How do you light your BBQ?

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Firstly I apologise for nicking this topic from the CC. I just thought Id open it up to more bretheren by posting it in GD.

So..... whaddya do?

I dont think I need explain how I do it.

Paul
 
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Evoke the Daemons of Urr and conjure Ball Lightning. Sometimes use the Gays of Nagash ( Warhammer nerds) :cool:
 
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I use a sunflood above, this lights it up nicely when it starts getting dark.
 
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I think i have an idea by Amount of times i have leant my blow lamp out
 
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white spirit and charcoal. once the white spirits have burned off the coals can keep themselves going until they're coated with ash.

i like gas bbqs for their simplicity but you just dont get the taste, you could bring a hotplate on an extension lead out to the garden for the same experience.
 
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white spirit and charcoal. once the white spirits have burned off the coals can keep themselves going until they're coated with ash.

i like gas bbqs for their simplicity but you just dont get the taste, you could bring a hotplate on an extension lead out to the garden for the same experience.
Agreed. I have a Gas BBQ. It's like having grilled food. :confused: You can buy 'hickory wood chips' however. You place them on a tray below the grill (you can hang a tray from the grill), and when the chips start heating up they smoulder and start smoking. The smoke is absorbed by the meat. There are a few variations of chips I believe each with its own unique aroma. I got some recently but haven't had a chance to give them a go.
 
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I use the firelighter match thingies, leave them burning, come back later & find its out.

Search high & low for the bbq lighting fluid, cant find it- sod it & use the cooker grill instead :D
 
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I have a quantity of pruned branches from a Bay tree, I've cut these short enough to go on the barbie so I can get rid of them in the fire. The woodsmoke possibly helps the flavour of meat.

So I start a combined wood/charcoal fire with just rolled up newspaper, and the wood gets hot enough for the charcoal to be alight when the flames die down.

I also have a lot of bay leaves, but these smoke a lot when you throw them on. Possibly because they're oily. Doesn't smell too good either, so they go in the compost.
 
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Small firelighter at the bottom, followed by rolled up newspaper, then kindling. Wait for the kindling to really light up then throw on the charcoal. Et Voila!
 
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Spray on some white spirit (that’s all expensive BBQ lighting fluid is anyway) & leave for 5-10 minutes to let it soak into the charcoal; a little more white spirit, leave for another couple of minutes, throw a match in there & stand back. I've been lighting em like that for over 20 years; you won’t need anything else. ;)
 
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Personally, I get my servant to do it for me. Much easier, then my cook does the rest ;)
 
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my gas bbq has coals on it, so as the fat drips onto the coals it smokes just the same as a charcoal bbq thus giving it the authentic bbq taste
 
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my gas bbq has coals on it, so as the fat drips onto the coals it smokes just the same as a charcoal bbq thus giving it the authentic bbq taste
I had a boat for over 20 years & although it had cooking facilities, the BBQ was our main source of cooking, long before it became the popular w/end pastime it now is. I also have a gas BBQ but no gas BBQ can ever replicate the authentic taste of food cooked over a lumpwood charcoal fire & I don’t mean the odd burnt sausage or cremated burger.
 
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