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Richard
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Post by Richard » Thu May 03, 2018 6:50 pm

I would like to buy a Webber, or Webber-like BBQ this year

I’ll use it for grilling but also smoking

Any thoughtful advice? Knowledge? Jibes?

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Post by duncs500 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:24 pm

What you want, is a Weber.

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Post by Simon » Thu May 03, 2018 7:45 pm

^^ That!

Coincidentally I was looking at Webers yesterday. Time to buy something decent rather than the disposables I've been using for the last few years...
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Post by Carlos » Thu May 03, 2018 8:09 pm

The premium kettle is all you need, I don't get what the newer master touch brings to the table.

Lid on cooking for the win, my lidless BBQ owning mates are always amazed with the results :)

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Post by Mito Man » Thu May 03, 2018 8:22 pm

If you want to smoke properly, as in chuck a slab of meat in for many hours you need a tall vertical smoker if cooking over actual coals.
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Post by Simon » Thu May 03, 2018 9:15 pm

Carlos wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:09 pm
The premium kettle is all you need, I don't get what the newer master touch brings to the table.

Lid on cooking for the win, my lidless BBQ owning mates are always amazed with the results :)
Do you mean 'performer'? Can't see a premium kettle...
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Post by Carlos » Thu May 03, 2018 9:24 pm

Simon wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Carlos wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:09 pm
The premium kettle is all you need, I don't get what the newer master touch brings to the table.

Lid on cooking for the win, my lidless BBQ owning mates are always amazed with the results :)
Do you mean 'performer'? Can't see a premium kettle...
It looks like the Premium has been superseded by the Master Touch which is £60 plus more for a hinged lid instead of a hooked lid. You can still get the older version though.

https://www.wowbbq.co.uk/categories/web ... 4~14401004

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Post by Richard » Thu May 03, 2018 9:52 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:22 pm
If you want to smoke properly, as in chuck a slab of meat in for many hours you need a tall vertical smoker if cooking over actual coals.
I own such a thing, but space is of a premium, and it’s a bit of a one trick pony

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Post by Richard » Thu May 03, 2018 9:52 pm

It seems that what I want, is a Weber

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Post by Carlos » Thu May 03, 2018 10:01 pm

Richard wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:52 pm
It seems that what I want, is a Weber
There's been weeks when I have cooked on mine everyday, from pizza's to whole chickens.

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Post by Simon » Thu May 03, 2018 10:37 pm

Here's the differences...

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Post by Richard » Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 pm

I guess the best one would be best, right?

Better is better

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Post by dinny_g » Thu May 03, 2018 11:20 pm

I have 2...

Been outside in rain and snow for 10 years and both are perfect.

Buy once, buy right, get a Webber...
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Post by unzippy » Fri May 04, 2018 12:38 am

Mito Man wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:22 pm
If you want to smoke properly, as in chuck a slab of meat in for many hours you need a tall vertical smoker if cooking over actual coals.
Rubbish. A Weber is perfectly good and can produce amazing food.

I've had a Premium but left it in the UK and took a Master Touch with me. I like the upgrades, they're pretty useful. For low and slow stuff I used to use a couple of fire bricks but have now evolved to a Slow N Sear and it's fantastic.

This is a fantastic site to learn from - https://amazingribs.com/more-technique- ... and-firing
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Re: BBQs

Post by DaveE » Fri May 04, 2018 7:25 am

We have the smallest one in the range and it's fine for a few people (4-5)

I'd recommend one of those chimney things that you fill with coals to get them going. Dead simple and quick to get cooking.

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Post by JonMad » Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am

I didn't know it until just now but it appears I want a Weber
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Post by Carlos » Fri May 04, 2018 8:35 am

Yes chimney starters are great and they're an Aldi special buy this week at £4.99. The Weber one is 3x that and they do the same job.

The Weber briquettes are well worth the extra they burn hot and will last hours (3 hrs+) grilling.

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Post by Jobbo » Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am

Richard wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Mito Man wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:22 pm
If you want to smoke properly, as in chuck a slab of meat in for many hours you need a tall vertical smoker if cooking over actual coals.
I own such a thing, but space is of a premium, and it’s a bit of a one trick pony
If you want the new one for grilling, why not get a gas BBQ? You already have the smoker side covered it seems.

I have noticed some very swanky looking gas ones from Everdure by Heston Blumenthal recently. Can't find any substantive reviews yet. I think I'm going to get a Weber Spirit E310 to replace my 12yr old Outback, which isn't rusty but looks shabby because I haven't been arsed to clean it properly for years.

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Re: BBQs

Post by DaveE » Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 am

Carlos wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:35 am
Yes chimney starters are great and they're an Aldi special buy this week at £4.99. The Weber one is 3x that and they do the same job.

The Weber briquettes are well worth the extra they burn hot and will last hours (3 hrs+) grilling.
Actually, on the chimney thing, the bit I got wrong with them is that for them to work well, you need to fill them with coals.

I tried to use it half full, and the heat from the firelighters just escaped around the coals without getting them going.

So pack the coals in, shake them about a bit (to close up the gaps) and then they'll soak up the heat from the firelighters and spread it to the other coals.

Sounds daft, I know, but I got this wrong a couple of times

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Re: BBQs

Post by Simon » Fri May 04, 2018 9:18 am

2 Questions. Food cooked on gas BBQs don't taste like BBQ food do they? Or do the 'briquets' add flavour?

Also, with the Weber Kettles, you can't lower and raise the grill? I thought that was important?
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