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Many consider Low and Slow and cooking with smoke to be the epitome of barbecue cookery. In this relaxed class at London Barbecue School we demystify the techniques and tricks of using these methods and of making the most of inexpensive cuts.


Location: London Barbecue School, SE15 4QN
Duration: 5 hours | Experience level: beginner to intermediate | Cost: £145 per person, spaces mostly sold in pairs


  • Selection and preparation of meats
  • Choice of fuel and woods for smoking
  • Rubs, marinades, cooking sauces
  • Smoke
  • Barbecue equipment and set up
  • Cooking and resting
  • Classic barbecue dishes that take too long to cook in this class – brisket and pork shoulder (discussion)


  • Smoked beef shortribs, tender and juicy – cooked using spice rub and smoke.
  • Pork loin ribs – we cover how to trim the ribs, use of spice rub, smoking and making and applying finishing glaze.
  • Roasted lamb shoulder – with a harissa and spice rub; we slow cook the meat until it falls off the bone.
  • Hot smoked salmon. We cure and hot-smoke fish.
  • Slow-cooked barbecue vegetable sides


The ingredients are prepared as a group. Cooking and eating arrangements depend on the rules in force at the time of the class: Distancing in force / No distancing rules. Different dishes are cooked on different grills then shared round (you’ll see how everything is done).

The barbecues we use for this class are a mixture of Kamado Joe barbecues (similar to the Big Green Egg) and Weber kettle barbecues. Contact us before booking if the barbecue model is important to you; certain barbecues may be limited on the day of the class.


  • Tea or coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • All the ingredients (we do not want you to go hungry!) and fuel for the class
  • A shared barbecue for each pair of participants (or barbecue to yourself - ONLY if you book a solo space AND distancing rules are in force for the class).
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (electronic format)
  • Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase


Our first tranche of 2022 class dates will go on sale in January. Join our mailing list and and we will let you know once our 2022 schedule is available.

Important Information

  • Most bookings are subject to a minimum of 2 spaces per booking (why?), for people to share a barbecue. We have a limited number of spaces on all classes for individuals to attend alone - only book one if you are attending alone (contact us if you wish to add a space to an existing booking).
  • Classes can be cancelled/rearranged up to 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that cancellation/rebooking fees are payable, unless we can fill your space.
  • Advanced written warning of any food allergies or dietary requirements is needed.
  • Participants are required to wear flat, closed sole footwear for the class.
  • Classes are only for participants aged 16 or older. Participants aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult participant for the duration of the class.
Other terms and conditions apply, full details are here.


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