Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Well worth buying
Got told to buy the Webber chimney by a friend and glad I did lighting the briquettes has never been so easy. Well worth the money.
25 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Once you get one you'll never go back!
This was bought for me from Homebase as a gift.
As a very keen BBQer I originally thought that I wouldn't need it, but actually it is brilliant.
I've often found myself with just one firelighter, but even with just one (or if you're lucky just some scrunched up newspaper!) you can get a whole BBQs worth of coals going.
Gone are the days of piling coals up and blowing on them - just fill the chimney, light you firelighter and put the chimney on top (note the photo on this website shows it on the cooking grill, but this is just for show - you actually need to place this on the lower grill or on heat resistant bricks).
After about 20 mins when or when the coals at the top of the chimney are just turning grey around the edges, with heat proof gloves on, tip the coals into the BBQ. The hinged handle really helps with this as well.
Another tip - you don't need to fill it the whole way - if you want do do some slower cooking or smoking, fill it half way, get the coals goings and tip them into a small pile then add unburnt (or preferably pre-burnt) coals around the edge of the burning ones - the cold coals will slowly catch and with less coals you can cook ' low and slow' - Weber kettles with the lid on are best for this.
For more conventional grilling fill the thing up get the coals going, tip them out and spread them ( again using heatproof gloves and an appropriate long handled BBQ tool) let the heat settle for a few mins then get the grill on top and get cooking.
14 March 2014