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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 conver 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


Ingredients are prepared as a demo and participants work in pairs to to look after each barbecue, 2 people to a barbecue. The barbecues we use for this class are Kamado Joe’s Classic Joe (which is equivalent in size to a large Big Green Egg) and ProQ Excel Elite (bullet-shaped smoker) and Weber’s Mastertouch 57cm. If you wish to learn using one of these models in particular please contact us before booking the class as the numbers of certain barbecues may be limited on the day of the class.


  • Tea, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • All the ingredients and fuel for the class (we do not want you to go hungry!)
  • A shared barbecue for each pair of participants.
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (electronic format)
  • Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase


Our 2020 summer season has ended and our Christmas Classes have been released. 2021 class dates will go on sale in January. If you wish to give a class as a present please look at Gift Vouchers. Join our mailing list and and we will let you know when more class dates are available to book.

Important Information

  • Most bookings are subject to a minimum of 2 spaces per booking (why?), for people to share a barbecue. We will have some spaces on all classes for individuals to attend alone but these will be very limited in number.
  • 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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