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Old 01-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #575
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Thanks Switz. I never understood why I had that problem.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:57 PM   #576
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I carry two a cobb great for smoking, roasting, grilling uses only 8 to 10 bricquets comes with all in one carry bag. I also carry an O-grill that runs on propane when I'm in a hurry or places that don't allow fires of any kind. Starts first time every time comes with a carry bag legs fold up lid locks slide in bag and go. Runs on any propane source 20b tank or any of the 1lb bottles. Good camping all. Rand
We also just bought an O-Grill 500 for our new AI EXT GT - and we love it. Easy setup; clean-up and cooks great, especially if there is only two of you. Check out this on YouTube:
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Torn between a Weber Q1200 and a Magma. Lots of good info in here.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:31 PM   #578
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Actually it is now between a Weber Q 1200 or a Big Green Egg Mini!
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:38 PM   #579
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Actually it is now between a Weber Q 1200 or a Big Green Egg Mini!
Couldn't decide. We ended up with the Weber Q1200 for our Airstream travels, and Big Green Egg MiniMax for home. Tried the BGE on one long trip but too heavy for convenience, and the ceramic possibly too fragile for extended travel. Probably a great weekender though.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #580
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I have a Kingsford charcoal grill that looks like a small BBQ pit and prefer hardwood charcoal. I also have an oiless turkey fryer that runs on LP. (Supposedly cooks other things too. It was a gift from my daughter and son-in-law, and I haven't had an opportunity to use it yet.) My outside arsenal also includes a large cast-iron skillet and antique dutch oven. I wanted to keep my cooking options open depending on my mood or weather conditions.

Besides the new fancy stove with oven I have my eye on, I have a 3" deep electric skillet which is deep enough for frying and a Cuisinart multi-cooker in the 7 qt. size.
Our old 2-burner camp stove is likely to come too. Though I might just get the Coleman 2-burner stove with oven at some point. It has a battery-operated electronic ignitition which will make it much safer to operate.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:06 AM   #581
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The only reason I am not jumping on the Q1200 is that BGE now makes a carrier for the Mini Egg like the carrier for the MiniMax. The Mini is small but might be good enough for the two of us. Also, the Mini weighs around 35 lbs.

How do you transport your Q1200? Wish Weber still made the duffle bags!
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Couldn't decide. We ended up with the Weber Q1200 for our Airstream travels, and Big Green Egg MiniMax for home. Tried the BGE on one long trip but too heavy for convenience, and the ceramic possibly too fragile for extended travel. Probably a great weekender though.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #582
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We went with the Solaire grill, stand and carrying case as it was very light. We carry it inside the Mercedes. We have a very long propane adapter hose and a propane tank adapter so the grill can be easily accessed and we do not have to carry any additional propane tanks.

In the truck where weight is not the issue, we carry both propane and a Weber Q2200.

These are two very different grilling styles, to put it mildly.
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I too have the Solaire. I made the mistake of ordering the low pressure hose and valve from Solaire in order to use the quick connect on the Airstream. It does work, but lacks the heat intensity of the standard LP setup. So, the moral to the story is, chasing technology is not always best. Switz, when you cook that Porterhouse on the Solaire, take it off 10 degrees lower than your target "doneness" wrap it I in foil, let it rest for 10 mins.
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I use Alton Brown's method on my Solaire for rib-eyes. 2 min. then turn 90 deg. Flip. Repeat above. Remove and let it rest 5 min.

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After reading thru many of the comments on this thread, old and new, (and including my earlier post) I'm thinking simple is good. Could there possibly be anything better than a Lodge cast-iron grill pan? Best non-stick ever, easy to clean, can be used anywhere (campfire or campstove), and lasts forever. I think I'll get mine back from my younger daughter.
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The Solaire's get panned by a lot of their owners (see Amazon ratings), and is a very expensive unit. Given the many poor reviews primarily focused on bad customer service and not honoring the warranty, just get a Weber Q1200 and be done with it.

You can make yourself crazy researching every possible portable cooker...
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Exactly! I am not a big fab of IR on grills.
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The Solaire's get panned by a lot of their owners (see Amazon ratings), and is a very expensive unit. Given the many poor reviews primarily focused on bad customer service and not honoring the warranty, just get a Weber Q1200 and be done with it.

You can make yourself crazy researching every possible portable cooker...
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