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Old 04-04-2014, 04:20 PM   #393
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I use a weber Q BBQ and really like it ,they make several different models and even have a folding stand (cart) for it that can be used to carry the BBQ to the beach etc they use the small one pound propane cylinders or you can get a hose and adapter to go on to a regular BBQ propane tank, you can also get a adapter to fill the one pound propane tanks at harbour freight tools in the USA for about twenty dollars. But to come back to the weber Q BBQ I have had mine for 3 years and really like it .
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:32 PM   #394
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I really like the looks and ease of the baby Q

That mini seems marginal for cooking for myself - wife and the 2 kids - the small seems better but I can't see me bringing that much more weight along

Cobb is interesting to me - have not ruled it out...

I'll sleep on it for now

Also thought about something like the smokey joe for chacoal if I go that route

I just really (in general) would like to get into the smoking stuff - looks delicious
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:43 PM   #395
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While using charcoal is messier and more work than gas, the food taste so much better. I almost always carry mesquite or hickory wood chips to add to the charcoal for that extra flavor.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:41 PM   #396
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I prefer Charwood for my BBQ at home via a chimney starter on a standard Weber kettle cooker. For campgrounds and fire concerned national parks, I am looking at my propane options. Early favorites include the solaire infra-red series, but have concerns these cookers would not handle fish or vegetables well due to the extreme temperatures. I think the Weber Q series + green egg may be my best duo combination to give an all around benefit.

I'd like to hear feedback from those who've used either rotisserie type attachments on their portables or use their portables for baking functions as well. The airstream I have has no boondock capable oven options so I would like to review these capabilities elsewhere. My concern with the Cobb is lack of temperature control (ie firebox air control) to enable more controlled baking functions. While a meat thermometer would be easy for birds or meats, I'd like to include breads, pies, etc. on the options list.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:44 PM   #397
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Cobb

got to love the Cobb grill. Going on 5 years, still does good, had to replace the cook surface once, don't put it in the dish washer,
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #398
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My concern with the Cobb is lack of temperature control (ie firebox air control) to enable more controlled baking functions. While a meat thermometer would be easy for birds or meats, I'd like to include breads, pies, etc. on the options list.

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The Cobb's temperature hovers between 350 and 400 degrees, so about ok for most baking and roasting applications. It's a bit sensitive to cool breezes, that's the only drawback I've found so far.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:17 AM   #399
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We have two large green eggs and use to have a small but it migrated to our daughters. In my opinion they are the best grills because they are ceramic, but with that comes the weight. They are heavy and if they are going to be moved they need to be packed very carefully. I have thought about buying a mini for the AS but in my opinion they are to small to cook much food on a small would be better but again moving it can b a hassle.

So instead Ibought a Cobb but to be honest I have not mastered it le I have my green eggs. That said The Cobb is good however I would probably buy a different one today but it would definitly have to use charcoal and not briquetts because of the after taste.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:31 AM   #400
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Yeah - I am looking at a medium or small green egg - the medium weighs about the same as my genset so I know I can finagle it around. My only concern is the ceramic nature and if there are concerns on how to routinely transport it in a pickup truck bed. I'd have to put together a cradle for it to lie into sideways or something - not sure.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:29 AM   #401
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Yeah - I am looking at a medium or small green egg - the medium weighs about the same as my genset so I know I can finagle it around. My only concern is the ceramic nature and if there are concerns on how to routinely transport it in a pickup truck bed. I'd have to put together a cradle for it to lie into sideways or something - not sure.
We carry our Small BGE in a plastic tub wrapped in bubble wrap. The tub is secured with straps against the front wall of the bed. This includes a horizontal strap to stop lateral movement and a strap over the top/lid of the egg to minimize vertical movement and to ensure the egg lid doesn't bounce. We also add a layer of bubble wrap between the lid and the egg body.

Regarding using the egg for baking, you can buy ceramic disks/plates that convert the egg into an oven. We use these for baking bread and making pizzas. The plates are used primarily for low-and-slow smoking or indirect cooking of meats, eg, ribs, pork butts, briskets, etc. The egg has a lot of uses. Again, we unload and set-up the egg if we're going to be in a location for a while and will have some days where we stay in the park and can put some ribs, etc, on for 6-8 hours. After you've stabilized the eggs temp, it pretty we'll takes care of it's self if you check on it ever few hours. The small egg will go a good eight hours on the initial load of lump charcoal at 250 degrees.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #402
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At home, we have the largest built in Weber Grill (six burners). In my prior life, I grilled nearly every night year round on a four burner Weber in heat, snow or even rain.

I acquired a Weber 220Q for use in the UK. I changed the lid to have a temperature gage. There is a learning curve for me to cook legs of lamb or boneless rib roasts for Sunday dinners.

I acquired the Weber 120Q (has the temperature gage) for the trailer since we are only cooking for two normally or four at the most. We have used it when boon docking with the 25FB last year and it works okay.

I have been pleased with the Weber grilling products over the years.
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A pic of the Baby Q and small BGE waiting for the grand kids to arrive for a fun day.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:48 AM   #404
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That small BEG is nice!! How much $$? I would love it for home and longer camp trips - the mini looks a tad too small for 2 adults and two growing kids
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I haven't gone through all 29 pages, but has anyone done a comparison between the BGE and the Kamato (?) ceramic grills sold by Lowes (black) and Menards (red)? They are about 1/2 the price, $299.00 for the same size.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #406
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I have a BGE and a couple webers at home, but recently picked up the Volcano for the trailer. I am pretty impressed. For a week in the FL Keys outside of morning coffee, I cooked everything on it. I have the propane/charcoal version. Also works as a small fire pit if you are in a no burn area. Stores in a nice small bag. My only complaint is there is no lid, but I had a caphalon wok type pan in the garage that works perfectly as a lid upside down while grilling and sits nicely in the volcano for use as a sautée pan or to deep fry fish for fish tacos etc. I liked the Cobb but this was nice to have a propane option. I was getting tied of carrying a burner around just to have an outside stove.
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