Who takes a WeberQ?

cam04

Well-Known Member
#61
I'm negotiating one long handle shovel with sawn off handle, and one spare.

I cant find Harry Buttler cooking his steak on his shovel. Man can Control fire, its an ''art'' handed down from the gods themselves. I have done the camper trailer, cast iron, etc. These days if it is bulky, or heavy, its gone, no one sponsors me on walkabout for diesel, or gives me freebies, and I'm not towing a trailor.
I can remember Reg Absalom doing something like that?
 

Colly18

Active Member
#62
I'm negotiating one long handle shovel with sawn off handle, and one spare.

I cant find Harry Buttler cooking his steak on his shovel. Man can Control fire, its an ''art'' handed down from the gods themselves. I have done the camper trailer, cast iron, etc. These days if it is bulky, or heavy, its gone, no one sponsors me on walkabout for diesel, or gives me freebies, and I'm not towing a trailor.
I can understand that many people prefer the convenience and quality of cooking on a Weber Q, even though it takes up a little storage space in the rig. Although sometimes it amuses me when you see people cooking on the BBQ right next to their roaring outdoor living/camping ambience open fire. I figure if you have one fire why have two!? Reality is these days camping is a different experience for most compared to what it used to be (in the old days :)) with many people taking along a range of items to maintain a level of comfort and convenience similar to what they'd enjoy at home.
 

Tink

Well-Known Member
#63
I'm negotiating one long handle shovel with sawn off handle, and one spare.

I cant find Harry Buttler cooking his steak on his shovel. Man can Control fire, its an ''art'' handed down from the gods themselves. I have done the camper trailer, cast iron, etc. These days if it is bulky, or heavy, its gone, no one sponsors me on walkabout for diesel, or gives me freebies, and I'm not towing a trailor.
I simply meant the temperature of an open fire is hard to control. If you want to cook on a shovel, knock yourself out, others have progressed :rolleyes:
Tink
 
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Tink

Well-Known Member
#64
I can understand that many people prefer the convenience and quality of cooking on a Weber Q, even though it takes up a little storage space in the rig. Although sometimes it amuses me when you see people cooking on the BBQ right next to their roaring outdoor living/camping ambience open fire. I figure if you have one fire why have two!? Reality is these days camping is a different experience for most compared to what it used to be (in the old days :)) with many people taking along a range of items to maintain a level of comfort and convenience similar to what they'd enjoy at home.
In the “old days” I slept on the ground under a nylon tarp. I have since matured and progressed to a level of comfort which I am happy with. If that includes cooking the perfect steak on my Weber, followed by a tasty dessert cooked earlier on my Weber, whilst sitting by an open fire for ambience then I am happy. A lot happier than knawing on a charred bit of meat and eating a stale monto carlo like I had to suffer in the “old days” :D:D
Each to their own mate.
Tink
 

Petunia

Active Member
#65
a level of comfort and convenience similar to what they'd enjoy at home.
A K A > Glamping. I am all for certain creature comforts. I recall one comment of a guy who did a trek, his words were "We took way to much ***t with us, and if we pumped our tyres up the hiway fuel economy improved''. As stated, once, I took cast iron with, in a camper trailer it tared near 1Ton, I never was game to weigh it loaded, once it was rolling it towed ace one just a bit slow off the start. Been there done that, and reverse evolution is cutting the weight and bulk.

If that includes cooking the perfect steak on my Weber
Back in late 1986 early 1987, I met a Greek man, who taught me how to cook steak. He did it on those little break your back leaning over mongrel plate bbq things at Queen Mary Falls. You may be familiar with the area. It was Rump steak too. [ the technique shall remain a secret ] [ there has to be an element of mystique ]

I am not knocking you for the Webber, nor anyone, Fire is a wonderful medium to cook with, this is my opinion, and I do knock myself out cooking with it. Understanding what type of wood, when to light it, how far down to let it burn, how much to burn separately from the coals you want to cook with.

While on walkabout, in a certain western QLD town, a camp oven meal was ''put on'' for the tourists. Well that was B & S it was all cooked off site then kept hot next to a trench of Gidyea coals. 16 hours later all I did was rake the coals over no extra fire was lit, did roast an 5 veg to rival the previous nights warm up.

On walkabout, I do not aim to make 1000klm each day over 7 to 10 days... I may only achieve 5000Klm over 3 weeks, part of my ideology is to take the time to see this big brown land, take the time to light a fire and cook, I enjoy myself, and have lots of memories. I learnt to laugh at myself first, so yes, I will bring out the shovel, dig a hole next to your webber and cook my steak on my shovel, you will remember ''that guy'' cooking on a shovel. :cool:
 
#66
This is how we pack out BabyQ - I made a platform out of 19mm marine ply and routed a couple of grooved for the Webber ‘feet’ to sit in. A couple of blocks underneath the ply lock it into place in the Rhino Rack. One strap, and it is secure. No mess in the car (don’t have the space anyway!!
Thanks
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#67
Bacon on grill and eggs in Hillbilly Egglets. Fast and easy
Tink
I had to google this one. One of the things I love about this site is the little tidbits you pick up in old threads.
Tink, these look like just the ticket. I love bacon and eggs for breaky, these things look perfect for all sorts of bbq, fireplaces, etc.
I'll order some in the morning. You learn something every day.
Thanks
PP
 

monbeg

Active Member
#68
I take mine everywhere in the Cub camper. The camper has it's own regulator so I just swap the hose to one with a bayonet fitting to fit the Cub.

A mob here in Adelaide (Halls Canvas) make a really good strong canvas bag just for the babyQ.
 
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