BBQ Heat beads… if you like cooking without gas. Get on this deal while Coles is half price and Bunnings are price matching.
The coconut shell Charcoal BBQ Briquettes seems to be out of stock everywhere
Yeah, that's what I usually use… Oh well
Bunnings in Virginia (brisbane) had them again on the weekend
(Blue bag right)
Cococnut briquettes FTW
My layman experience is these regular briquettes take far longer to light than coconut using the exact same chimney/method/etc.
I used them once and couldn't tell the difference, didn't know what I was looking for though. Will try them again next time and see if it lights faster.
I tried the coconut shell ones and found no improvement over the regular ones. Just extra $$$
100% natural is the biggest difference
Can I neg vote for the profile pic? ;)
no but you can neg this comment for being boring :D
Bunnings work out slightly cheaper than Coles
if in lockdown, coles is better, can easily go there and get it.
bunnings though another story
Ordered online - ready for collection within a few hours. Going to get my 5 bags now.
Wow, that's great. Last time I ordered I waited four days. Usually it's two days where I am.
Thanks, just when I needed more. I usually go the coconut shell ones, but this will do! 4 bags coming my way
Does Amazon sell this?
Cheers Op just ordered 4 bags shame I got 2 recently and paid normal price all stocked up now though
Decent deal. I usually only cook with the lumpwood charcoal, tastes so much better than pressed briquettes in my opinion.
Charcoal bbq ftw though!
Do you use the lump in a bullet style smoker? Im finding these briquettes a bit charcoaly in the flavour and would like to try something else
No, I primarily use it in a kettle style charcoal bbq. This in conjunction with some applewood mostly works very well.
I start the burn with a decent chimney fire-up and I use the SAMBA natural firelighters to do it - https://www.bunnings.com.au/samba-natural-firelighters-100-p....
Dunno why someone gave you a neg - assume they meant to vote you up, so here's a + from me. FWIW I sometimes use these guys to get the party started: https://www.bunnings.com.au/fatwood-all-natural-fire-ignitio...
@PlasticSpaceman: I've not seen those before, I'll definitely give them a shot, thanks!
@featherplucker: Just to note - they may be a bit long to fit in the base of the chimney, but if I'm using them I just stomp on one to break it in half and job done.
Cheers, so I use pretty much the same fuel setup - I use charcoal and smoking wood chunks at the moment. Last time I tried lump charcoal I found it burnt out too quickly, but I know the briquettes can go for 10 hours with my set up. Maybe I'll keep trying… Thanks!
i bought these and they suck, no wonder they are on sale. i still 1/2 the bag i didn't use. will only this unlightable stuff if i ever run out of lump charcoal.
lump charcoal is the best.
Agree re lump charcoal, but even with that consider getting a chimney eg https://www.bunnings.com.au/jumbuck-3-7l-bbq-charcoal-chimne.... I have a Webber, but the science behind it is pretty standard so assume this cheapie will be as good as any. I wish I'd discovered them years ago. Just make sure you get one that holds the amount of beads you need.
Basically put some paper in the base, fill the top, light the paper and wait (check youtube for examples). If you do it properly, then you don't need any form of fire lighter. If you want to be sure, maybe a stick of 'fatwood' under it, or perhaps some sticks with a small squirt of fire starter gel - but I pretty much am always able to do it with a piece of paper (usually from Amazon) crumpled into a hoop and shoved into the bottom.
+1 for the bbq chimney and the scrunched up newspaper in the botton. I have found soaking the paper in vegetable oil makes it last longer.
i never had issue lighting coals in chimney plus few fire starters
I only use this and the Coconut version for slow cooking. 12 to 15 hours they run great on low and slow. But everything else, I do lump charcoal from the same brand. They're so good!
Is there a shelf life to these? If not I'll order a few. I tend to go through a couple bags per month
Just keep 'em dry as far as I'm aware. I hope that's the case cos I'm only an occasional summer griller and I've got 2x20kg of the black bag lump and 3x4kg bags of various brand briquettes :P
Yes they last on the shelf as long as you need them to
Bunnings will discount an items only if some other shop has that on sale…IMHO
Bunnings has price matched the unit price
Which is surprising as bunnings has a custom size bag
How much are they usually?
about 13.50 or so