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Old 09-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #57
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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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Old 09-09-2004, 08:56 AM   #58
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bony knees

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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Old 09-09-2004, 09:57 AM   #59
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Ah, the border collies are Hunter's. She full-times with them. Very nice dogs.
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:31 AM   #60
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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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Old 09-09-2004, 04:24 PM   #61
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wusses.....charcoal forever!...if its worth doin....its worth charcoalin...
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Old 09-09-2004, 04:27 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, 05:32 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, 05:47 PM   #64
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Norby, you are so supportive........

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Old 09-09-2004, 06:29 PM   #65
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:36 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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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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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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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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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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