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Old 04-10-2015, 01:43 PM   #191
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Is your Camp Chef grill the one with the removable legs? Other than not great in the wind, I really like that BBQ. A good size for when our kids regularly camped with us, and a really good price.
Our stove is the pro-30 (Pro 30 Single Burner Stove | Camp Chef). It does have the removable legs, though they don't go on and off very easily. If the campsite layout allows it, the truck is usually fairly close to the trailer and I put the stove on the tailgate of the truck.

We have the grill box to go with it (Professional Grill Box 30 | Camp Chef). It's a bit big for the two of us, but we're often travelling with friends so a bit of extra space is a good thing.

And I love the griddle (Professional Flat Top Griddle 14" x 16" | Camp Chef). I've never cooked on one before, but it makes an excellent surface for cooking breakfast.

There are times when having an additional burner would be useful (e.g. when cooking breakfast and making coffee at the same time). In those instances we either use the stove inside the trailer, or just be patient (Patient! For coffee?!?).

This is all good quality stuff but if I were to start over again I'm not sure I'd go this route -- it all takes up too much space. I suspect a T-connect on the propane tanks, an ordinary coleman-style stove and a small grill like the spitfire or weber babyq would do the job fine and be rather more space-efficient.
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:03 PM   #192
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"If it doesn't stow, it doesn't go"

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I considered that when I was looking at the Duro grill at Costco. I plan to carry it in the back of the tow vehicle, as I don't believe I'll find a place in the 17 (that I pick up in about 24 weeks), unless it's in a box on the floor.
It is a good quality unit in terms of materials and assembly; and at $100, that's why I got it.

The legs bolt on, and don't fold.
Space needed: 24"(610mm) x 18"(457 mm) x 14½"(368mm). 24" allows for the hose to remain attached.
If you unscrew the hose, you're at 21"(534mm) wide.
The hose is about 40"(1020mm) long, with a regulator and QCC connector to attach directly to your propane tank.

{incidentally, why do the metric aficionados still use Btu/h instead of joules/sec., or Watts, or maybe HP?}
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #193
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You Southerners, with your own definition of what BBQ is, are weird, you know, eh!

I use the term BBQ for any grilling, because if I didn't, I couldn't use all the BBQ sauces I have. I don't have any grilling sauces. When I smoke, I call it smoking, where temps are low, cook times are long, and meats are oh, so juicy and tender.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:06 PM   #194
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You Southerners, with your own definition of what BBQ is, are weird, you know, eh!

I use the term BBQ for any grilling, because if I didn't I couldn't use all the BBQ sauces I have. When I smoke, I call it smoking, where temps are low, cook times are long, and meats are oh, so juicy and tender.
Yea, Jim, I know. I had it pounded into my head after moving here. Not really a southerner; I'm originally from New England. Moved here from NH to get away from the winter weather. But quickly came to realize what was sold there as "BBQ" was not really stellar. Sort of like Manhattan clam chowder ain't clam chowder at all. And sort of like Philly cheese steaks sold in Los Angeles just don't cut it, or chili from Wendy's can't compare with chili from almost anywhere in the southwest. And those who would tell you that West Virginia is "almost Heaven" have probably never been in Colorado, Montana, or BC!
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:10 PM   #195
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Just curious, what does one call using a griddle to cook on, is it grilling? I have a cast iron flat griddle I use over both burners of my outdoor stove. Easier to clean, but no smoke. For that I use the Cobb Grill which is charcoal fuel.
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Yea, Jim, I know. I had it pounded into my head after moving here. Not really a southerner; I'm originally from New England. Moved here from NH to get away from the winter weather. But quickly came to realize what was sold there as "BBQ" was not really stellar. Sort of like Manhattan clam chowder ain't clam chowder at all. And sort of like Philly cheese steaks sold in Los Angeles just don't cut it, or chili from Wendy's can't compare with chili from almost anywhere in the southwest. And those who would tell you that West Virginia is "almost Heaven" have probably never been in Colorado, Montana, or BC!
I heare you, Carl. I do like to get differing variety to the same dishes though, and some regional stuff, though different, can still be good in its own right. I love Manhattan Clam Chowder too, but it is nothing like the delicious Boston type.
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Just curious, what does one call using a griddle to cook on, is it grilling? I have a cast iron flat griddle I use over both burners of my outdoor stove. Easier to clean, but no smoke. For that I use the Cobb Grill which is charcoal fuel.
I have heard it referred to as a grill before, Jim. But I usually call it a griddle. I have one I use on either the stoves two burners, or on the BBQ (Grill). I bet those Texans have another name for it too.
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If my vote counts I would call cooking on a grill "grilling" and cooking on a griddle "frying".
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If my vote counts I would call cooking on a grill "grilling" and cooking on a griddle "frying".
Sorry, wrong answer. Your vote is hereby disqualified.

Though if you were consistent, and called it "griddling", that might be fine.
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Just curious, what does one call using a griddle to cook on, is it grilling? I have a cast iron flat griddle I use over both burners of my outdoor stove. Easier to clean, but no smoke. For that I use the Cobb Grill which is charcoal fuel.
I think it is called "griddling".

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When the sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle
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But...don't you fry eggs on a griddle?
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