The Complete Guide To BBQ & Smoking

Are you BBQ ready?

Host the ultimate outdoor dining experience this summer, armed with everything you need for BBQ. We’ve collated all our grilling knowledge and information into the ultimate guide. Explore recipes, learn about the best products and find the answers to all of your commonly asked questions! 

We also stock all the best BBQ models for every budget and ambition, from the latest in eco friendly disposable BBQs through to German-engineered gas grills

BBQ Tips & Recipes

Best Selling BBQ & Smokers

  • ProQ Frontier Elite 3in1 BBQ Smoker

    The ProQ smoker is the secret to the best briskets, ribs and chicken wings you’ve ever tasted. With a focus on versatility, quality and ease of use, ProQ smokers are perfect for BBQ beginners and smoking pros. Cook low ‘n’ slow, roast whole chickens, or grill fish and juicy lemons.

  • ProQ Flatdog Foldable & Portable BBQ

    The ProQ Flatdog BBQ is the ultimate foldable, portable and reusable BBQ! A revolutionary design, this lightweight stainless steel BBQ flat-packs down to the thickness of a laptop, so you can easily transport it anywhere.

  • CasusGrill Disposable Eco BBQ

    A direct replacement for old fashioned metal BBQ trays – and it’s biodegradable! The CasusGrill BBQ uses bamboo charcoal briquettes, which sit in a bed of lava stones to insulate the grill and amplify the heat. It reaches searing temperatures that last up to an hour.

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Top BBQ Tips from Chefs & Experts

  • 10 Top Tips For American BBQ

    10 Top Tips For American BBQ

  • Top Smoking Tips From Smokehouse

    Top Smoking Tips From Smokehouse

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    How to BBQ with Genevieve Taylor

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BBQ Cookbooks

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Picnic essentials


What is the basic equipment you need to BBQ at home?

Good news! You can start to BBQ right away with minimal equipment. At the least, you will need a grill with a lid, some charcoal for fuel, some firelighters, and a couple of key utensils, such as tongs to help choose the perfect grill and charcoal for your BBQ cooking.

What is the best BBQ to buy?

Gas BBQs are perfect for spontaneous or last-minute feasts, or if you have large parties to cater for. They light at the flick of a switch and let you start cooking instantly. 

They also make temperature regulation a little easier, giving you more control for cooking delicate cuts or meat, or for roasting large joints inside the grill without having to worry about temperature fluctuations.

For the more adventurous outdoor cook, a BBQ Smoker is a great choice. ProQ make 3-in-1- BBQ smokers that bring the hot smoked flavours of American BBQ to classic cuts of meat such as ribs, pulled pork and brisket, plus seafood including salmon and larger, whole vegetables. The ProQ 3-in-1 smoker’s multiple compartments enable you to cook many different cuts at once, or cater for larger groups.


And for those who prioritise convenience, CasusGrills eco-friendly grill is a way of enjoying hassle-free grilling on the go, with the peace of mind that you will leave no trace behind - their grill is fully biodegradable.

What is the best portable grill?

We recommend ProQ’s NEW Flatdog! A portable, foldable and reusable BBQ that packs down to the thickness of a laptop so you can take your BBQ anywhere! It slides into a backpack for mountain hikes and camping adventures, or take your outdoor entertaining to the beach.

How much space do you need for a BBQ?

As much or as little as you have! You can get great BBQ cooking results in small spaces, with disposable and portable BBQs. Try ProQ’s FlatDog or CasusGrill Disposable Eco BBQ   for space-saving solutions  that still offer the joy of outdoor cooking with plenty of  smoky, chargrilled flavours.

What should I cook on the BBQ?

Anything and everything! No matter what flavours, cuisines or ingredients you enjoy, the smoke and char that’s achieved by BBQ cooking will likely enhance them. The classic staples like burgers, ribs and steaks take on smoke flavour beautifully - and with crowd-pleasing results.  However, if you are a more creative or adventurous cook, there is a  world of possibilities at your disposal. Take a look at how other cultures use live fire cooking and have fun experimenting! 

Try Chinese-style Seabass Barbecued in a Lotus Leaf , Herby Middle Eastern Za'atar Lamb or Japanese Yakitori Tofu Kebabs, plus there are many more. Find more BBQ and smoking recipes on our blog.