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Yummy

Barbecue season ....

Yes ! just been and bought a new BBQ for the summer. Have to be prepared you know ha ha ! It's a Blooma Charcoal (not gas) as for some reason they are making the gas bbq's now that do not require the lava rock to spread the heat, and we don't like them.
What are your preferences on BBQ's and the fuel used in/on them ?

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Esther R

Barbecue season.....

We have a gas barbecue. Only because we seem to lack the organisational skills to light the charcoal barbecue in time for the coals to be ready when needed. Our barbecue was not used at all last year, fingers crossed this year will be better!

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John S.

: Barbecue

Wise choice!
A true bbq aficionado would not give a gas bbq yard/patio space, refering to gas bbq's as "the lazy way" others will use a gas bbq in the week when time is limited and a charcoal bbq on weekends for "serious" cooking, to vary flavours for the food they are preparing they will add different hard wood chunks or chips i.e. apple, cherry, oak, hickory etc. that have been soaked in water to extend burning time and bring out the flavour of the wood.
I noticed a couple of years ago that one bbq manufacturer had marketed a dual fuel bbq, one side is gas and the other side charcoal, I thought that to be a great idea to suit everyones needs, I must get myself one!
Right now my bbq at home is a natural gas unit, I was going to buy a charcoal one but was given this one by my daughter and her OH, they had purchased it some months previously in the witer clearance sale and when it came time to install it they discovered the cost of installation would be more than the cost of the same unit in a propane model so they opted for propane and I got the natural gas unit. I did opt for a charcoal unit for our Florida home though because I have more time to "play"
when I am there plus it was a lot cheaper than a good quality gas unit.

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Dottie May

Barbecue season......

We've got a charcoal one but didn't use it all last year. Although I enjoy BBQ's OH can't stand them and can't see the point in cooking food outside when you have a perfectly good cooker in the kitchen where you can cook in comfort. Some mothers do 'ave um!!

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Wendy

Barbecues

We have an ordinary, charcoal barbecue nothing special. Sometimes we throw some rosemary on and I make a 'brush' of rosemary to coat whatever is cooking.

Wendy

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John S.

Barbecue season


"We have an ordinary, charcoal barbecue nothing special. Sometimes we throw some rosemary on and I make a 'brush' of rosemary to coat whatever is cooking.

Wendy "


Especially delicious on lamb!, I have a mini Niagara Falls happening in my mouth right now by just thinking about it.

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Wendy

John S - barbecue

Your comment about lamb made my mouth water too. I can only get very deep-frozen lamb cut in half here and it would take an age to defrost so I tend to barbecue suckling pig that is bought fresh. Rosemary goes very well with it.

Wendy

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JAMES

BBQ

I also prefer a traditional one, don't like gas ones, or gas for any form of cooking really!

I really rather want (need!) a Cobb BBQ though!!!!!

x

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Yummy

Cobb BBQ's


" I also prefer a traditional one, don't like gas ones, or gas for any form of cooking really!

I really rather want (need!) a Cobb BBQ though!!!!!

x"


After buying our BBQ last week (obviously the weather has taken a dive, sorry about that folks !)

Anyway my friend was talking about these Cobb bbq's and said she had heard they were brilliant and was thinking about buying one.
I couldn't offer any advice and just wondered if anyone had any experience of them ?

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Saffy

barbecue season

I've never heard of a Cobb bbq - had to google search to find out what they are. Have to admit I'm quite impressed, they look stylish and a good portable size.

We have a gas bbq and a coal one. I prefer the ease of the gas one. Its has "coals" that heat up, but hubby also puts proper bbq coals on it as well as using the gas.

I hope we get a better summer this year as we didn't have many barbies last year.

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Anneline

BBQ

Traditional wood by choice. Second choice....it depends on what I'm bbq'ing. Gas is great for steaks.

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Yummy

BBQ's

Saffy we used to have a flat bed BBQ (Aussie style) which was gas, but incorporated Lava rock, was great for BBQ breakfasts as we could do eggs, and the cooking area was great. Nowadays though they don't seem to use the LAVA rock and it is just a flat piece of metal, we searched for one the same, but couldn't find any
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