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Subject Topic: Where can I buy Heatbeads for COBB? Post Reply Post New Topic
23/7/2009 at 7:38pm
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I have tried to cook a Chicken on the COBB, however cannot get one to cook completely 17. I have tried using the Cobblestones, but these do not seem to keep hot enough for long enough.

Can anyone tell me where to I can get hold of heatbeads to try?

Is there a particular manufacturer to look for? (I can't find much when I do a google search).

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.



23/7/2009 at 8:01pm
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Last I heard Waitrose had them in stock :)

 

 



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23/7/2009 at 8:32pm
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try some fresh air,

I have had a go at answering this before, about halfway down the page. see here. a few links to heat beads.

 

geoff



23/7/2009 at 9:14pm
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We've cooked two chickens on the cobb only had it for 6 weeks, first time we wrongly cooked it without the grill plate and other grill. and it got cremated the second time we used it properly and cooked perfect on one cobblestone.


23/7/2009 at 9:34pm
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Thanks everyone,

Tricky0001979, I have followed the instructions, cooked it breast down first on the grill that I got with it but the legs still come out under cooked. Today I used a 1.450 kg chicken. How did you cook yours?

Dave



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24/7/2009 at 3:40am
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Quote: Originally posted by try some fresh air on 23/7/2009

Thanks everyone,

Tricky0001979, I have followed the instructions, cooked it breast down first on the grill that I got with it but the legs still come out under cooked. Today I used a 1.450 kg chicken. How did you cook yours?

Dave


We have the same problem with the legs not cooking, we use 10 weber premium briquette things and cook it for about 2 hours but the legs never cook, the rest is lovely and always cooked. we have done about 4 chickens on the cobb now ...... in fact i think we have only cooked chickens on it lol

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24/7/2009 at 3:41am
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ps i think you can get coblestone from cobb website?


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24/7/2009 at 9:34am
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Remove the chicken legs, and lay at the side. I have only cooked a chicken once and it is was fully cooked using heat heads, but I did place plenty on. Cas54 is the lady to ask, she uses it for everyday cooking at home.

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24/7/2009 at 9:56am
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B&Q have something in very similar to Australian heat beads.Sorry no picture LINK

Another link

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24/7/2009 at 2:03pm
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Got some heatbeads this morning from Waitrose (thanks sherry) I have lit the COBB with 10 beads on it, the chicken is now in, will give the results later.


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24/7/2009 at 2:03pm
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If you have The Range nearby they have them for about 5.99 a bag I think.  The cobblestones are fine though, remember you can start cooking on them after a few minutes, don't leave them to long before you start cooking :)

 



24/7/2009 at 2:45pm
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I've cooked a couple of chickens and a whole duck on the Cobb with Cobblestones and not had a problem with them not cooking (not all at once, I hasten to add!).  I cook the biggest chicken I can fit under the dome!  I don't know if it makes a difference, but I never truss a chicken to roast - it seems to cook the legs better when the hot air can get between the legs and body.  You could also puch metal skewers through the thickest part of the leg-meat to conduct the heat right inside.


24/7/2009 at 3:38pm
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I'm sure we cooked it on the front for half an hour then on the legs for a while both sides then normal way.


24/7/2009 at 9:28pm
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I know it's not much help to the OP but the Range in Norwich has heat beads... 5.99 per bag. They have the heat bead firelighters too at 1.99 a pack.

Kevin


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We use cobblestones and 1 of those cooks a large chicken with an hour or more to spare, no problem. The temperature thermometer you can stick in the chicken is accurate and lets you know when any of the various meats are cooked through- it is very useful.


24/7/2009 at 10:24pm
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I tried again today with the heatbeads, most definatly hotter than the cobblestones and for longer too. However, the legs were still pink and the highest the thermo-probe got to was 170. I thought a chicken was cooked when the breast is white and the legs are brown, or am i being over cautious?

I was hoping to master the technique before I go camping next weekend but am slowly getting less and less enthusiastic about it. I think I might stick to beef, at least it can be eaten whilst still pink.




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