- Kettle BBQs. Are Webers the only choice? Anyone got a Landmann Black Pearl?
It won’t be as good quality as Weber, but I had a Landmann a little while ago, and to be fair, it was pretty damn good. Far better than the tat B&Q sell.
It all depends how much you will use it. Once or twice a week, then spend the extra on the Weber. Once a month, then get the Landmann (although would be better if you can get to see both in the flesh).
(Just my 2p worth)Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Buy a cheap one for this summer. Webers are great but very expensive. Wrong time of year to be buying one IME
I bought 2 webers last year, small one for the caravan and larger one for the garden, both lovely, both of really nice quality, both half price in Argos towards the end of last summer.
Get a BBQ starter chimney too, they’re great.Posted 4 years agonutsnvolksMember
I bought a blooma kinley on Saturday for a big BBQ we were hosting last night, I have to say I am chuffed to bits with it, aside from the lengthy build process it performed great and looks good to IMO. Oh and it has a built in bin that we filled with ice and beers, the ice stayed icy all night thanks to the heat sheild from the BBQ side!! Never been much of a BBQ conosouir but this seems good quality and reasonable price!Posted 4 years ago
I have a weber (57cm one touch) after going through a gas bbq and a cheaper kettle which rusted out after 3 years outside yeah they apear expensive but they last and you can get replacement bits.
The legs do drop out which is a pain but easy to fix but it works great you can grill as normal but is best when set up for indirect cooking/smoking.
What I have cooked and found to be great are
beer can butt chicken
currently on the grill is 4lb of pork which has been on since 8 this morning using the snake method of charcoal
If you want to get the most out of the BBQ a digital temp probe is a must I use a 2 probe unit so the temp of the oven can be monitored as well as the temp of the meat, overkill ? no it takes out all the guess work.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve just looked at the Blooma Kinley and it does look good, but the majority seem to be saying Weber no contest. Will do a bit more shopping around but it’s looking like a Weber will win the day. Gotta say Mikeypies that those recipes do sound good.Trouble is, as soon as I buy a new BBQ it’s guaranteed to rain for the entire summer.Posted 4 years agoalfabusSubscriber
Just had a street barbecue with my Weber 57cm – it has been sat in my garden for 8 years now with regular use and no maintenance – still in pretty damn good condition – the ash vent handle is a bit stiff, but all the paint is perfect 🙂
edit: forgot to mention that part of that regular use has included doing big roast dinners, including my 14lb christmas turkey! 😀Posted 4 years ago
just had the pulled pork 9 hours on the BBQ, nom nom enough for pack lunches for awhile, Other kettle BBQs are probably as good to be honest just dont get hung up on the gadgets all you need is a digital thermometer and some basic tools.
this site is V good tbh
the weber book is also good lots of recipies and explains the techniques
or get down to Grillfest music beer and BBQ what more does a man need.
dont get the small one as for indirect cooking it will reduce what you can cook, if you want to grill just get some fire bricks to push the coals together or if you want to sear steak raise the lower grate up on bricks so the heat is super intense.
^^^ as above it isnt the paint as it is enameled but it is the carbon for the smoke, the experts say to never close the top vents down when cooking.Posted 4 years ago
I remember something about creosote build up from the smoke, I have tried with the top half closed and then using the bottom vent to regulate the temp,the big boys say to ignore the built in temp gauge as they are so inaccurate.
I purchased the Heston twin probe digital thermometer (made by Salter) from ARGOS for £15 delivered it only measures up to 130degreesC but has an alarm for when the meat reaches temp or if the “oven” goes over temp.
The 9 hour cook used about 3-4 kilos of brickets whick is about £2/3 which is cheapPosted 4 years agoLazgoatMember
Weber user here and can’t fault it. Just bought a Weber Chimney Starter and I now realize I should have done this years ago! They light your coals so quickly and without any firelighters, just 2 sheets of newspaper and one match. Lit enough coal to cook with within 20 min.Posted 4 years agokjcc25Member
I think you’ll find that the peeling in the lid is quite normal.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had a Weber Kettle for going on 10 years and have been really pleased with it. I also have the Weber gas BBQ for taking away camping. If you want the best bargains buy in the USA in September they virtually give them away!
Cost of the flight eats into what you save though.
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