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Old 03-03-2015, 11:21 AM   #121
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While some of the higher priced larger grills have a searing capability, that is a feature that I have not found offered in smaller grills. The problem seems to be associated with a lower high temp capability. I've had 2 Trager brand owners tell me they accomplish seering by using Traeger's blanket accessory and cooking on high?!? I'm not sure I want to do that. Heartland Memphis makes a lower end grill in their product line that says it seers...The Select model is 26" wide by 31" deep and lists for $1,499. While I would consider paying for the right pel!et grill, I still find it too big and lacking some quality features offered in the larger grills that I would like to have.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:29 PM   #122
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While some of the higher priced larger grills have a searing capability, that is a feature that I have not found offered in smaller grills. The problem seems to be associated with a lower high temp capability. I've had 2 Trager brand owners tell me they accomplish seering by using Traeger's blanket accessory and cooking on high?!? I'm not sure I want to do that. Heartland Memphis makes a lower end grill in their product line that says it seers...The Select model is 26" wide by 31" deep and lists for $1,499. While I would consider paying for the right pel!et grill, I still find it too big and lacking some quality features offered in the larger grills that I would like to have.
By all accounts the Spitfire 180 does a good job of searing with 10,000 BTU output. Of course, BTU's aren't the only indication of whether it can sear, but that's 10,000 BTU in a small cooking chamber. One of the more popular grills on this forum, the Weber Q1000 has around 8500 BTU for comparison, and doesn't get as hot.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:31 PM   #123
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Has anyone done a similar analysis of a good quality. perfect sized (for camping). multi-purposed wood pellet grill?
I bought a BioLite wood fired BBQ you might want to check out their web site. Bought the Camp Stove model. Actually I bought it for use at home but now am wondering if it might be pretty neat out camping. I have the stove and it is very well made but haven't gotten a fire in it yet. Its designed to burn small (thumb diameter) pieces or a bit larger. Has a thermo couple mounted in the stack that will generate enough electricity to light a LED mounted on a gooseneck for cooking at night.

When I get home I'll write up a report. This is an interesting stove and company .... worth checking out. Comes in a smaller size too.
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I bought a BioLite wood fired BBQ you might want to check...

When I get home I'll write up a report. This is an interesting stove and company .... worth checking out. Comes in a smaller size too.
Thanks! I would be interested.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:09 PM   #125
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I know a few people with the Biolilte stove, and have cooked on one on a camping trip too. A nice little unit. The one I used didn't have the optional grill though, so I really could not compare it to any other grill.
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Has anyone ever used one of the grill thingees that look something like a hub cap and can be placed on a butane cooker ? Of coarse no comparison to an actual bbq .....
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....the grill thingees .....
Jeepers Gabi, some of us are not up to speed with all this technical jargon, you know.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:40 PM   #128
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Well gee......guess I better get a pic since " thingee " doesn't do it ......something we picked at the home and garden show .....this does not take any room ( and didn't cost much ) worth a try .... chucked the box don't remember the name - we are just calling it the hubcap cooker ....
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Seems it is just called a smokeless grill ......must be good for beer folks..one can pour beer into the lower ring for flavour ...
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:12 PM   #130
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Your grill looks more like a hubcap than most of today's so called hubcaps. Hope it works out well for you.
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