Some brands of BBQ manufacturers produce a product and then stick to the ‘If it aint broke, don’t try to fix it’ school of thought. Well that’s all well and good but more recent times in the BBQ world have meant that some of these long standing and well-established manufacturers are being left behind. The market for outdoor cooking is ever growing, and more and more people are looking to get involved, and are now armed with more knowledge than ever of cooking styles and types of BBQ and grilling, thanks to social media, BBQ blogs and YouTube videos. As that’s where more forward-thinking brands like ProQ have stepped up to the challenge.[Read more…]
The Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker 560 is a new grill to the market, and I was fortunate to get a pre-release model to test out, and come up with some recipes for. It’s a really interesting and well thought out grill.[Read more…]
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.
Quinta Kamado Classic
I’ve been using this classic sized Quinta over the summer and have been really impressed with it, it’s an absolute bargain price wise for someone looking to buy a Kamado, but not quite being able to afford the more expensive brands. For value for money terms the Quinta gives a lot of bang for it’s buck. Which is what I found with the Quinta Small that I had tested previously. [Read more…]
Quinta Kamado Review
As the BBQ scene grows in the UK plenty of new brands are appearing, some from large faceless companies, others from smaller BBQ enthusiasts who are passionate about launching their brand. Quinta Kamado is defintely the latter, and is BBQ fanatic James Mitchell’s entry into the ceramic kamado market. [Read more…]
BBQ’ers tend to fall into two groups, those who like to fiddle with vents and temperatures/timings, and those who like to set their BBQ up nice and simple and leave it running doing “it’s own thing”. [Read more…]
ProQ Ranger Review
I’ve been smoking on ProQ bullet smokers for a fair few years now, having had a ProQ Frontier as my first real smoker. I’m a big fan of the way they have ease of control and good performance. [Read more…]
Reliable, consistent, Hot Smoking
The Bradley Original Smoker is a Hot smoker, that uses compressed wood briquettes and an electric heating element inside a fridge like main unit, the insulation maintains a good steady temperature, and is easily controllable from the smoker unit. The smoking wood briquettes drop down a chute and onto a little conveyor belt system, pushing them onto a element that get them smoking for around 20 minutes.
It is a great piece of kit for reliable consistent results, you just set the temperature, load up with briquettes and leave to smoke away. The results are pretty awesome, but not comparable with using a charcoal heat source in my opinion.
See my original review here I use the smoker regularly for the last couple of years, and it’s become a useful part of my smoking armoury. Ideal if you want to set and leave, though the briquettes are on the expensive side.
Price: Around the £350 mark
Cold Smoking has always been seen as a bit tricky, you need smoke, but no heat, usually cold smoking setups involved a small fire and a long pipe to cool the smoke down, but no longer, the ProQ cold smoke generator makes cold smoking such an easy task. It gives off no heat, is easy to light, using either a tealight or a chefs flame torch to get it going, the wood dust burns evenly for around 10 hours, giving a gentle constant smoke for your food.
If you team one of these up with a cardboard box with a hole in the top, you can smoke some wonderful food for around £35.
I’ve been using mine the last few years and it’s reliable, keep it clean with an old toothbrush to remove any bits of charcoal left, and it will reward you well, cold smoked salmon and trout, butters, cheeses all can be smoked.
A must have if you want to learn the art of cold smoking.