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BBQ Accessories

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Richeh, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Richeh

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003

    Posts: 2,966

    Location: Hastings, South East

    Wrong time of the year I realise but managed to get hold of a Weber Master Touch for a decent price so now need to get the extras.

    i have chosen this probe:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074XND445/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A3OQHHR0H3SMZM&psc=1

    Good reviews and a friend (who is actually a personal chef) said they were good for the price.

    I have a cheap cover ready but need some BBQ tools, tongs etc does anyone have any decent quality recommendations at a reasonable price?

    Also need charcoal, and smoking wood as well as rubs/sauces etc but realise this is personal preference.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,620

  3. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,848

    Agreed not the wrong time of the year, I get smoking chips on Ebay. I'd love a good source of wood chips they seem expensive for what they are but the ones I find on ebay are the cheaper than supermarkets or buying branded wood chips.

    for bbq tools, just get a wire brush which you can get any cheap DIY one for couple of quid, and then a set of metal tongs and a metal fice slice, you dont really need specific barbeque ones provided the ones you get are a decent enough size.

    Charcoal really depends, I normally buy in my supermarket which is a tesco, but tesco own branded briquette are rubbish, they do a fuel express brand which is better. Briquettes or lumpwood depending on what im coooking.

    I also use fire lighter blocks to get it started, again, dont go for BBQ specific ones, just get general household domestic fire lights they are much cheaper.
     
  4. ttaskmaster

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    Posts: 9,620

    Oh, forgot to say - Charcoal... Try your local butchers. Ours all seem to keep a few sacks out the back whenever I ask, which is often around Christmas/New Year.

    Despite going past it almost every day since 1980-something, I still smile every time at that bridge!! :D
     
  5. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 15,574

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Hells Handle heavy duty spatula. :)
     
  6. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,848

    It doesn't actually exist anymore someone went over it, shame because it had been there for years.
     
  7. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,620

    So it has...
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45593174

    I guess I haven't been to J17 for a couple of years... at least not in daylight.
    :(

    Why don't we get Banksy to reinstate the bridge art? Anyone round here know him?
    I'll put on a BBQ if he does... I'll get the OP to help!!!
     
  8. GSVBagpuss

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2013

    Posts: 2,547

    Get a chimney for lighting it. You’ll never go back to those horrible firelighters
     
  9. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,647

    Location: Liverpool

    The boxes of Big K restaurant charcoal can usually be found on offer somewhere and are decent quality and size. I tend to use those for grilling and Aussie Heat Beads for low n slow. I just bulk buy when they're on offer and stick the boxes in the shed. I get my wood for smoking from Grilling Wood on Amazon for about £20 or ProSmokeBBQ. I find a Thermapen is handy as well as the wireless monitor and, as above, a chimney is a god send for lighting.

    Also.. Wrong time of the year for BBQing? I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    Enjoy the Master Touch, it's a fantastic piece of kit! :)
     
  10. BlueMerle

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2016

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    Location: Texas

    This x 1000!!

    Also, go with natural lump charcoal and skip all the briquettes... blech!
     
  11. Btone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 23, 2003

    Posts: 1,175

    Location: N.I.

    i have one off thes, which i find useful

    http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2015/11/08/bbq-vortex-review/

    i have the original version of this

    https://www.bbqandsmoke.co.uk/collections/adrenaline-barbecue-company/products/slow-n-sear-plus

    which i like because it all welded. not so sure about the pop riveted one

    also get a Thermapen to check temps

    going to buy some of these this year, to see what they like

    https://www.bbqandsmoke.co.uk/colle...-company/products/grillgrates-for-slow-n-sear

    but then i'm also going to upgrade/buy another BBq this year, either a Kamado or a weber summit
     
  12. valve90210

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006

    Posts: 4,011

    I'd get an Inkbird Instant read rather than a thermapen: This one

    It works just as well as a thermapen but is about a third of the price.
     
  13. BlueMerle

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2016

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    Location: Texas

    Truthfully, even cheap probe thermometers are very accurate. The difference, and to me it's a big one, is the speed at which they give you the actual temperature. Nothing is as fast as a thermapen. I don't want to spend 30 seconds to a minute to see what the temp is.
     
  14. valve90210

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    The Inkbird is instant read too, it takes about 4-5 seconds for a reading, hence my recommendation.