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Old 01-26-2005, 06:20 PM   #15
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Well, you can always come back up and visit. I'm planning a re-christening of the land yacht when the Caravel is back together! Sometime in the spring. As soon as I get more done on the floor I'll have a better idea of when
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:15 PM   #16
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Post Cobb grill clean-up resolved for boondocking?

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Hello Stef and other interested parties....I finally got a chance to use the cobb grill. It worked great, the coals heated quickly, but the clean-up was a mess - especially since I was boondocking! There's got to be a trick to this and I'm tempted to email the company and see what they say. I'll keep you posted.
Hiya,
Thanks for your info about the Cobb. I am on the fence about buying one, just love the idea, but I'm a dedicated boondocker. Just wondering if the Cobb company had good clean up advice? The moat/ash thing sounds messy. Didn't see much on their forum about clean up.
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:50 PM   #17
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pros and cons

Hi Steph, I am still on the fence as to whether or not I would recommend a Cobb.

The good point is how few coals you need and how quickly they fire up. BUT, I miss the grill marks from my little smokey joe, and the clean-up still sucks. At least here at this RV park I can use a hose to spray out the moat. If I had to rely on using the sink in the trailer, and water was scarce, then I'd toss the whole thing.

I don't want to switch to gas so i may break down and go back to my old method: little smokey joe and a chimney for lighting the coals.

That's my 2 cents. I'll be interested in hearing what the other Steph has to say
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:51 PM   #18
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I was just thinking about breaking it out this week to try smoking some trout for a recipe I just got. Of course, I need to go catch a trout first! I'm looking forward to getting more practice with it to see if the cleanup becomes any easier.
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:07 AM   #19
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Last night I used the Cobb to cook chicken, with some potatoes and carrots in the moat. Unfortunately the chicken finished first, so I just microwaved the potatoes and carrots a few minutes and they both softened up. The potatoes were particularly tasty from the chicken drippings that fall on them from the cooking surface above.

Today a friend gave me two kokanee salmon. They needed to be cooked tonight, so I smoked them on the grill. I used ten briquettes, and sprinkled mesquite shavings on top after they were hot. The salmon were done in about 45 minutes - very smokey and wonderful. I also stuffed them with a bit of lemon, butter, garlic, and some fresh parsley, but mostly you could just taste the smoke and the salmon.

I was surprised that after cooking 45 minutes the grill temp was 260. We went inside to eat, and afterwards I came out to clean up a bit, and the grill temp was 360! That was on only ten briquettes, that had been burning for an hour and a half! I never got that kind of heat out of my big square grill.

The more I use it the more I like it. Because of the cool touch exterior I don't have to worry about it burning the table, or the dogs burning their nose on it if they get curious. I love that it only needs a little charcoal and cooks so efficiently. I think it's good points far outway the difficulty of cleaning it, especially since it's small enough to clean in the sink, unlike a typical grill.

I've got some pork ribs I'm going to smoke later this week. I think it will do just fine
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Cobb Grill Sale Camping World $74.69!


All right - it's your fault!!! After all the mouth watering descriptions of wonderful dishes cooked on a Cobb, I finally went surfing and found the Grill on sale at Camping World for $74.69 if you're a member of their 'President's Club'. As an aforementioned club member, I just placed an order.

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...m?skunum=25639

Now I'll have NO excuse when wifey tells me to put on the steaks!!!!

We have tried the little cheapo propo grills and even put charcoal in one (instead of propane - not in addition to!) but never matched the taste of our old Weber at home. I like the Smokey Joe smaller Weber model but something about the Cobb minimalist design and cooler exterior appealed to me. Cooking with 8 briquettes (sp?) seems kind of cool too (pun intended ).

Should be arriving any day now. Hope it makes it by Friday. Heading for Stone Mountain campground outside Atlanta on Sat AM.
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Now that you have had an extended time with this grill, how do you rate it now? Is it really good for smoking? As you may have guessed I am thinking about getting one.
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Now that you have had an extended time with this grill, how do you rate it now? Is it really good for smoking? As you may have guessed I am thinking about getting one.
I will second the request I bought a Storm Kettle last year and love it, now I have been eying the Cobb Grill


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I really like my cobb, but it is a pain to clean. I have not been able to use the 'moat' without getting ashes in it. It works well on a small amount of fuel, and it's compact, but the difficult cleanup kind of offsets that. Not sure I'd buy one again, but it's not annoying enough to replace. I used it several times last summer on the deck, and it's nice that you can cook on the table, and then clean it up in the dishwasher and put it away when you're done. But getting rid of the ashes and any juices that have accumulated in the moat before you can clean it in the sink is a pain.
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For something completely different...

I picked one of these up at an auction a few years back. New in the box for $35, which I guess is a fraction of the real cost. By far, one of the best grills I've used. Should it ever wear out, I would even consider paying retail for a replacement. The flavor of wood grilling with the speed of gas. It can easily cook two steaks with a 3"x3" block of wood. Like most grills, it's still a pain to clean.

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Cooool, that must be like cooking over a jet engine

If only we could have a grill that was small, easy to use AND easy to clean, we'd all be set.
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Thanks, I guess it might not be the best option for a boondocker then..... the search continues
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Ok, I like the looks of this.... I love the wok part... So found this site with a complete demo video....

Cobb Demo

Shows how easy the clean up is...
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Talking Cobb Grill

I looked at the Web site today and thought it was a great addition to traveling. I read some of the messages and they suggest you take paper towels to soak up the juices and wipe that clean. Then clean out the ashes left from the BBQ. It sounded like it would work OK. It was posted by the people from Cobb Grill.

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