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Old 07-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Charcoal BBQ/Grill - does anyone have a favorite?

It's birthday time and I'm looking to buy my hubby a bbq/grill (using both languages so I don't offend anyone). He insists on using his mesquite charcoal or Santa Maria red oak rather than any kind of gas/propane. Does anyone have a favorite camping charcoal bbq/grill they can recommend?
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:06 PM   #3
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Hi Jill, I remember meeting you at Folsom SRA last Spring. If y'all want the ability to cook indirect -- for low-and-slow cooks like pork shoulder or brisket -- the Weber Jumbo Joe works well. When we take it along, we put it in the pickup or in the 21's center aisle.
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We've been using this Weber "Go Anywhere" since we picked up last September; it will go in the front box. Just got a propane one though for "convenience"....we'll see.

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Charcoal BBQ/Grill - does anyone have a favorite?

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Weber smokey Joe

I agree. IMHO the best tiny charcoal grill made.
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Weber smokey Joe
Good- part of my collection but the round shape of it inhibits it being compact. Used to carry it in a Rubbermaid bin but man it was bulky. The Go Anywhere I put inside a large "got my own bag" and it easily goes in the corner of the front box.
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Another that uses a Smokey Joe. That said, if I were to need to replace it, I would spring for the charcoal Go Anywhere. Looked it over last week, looks a bit more storable then the Smokey.
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Heck yes! I am a hard core bbq'r too and always travel with my red oak bag. I use a Smokey Joe, charcoal chimney and starter paper that fits nicely in a Sterlite plastic box along with my wire brush and igniter. There's even room inside for my #10 dutch oven, both to store and for cooking.
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Heck yes! I am a hard core bbq'r too and always travel with my red oak bag. I use a Smokey Joe, charcoal chimney and starter paper that fits nicely in a Sterlite plastic box along with my wire brush and igniter. There's even room inside for my #10 dutch oven, both to store and for cooking.
Well I'm impressed! We've stuck with the Go Anywhere propane version simply to avoid the charcoal mess, and I've never owned a Smokey Joe because it looked too awkward to tote around. However, the notion of fitting a dutch oven into it is kind of compelling.
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I really liked this stainless steel Master Forge for $99 at Lowes. Then I found out how hard it is to clean barbequed grit off s/s. Pix on right is after a serious scrubbing.

Then I found out there's no way to quick connect my 20-pounders to it because the regulator/control only accepts them Coleman mini-tanks. They don't last too long. Ah, well... made this wood caddy to keep it all together in the truck.
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You can get hose adapters with the same thread pattern as the Coleman mini bottles. It's not a quick adapt to your 20 pounder, but they work. Nice looking carrying box.
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Santacruzer.... My hose is quick connect at both ends. Where did you get an adapter that converts quick connect to the (Coleman mini-tank) regulator in my picture? I've looked high and low in vain.
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Myron,

Sorry, I didn't make that very clear. I read over the part where you wanted the quick-connect, which I presume is the factory install from ETI. I don't think you can get that kind of connector. The quick-connect is low pressure, and goes through the same regulator as your inside appliances, whereas the mini-bottles and the propane coming directly out of the 20 pound tanks are higher pressure. The hose that I was describing, and which GBAGLO pictured, is high pressure. Sorry if I confused matters!

That grill may be tough to clean, but is still good-looking.
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My quick connect comes out after the 20 pound tank ETI regulator. I did this mod myself. My hose needs some way to mate with the grill regulator that normally connects to the Coleman bottles. So you're saying this is not possible?
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I have a Mr Buddy propane heater in my deer stand,
The heater is designed for the one pound propane cylinders.
Mr buddy also sells a propane hose that goes from a 20 lb
propane tank to the heater. I use the same hose with my small gas grill
No regulator on the 20 lb tank just a regulator at the appliance.
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Ditto that Steve; have a Weber Q I've been using 5+ yrs. with same setup. Disconnect propane from 30lb tank and screw 15' hose into tank and other end onto Weber; Weber grill setup on tailgate of F250 or table depending on how may adult beverages consumed . Bam, good to go. No quick connect; no mods and can still use 1lb. canister if I want to, but why would I want to?
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I installed the quick connect on the tongue so I could make a quick connection. Looking like I outsmarted myself.
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