Sep 23, 2019At Home

How to Host an AFL Grand Final BBQ

It’s that time of year again, when Australians unite around a sacred national day, the AFL Grand Final. 100, 000 people pack the MCG, while another 4.3 million tune in from home.

The unofficial and unspoken social rules dictate that, if watching from home, one either hosts or partakes in a barbeque. A handful of simple guides get you through in running a slick barbeque operation. You cannot over cater, the TV size to viewer ratio needs to be reasonable (the more people watching, the bigger the screen), and you need plenty of ice.

Best case scenario it’s sunny wherever you are watching from and the barbeque is out in the fresh air. Worst case you’re barbequing in the rain under the patio or in the garage before the game.

Either way, your best bet is using a natural gas barbeque to make sure that you’re cooking quickly and evenly. And, when you need to fire it up after the game (which, inevitably you will), you’ll be able to do it quick enough to keep the hungry crowds in your living room and backyard at bay.


Whether you know it or not, gas plays a big part in almost all Australian homes. Most of us use it for cooking, hot showers or weekend BBQs with the family. Gas is also vital in keeping local businesses, schools and hospitals powered and running.