BIG GUIDE TO BBQ (What to buy Help)

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  1. Jim-podiatrist

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    Hi Team

    I'm after a green and a burgundy weber kettle to complete my collection. I have a blue, brown, red and black. All early to mid eighties examples with wooden handles.
    If anyone has one, it'd honestly mean a lot if you can get in touch.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
  2. bobfranklin

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    Any thoughts on the Traeger on offer from BBQs Galore? I haven't been in to check it out (can't afford it at the moment either).

    I'm thinking of upgrading my Kamado Joe Large to the XL or the Traeger but knowing me probably end up getting both the egg and the traeger style.
     
  3. hsvguy

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    I did a lot of research on pellet grills (ended up going with a vertical), however the GMG Daniel Boone is a far superior unit in my opinion.
     
  4. clonex

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    Have you tried the Weber Kettle Club Australia on fb?
    Someone will probs snipe it on there if someone offers one and then they all be untangling their panties :D
     
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  5. hsvguy

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    I managed to score a G code brown for $50 and he told me when I picked it up people had messaged him offering $200 lol.
     
  6. clonex

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    Funny seeing middle-aged men act like kids on there
     
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  7. Jim-podiatrist

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    Yeah mate. I got a green posted to me. I'd won an ebay auction for one ~$200 plus another $90 for post and it's in my yard now with my blue and my brown.

    I'm the same with my brown. Paid $40, said she could have sold it 50x over.

    I was probably one of them!
    j/k
     
  8. bobfranklin

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    Cheers for that, it's not something I'd ever considered or looked at to be honest. Will investigate it as an option. I do have a fondness for the connected gadgets - have ever since I got a stoker way back when.
     
  9. supasaiyan

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    has anyone had success smoking ribs (or whatever) in a gas bbq with woodchips? Saw some chips at Aldi on the weekend, and considering trying it but don't want to waste time/money
     
  10. miked1

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    I have smoked short ribs in an aldi gas upright smoker.
    Smoked with hickory and apple wood.
    Salt and Pepper rub. Approx. 6 Hours @ 275 degrees.
    Came out well.
     
  11. hsvguy

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    Yep, you certainly can. Just have the end 2 burners on, and the meat in the middle. Use woodchips wrapped in a foil pouch on one of the elements.
     
  12. Quadbox

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    I've not done it myself, but my brother in law uses a couple of aldi smokers and his short ribs are pretty damned alright, so it's clearly doable. Havent tried his pork ribs
     
  13. iMomOx3

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    After something for my balcony. It's an open balcony with plenty of ventilation above. Walls are cement so nothing in range for catching fire.

    Unsure what to look at. I'm a pretty basic bbq-er. Going to have some snags, various marinated meats (lamb, chicken, beef, pork - you know the drill), and maybe the odd ribs here and there.

    Budget sits anywhere from $150-400 depending on how I'm swayed by every ones opinion... That being said, I was looking at something like the Weber Q2000 because of popularity, brand reputation and such.

    A little research shows the Premium Q2200 which has a taller hood (for roasting chickens) and a thermometer. Do I need a thermometer specifically for the weber cooking? Or do I stick with the Q2000 if the thermometer is just a tool I can learn not to need/use since I won't ever be roasting. I've never really done closed hood cooking so unsure if the Weber Q in general is necessary. Do I abandon the closed hood method and just keep it simple, and go for a much cheaper bbq that'll just grill ?

    Or is there a reason the Weber is up there, and I should be convinced to get one and embrace closed hood cooking.

    What other options can I go for?

    I know these are some stupid questions but convince me to either get a Weber Q or don't - and if so, what? If I don't need to get a 'premium' bbq for basic grillin' give me some best bang for buck.

    This is the space I'm dealing with:

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  14. StratosFear

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    Weber Go-Anywhere :lol:

    But seriously, a weber q is probably your best bet. They seem to be the most popular these days.

    I would recommend a good ol fashioned weber - but you may not want to stuff around with heat beads and charcoal.
     
  16. iMomOx3

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    I plan to get just a cheapy mini kettle coal bbq just for skewers just by looking at the Weber Q's shape and being a 'closed' hood option, I figured I'll get a mini kettle for skewers alone.

    But yeah still open to other options first, but definitely looking at the Weber Q. Might have already convinced myself with the researching.
     
  17. Catweazle

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    Weber Q is a great choice for an area like the one pictured.

    There are goodness knows how many grey nomads and other travellers carting around it's smaller sibling Baby Q, and for good reason. Plenty of alternatives on offer, but none of them match Weber for build quality and reliability.
     
  18. Jim-podiatrist

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    If you're using electricity or gas, you're not bbq'ing or a real man.
    Get a GA
     
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  19. iMomOx3

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    What's a GA?

    Gotta remember this is on a relatively smallish balcony, and although yes I could still use coal and such - it would be quite a mess to dispose of the ashes(?) and cleaning the bbq would be much harder.

    Hence why I plan to only get a very small kettle coal bbq for skewers that won't be as difficult to clean and manage.
     
  20. josh1990

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    Weber Go-anywhere

    https://www.weberbbq.com.au/barbecues/charcoal/portable/go-anywhere/
     

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