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Old 05-15-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Portable Coleman vs Weber grills

We are interested in buying a portable grill to use with our International Airstream that has an LP line for grilling. Does anyone have a recommendation of Coleman vs Weber? Coleman's may only work with the small propane bottles....does anyone know otherwise? Also, does anyone know if they sell an extension line to reach the LP line coming off the Airstream?
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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Bought the Weber Q1000 and love it. 1 lb bottles or works great off the aux propane line. I have about a 3 foot hose, I'm sure longer ones are available. I refill my 1 lb bottles so always just use those though, have plenty on hand and cheap to refill myself.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:03 PM   #3
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We have a Weber 2200 and removed the regulator so we could run it off The trailer propane. The 1 lb canisters are a hassle and I have found that they are not all the same. We also have a Green Mountain Grill that we love. Here is a link for the GMG: http://greenmountaingrills.com/promo/ we got the Davey Crockett and it works great.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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We have a Weber Q1200 and a 2 burner Coleman. Used the weber a lot already, even in the back yard. This past weekend we used the Coleman and learned we didn't like it near as much. It would be good for boiling water but for cooking off of a griddle or frying pan, not so good. The flames are full on or off, hard to regulate heat. We tried steaks on a Lodge griddle and with the flame and griddle not covered, it took a long time to heat the meat to 160 degrees.

If you buy just one, go Weber.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:32 PM   #5
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My Weber was made in the USA and that is the reason I bought it. Works great. I had both the 100 and the 200 model. I gave the 200 away, since I prefer the smaller 100. I remove the lid to store it in the back hatch of my classic. I also have the cart which is a good addition. Cleans easy. I purchased a plastic putty knife which conforms to the bottom to clean the grease out.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:20 AM   #6
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+1 Weber

No experience of the Coleman ones, but the Weber Q-series are fantastic! We've got a massive (non-portable!) Weber at home, and the Q1000 cooks just as well, if not better for some things!
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:43 AM   #7
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Have heard great reports about the Weber and Coleman. We use a large Weber Summit at home and never had any problems. Looked at the Q line. We bought a two burner Coleman on sale and couldn't be happier. Stingy on gas and very versatile. Don't have any problems regulating gas flow. Cooked a wide range of meals from steamed lobster, fajitas, fish curry, chicken stir fry .... All lip-smack'n good!!
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:48 AM   #8
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Also warranty of weber is great no hassles I pur Q200 would not heat properly, called weber gave info, 1 mo left warranty, next statement from weber rep. was new parts in mail 2 day del. no charge just thank you for pur. weber.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:50 PM   #9
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Neither! You're camping! Buy a grate to go on the fire ring and enjoy the taste of steak, hamburgers, etc.. made over a wood fire! if you got to buy a grill (cause of rain), buy a portable "Char-Boil" charcoal grill. You Never have a need for "charcoal fluid" - Never! BQing on a charcoal grill has come a long way. There are cylinders you can buy to light charcoal with, and never again will you use "lighter fluid." Any kind of gas grill can never replace wood and charcoal. Just saying!
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Metal on Weber is thicker.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:11 PM   #11
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FYI these other threads also contain useful information:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ll-150173.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ill-20888.html

And the Stella's Kitchen forum contains many earlier interesting threads:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484/
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:35 PM   #12
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Like charcoal

yeah, like 'Ocean bumb', I like that wood smoke smell and charcoal smoke flavor.
I suggest and recommend the 'Lodge Sportsman grille', model L410 pre-seasoned Sportsman's charcoal grill .

Its at the amazon and other places. If you are not feeding a army, its compact size makes it good for travel. I have mine lined with aluminum foil so I can dump the charcoal ashes easy and put it back in the box for storage after use.
It rides in the rear AS storage area.

I wouldn't leave it on a picnic table while away from the campsite. Even though its heavy, I bet it would 'walk away' pretty quickly unfortunately. I put mine in a old crumpled box labeled 'crap', and put it underneath the AS, while in camp.

Bonus round, 'Made in USA'
Don't leave home without it, Have a good one !
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We bought the Coleman, 2 burner on a collapsible stand with wheels, from Amazon. Extension line also available. For us, no problem on flame control, and learning where to place items on the grill helps, hot center versus not-so-hot area between the two burners. Heck, last night was thick pork chops, followed by Bok Choy, followed by grilled pineapple with a balsamic drizzle.
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Thanks for your response. If you removed the regulator from the Weber 2200, what type of extension line did you buy to connect your gas line to the weber grill?
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