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Old 09-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #61
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wusses.....charcoal forever!...if its worth doin....its worth charcoalin...
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:27 PM   #62
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Petunia and I have been using the Q (no baby for us! ) for several months now.

For occassional use .. the skinny blue tanks are OK ... but for pigs like us ... the Extend-A-Tee kit is the only way to go.
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #63
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We use the Coleman Road Trip Party Grill It is available at Target for about $40usd. It is very compact and uses the readily available 16oz LP bottles. It is great for two people but no more. I also have one of the Propane Grill Stoves The one I have comes with an optional griddle. I have been happy with the performance of both of them, but am wondering about the long term durability of the Party Grill. Then there is always the 40# bag of charcoal

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Old 09-09-2004, 06:47 PM   #64
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:29 PM   #65
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:36 PM   #66
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We got a QGrill this summer. It's ok for burgers & dogs. It also has a griddle insert option and I used it to cook breakfast. It's best features are that it's small, very portable and light. I think it weighs 13 lbs. I wouldn't recommend it for steaks or ribs but it works fine for cooking outside and keeping the galley clean.

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Old 09-09-2004, 08:15 PM   #67
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We also like the Coleman RoadTrip. It stands waist high, so you don't have to bend over or find a picnic table out there in the rain. We like to do general cooking so as not to heat up or smell up the TT, and this grill has a teflon surface that lets us do bacon (try that on some of the others mentioned). It has a water basin below which prevents the grill from becoming a grease pit after a few cooks. Runs on propane canisters, folds up small. RE: "Norby"; Unless you go with natural lump, charcoal is nothing more than another heat source. If you are a true Q'er, go with the Big Green Egg mini, everything else are toys.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:05 PM   #68
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ya hey...i brought one of those back from japan in the old days....really dont think i want to drag it along...if ya know what i mean...
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:28 PM   #69
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Cool Ikea one

Here's a link to a really cool IKEA one that is round and Stainless steel.

http://magazines.ivillage.com/houseb...586517,00.html

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Old 09-09-2004, 11:15 PM   #70
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Holland Grill:

We bit the bullet & bought the small Holland Companion. It is a little pricey, but it is hard to ruin anything. That also brings up the fact that the indirect no-flair-up heating system takes longer to cook than most other type grills. It's all stainless, guaranteed for 5 yrs, & the lid has a latch for ez carrying. It's great, but it is expensive.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:17 AM   #71
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Steaks & Ribs a must!

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We got a QGrill this summer. It's ok for burgers & dogs. It also has a griddle insert option and I used it to cook breakfast. It's best features are that it's small, very portable and light. I think it weighs 13 lbs. I wouldn't recommend it for steaks or ribs but it works fine for cooking outside and keeping the galley clean.

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Why wouldn't you recommend it for steaks and ribs?? In checking out the website, they claim it puts out 8500 BTU heat and cooks evenly. This should be plenty of heat for steaks & ribs. Have you had problems with cooking them with your Baby Q?? I'd like to know, since I'm in the throes of making a decision between the "Q" and the "Road Trip"!

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Old 09-10-2004, 10:48 AM   #72
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The Baby Q is excellent for steaks. Holds temperature well and cooks evenly. I was at the Homecoming last May, where Weber was demo'ing the Q. I watched as they used a line of six or seven Q's to produce steak for well over a hundred people-- every steak perfect and exactly the same!

See picture: Weber rep looks on as Bob Blumer (the Surreal Gourmet) checks one of the steaks "chef-style".
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I went to WalMart and bought a propane grill for $30. I think it is a Coleman, but not sure. Anyway, it controls heat well and will hold 4/5 steaks on the bottom rack with a smaller rack for warming up top. Works well!
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Why wouldn't you recommend it for steaks and ribs?? In checking out the website, they claim it puts out 8500 BTU heat and cooks evenly. This should be plenty of heat for steaks & ribs. Have you had problems with cooking them with your Baby Q?? I'd like to know, since I'm in the throes of making a decision between the "Q" and the "Road Trip"!

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Jim,

That is just a personal opinion. I prefer my steaks and ribs done on with wood or charcoal. I'm sure it would cook the steaks just fine. Steaks done on ANY gas grill never taste as good as those done with wood or charcoal. IMHO

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Old 09-10-2004, 06:43 PM   #75
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I bought the small cast alum Olympian

http://camperschoice.com/Product.cfm...owestprice=Yes

It has 174" cooking area w/ 12,000 BTUs and a smoker plate that works real well. I have done steaks on it. Heat it up first of course. Uses 16 oz or the Extend a Hose connector that I bought.

And it just fits in the rear outside compartment with the legs folded up.

Also found a folding alum slat table at Sam's that folds to same size as those 'chairs in a bag'.

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Old 09-11-2004, 12:31 AM   #76
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Okay, the exact name for mine is the Weber Go Anywhere Grill. http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/f...spx?g=1520&t=p it cost around 50 dollars and it is 12 x 21 and 15 inches tall it has 10000 BTUs and the hose that adapts the Baby Q so you can run it off your big propane tanks fits this grill too. Since you could almost buy 3 of these in comparason to the baby q it is definately my choice.

The Weber Baby Q is 16 x 27 and 15 inches tall but only has 8500 BTUs and cost around 130 dollars http://www.weber.com/q/babyq.aspx
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:37 AM   #77
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Jim,

That is just a personal opinion. I prefer my steaks and ribs done on with wood or charcoal. I'm sure it would cook the steaks just fine. Steaks done on ANY gas grill never taste as good as those done with wood or charcoal. IMHO

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Opinion Accepted (Not that I agree) ! Just what I wanted....a well defined reason for not buying the Weber Baby Q and Coleman Road Trip gas grills! Both looked too big to me to haul around for two people! I looked at the Weber Baby Q and Coleman Road Trip (both about $150), and decided that all I need is the Weber "Go Anywhere Grill" ($49.99)! Bought it, used it with 16oz Coleman propane bottle. Grilled loin steaks with bacon wrap tonight were Fantastic! I think think this is all we'll need for our 30+ day trip coming up soon, and many other trips in the future! There are so many choices out there! Some basic ideas that I considered in our purchase were size (much smaller than Baby Q and Road Trip), price (about $100 cheaper than previously mentioned), and Quality, (Weber is about the best)! I think I would recommend the Weber "Go Anywhere" Grill to couples who have limited space for storage and want a quality product!

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Ooops, I've been doin too much thinking!!
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JohnG......You are my hero!!!!!! I didn't see your post! It's perfect!

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Oh, almost forgot to mention the complaint that most people have with these small grills besides not having enough room for 4 steaks is that they always have to hunt a place to set it down to use it.

Solution: Take an old tv tray, the wood ones are better. Lay aluminum foil across the top and set your grill on top of it. No Biggie and it works great too.
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