Charcoal barbecues normally sit at the bottom end of the cost spectrum but they are hard to beat for the authentic taste created. Charcoal is a great fuel — especially if you source a local sustainable supply. Move charcoal around the barbecue to create heat zones for cooking and warming food.
Remember that charcoal can spit out sparks so watch any surrounding tents. And do not be tempted to use a barbecue as a fire pit or pile on too much fuel — they are designed for cooking, not heating.
Our Cazal Fire Pit takes care of camp fires.
Gives you that authentic smokey BBQ taste
Charcoals can be moved around to regulate heat zones
Charcoals can spit out sparks - so beware of surrounding tents
Gas is a more convenient option as it provides instant heat and you have no ash to dispose of at the end of the day. Lava rocks and hot plates are just two ways that are used in the gas barbecue to aid ‘evaporation’ of juices to ensure your food gets that authentic smoked flavour.
Like when using a gas stove remember to do the safety checks before you start cooking — including checking hose integrity and connections. You can read more in our technical feature, Cooking on gas, here. Whatever your choice always cook outside and ensure your barbecue is in a safe, stable place away from crowds, pets or kids at play.
Convenient, fast and stable heat output
No ashes to dispose of at the end
You miss out on some of the authentic smokey taste