We have been treated to some rather spectacular weather recently, and with that I turn to thoughts of chilling in the garden soaking up the sun and enjoying a beer. Then of course there is sun and beers close friend – the BBQ.
As we are currently in the process of buying our first home and will be moving in a little over a week we have of course been thinking about all the things we need for our new place. Miss Edinburgers thinking about the practical things such as pots and pans, washing machines and the like. However my thoughts have been more preoccupied with the slightly less practical, although much more interesting things like pressure washers, items for the games room *cough I mean home office and of course the really important decision – should we get a gas BBQ or a traditional charcoal one?
I’ll admit that I’m no expert when it comes to BBQ’s however I know from past experience that a charcoal BBQ doesnt usually happen quite how I expect it to. You dig out the bag of charcoal that’s been sitting in the hut for the last two summers that got cancelled by the British weather, bung them into the BBQ along with some fire-lighters, light the fire lighters and hope that the coals manage to catch fire. This usually happens after 2 or 3 failed attempts. Once that’s done you wait and then wait a bit more, until the coals are suitably white (and hot hopefully) enough to actually cook some food.
These previous efforts with cheap and cheerful BBQ’s and charcoal had got me thinking that a gas BBQ might be the way to go for my new garden (our garden even), however this new promo video has been brought to our attention at just the right time. As I say I don’t have a huge amount of experience with BBQ’s but I do know that Weber is one of the best names in the business so I’m assuming these new briquettes will be well up to scratch and just might help swing me down the trusty charcoal BBQ route.
Check out the video and see what you think. I also have an ambitious idea that I will be cooking up a storm regularly in my new garden over the summer and will hopefully be back soon with a BBQ recipes post to share!
*This post has been sponsored by Weber, however as always any opinions are entirely our own