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Using the Weber as a Pizza Oven

  I have grand plans of building a pizza oven in the backyard for the ultimate homemade pizza experience. Until then using the Weber as a pizza oven is the next best option, and I don’t mean buying the Weber Kettle Pizza Basic Kit either….

How to Spatchcock and Roast a Chicken

There are many ways to roast a chicken on the barbecue. Many popular ways include roasting it whole, beer can chicken or over a rotisserie. There has been lots of discussion over the years about beer can chicken being a waste of a beer or just…

Maverick ET-732 Digital Thermometer Review

Every Backyard Chef Needs a Digital Thermometer It didn’t take long to realise that barbecuing without a digital thermometer is like cooking blind. Not knowing whether a piece of meat is undercooked or overcooked is a nightmare. It is a great way to destroy a…

How to Cook Sausages on the Weber

If you’re like me, you have been to many fantastic backyard barbecues for any number of occasions. These barbecues would always feature sausages in a slice of buttered white bread topped up with some Watties tomato sauce. The thing was though, the sausages would always…

Two-Zone Setup for Indirect Cooking

Think of indirect heat as if you were cooking inside using the oven. Why Indirect Heat Indirect heat cooks food low and slow. Slowly, over a longer time, and low, using lower temperatures. Bigger cuts of meat like lamb legs, pork loins, sirloin roasts take…

Weber One Touch Silver Review

The popularity of charcoal grilling and smoking has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, partly due to chefs like Al Brown and the simplistic, primal urge to control fire. My first charcoal grill was the One Touch Silver, after years of use it is…

History of the Weber Grill

The Weber grill has been a symbol of backyard cooking in countries all over the world for a long time. It all started with George Stephen back in 1952, a worker at the Weber Metal works welding buoys for coastguards. Frustrated by his lack of…

Snake Method for Indirect Smoking

This is my take of the indirect heat smoking technique sometimes referred to as the “Minion Method”. The Snake Method differs in the way that the briquettes are laid out to control the temperature for a long and slow cook. I was first brought to…

Reverse Sear Method for Perfect Steak

Getting perfectly cooked medium rare steak every time is easy with the reverse sear method. Since originally publishing this post back in January 2014 I’ve seen the popularity of the reverse sear rise in popularity across the blogs and Instagram accounts that I follow. This…

Direct and Indirect

When it comes to barbecuing two methods come to mind. Cooking with indirect heat and cooking with direct heat. Each of these methods have their purposes, so what’s the difference? This is indirect vs direct heat grilling! There are two cooking methods that can be…