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Old 07-07-2004, 09:32 AM   #41
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I bought a weber "Go-Anywhere" outdoor grill about 2 years ago. These can be found on the internet (amazon) for $50. The cooking surface is 160 square inches so its works great small-medium grilling, it stores easily. It has push-button ignition, heat-distributing bar, legs pivoting to lock the and lid in place, it's also porcelain-enamled.

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Old 07-08-2004, 12:15 AM   #43
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We recently 'bit the bullet' and bought a Holland "Companion" grill from Camping World. It is great for it's indirect heating and 100% stainless construction. Because of the design it takes longer to grill anything & also does not impart the 'charred' taste of meats that we are used to, but it does leave all items moist, ...great for vegies etc.
The longer grilling times have amounted to more gas use and complete meal timing challenges! At $300.- I'm still not convinced we could have done better.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:33 AM   #44
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Is it possible (or even worth the effort) to hook up a small outdoor gas grill to the LP tanks on the trailer, since the gas is already there? I prefer to cook outdoors while camping. We first bought a small electric grill from Walmart, but returned it after having second thoughts about the quality of the product.
I guess this would qualify as an "Airstreamers Consumer Reports" on outdoor grills! Anyone out there firing up their grills?
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Jim, You could use what's called "extend a stay" hose setup. These can be found at any camping store, such as Camping World, and connect to your main propane tanks.(allowing you to use the fuel from the larger tanks.)
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Old 07-08-2004, 01:13 AM   #45
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This is the one i use. Fairly inexpensive, light, folds up and stores out of the way and not unattractive.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...27107?v=glance


I like it alot so far.
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Old 07-10-2004, 03:51 PM   #46
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Tool Box Grill

I recently came across a product called the Tool Box Grill.
Less than $80.00 for LP gas. Looked interesting.
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Must be compact (just two of us), easy to clean, and produces great grilling results. Prefer not to deal with charcoal, so limits choices to LP or Electric.

The most recent issue (July/August) of Cook's Illustrated magazine rated portable gas grills (box, p. 9) priced $200 and under. The top was Thermos Grill-n-Go, recommended were Weber's Q Portable and Coleman's Road Trip Sport Grill. Not recommended were Weber Gas Go-Anywhere and Tool Box. The two not recommended were criticized for lack of ready heat.

I have the Thermos, but it is bulky and awkward. I wouldn't set it up for just a one-nighter.

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Old 07-11-2004, 01:26 PM   #48
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Are you definitely wanting a grill? Coleman makes a dandy small sized 2 burner portable stove that packs up like a suitcase, uses the small LP bottles, and is super quick and easy to use and clean, especially for those overnight stops. If you can handle a pan-sizzled steak or burger instead of the grilled versions, this is a great buy-I think it's between $30-$50. We bought ours at Walmart this spring. Yesterday, I noticed only one left at the store. Just a suggestion that works well for us. We also have a portable combo grill/2 burner stove, but we really prefer the little Coleman stove.
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Old 07-11-2004, 03:49 PM   #49
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Lots to choose from

Here a few links to look over.
http://www.fineliving.com/fine/adven..._10290,00.html
http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/stainsteelpo.html
http://www.berlynenterprises.com/eco..._cookers.shtml
http://www.dixieproducts.com/coleman/roadtrip.html
http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages...grill.html?gid=
http://www.grillstuff.com/weqpogasgr.html
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00005OU8I
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Barbecue Grill

Which portable gas grill do you use? We have a small one, that is due to be replaced, and I have looked at Coleman, Thane, and Weber. I want to get one of the under 100 dollar models so that rules out the Coleman road trip which we see everywhere...its almost 200.

I am somewhat restricted on storage space so that is a consideration.
Mainly interested in one that has good heat control which my present one does not. Thanks
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:06 AM   #51
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I use a small weber campout grill. It works fine and it runs off a small propane bottle, but it may not be big enough for your needs. If you have to grill 4 steaks at the same time then this one would not be the choice. It is small, only 12" x 18" or so. It's not here so I can measure it right now.
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Alan,

I also would like to know of an inexpensive, easy-to-use small grill that does not take up much storage space.

I don't plan to have more than two steaks, or hamburgers at one time grilling. I have had some people recommend getting one that I can hook to my LP bottles but I am uncertain about that.

Wonder how long one small bottle of gas will last?

I have no experience with grills, coals or otherwise so will learn on whatever I purchase.

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:48 AM   #53
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I have the Weber Baby Q. Hooks up to both large and small tanks and can easily cook 4 steaks.
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I've been a die hard charcoal person when on the road, but frankly hauling 40 some odd lbs of charcoal is getting expensive and bulky to do.

I am also seriously thinking of switching to the Weber Baby Q. It's size is about the same as my little Weber Smoky Joe and a bag of charcoal. The perk as I see it is that the grill uses propane, small, light and easy to transport, is large enough for our needs and total weight is far less than the smokey joe and a bag or two or charcoal, fluid, etc.

So to answer the question, right now I have the Smokey Joe, but am seriously considering moving to the Baby Q.
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So to answer the question, right now I have the Smokey Joe, but am seriously considering moving to the Baby Q.
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but one of the downside issues with the Baby Q is that it won't accept the more popular 16oz. propane bottles but instead needs the longer skinny 14 oz bottles.

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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but one of the downside issues with the Baby Q is that it won't accept the more popular 16oz. propane bottles but instead needs the longer skinny 14 oz bottles.

Jack
That is correct. I didn't realize the skinny ones were less popular when I purchased the "Q".
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Jack, you are right about the gas bottles on the Baby Q, but it's not really an issue. We bought a Baby Q while in Lansing at the Internat'l Rally, and just hooked it up the regular size (2-lb) bottles with a hose adapter (Wal-Mart, about $7 I think).

The hose was long enough that we just tossed the bottle under the Airstream, out of the way, and put the Baby Q where we wanted. As a bonus, the box made a handy disposable table for our barbecues in Lansing!

You can also hook the Baby Q up to the Airstream's propane tanks with a simple "bulk tank adapter" and a T-fitting. This was my plan all along, since I didn't see the sense in carrying extra propane bottles when I've already got 40 lbs of the stuff riding up front.

But after the first trip, we stopped carrying the Baby Q and it has since become our primary home barbecue. It's that good! The cooking control is absolutely excellent.

By the way, in the picture, the legs belong to: (clockwise from the 12-o'clock position): David Winick, of winickdesign.com; Doug Monroe, author of the upcoming 75th anniversary Airstream book; Sean Gorman, photo editor for Airstream Life; (the bony knees at 7 o'clock are mine); Daisy Welch; and Hunter Hampton, of the famous Yahoo Airstream List. That was QUITE a barbecue ...
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Hey,

Not interested in the bony knees..

Want to know the names of the two border collies and who they belong to?

Must not forget the important things in life....our pets!

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Ah, the border collies are Hunter's. She full-times with them. Very nice dogs.
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finally, a topic i know something about!

I've always been a die-hard charcoal-er, too, but on the road I will be taking a Baby Q. A friend of mine has the grown-up version and we are totally in love with it!! I'm hoping to use the airstream propane tanks as a fuel source.
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