Ooni 3 Hopper Extender
Sometimes a piece of kit comes along in the BBQ world and makes a huge amount of difference and makes your cooking a lot easier. [Read more…]
Welcome to Artust
Ok so I’ve been running UK BBQ Review for over 4 years now, it’s great work being able to share my thought on the ever growing amount of stuff that is available to UK BBQ’ers these days, so much more than when I started over 4 years ago. [Read more…]
Meat Church Rubs
If you have ever ventured into the world of buying a rub that has been imported from America, then you may well be familiar with the Meat Church brand. They long been a favourite of many a BBQ team and backyard BBQ fan and have seen their range expand year on year with new products.
Amongst the favourites are Honey Hog which puts down the best colour and sweet flavours onto your chosen meats, and they there is Honey Hog Hot which takes the same rub and kicks it up a little with some heat too. If Beef is your thing then Holy Cow is the one for you, taking its inspiration from Texas style BBQ which is where Meat Church are based, but also building on that and adding a little more to make it a competition level rub too.
A few years back a Bacon BBQ rub was added to the line-up and proved very popular, but the end of 2018 saw a limited edition Honey Bacon BBQ rub added to their line up and I knew I had to try it before it disappeared. Luckily in September last year I managed to get my hands on some, and taking no risks I made sure it was a 1lb bag to give me plenty of uses.
So let me start by saying this. It’s good. If you are into the sweet & salty thing that’s popular at the minute, then you need to give this a try. Luckily for us the rub is now available in the UK and Europe via www.bbqgourmet.co.uk in a generous 14oz shaker size for £11.95. I’ve used this rub on a few cooks now including some bacon wrapped meatballs and more recently on some bacon cinnamon rolls.
Yes, I rolled up some bacon into some cinnamon rolls and added in a shake of the rub too and cooked them on the BBQ. It was a taste sensation and a perfectly balanced and healthy breakfast. Proven to be at least 3 of your 5 a day. Go look up the Meat Church range and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Meater + Bluetooth Thermometer
I’ve been trialling both the Meater and Meater + bluetooth thermometers over the last year, and have been very impressed on the whole. They are a wirefree probe type thermometer that you leave in the meat as you cook it. It then sends the temperature of both the meat and the BBQ/Cooker temperature. Giving an all in one solution to monitoring your BBQ temperatures. [Read more…]
Which is the best BBQ charcoal to use?
This is a question a lot of people are asking, what BBQ charcoal should they be using for smoking or grilling.
Too many people don’t fully think about charcoal, and just go for the cheapest and most available, [Read more…]
Weber Summit Charcoal
I was very fortunate to have been sent a Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center by the kind folks at Weber and Riverside Garden Centre to review and get to grips with. It’s a beast of a kettle BBQ but with the insulation of a ceramic kamado style, sitting beautifully between the two. Still relatively lightweight that it can be moved around on the cart with ease, and yet sturdy enough to make you realise this is definitely a premium grill.
Cooking direct and Indirect (using the substantial baffle) and swapping between the two is very easy, lighting made simple with the gas starter canister under the coals, you really feel like there is nothing that you can’t cook with ease on this grill. The best thing of all is the level of control that can be achieved by using the air inlet, because it doesn’t have the thermal mass of a ceramic grill, it’s quick and responsive to ramp the heat up or cut it back.
I’ve really been able to achieve some great results with this grill. Here’s a video of my first impressions of the weber summit charcoal.
The stainless steel twin walled Kamander is a Kamado BBQ style grill and smoker that allows you to sear or smoke slowly, it’s a sturdy bit of kit that is well constructed. Here’s a first look at the Kamander and it’s features.
Electric Charcoal Starters
If you want to cook with charcoal on your BBQ but you want to get things going quickly, then you need an electric chimney starter.
The 3 here have a heat source and a fan to get the charcoal lit in super quick time.
Check out the video for my thoughts, all three of these charcoal starters will do a great job to get you going.