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I want a Weber BBQ

Updated on March 24, 2015
The Weber BBQ
The 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

The Weber sends out an enticing aroma. My friends wait for the result.
The Weber sends out an enticing aroma. My friends wait for the result.

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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.

Perfect Pork

Crisp and crackly on the outside, soft and sweet inside. Just how pork should be
Crisp and crackly on the outside, soft and sweet inside. Just how pork should be

Luscious Lamb

The marinade on the lamb has turned into a spicy crunch while the lamb is tender and tasty
The marinade on the lamb has turned into a spicy crunch while the lamb is tender and tasty

BBQ Essentials

Weber's New Real Grilling: The Ultimate Cookbook for Every Backyard Griller
Weber's New Real Grilling: The Ultimate Cookbook for Every Backyard Griller

Ideas from the manufacturer - the best advice for the best BBQs


How about you?

Have you got a Weber?

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Maybe you prefer another style of BBQ? Or do they leave you cold?

What do you reckon about the Weber?

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    • OrganicMom247 profile image


      5 years ago

      Great lens! I love the Weber its simple portable and seems like it does a great job. Thanks for sharing.

    • BSieracki profile image


      7 years ago from Corbin, KY

      had one when i was young

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      8 years ago

      The results look delicious and probably worth the 3 hour wait. Ah... what does it matter as long as there's plenty of wine flowing. Going leave a charcoal-flavoured blessing. :-)

      Love to Vladi xx

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      8 years ago from Iowa

      What a great idea for a lens. The roasts look totally yummy. :)

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      8 years ago

      Sounds like a great cooking oven. I see you have some double links under certain words. One has to have a lot of traffic to access these. Is it your traffic or does squidoo supply them automatically?

    • VarietyWriter2 profile image


      8 years ago

      Love your "waiting for the weber" photo. Cute.

    • Spook LM profile image

      Spook LM 

      8 years ago

      Always forget, but I trust you won't mind if I lensroll this to a couple of my cooking lens?

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      Spook LM 

      8 years ago

      A BBQ is one of my favourite things but don't get much chance where I now live. As to your question on the Weber. I personally am not a fan of them but nearly all my friends swear by them. I like messing around on the 'braai' and find them boring. However when all is said and done the 'graze' tastes fanstastic. Loved your photo's and just the type of lens I relish.

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      I want a weber too!


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