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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby jastons on Mon May 13, 2019 5:03 pm

I've just found out I'm getting a Weber compact for my birthday on Saturday. Excited is an under statement :scarfer:
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon May 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:
What nonsense.

We have a gas BBQ, pretty sure it was from B+Q or Homebase and I know we paid less than £200 - about 8 years ago! Been used every summer and not a trace of rust anywhere, good as the day it was bought.


Going by experience, I have had some right pieces of crap
Hence why I went out and got a Weber
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby Whitters on Tue May 14, 2019 10:35 am

We bought our first Weber 15 years ago and it was still going strong without a trace of rust on the body last year when we upgraded it for a bigger and better model, again another Weber.

We use ours all year round.....I'm happily out there doing steaks and grilled veg even when there's a foot of snow in the garden in January.

And yes, I'm not going to dispute that a charcoal-based BBQ tastes that little bit better, but I love that I can just fire it up on the spur of the moment and be cooking five minutes later, and it's always better than what I can do in a pan on the hob.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby jastons on Tue May 14, 2019 10:44 am

What thermometers do people recommend?
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 24, 2019 5:02 pm

FWIW, Lidl are about to start knocking out 54cm kettle BBQs that, on the surface, look like a very good value alternative to Weber’s:

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl. ... 22655&ar=1

Can’t vouch for it, but at that price...
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby jastons on Sat May 25, 2019 1:03 pm

Using unburnt charcoal for the next bbq....a good idea or a false economy?
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 25, 2019 1:31 pm

jastons wrote:Using unburnt charcoal for the next bbq....a good idea or a false economy?


I've thought about it a few times, but never actually tried. Doubt there's much combustible material left anyway, and will probably be a bit more carbon released.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby jastons on Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 pm

That's what I was thinking, the left over coals are already 'ashed over' so I'm guessing they won't burn as hot as when they were new, so overall bbq temperature would be lower.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby Rocketron on Sat May 25, 2019 5:28 pm

Unburnt charcoal. An oxymoron, Shirley?
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat May 25, 2019 6:15 pm

jastons wrote:That's what I was thinking, the left over coals are already 'ashed over' so I'm guessing they won't burn as hot as when they were new, so overall bbq temperature would be lower.

Thay are a good starter as they light quicker, use a few a the bottom of your chimney with the rest stacked as fresh ones
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby jastons on Sat May 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Rocketron wrote:Unburnt charcoal. An oxymoron, Shirley?


Yes. I probably should have said charcoal that hasn't completely burnt down to Ash.

FreeWheeling wrote:Thay are a good starter as they light quicker, use a few a the bottom of your chimney with the rest stacked as fresh ones


Thanks for the tip
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby WorcesterWHU on Thu May 30, 2019 5:14 pm

jastons wrote:What thermometers do people recommend?


Don't know if anyone answered you on this but I swear by Thermapen - great thermometers :thup:
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