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Old 04-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #31
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Re: Barbeques

Yes, we got the Weber as well. Great little Q but its hot even on low setting. And the heat is even all over pretty well, no where to hide and keep warm. I have to turn it off some times to prevent a disaster. Got to keep you eye on the grub or it will burn real fast.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #32
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We use the Q all year long. We cook on low. Throw your marinated chicken breasts on low for 45 min. We don't bother to preheat unless we want to sear our meat first (steaks etc.) Lamb sausages or chops....just the same on low for 25 min + or -.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #33
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Our old BBQ is getting relegated to use out at our property, and we are getting a Dickinson Spitfire 180, c/w the low pressure fittings. LINK
The prices listed are just that, list prices. I contacted them and negotiated a MUCH better price.
I did lots of research, and these units get high ratings, and are used a lot on boats.

I know a few people with a Weber Q. A great performing unit. My only issue was that it is huge in size considering its surface area, and no way would fit under the dinette bench. The legs are it seem unnecessarily bulky. Keeping it out of the way when not set up is a critical point for me.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #34
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Used a Broil King Porta-Chef for years, a good little BBQ, but has only one burner/control. You have to watch it for flare ups when doing chicken and other greasy items. Bought a Nexgrill Tabletop a couple of years ago from Costco in Calgary for $100.00 (seen it the other day in Costco for $115.00). It's stainless steel and each burner is 10,000 BTUs, compact and light weight - It didn't come with a temp gauge, so I added one for a few $. It has short folding legs, so it is made to sit on a table top - I had a small spare folding table which works great for it. The nice thing about it, is that it has 2 burners and 2 controls so you can leave one side on and have the chicken etc cook on the off side which helps prevents flare-ups. I've always carried a 10Lb bottle for the BBQ, but have hooked it up to the trailer bottles when I've run dry on the 10Lb bottle.

Here's a link to Nexgrill

http://www.nexgrill.com/nexgrill/820-0015/

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:22 AM   #35
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Thanks for the tips on the little Q---I really thought it would fit under the dinette seat---nope..so it'll travel in the car or under the bed..
The fire pit travels on the bathroom floor.....
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #36
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I do a lot of indirect cooking at home on my 6-burner Weber, but for camping I have a choice of the Porta-Chef or a Weber Q.
Both have only one burner. I've been taking the Weber because I don't have to install the legs, however there is less room between the grill and the lid. The Weber sits on it's own on the floor in the trailer when in transit. The Porta-Chef would need to be in a box to keep it from rolling around. I've got a folding wire cart for the Weber, but usually leave it a home for the space it takes.

For chicken, I cut a whole bird in half ( half for tonight, half for later ) and put it on the grill with the breast up, on low. About 45 minutes later it is done to perfection. The bottom may be charred, but that's the inside of the rib cage.

The Porta-Chef has enough room under the lid that I can put an iron skillet up-side-down on the grill and put the food on that for slow cooking.

I still haven't made up my mind which works better for me.

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The Porta-Chef has enough room under the lid that I can put an iron skillet up-side-down on the grill and put the food on that for slow cooking.

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Thanks for the tip! was thinking of buying the porta chef because it's half the price of a similarly sized weber q, but i was wondering how i was going bake and such on any of these 1 burner portables without the indirect heat option. i'll just use my cast iron pan per your suggestion - thanks.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:18 PM   #38
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The new Weber Q2200 has a slightly higher lid than the old Weber Qs. Haven't used ours yet but do like the older Weber Q. We also have one of the infrared barbecues and really like the way it cooks; however, cleanup is a PITA!
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:23 PM   #39
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Camping wouldn't be camping without the bbq! I have a black plastic box that holds my Weber Smokey Joe, charcoal chimney, wire brush, lighter and oak chips. The Smokey Joe doubles as a pit base when I'm doing dutch oven cooking. My 8" Lodge fits nicely inside the base on top of the hot coals. Here's dinner from last Thanksgiving at the beach:
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