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My beautiful Weber!

Old 27th Feb 2019, 19:20
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[color=left=#000000]Poncing about with 'dry rubs' [/color][img=left]https://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/icon25.gif[/img][color=left=#000000] and cooking half a dinosaur for a week seems to be something of a colonial thing - for a smoky taste I just bung some wood chips on the one true fuel and that works just fine.[/color]
BEagle, there is a very fundamental difference between 'grilling' with some wood smoke, and proper BBQ - done at very low temperature for several hours with smoke from various wood types. The results simply are not comparable.
While grilling can produce very tasty meat when properly done (and in general is quicker and more practical than actual BBQ), proper and well done BBQ is simply another level of delicious and has the extra advantage of being able to turn sub-par cuts of meat into mouthwatering meals.
Proper BBQ has enjoyed massive growth in popularity here in the colonies - a couple decades ago you needed to look long and hard to find good BBQ outside of the southeastern US (and if you walked in, and there wasn't a grisly old black guy doing or at least supervision the cooking, you probably wanted to go elsewhere). But today good BBQ is readily available in nearly everywhere in the US (for the best stuff you probably want to avoid the chains, although some of the chains such as 'Famous Dave's' do a decent job and have the advantage of consistency).
Next time you're on this side of the pond, you should check it out. As the old saying goes, don't knock it until you've tried it...
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 21:09
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As far as I am concerned, a BBQ [the process, not the kit] is to provide good food in an attractive social context.
For some it borders on an obsession or a cult or a religious practice.

The ENGLISH weather being such, a BBQ is often a last minute decision, and squeezed in between monsoons. Thus we tend to be simple processors and consumers, rather than devotees, supplicants, acolytes and fanatics.

Relax with a beer, not a dead bear.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 11:38
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
I am pondering the notion a Brit can inform either Americans, Australians, or South Africans about how to do outdoor cooking.
Not forgetting the Zimbabweans, they can do a good barbeque (when the wuckfits now running the country allow any food to be in the stores ......). And just for clarity, South Africa and Zimbabwe (the former Rhodesia) are not the same country, though I am still encountering folk who think one is a province of the other.

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The one thing my countrymen need educating upon is Beer! I am trying to pass some of that along based upon my first hand study while living in the UK.
I agree. Though in terms of variety, things certainly have improved in North America in the last 20 or so years. But why, oh why, do the micro brewery outlets insist on making the vast majority of their beers so damn alcoholically strong? I still travel regularly to cities all over North America and it annoys that often the more interesting flavoured beverages come with ABV (alcohol by volume) content that closely approaches that of wine, for Heaven's sake! How can anyone enjoy a couple of pints of 'wine' without falling over, and then having to give serious thought to whether one could end up unfit to operate the aircraft home the next day?

Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
The ENGLISH weather being such, a BBQ is often a last minute decision, and squeezed in between monsoons.
Got something against the English, have we? Because the weather in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is always just so peachy?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:09
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Got something against the English, have we? Because the weather in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is always just so peachy?

Not so: I am English [don't claim to be British, both sides of family back to 1700 AD English solid] so would not dare to be rude about the weather of the outlying tribes.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:26
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On my way back home from bell ringing this Sunday morning, sun shining, birds singing, all the signs of spring were present: bees, ladybirds, butterflies, unseemly flesh on fat persons, the ice cream wagon.
I think I detected a strange stirring and rustling under the cover of Big Red One.
Better check the stocks.
Standing by.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:40
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Flew back from Munich a couple of weeks ago; whilst in the airport I found some proper bratties - 10 of which have been in the freezer ever since, pending the next firing up of the trusty blackfellow. Using the only true fuel, of course!
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 21:30
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Was working today , so BBQ not poss . Between sorties , fuelled behind an RV with a young couple .
Me '' Are you staying for a CA lunch ? 'cos queue is out the door into the carpark '' .
'' No , we've got to get back quickly . We've an hangar BBQ at our strip '' !

Best of all worlds ; taildragger RV , grass A/D , blue sky , sunshine and a BBQ to go back to .... Oh brain fade ....

Forgot to mention 'bootiful co-pilot .

rgds condor .
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 10:37
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Well, the recent spell of great weather has caused my trusty blackfellow to emerge from hibernation again, at last!

Nothing too adventurous though, but the Munich bratties have proved to be very good indeed!

Might manage another session on Tuesday, but the weather-guessers with their beetles and fir cones seem to think that the usual UK spring weather will be back later in the week....
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 00:05
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Totally missed out. Major family gathering in what resembled a commune/kibbutz ........ oldies and 3 branches of family and their children and children's partners and a total of three dogs. Great fun in Cambridgeshire but no BBQ.
Always another day.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 23:14
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At last!
Latest in a year ever since buying the first little smoky joe.
Disgraceful.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 18:27
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Fart Gas v BBQ... there can only be one.. ONE !

As we all knew,


Gas has a great place in our kitchens......
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 09:57
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sandozer

I cannot believe you have had the audacity to openly post a film showing 3 Dutchmen indulging in a meat feast! I have not seen such acts of disgracefulness since 2 x Sqn tours in RAFG in the 80's and 2 x FI tours (in the 80's). I must admit the quality is better than the VHS and then DVD items I was forced to watch, repeatedly.

Ye Gods I am outraged that such a heathen perversion as cooking with gas is now socially acceptable to view in public and is no longer consigned to secret gatherings of like minded individuals in back gardens, sheltered from view and with an abundance of car keys and pampas grass within easy reach.

I would write a letter to the PM however I cannot be bothered typing 11 copies.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 18:47
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Was pleased to see that they used charcoal and not the compressed-garbage briquettes. No nasty starting fluid either. Good deal!
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 13:45
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Even Which? agrees!

From this week's Which?:
Charcoal barbecues beat gas for taste

Summer is here and it's great weather for a barbecue. Which? explains why charcoal has the edge when it comes to flavour.
See: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2019/06/charcoal-barbecues-beat-gas-for-taste/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=379577 3-C_WS_EM_290619_WK5

To those unfortunates still cooking over the bottled breath from Satan's backside, I say "Read it and weep!".

Firing up the true black orb again tonight!
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 14:43
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Webers......junk!

These are "grills"!

We know "grills" in this part of World!

https://grillmangrills.net/index.html



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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:10
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Good grief, not only do those things have arse-breath bottles attached, but also what I understand is a 'towing hitch'?

More likely to be found in travellers' camps than in civilised areas....
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:58
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
Good grief, not only do those things have arse-breath bottles attached, but also what I understand is a 'towing hitch'?

More likely to be found in travellers' camps than in civilised areas....
Gross! It looks like a communal planet polluting gathering, with yet another trundling in.

And what idyllic surroundings for a barbie!

Spare me.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:32
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My 30 year old Weber 22" has finally croaked but I noticed that Hilliers Garden centre has 20% off them at the moment. Offer until tomorrow. Bought one yesterday for 151.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:48
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Weber + LOX, what could possibly go wrong

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Old 1st Jul 2019, 02:35
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
Good grief, not only do those things have arse-breath bottles attached, but also what I understand is a 'towing hitch'?

More likely to be found in travellers' camps than in civilised areas....
BEagle, big (and I mean big - usually used for commercial purpose) grills and smokers often have a propane burner to get the charcoal (or other wood) fire started quickly so they can get cooking quickly. Once the fire is going properly, they remove the propane burner. Having a towing hitch means they can move the thing to where the customers are.

BTW, I've never claimed propane tasted better, just that it's so much more convenient that I grill far more often than I would using charcoal - even grilling when it's cold and rainy outside. And grilled - even over dragon's farts - tastes better than cooking it on the stove...
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