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I haven't seen this posted so thought I'd let Cobb owners know....
For those of you lucky enough to have a Home Bargains store nearby, they have just had a delivery off lokki Briques (like cobblestones).
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And if any of you have a "Clas Ohlsun" near you, they are doing 3kg of coconut type briquettes for £2.99. These are really good! I managed to cook 4 chicken legs coated on the bbq grill pan using only four of the briquettes, and there are a fair few in the box!
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I couldn't wait until we went camping - cooking a chicken on the cobb as we speak. Been in there for an hour and looking very good - smells beautiful - yummmmmm
Right - its had an hour and a half and looks like it is cooked to me!
For anyone who is wondering about these blocks/bricks let me tell you about them.
They are very easy to light and are ready to use in 15 minutes. I cooked the chicken for 1.5 hours and there was still plenty of heat left in it. I checked it after 2.5 hours and there was still enough heat in it to cook something - burgers or sausage.
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I bought the Lokki cobblestone looky likey and I also did a chicken that turned out nicely after about an hour an half. I put my thermometer on the Cobb pan and it only read about 150c. Ok for chicken but could be hotter?
I also bought the Lokki heat diamonds but find them a little dissapointing. I put seven beads in and did my sausages, however they chugged along for ages before being cooked. My thermometer read just 130c.
Has anyone had better results? Should I have used more beads? I really wanted good results from these Lokki products. Any ideas?
BBQ is done with moderate to low temperatures. Baking Pizza or bread is done on higher temperatures. The cobbles and other likewise compressed fuel are designed for BBQ so will provide moderate to low temperatures for extended time (sometimes up to four hours with nearly closed valves on a Smokey Joe Premium.
Google for the difference between BBQ, baking and grilling and it all becomes clear.
TIP: to retain heat in a cobb for pizza or buns, use charcoal and thin, fireproof bricks, covered with tinfoil to rest the dough on. Let the bricks heat up for about 20 minutes. Charcoal provides higher heat while the bricks keep a nice steady temperature without peaks and dips in the temperature scale so easier and even baking.
Tip 2: Mix half a tablespoon of Italian herbs into the Pizza dough, which -of course- you made with "Typo 00 Farina" flour for extra smoothness...
Just been back and purchased some more after having good results last week... Also invested in the travel bbq... Which has it's own carry case, and cooks lovely. Might go back and get a large kettle bbq for at home, as the quality is that good. Get them while you can.
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