Weber Charcoal Barbecues

There is possibly no barbecue more iconic than the Weber Kettle Charcoal Barbecue. Although much copied, we think that if you really want quality, you should go for the original.

Weber Charcoal Barbecues really are built to last using quality components and finishes. They're also extremely versatile, with the domed lid giving endless BBQ grilling possibilities. Especially when you consider the range of genuine Weber Barbecue Accessories available for Charcoal Barbecues.

If you're cooking over Charcoal, one of the accessories you won't want to be without is the Weber Chimney Starter. This allows you to get your coals glowing in around 10 minutes without the usual fuss and bother that puts many people off Charcoal BBQs.

You simply need to add the coals to the chimney and put it over a small heat source such as crumpled paper or barbecue lighter cubes. The heat will rise evenly around the coals getting them quickly up to cooking temperature, at which point you can simply pour them into the barbecue.

Although many people simply cook with direct heat over the coals, you can also cook on a Weber Kettle Barbecue with indirect heat. By simply scraping the coals to the sides of the barbecue you can place a joint or even whole chicken into the barbecue, pop on the lid and leave to roast as you would in a normal oven, but with the wonderful smoked taste of a charcoal grill.

By placing a drip tray under the cut of meat, you'll catch all the juices, which can be used in sauces. This also saves on mess and cleaning up time, when you've finished. Adding water to the drip tray helps regulate the temperature of your charcoal barbecue and also maintains moisture in the meat.

Of course, if you would like to learn more about cooking techniques for your Weber Charcoal Barbecue, you can speak to our experts or perhaps sign up for one of our regular Weber Barbecue Demonstrations or cooking courses.

Weber Charcoal Barbecues are available in a range of sizes from the easily portable Go-Anywhere and Smokey Joe BBQs, to the top of the range Weber Summit Deluxe Charcoal Grill, which really does redefine cooking over charcoal.