• G’day

    Looks like Weber is bringing out a new Weber Q line. They have already registered a new logo and receintly put out a teaser.

    More Details Revealed on the New Weber Q Portable Grill Line - CookOut News | Grill Business News, Grill Reviews, Grill Releases
    We've been following the release of the new Weber Q and Q+. Weber put out a teaser video for the Australian market last week, and now they have a new promo…
    www.cookoutnews.com

    If it’s just a revamp or complete new bbq is yet to be seen, but it appears that its release could possibly be in Australia.

    Me if they bought out a Q 200 size with a little more umph I’d be interested enough to give up the family. Mmmm ….maybe I really like the family…. Love how low and how high it temps are. So we’ll see

    Regards Dave

  • Would it be a Gasser? it says that it could have a low n slow mode.....how? they are really not designed for that......i wonder if it's another electric Q or a combo.

    I love my Q3200, plenty of real estate that i've yet to fill. for low n slow...that's what the kettles are for!!

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  • Would it be a Gasser? it says that it could have a low n slow mode.....how? they are really not designed for that......i wonder if it's another electric Q or a combo.

    I love my Q3200, plenty of real estate that i've yet to fill. for low n slow...that's what the kettles are for!!

    G’day Dave

    Beg to differ . The family Q is the best of the three to do low and slow. Baking dish of water. Heat the oven up for 5mins then turn off the main burner and just run the smaller middle burner on its lowest setting you maintain 120c no worries. You want smoke just add a tube of lite pellets.

    On the Q 200 add a rotisarry attachment with out the bar and motor . Baking dish of hot water again some empty tins to raise up the rack up.

    They both run on hardly any gas. Suspect a damn sight cheaper than a kettle guzzling heatbeads.

    Baby Q don’t know, never tried even though I baby sat one for few months.

    Regards Dave

  • They both run on hardly any gas. Suspect a damn sight cheaper than a kettle guzzling heatbeads.

    Dunno about that, I did a minion smoking 2 big racks of pork ribs 2 weekends ago and used the diffuser tray i got with the newer kettle.......it was a long 6 hours and not all wasted......but it's the flavour....i used kingsfords for this actually which has a rep here to not last very long but they do have a bit of a flavour about them and the vents work brilliantly.......I love my Q3200 for grilling and roasting but the kettles do all the smoking work.

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  • G’day

    Yes I like the smell of charcoal too but the Weber not allowed on the back deck. The acorn junior has taken over that role. It’s a lot smaller and better suits cooks for just two.

    The kettles staying though. Not getting rid of that. And reserved for the back yard a bigger numbers so it’s worth while flashing it up.

    Might flash up the Q and do some low and slow with something simple like a chuck roast. Just got to get the time.

    Regards Dave

  • The low and slow mode is interesting. Eg during bushfire season when you can’t use solid fuel bbqs and for fiat/ apartments/ high density dwellers which more and more people are living.

    In the case of balcony smoking or low n slow, perhaps an electric smoker or grill could be easier to regulate the temps. But even then, I don't think i'd enjoy using electric if it's raining. It'd have to be on a covered balcony.

    I think if you can co-erse your Weber Q to cook at around the 280F to 320f then it's still in the range of low n slow, but only just.

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  • But even then, I don't think i'd enjoy using electric if it's raining. It'd have to be on a covered balcony.

    Manufacturers are making portable electric devices you use outside and pack them inside. I saw this multipurpose cooker the other day. In one config you can make toasted sandwiches. Reconfigure and you have a bbq grill.

  • I got an email in my phone yesterday advertising that there new Q will be available soon, and i thought at first look that the lid seemed to be a little flatter on top, the great tray slides out from the front instead of side. They also mentioned the low n slow bit...I'm yet to understand how they'll accomplish that in a gas BBQ.

    It's just more like an updated (facelift) design from I see atm. but they have a new sear station on the mid range one which would be welcomed and they have a RED one too......looks hot lol

    I've just noticed when looking at the Weber website that they've done away with the Natural Gas versions of the Family Q and all the Q range....lucky i bought my NG Q3200 one a couple of Months ago.

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  • So I wonder what that thing in the drain hole is?

    Would it have something to do with the Low n slow?

    I still can't see how they will accomplish low n slow when the gas pressure needs to be at a certain level so it won't go out.

    I guess we'll find out soon enough. As I said in an earlier post, it seems as though they've eliminated Natural Gas versions.

    Sounds as though they are future proofing their models for when new buildings arn't allowed to include Natural gas, especially in Victoria but theres a lot of Movement now to do same in NSW.

    Davo

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  • G’day Davo

    The set up. A family Q , a 3100, the low lid. Aluminium foil. Trivet, a dish of water.

    Both burners on high for 5 mins to put some heat in the bbq and grates. Then turn off the larger burner which from memory is 18000 mj. Leave the smaller on it Le lower setting. It’s rated at 4000 mj. The temp at this point is 150C it slowly drops away to just under 120C within 15mins. I leave it there for another 30 mins stays there at just a bit under 120c. Recon you could low and slow at that!

    The new family Q from what I’ve read is able to keep 95C. The high lid and a tweak to the control I suspect. The Weber site even has a recipe and instruction for brisket.

    I’m still doing a bit of reading but the middle size Q has a version with a secound smaller burner. Again capable of low and slow.

    All the range has also the high settings tweaked and are capable of 315C that would make a great sear…..

    Regards Dave


  • G’day

    Link for instruction to cook brisket on Weber Q bbq

    Sorry wrong link …. Watch this space

    Regards Dave

    PS sorry can’t find this today. Clearly remember finding this yesterday as it clued me into the fact their was a Q2800N+ model as the recipes was for QFamily + and the Q2800N+ only

    Edited once, last by cobblerdave (September 17, 2023 at 8:52 AM).

  • G’day

    Weber Releases the New Weber Q Gas Grill in Australia and NZ - Full Details - CookOut News | Grill Business News, Grill Reviews, Grill Releases
    The new Weber Q and Weber Q+ has officially been released, after Weber teased it earlier this week. While we knew most of the features it has it, the new +…
    www.cookoutnews.com

    Explains things better than I could. It’s interesting to consider the old Q. This is from a comparison chart from the vertical Weber site.

    Old Weber baby Q 8000BTU

    Old Weber 200 Q 12000 BTU

    Old Weber family 217500 BTU

    Regards Dave

  • Hi Cobbler, yeah from what I can gather, they've added an additional burner to the 2000 series like the 3000 series, something I reckoned they should've done from the start as I've always considered the 2000 series to be like a Holden Commodore with a 2 litre motor, yeah it'll get the job done but is under powered to be really useful. It has almost twice the real estate as the Baby Q but only 4 BTU more so this new 2800 should be just what the doctor ordered.

    I only just recently bought a brand new Q3200 with Natural Gas before all Natural Gas appliances stop selling. The only disadvantage of NG is that if you move house, you need to go to a place with NG connected. It's great to get it so damned hot that you've wound the needle off the temp scale and not worrying about emptying the gas bottle.

    I can see the 2800 being a big seller actually for a semi portable grill, when I had my Q220 many years ago, it cooked shish kebabs for over 50 people at a friend's birthday party so having that extra grunt could be a good thing. They've gone basically 17 years or more without much in the way of improvements or design as it's been when you're on a good thing stick to it but others like the Ziggy have caught up and overtaken them in the power stakes, and admittedly, I almost went with the Ziggy triple burner before I settled on a Q3200 only because I wasn't confident with Ziggy's lid down grilling capabilities even though they say you can grill high heat with lid up but that's not the way I prefer....you just get used to the Weber Way of doing things.

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  • G’day

    I think the family Q and the Q2800N plus can keep up with the Ziggys in the sear deptment and with the 4000 mjh burners can do low and slow cooks.

    Yep turn off the main burner and just run that 4000 mjh on low and you can do low and slow something the ziggys have never been know for. I think Weber are on to a winner. How they will go in the states I don’t know as they see them as a tailgate bbq and run them on a small disposable gas cylinder.

    Regards Dave

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