Top BBQ Tips

Here’s our advice for a tasty, safe BBQ this weekend…

Keep your grill, hot, clean and well lubricated.

Before and after every session you should clean and oil your grill. Get it nice and hot to burn off any crud then, using tongs,  rub over with a kitchen towel dipped in a light cooking oil. This keeps your grill hygienic as well as helping prevent food from sticking to the bars.


Set Up a 2-Zone / Indirect Cooking Area

Set up your BBQ so you have two cooking zones, one directly over the flames for searing, the other cooler to allow the meat to More

DJ Yoda at Grillstock Festival Manchester

DJ Yoda at Grillstock Festival Manchester

Brooklyn Brewery presents a late night set by Hip-Hop turntable master, DJ YODA. 10 pm on Saturday night.

Tickets on sale here

DJ Yoda was instrumental in creating the bootleg ‘cut-up’ mixing style. Whilst most other ‘superstar’ DJ’s were macho-postulating and demanding huge fees, Yoda was doing it for laughs… Nearly a decade later, in an era of playlist-skipping and remixes of bootlegs of bootlegs, he’s more relevant than ever.

XYZ Magazine, February 2010


The Chilli Alchemist & guide to chillies


*Wear gloves when chopping chillies & always wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Check the packet – most pre-packed chillies come with a heat rating (Scoville scale). The higher the number, the hotter the chilli. *Consider the variety & the colour. Red chillies are usually sweeter than green chillies but it can also mean that they are hotter. *Consider de-seeding the chillies if you want to reduce the heat slightly. *Buy British! There are a number of Chilli Farms in the UK now, some as close as Bitton and Wiltshire. Keep those food miles down! *Grow your own. Chillies love light & heat. A well More


Brooklyn Beers! Get ready to taste.

Brooklyn Lager - 5.2% In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely More


Lazy Jack’s King of the Grill

As Grillstock approaches and the slow cooked pork ‘n’ slaw craze heats up, Lazy Jack’s American-style cloudy cider has announced its sponsorship of this year’s King of the Grill Pulled Pork Award.

Popularised as part of the street-food trend, The King of the Grill competition is the UK’s biggest BBQ competition, celebrating southern-style cooking over the festival weekend. The competition will see keen pitmasters go head-to-head in an outdoor cook-off in a bid to win the title of ‘Grand Champion’, a £1,000 cash prize and the chance to compete at the prestigious American Royal World Series of BBQ ‘Invitational’ in Kansas City.

The More