I want a Weber BBQ
The Weber is the best BBQ ever!
I had some friends over for an afternoon BBQ to celebrate my birthday and, wonder of wonders, I had the loan of a fabulous Weber BBQ kettle for the day.
I'm well accustomed to throwing a few chops on the barbie, but that's always on an ordinary grill BBQ which I fire up with store-bought heat beads and stand there, over the heat, turning the meat over. With the kettle style, you can cook a roast! And the result is that great melt-in-your-mouth texture and flavour that only a charcoal/briquette fuelled BBQ can produce.
This was my first foray into cooking with a kettle and now I'm definitely getting myself a Weber
The Heat Beads are ready to go
My friend Lisa (who owns the Weber) knows just how to set it up to produce a wonderful roast.
First, you get the heat beads going with the judicious use of a few firelighters and let them start to burn.
This is always the trickiest part for me - I would be hopeless if I were lost in the jungle away from civilisation. I can't get a fire going even with the aid of briquettes and firelighters.
Wait till they burn down
When the heat beads had really taken off, Lisa added some charcoal to the mix. It's this added charcoal - or any of the prepared wood chips soaked in a variety of flavours - that gives the yummy smokey BBQ taste to the meat.
Then you wait till they burn down enough to change their colour to ash-gray. You know what I mean, when the flames have gone down and you're left with just the coals.
Waiting for the Weber
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The Meat looks ready
We put a big leg of lamb and a large loin of pork in the Weber and let them cook.
They roasted happily away inside the Weber for almost 3 hours. I wanted to be sure that the meat (especially the pork) was thoroughly cooked through.
Lifting off the top, you can see how scrumptious this looks.
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How about you?
Have you got a Weber?
Maybe you prefer another style of BBQ? Or do they leave you cold?