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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon09 May 2018 20:43
I have always had Charcoal BBQ's but now SWIMBO says we need a new one and suggested we get a Gas one.

Any view on what's best ....
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~EARL~
gods country wales,
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icon09 May 2018 21:06
Real men use charcoal not gas :tongueout:
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Gladtobebackontwowheels
Dover, Kent,
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icon09 May 2018 21:18
I was always pro-charcoal, and from an "absolute" standpoint I still am, but the reality is that a decent gas BBQ is so much easier to live with. The mistake a lot of people make with a gas bbq is that they try and keep it all clean and shiny inside. Ours is never "cleaned" inside and it is now well blackened with years of use. The food doesn't quite have that cooked over charcoal taste but it's not far off. The biggest advantage is that you can decide to cook your tea on the barbie and 10 minutes later you're cooking. I wouldn't go back.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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icon09 May 2018 21:25
russ999rocket:
I have always had Charcoal BBQ's but now SWIMBO says we need a new one and suggested we get a Gas one.

Any view on what's best ....


Burning Pallets ...... lots of them :thumbup:
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GDCobra
North West,
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icon09 May 2018 21:50
I'd rather use a microwave if I can't get my food cooked properly
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j p
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USA

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icon09 May 2018 22:06
None of the above ,I use wood chips in my little Smokey Joe grille
https://www.cattlemansgrill.com/products...
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
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icon09 May 2018 23:59
Just chuck a whole lot of mixed hard woods on the barbie, leave it 30 minutes to red hot coals and jobs a goodun.:thumbup:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon10 May 2018 00:16
I like playing with matches and starting fires, charcoal smells good to me.
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McWill
scotland,
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icon10 May 2018 07:56
Fecking BBQ.....s!$%es puke and more s!$%es.:sick:
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon10 May 2018 08:35
I've had various gas BBQs over the years. Gone back to a plain stainless steel container and use plain wood burnt to a charcoal.:thumbup: Used it on Sunday, it was great.:smile:
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Obee Wan
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icon10 May 2018 09:05
----KK----:
I've had various gas BBQs over the years. Gone back to a plain stainless steel container and use plain wood burnt to a charcoal.:thumbup: Used it on Sunday, it was great.:smile:


:thumbup:

I thought why am I buying charcoal when a few nice lumps of hardwood will do the same but without such severe heat that nukes everything...the more gentle heat of the coals is easier to manage and the flavour of the food untainted by impregnated charcoal or paraffin fire starters.
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jaguartvr
Englefield Green,
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icon10 May 2018 10:42
I have a big built-in BBQ that is great if you have loads of people to cook for

A Webber for smaller amounts, very good.

A chain driven kebab BBQ that rotates the skewers, again very good. I also have a grill that can sit on top so after the kebabs have cooked you can heat pitta bread or throw a couple of steaks on.

I have a smoker that is very good and gives a wonderful flavour, but you need a bbq to go with it.

I also have an expensive all singing and dancing stainless steel gas BBQ that the wife forced me into buying.
It's f!$%ing awful, doesn't get hot enough and just tastes as if you have cooked the food under the grill.
Don't bother with gas it's not bbq-ing, only used by people who don't take bbq-ing seriously. Just look at my waist.

If you are only going to have one, go for a weber or weber clone.

I did have one of those concrete Spanish style BBQ's, look very pretty and cook well but the concrete cracks. Me and a friend bought one each to get a better price and they both cracked in 2 seasons. Expensive lesson at £500 each.

If you want good recipes you can't beat Ainsley Harriots 2 books.
BBQ bible and I can't remember the second but available 2nd hand on eBay for a couple of quid.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon10 May 2018 13:10
I remember Wayne had a monster of a BBQ that I believe he was given by Fosters when he owned a pub :thumbup:
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Danny
SE Wales,
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icon10 May 2018 13:12
Gas and lava stones.:thumbup:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
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icon10 May 2018 13:51
SWIMBO wants this one


http://www.argos.co.uk/product/3450901
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j p
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USA

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icon10 May 2018 14:03
Danny:
Gas and lava stones.:thumbup:



Lava stones ....they are using those in Hawaii :speechless:
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon10 May 2018 15:55
:lol::thumbup:
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
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icon10 May 2018 17:58
I have a perfectly good gas cooker and a wife to do the cooking
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GDCobra
North West,
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icon10 May 2018 18:33
Fretmeister:
I have a perfectly good gas cooker and a wife to do the cooking


Yeah, if I want badly cooked food I could always ask the wife to do it.
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Scott
Portsmouth,
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icon10 May 2018 18:38
russ999rocket:
I have always had Charcoal BBQ's but now SWIMBO says we need a new one and suggested we get a Gas one.

Any view on what's best ....


Thats called a cooker not a BBQ, you should already have one in your kitchen.
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
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icon10 May 2018 19:37
Fretmeister:
I have a perfectly good gas cooker and a wife to do the cooking


4903

BBQ' s are great if you're out camping, but why go thro all that cr*p when the kitchen's 10 steps away ? 03
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon10 May 2018 21:25
Rob NMTB:
Fretmeister:
I have a perfectly good gas cooker and a wife to do the cooking


4903

BBQ' s are great if you're out camping, but why go thro all that cr*p when the kitchen's 10 steps away ? 03


Yeah know what you mean Rob but my special spicy chicken wings sizzling over a nice bit of oak or two are hard to beat for flavour.26
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Rob NMTB
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icon10 May 2018 21:47
Yep. black on the outside, pink on the inside, you know it makes sense :lol:
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Gladtobebackontwowheels
Dover, Kent,
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icon10 May 2018 23:46
Rob NMTB:
Yep. black on the outside, pink on the inside, you know it makes sense :lol:


Not with a gas BBQ it isn't. :smile:
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Baldbloke
Moray,
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icon11 May 2018 14:46
Real barbeque taste = real charcoal:thumbup:
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ChazzyB
Surrey,
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icon11 May 2018 18:28
I used the gas BBQ last night for belly pork. Beats having the smoke alarms going off in the kitchen.

Clean the BBQ? Just burn it off the next time you fire it up. Full gas for 10 mins with the lid closed then brass wire brush to get the ash off the grill. Apply grub and cook. :thumbup:
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Gladtobebackontwowheels
Dover, Kent,
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icon11 May 2018 20:13
ChazzyB:
I used the gas BBQ last night for belly pork. Beats having the smoke alarms going off in the kitchen.

Clean the BBQ? Just burn it off the next time you fire it up. Full gas for 10 mins with the lid closed then brass wire brush to get the ash off the grill. Apply grub and cook. :thumbup:


Yup. :thumbup::thumbup:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon11 May 2018 21:19
Every time I try that I end up setting the wood handles on fire!:blush::lol:
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Gladtobebackontwowheels
Dover, Kent,
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icon12 May 2018 08:37
:lol::lol:
Some are designed to take that, others are not. You can still do it but you must keep an eye on it. I've burnt out a couple of cheapies when I've gone off and forgotten I'd left it on only to return to a nice bonfire! :lol::lol:
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Dan The Man
An Englishman abroad,
Sweden

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icon12 May 2018 08:39
Obee Wan:
Just chuck a whole lot of mixed hard woods on the barbie, leave it 30 minutes to red hot coals and jobs a goodun.:thumbup:


Birch :thumbup::thumbup:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon12 May 2018 09:36
Dan The Man:
Obee Wan:
Just chuck a whole lot of mixed hard woods on the barbie, leave it 30 minutes to red hot coals and jobs a goodun.:thumbup:


Birch :thumbup::thumbup:


Yup, one of best mates is a Kiwi who always improvised when needed, could turn his hand to any job and well too - going back 35 years, we didn't have a barbie for a party so be built a brick one with fire base and grill. After much marinating, we chucked hardwood on with plenty of birch and had the best tasting Barbie ever.:thumbup:
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon12 May 2018 11:01
https://9gag.com/gag/a7MePmx

:lol::thumbup:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

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icon12 May 2018 19:16
VW could smoke em with their exhausts!:lol:
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