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Old 03-08-2016, 01:53 PM   #603
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Sure enough! I would like to see one in operation.
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Sure enough! I would like to see one in operation.
There are plenty of videos online of demos and reviews. Here's one…
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Thanks Protagonist.

Do you know if any of the models have a fold-up carrying handle like the small Weber grills? It is handy to carry things in one hand especially on uneven ground.

I use my round Weber charcoal grills (both small and large) as both a grill and oven -- by banking the coals on one side, and using a magnetic thermometer on the side of the cover to regulate draft and temperature. As you observe, the best meats are mostly baked, but that initial blast of high heat to sear them is important IMO.

Thanks again for the video.

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What length of hose is recommended if we want to connect into the AS connector? Using a Weber Q1200 with a Calore quick disconnect conversion kit.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:31 PM   #608
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Do you know if any of the models have a fold-up carrying handle like the small Weber grills? It is handy to carry things in one hand especially on uneven ground.
No, the Cobb doesn't have a built-in carry handle. But it comes in a carry bag that has handles.

Being stainless steel you can't use a magnetic thermometer stuck to the side. And due to the shape you can't bank the coals on one side; they're permanently in the middle. So you don't really get temperature regulation, either. Can't have everything.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:34 PM   #609
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The Cobb is new to me -- here is some Cobb Salad to munch on FYI:

Cobb Salad

http://www.cobbglobal.com/cobb/

Looks pretty neat . . . and efficient.

PS Protagonist does the grill grid cooking surface get hot enough to put a sear on steaks first? Thanks
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No, the Cobb doesn't have a built-in carry handle. But it comes in a carry bag that has handles.

Being stainless steel you can't use a magnetic thermometer stuck to the side. And due to the shape you can't bank the coals on one side; they're permanently in the middle. So you don't really get temperature regulation, either. Can't have everything.
The Cobb looks pretty nice! I don't care for LP grilling and prefer charcoal.

For you Charcoal grilling Airstreamers, is the Cobb about the best out there or any other favorites? Any portable charcoal grills that use LP to start?
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The Cobb is a PIA to clean, though. All the fat runs down into a moat. I could never figure out how to dump the moat without dumping the ashes and making a mess or vice versa.

Other than that, it works great for small meals.

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We go with the small round Weber charcoal grill. Keep It Simple Stu.....

14" Weber Smokey Joe

But no carry handle. We have a dedicated plywood box in the back of the van to store the (cooled) grill with no clean-up at all, except for brushing the grill top (hot) right before the next grill session. Quick and easy . . . again . . . KISS.


The rectangular Weber Go Anywhere is another option:

Go Anywhere

Which does fold up with a carry handle. One drawback to this second grill is that it does not have air vents in the bottom, which has the corresponding benefit of not releasing sparks on to the ground in forested areas.

We use a chimney to start the coals, but those petroleum pellets are also available, if you don't mind the petrochemical aspect . . . . . . A bunch of newspaper in the grill can get the charcoal started also, but with less consistency depending on wind.
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I have seen 12' and 15' propane hoses. Airstream supplies one in new trailers about five feet long.
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Any portable charcoal grills that use LP to start?

Anoter easy way to start a charcoal grill is with a portable blowtorch.
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I think I may go with this for charcoal grilling:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...f_rd_i=desktop

Made by Lodge (USA) and should last a lifetime. I am thinking about switching all my cookware over to cast iron.

Use a chimney for starting:

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-7416-Rap...8FZZVJY5K1HPPK
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I think I may go with this for charcoal grilling:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...f_rd_i=desktop

Made by Lodge (USA) and should last a lifetime. I am thinking about switching all my cookware over to cast iron.

Use a chimney for starting:

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-7416-Rap...8FZZVJY5K1HPPK
That looks like an awesome grill!
An alternative way to start it might be to use the little grill starters like the ones Big Green Egg sells. They are easier to store than the chimney and they start ours every time...
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Any ideas on how best to store a Weber Q 1200 such as an Actionpacker, etc?
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