Do you BBQ ?

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  1. PORKSTER

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    Do you BBQ while away in your vans if so gas or real coals ? and what bbq is in your opiion the ONE to have and for what reasons ? Also if using gas do you use sperate bottle or have a van connection point ?

    THANX in advance
     
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    we use a Cadac carrychef delux gas BBQ and cant fault it...gas point on the van side so no extra bottles or disconnecting from the van.

    we also have a small foldup charcoal BBQ...a little bigger than the size of an A4 sheet of paper...but a real pain transporting it....mucky, horrible thing:Doh:
     
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    We use a small portable gas job, el cheapo and carry a small calor cylinder. Ace cook :thumb:
     
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    I use a Cobb bbq. Fantastic bit of kit. You can use it as a bbq grill, as an oven, even cook a full blown roast dinner. As used by hairy bikers!!!

    Cheers
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    We use a Weber Smokey Joe, small charcoal bbq. When we have finished cooking, it doubles up as a camp fire, lovely
     
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    Cadac CarriChef. Great bit of kit although not the lightest. Very easy, convenient and versatile. As well as barbecuing, it's good for frying things like onions on the dished hot plate. This keeps smells and fat splashes out of the van. Food tastes good, but it does not give the authentic char-grilled flavour. But then some southern European sites are a bit sensitive about allowing naked flames or charcoal due to the fire risk in high-summer.
    We use it with a separate small butane calor bottle: might get a gas point fitted to the van one day if we use the Cadac sufficiently to warrant it.

    Philip
     
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    If we are on hook up we use a very large George Formby grill (it's turned out nice again).
     
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    I think you will find that i am the motorhome fun resident expert BBQ person.:drink:


    What you need are real coals or big massive pine cones when abroad, petrol, and lots of matches.:Wink:

    Alternately you could use the outdoor cooking system commonly known as the cadac. this is my choice due to the first line being absoloutly untrue :Wink:
     
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    We always barbeque using real coals.

    None of this "cheating" using gas bbqs or cadacs -

    We have two bbqs in the camper a small one for just the three of us

    and a bigger one that we get out at funster meets.

    They arent that messy - but can be as messy as you want them to be,

    are not too difficult to get going and its good fun.

    We dont see the point in carrying extra weight and extra bottles that are often needed for the gas barbies or the extra space some take up inside when charcoal weighs far lighter. We put it up in a matter of 5 minutes and the leave it up until we move. It can stay outside without fear of being nicked - they are very cheap to replace.

    Also you can see how much charcoal you have left, if you run of gas whilst cooking you are stuffed !!!!-
     
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    The best BBQs are impromptu. Dig a hole fill it with a fire and cook a coo, or a sheep, pig etc. Just remember the beer!:thumb:
     
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    dont come across many of those at funsters meets and shows though ! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We use a table top royal gas bbq, with aluminium trays to stop the fat & grease dropping on the coals, with a fixed bbq point which I've fitted to the camper,so no extra bottles to carry.

    John.
     
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    I am the BBQ King!:thumb:

    You get coo, I cook it!:thumb:

    You get beer, I drink it, job done!:thumb:
     
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    Wish I was rich and could afford one of these Cadac thingummybobs :cry::cry:
     
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    Just dig a hole and put in a fire. Seemple!:thumb:
     
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    We have a Cadac Safari Chef and a Cobb

    The Cobb is a pain in the whatsit to clean and as another poster said some places will not allow charcoal BBQ's.

    The Cadac Safari Chef is up and running in a few mins and easier to clean, if you get a Bullfinch Gas BBQ point HERE plumbed into your van gas system you don't even need to carry a bottle for it:thumb:

    If I could only have one it would be the Cadac.

    But I have to admit the Cobb does a great whole chicken roast:thumb:
     
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    When I lived in S.Africa in the 70s, I learned how to BBQ or Brie as it's called there..
    no fancy or expensive kit , just a piece of expanded metal sat on stones over hot embers >>>

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    I still carry a piece and use it whenever the opportunity arrises .. (not very often I grant you) you can't beat a proper open fire..

    Also have a Cadac (minus two legs, another story :Doh:) but prefer using a small charcoal barbie.. can't beat the taste no matter what anyone says .. :Cool:
     
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    We bought a Cadac Carry chef last week and a gas connection is being fitted even as we speak :BigGrin: We'll no doubt eulogise about it if it's good. As for flavour-a sprinkle of Montreal Spice works wonders-we thank our Canadian reles for this discovery.
     
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    Hi all, We have a gas bbq built into the side of the bus,that slides out on a tray when you open the door. But I pref the round cast iron gridle which they sell in the supermarkets in Spain. Put on top of a round gas ring pluged into the side of the bus, or on top of hot embers if your on a beach. Perfek.:Smile:
     
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    Do you BBQ while away in your vans if so gas or real coals ? and what bbq is in your opiion the ONE to have and for what reasons ?

    I much prefer to barbeque using portable, rectangular coal-fired Weber which I've had for 16 years.
    However, in many parts of Europe, due to the forest fire risk, only gas barbeques are allowed and over the past two years, we have used a Cadac Carry-Chef.
    It is a good outdoor cooker - for grilling, frying and making crepes, but as stated earlier, you don't get the char-grilled flavour of the true barbeque.
    I carry a CampingGaz cylinder for it as that can be easily replaced all over Europe.
     
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