Barbecuing essentials

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[ut_service_column headline=”Cooking burgers/sausages for less 20 minutes” icon=”fa fa-inbox” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490299200212{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Then you need to use a “direct” method to cook for food like burgers, sausages, shrimps and vegetables or even strawberries![/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Cooking for larger items for more than 30-60 minutes” icon=”fa fa-inbox” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490299468032{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Then you need to us an “indirect” method to cook for food like big joints of meat, whole chickens and big roasting joints.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Select the charcoal” icon=”fa fa-star” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490611873104{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]For our ‘quick’ cook barbecue the best for this type is our Instant Light or our Lumpwood bags.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Select the right charcoal” icon=”fa fa-star” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490611809089{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]For our ‘slow’ cook barbecue the best type for this is to use our Briquette charcoal.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Direct Cooking – Charcoal” icon=”fa fa-cutlery” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490611832771{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Evenly arrange the glowing charcoal across the full barbecue grate and put the lid on while cooking if you have one.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Indirect Cooking – Charcoal” icon=”fa fa-cutlery” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490299490988{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Postion the glowing charcoal into two piles either side of the barbecue grate, an place one of our foil drip trays in the middle, with a small amount of water in it.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Start to cook when…” icon=”fa fa-clock-o” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490299317035{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]The barbecue coals have stopped flaming and grey ash is covering the coals, lumpwood is best for this, as it reaches temp quickly, place your food directly over the coals.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Start the cook…” icon=”fa fa-clock-o” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490299502326{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Wait for the coals to reach temp and have turned grey with ash, briquettes are better for this as they have a longer burn time.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Get the lid on!” icon=”fa fa-fire” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490299275953{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]If your looking…your not cooking, so make sure you close the lid of the barbecue if it has one, allow 3-4 minutes then open then check and turn your food.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Get the lid on!” icon=”fa fa-fire” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490299513730{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]You can only cook this method properly with a lid on as cook times will be long at 2-3hrs so theres nothing to see.[/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Watch the temp…” icon=”fa fa-power-off” color=”#d130c6″ css=”.vc_custom_1490299288665{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]Put the lid back on this gives the food a full smoky barbecue taste also stops flare ups and controls the cook, make sure the vent stays open![/ut_service_column]
[ut_service_column headline=”Watch the temp…” icon=”fa fa-power-off” color=”#ffa33a” css=”.vc_custom_1490299540647{margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”]If your barbecue has a lid thermometer watch the temp you need too keep it above 180-200C topping up the fuel as needed. Or get a digital one with sensors for the meat as well as the BBQ.[/ut_service_column]
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The sizes we will use in this example is 30cm and 40cm, but if your grill is larger just use the measures as a guide to increase the numbers by.

Briquettes on our Portable BBQ


There are of course two methods of cooking on your barbecue…

TIP 1:- 30-35 cm dia Indirect cook, eg. our portable BBQ.

Using our Briquettes – 7 coals each side then add 5 per hour

Using our Instant Light or Lumpwood – 0.3kg each side then add 0.15kg per hour.

40-45 cm dia Indirect cook, eg. our mini kettle BBQ.

Briquettes – 15 coals each side then add 7 per hour

Instant Light or Lumpwood – 0.7kg each side then add 0.25kg per hour


TIP 2:- 30-35 cm dia Direct cook.

Using our Briquettes – 24 coals across the grill, then add up to 10 coals per hour.

Using our Instant Light or Lumpwood – 0.5kg then add 0.25kg per hour.

40-45 cm dia Direct cook.

Briquettes – 30 coals then add 12 per hour

Instant Light or Lumpwood – 1.0kg then add 0.50kg per hour


TIP 3:-

Some bbq’s have a measuring cup or improvise with a suitable dish/plastic bowl even a flower pot! – to make this easier to judge.


TIP 4:-

Light the starting amount in one go then arrange as needed using long tongs and a bbq glove/mitt to protect your hand from the heat.


Other examples…

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