Any Weber fans?

User avatar
Orange Cola
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Any Weber fans?

Post by Orange Cola » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am

I’ve got one on the way, last years models are on a decent discount at the moment and I couldn’t resist. What do you lot cook?
Mustang GT 5.0 V8 -- Jaguar F-Pace

User avatar
NotoriousREV
Posts: 4462
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:05 am

I'm considering one. I currently use an old B&Q gas BBQ which is now essentially a gas-powered pile of rust flakes but is really convenient for just lighting, cooking and enjoying. The gas bottle ran out yesterday so I think that's the sign to replace the whole thing (I really can't emphasise enough how rusty the thing is, it's literally falling apart) and I'm trying to decide between the smallest Weber (we don't do big BBQ parties, it's usually just a few things we cook at a time so no need for anything bigger) or another gasser. Gas is obviously way more convenient but food does taste better over proper coals.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

User avatar
Orange Cola
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Orange Cola » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:21 am

A family member is big into BBQ’ing and he gave me a decent talk through on my parents newly bought Weber, hence buying this one. I was amazed at how quick you can get one going using the starter chimney (15-20 minutes), I was equally amazed at how bad off brand non Weber lighters and charcoal was at getting lit, keeping its heat and tainting the food taste with paraffin. We cooked for quite a few people and I also found out I could get one going on a part heat for doing smaller cooks for just a few of us. I’m hoping to do things like pizza as well as her usual sausage, bacon and chicken.

I bought mine from wow BBQ, they have an offer on last years model with a cover. Worth checking out their offers.
Mustang GT 5.0 V8 -- Jaguar F-Pace

User avatar
Swervin_Mervin
Posts: 1106
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:54 am

Weber charcoal is certainly good quality - gets to temp quickly and doesn't disintegrate after 5mins either. I just wish I could find a decent supplier of locally produced charcoal tbh.

User avatar
Jezh
Posts: 137
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:35 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Jezh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am

I nearly bought a Weber but got this instead https://thebbqshop.co.uk/BBQs/napoleon- ... 22ck-c-bbq

Having gone from cheap charcoal BBQ's to gas then back to this I can't fault it, this style just seems to work best. As you say lighting with the chimney is bloody quick and this one also has a couple of charcoal baskets so you can move the heat to where you want it and use one if you are only cooking for small numbers or both for larger feasts. The griddle is also split into thirds with the two outer parts hinged for ease of adding more fuel if needed.

From the usual fayre to big joints of meat, pizzas etc it copes with them all. I would also highly recommend using catering grade lumpwood charcoal. Burns hotter for longer and you don't use as much compared to the chippings you get in typical supermarket offerings. Normally comes in 12KG bags for about a tenner so is bloody good value as well.
Your opinion is very important for me. Thank you please.

Jackleg
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:36 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Jackleg » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm

Swerv, have you tried National Trust properties local to you? Several near me make their own charcoal from the local woodlands.

User avatar
dinny_g
Posts: 1167
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by dinny_g » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:13 pm

I recently bought one of these :

Image

because I wanted to have more control over the temperature and intensity of the heat - The Coals can be raised or lowered as needed. I still have a few Webbers (a 47CM Kettle and a Go-Anywhere for camping) but I haven't used them since I got this.

Jacks right about National Trust and Charocal but if you can't get anything like thas, Homebase stock this stuff and it's half decent - good large lumps that burn for ages - recognisable bits of trees and branches etc.

Image
JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm
I say this rarely Dave, but listen to Dinny because he's right.

User avatar
Carlos
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:38 am

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Carlos » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm

Weber's own briquettes are excellent as well, they burn for hours.

Spatchcock Whole Chicken is probably my favourite thing to do, hour ish indirect 😎

I never seen to have the time to do an 8hr long slow cook pork butt ☹️

User avatar
Mito Man
Posts: 2520
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:27 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Mito Man » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:27 pm

Surprised that Weber seem to have a new model every year? At the end of the day how much can you change a bbq :lol:

I do most of my BBQing on a fire pit table, prefer the social aspect of sitting round a table with everyone - just have to use very dry wood so it’s smokeless. I just use actual wood for all my bbqing.

My parents wanted a picnic table with a BBQ for the same reason but it didn’t exist so I knocked one up out of spare timber they had. Not bad for some decking, pallet wood and 4x2. Seats 6.
Image
Then went to Argos and bought a £40 bbq to stick on the end which worked well after hacking the legs off.
Image
How about not having a sig at all?

User avatar
Swervin_Mervin
Posts: 1106
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:31 pm

Jackleg wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Swerv, have you tried National Trust properties local to you? Several near me make their own charcoal from the local woodlands.
Good shout actually. I don't recall ever seeing any when I've been there but I'll check that out ta. There did used to be a local "urban" coppiceman who we got wood from that I know did charcoal as well, but he's packed it all in sadly.

User avatar
dinny_g
Posts: 1167
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by dinny_g » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:38 pm

Looks good Mito...👍🏻
JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm
I say this rarely Dave, but listen to Dinny because he's right.

User avatar
JonMad
Posts: 922
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by JonMad » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:43 pm

I was just thinking the other day we needed a bbq thread. I have a crappy old gas one but last weekend bought a barrel one from Tesco that was only £18, including cover. It has the adjustable air holes and a temp gauge. Going to try beer can chicken this weekend amongst the more usual burgers etc.
Tightens your line under power like an umbrella hooked round a lamppost [Car, March 2019]

User avatar
Orange Cola
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Orange Cola » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:47 pm

I’ve gone for all Weber stuff, shopping around and getting it delivered seems to be the best way of not paying a fortune, I think I saved myself 50% by getting it from a garden centre rather than amazon.

I wold like to do a few slow roasts, ideally a Sunday roast, so I’ll need to play around with the charcoal and get used to it before attempting that.
Mustang GT 5.0 V8 -- Jaguar F-Pace

User avatar
JonMad
Posts: 922
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by JonMad » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm

I want to try Yorkshire Puddings on the BBQ.
Tightens your line under power like an umbrella hooked round a lamppost [Car, March 2019]

tim
Posts: 649
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:27 am

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by tim » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:14 pm

I always thought it was a shame he retired from F1. Nice bloke.

User avatar
Swervin_Mervin
Posts: 1106
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm

Orange Cola wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:47 pm
I wold like to do a few slow roasts, ideally a Sunday roast, so I’ll need to play around with the charcoal and get used to it before attempting that.
No chance of that on mine - it's an Outback Flamer. And it lives up to the name :lol:

I once managed to do a cote de boeuf to be fair, that I did for a couple of hours, but it required a lot of management. Was lovely though, with a nice thick bark on the outside and just rare in the middle.

User avatar
McSwede
Posts: 860
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by McSwede » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:24 pm

JonMad wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:43 pm
I was just thinking the other day we needed a bbq thread. I have a crappy old gas one but last weekend bought a barrel one from Tesco that was only £18, including cover. It has the adjustable air holes and a temp gauge. Going to try beer can chicken this weekend amongst the more usual burgers etc.
I have a Weber master touch in Red and it's awesome. I love cooking on it using both direct & indirect heat. Quality of build means you can really control the temp for a wide variety of cooking. Highly recommended!!

I wouldn't bother with the beer can chicken. My best results are doing a whole chicken on indirect heat at 200c for approx 2hrs for a 2kg bird. Using a meat thermometer set at 78c and go by that.

As mentioned the Weber briquettes are ace but expensive. The cheap supermarket stuff smokes like a MoFo and just doesn't last as long.

Chickens are probably what I do most on it but things like baby back ribs, the Xmas Turkey & shoulder/leg of lamb/pork are awesome along with more traditional burger and sausages. We have a superb farm shop near us that always has loads of BBQ goodies to cook.

tim
Posts: 649
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:27 am

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by tim » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:50 pm

I shagged his PA once. True story.

Actually I think it was twice.

User avatar
McSwede
Posts: 860
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by McSwede » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:54 pm

tim wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:50 pm
I shagged his PA once. True story.

Actually I think it was twice.
Thank goodness you didn't name him. At least you're relatively discreet! :lol: :lol:

tim
Posts: 649
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:27 am

Re: Any Weber fans?

Post by tim » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:00 pm

Very soft hands.

Post Reply