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Charcoal BBQs

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Are you ready to elevate your grilling game? Homebase has a sizzling lineup of classic charcoal barbecues that will turn your garden into a culinary haven.

If you're planning on having a summer of parties, shop large charcoal BBQs, great for hosting a big group of people, the oil drum charcoal BBQ by Homebase is a good budget option. The size of our charcoal barbecue grills ranges between 40-60cm, with 57cm being a popular option - some BBQs we offer can cook for up to 15 people. Our small charcoal BBQs are better suited for intimate family dinners and cosy gatherings. Make every meal memorable and try portable charcoal BBQs for on-the-go feasts, these are easy to travel with so you can enjoy an outdoor culinary adventure. If you're feeling adventurous browse premium charcoal BBQ's these include charcoal BBQs with side burners or smokers and Kettle charcoal BBQ grills from Weber.

Express your style with a choice between classic black, sophisticated grey or even a bold blue charcoal BBQ that adds a pop of colour to your garden.

Once you have chosen your charcoal BBQ, check out any BBQ accessories and BBQ fuel you may need.

Shop the best charcoal barbecues for you online or in-store at Homebase.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much charcoal do you need for a BBQ?

The amount of charcoal you need for a BBQ can vary based on several factors, including the size and type of your grill. A general guideline is to always start with a bit less and add more as needed.

How do you BBQ with charcoal?

Barbecuing with charcoal is simple and easy, our blog on how to cook on a BBQ covers everything you need to know in depth.

Is charcoal better for a BBQ?

The choice between charcoal and other fuel options for a BBQ depends on personal preference. Many BBQ enthusiasts appreciate the smokey flavour that charcoal provides, but this doesn't necessarily make it better than other options.

How long do you cook charcoal before grilling?

The time it takes to heat charcoal before grilling can vary depending on factors such as the type of charcoal, the size of the grill and the cooking method. It's good practice to start preheating charcoal in advance of when you plan to start cooking. So pay attention to the appearance of the charcoal and use your judgement to determine when it's ready.

Do you need lighter fluid for charcoal?

No, lighter fluid is not always necessary for charcoal grilling. An alternative method is to use a chimney starter, which eliminates the need for lighter fluid.

What is the difference between BBQ briquettes and charcoal?

The difference between BBQ briquettes and charcoal is that charcoal is made from carbonised wood, providing irregular shapes and a natural, smoky flavour. While BBQ briquettes consist of compressed charcoal, coal, and additives, offering a uniform shape, slower burn, and a milder taste.