BIG GUIDE TO BBQ (What to buy Help)

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by sgtraven, May 27, 2014.

  1. iMomOx3

    iMomOx3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    995
  2. Jim-podiatrist

    Jim-podiatrist Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    6,306
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  3. josh1990

    josh1990 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    1,236
    Location:
    Albury, NSW
    It's not the size, it's how you use it!
     
  4. the916man

    the916man Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Sydney
    Weber GA is ideal for skewers and you will prob fit more on it than a mini kettle

    There isn’t a lot of waste ash to get rid of , just bag it and throw it out
     
  5. iMomOx3

    iMomOx3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    995
    Well I ended up getting myself a Weber Q2000 over the weekend at Rays Outdoor on sale for $359 but got it a little more down to $339 + I bought the Q cover @ 20% off.

    Might need to invest in the cleaning brush as I heard it makes a huge difference using their proprietary one - I didn't have too much trouble cleaning my Q with my generic brush from Bunnings but if it makes it easier then why not?

    I didn't bother with the half hot plate for now because I'm on the balcony using a gas bbq, I can easily get the misses to cook onions / mushrooms that we'd usually use the hot plate on inside the kitchen (within 6m away). Can't seem to find a reason to use the hotplate at this stage.

    Was pretty successful first time cooking some wings and porterhouse steaks on. I've definitely got to get used to the closed hood cooking and controlling the temps/timing. But I can definitely say it trapped the juices in my wings which was really good. Anyone got tips on where on the temp dial I should have it set / how long and do I even bother to flip wings? Or any other meats guides/tips?

    Thanks in adv!
     
  6. d3vour3r

    d3vour3r Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    252
    Location:
    Brisbane
    just be careful with the glass on ur balcony. i had a glass balustrade balcony once and my bbq cracked it from the heat. have it up against the wall.
     
  7. iMomOx3

    iMomOx3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    995
    I have the Q at the end of the balcony against the wall with the water pipe... that would be fine yes?
     
  8. d3vour3r

    d3vour3r Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    252
    Location:
    Brisbane
    yeh should be fine. my glass cracked from my kettle webber being abour 40cm from it. the Q wont get nearly as hot, but keep it as far away as possible. the glass is probably safety glass double thick lamiated or whatever to be BCA compliant, and yeh it aint cheap to replace.
     
  9. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    17,352
    Location:
    Canberra
    Should I sell my two webers and buy a Kamado? If so, which one.
     
  10. the916man

    the916man Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Sydney
  11. Munki

    Munki Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,497
    Location:
    Sydney
    Looking at getting my first Kettle bbq, and was going to jump straight into a Weber original premium, but is that a wise move? I never see them on sale, but ideally would like one before the end of the year.

    Also had a look at this: https://www.barbequesgalore.com.au/napoleon-rodeo-pro-57cm-on-legs

    I liked the hinged lid. I thought that would be really useful, but I don't know much about the brand. I checked it out at a barbeques galore store and the construction seemed OK (felt solid - had a nice cast iron grill, steel heat diffuser, etc). I don't really know what else to look for though. Plus it's 20% off right now... So for a little less than the Weber premium, the Napoleon pro seems to tick a lot of the boxes.
     
  12. hsvguy

    hsvguy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,379
    Location:
    The Home Of Coopers

    My mate got one of the napoleon's, he really likes it. But you can't beat a weber in my opinion. After sales service is second-to-none, 10 year warranty, and will last forever even if you don't look after it.

    You can pick up a weber second-hand for under $100, but if buying new, i wouldn't personally bother with the premium (enclosed ash catcher), just get a regular one. You'll save over $100.

    Not sure who the weber specialist is in Sydney, but here's one from Adelaide to give you an idea on models and current colours
    https://www.rawsonseliteappliances.com.au/weber?cat=450
     
    Munki likes this.
  13. Munki

    Munki Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,497
    Location:
    Sydney
    Cheers mate. You're probably right about Weber being the better option. They've got the legacy and after sales service. Just wasn't sure whether that enclosed ash catcher was worth the "premium", but I think it'll be good for windy days. Don't really want ash flying around - especially with kids around.

    I'm not sure who our Weber specialist is either, but I've seen them on the Mitre 10 website. Will be ordering through them for click and collect, but not sure you can specify the colour.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  14. josh1990

    josh1990 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    1,236
    Location:
    Albury, NSW
    I got a Weber Go Anywhere for Xmas from the wife. Have made some spectacular burgers on it. Definitely no good for a full bird (split) as covers too much airflow. Made some nice wings but had too much lump in and had to throw in airfryer so they didn't become lumps of charcoal themselves. Might get an offset plate for it I think, definitely a learning curve. Will also try using beads instead of the lump.
     
  15. hsvguy

    hsvguy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,379
    Location:
    The Home Of Coopers
    You can also get risers for them to turn it into a rotisserie, or to fit a whole chicken/roast.

    https://rubandgrub.com.au/collections/bbq-accessories

    If you're on facebook, join the page weber GA life.
     
    josh1990 likes this.
  16. josh1990

    josh1990 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    1,236
    Location:
    Albury, NSW

Share This Page