.co.uk/garden-shop/bbq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Extremely versatile & extremely efficient, by all accounts. If they're doing them for £350, that is an astonishing price, and they'll sell out in minutes, so get your order in ASAP.

http://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/aldi-kamodo-bbq-201111
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby kenthammer1984 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:22 pm

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Re: Barbeque season

Postby FreeWheeling on Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:12 pm

jastons wrote:What experience do people have with ' big egg' style bbqs? Aldi have one coming up in a couple of week but there isn't much information about it yet

https://www.aldi.co.uk/garden-shop/bbq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


You utter b*stard, I am at risk of getting a right bollocking off the Mrs, I am tempted big time
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Underscore just how much you’ve saved by buying it from Aldi. That’ll appeal to her female sense of logic (I.e. “I saved us £15 by buying these shoes for only £165!!! Although they don’t fit me and I’ll never wear them, but still - fifteen quid saved!”.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby FreeWheeling on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Wont get away with it , spent £300 on a Weber less than a year ago, and over a grand on two sheds this week,
plus I need to squeeze in a PS4 pro and a new TV under the radar too
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:48 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:Wont get away with it , spent £300 on a Weber less than a year ago, and over a grand on two sheds this week,
plus I need to squeeze in a PS4 pro and a new TV under the radar too


Yup, you’re hosed. Which Weber did you get, btw?
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby FreeWheeling on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:56 pm

57 MasterTouch GBS, got the sear grill for good measure , the sear grill is worth its weight in gold
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:05 pm

Swish bit of kit and no mistake.

Had koftas, flatbreads, salad and halloumi for dinner. Superb.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby FreeWheeling on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm

I found moving both baskets direct under the sear grate, leave for 30 mins on max temp vents and the bad boy sears to perfection
I want some steak Lava stones but they are above my price range for quality ones
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:20 pm

OK Mrs hd1 bought me a cheap smoker for Christmas similar to this and it's time to assemble it.

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I appreciate it probably won't be much good, but having never smoked anything before I've always fancied giving it a go;

How much charcoal should I use?
How often do you have to top it up?
What should you put on the charcoal for a good smoke taste?
What's a good starter joint?

Any and all advice welcome
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby FreeWheeling on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 pm

Dan will tell you more as he is far more advanced in the art of smoking the joint than I am, (Oh hang on)
Use good quality fuel, do not go for cheap **** and you will save yourself fuel , time and a whole hell of temp control problems
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:46 pm

Charcoal - quality lumpwood (catering grade). 5kg or so should run for 6-7 hours or so, which should be enough for most things up to a small pork shoulder. Bigger shoulders or brisket will want more charcoal added at some stage. Big chunk of fruit wood (apple, hickory, cherry) on the coal when you put the meat in.

Basically, you’re going to be doing a lot of experimenting with coal, timings, spice rubs etc until you’re happy. I’d advise starting with ribs, sausages & wings to begin with - straightforward, ready in a few hours and very forgiving.

External probe thermometer to monitor the internal temp of large meat joints helps. Chimney starter a must so you can preheat coals before adding to the pile, which avoids black coal smoke. I always recommend a large aluminium dustbin for dumping the coal ash, empty charcoal bags, and sausages you dropped on the floor. And the beer cans you’ve chugged through whilst sitting in the garden, “working” on the BBQ.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 pm

:thup:
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby Nesticles on Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:12 am

DasNutNock wrote:Charcoal - quality lumpwood (catering grade)


Waitrose sell Big K charcoal if you needed it immediately :thup:

The Weber is getting a clean tonight. Homemade lamb burgers and grilled Hallumi for dinner tomorrow night

Long term, need to decide what to invest in. Currently have a Weber kettle which has never failed me. Thinking of getting either a duel fuel bbq or possibly a smoker.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:48 am

We bought this thing perhaps 10 years ago and it's served us well.

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It's approaching its end of days though and I'm also looking to get a duel fuel bad boy.

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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:56 pm

Stop all this talk of duel fuel BBQs. If you need the choice, get a cheap gas bbq and a separate Weber kettle. Or just get a Weber kettle and learn how to use a sodding chimney starter!

Chicken doners marinading in the fridge.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby wizzo_66 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:15 pm

I often do a paella on the bbq - just nice to cook it outside.
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Re: Barbeque season

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm

Doners on - double skewering appears to make the difference in mobility
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