Cheap BBQ portable.

Discussion in 'Outdoor Cooking and BBQs' started by rascal, 11 Feb 2019.

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  1. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    i don't know if any of you guys have access to cheap gas powered bbqs. Ours is an 18 inch cast iron round plate with 3 legs and cost us $80. The gas bottle was about $25. It takes up no room in the car, we got ours for Xmas bbqs at the beach on our holidays, but with beautiful weather here yesterday we took it to a reserve with grandkids. Kids love sausages in bread. Simple as and cheap as. Easy clean up.

    Russ
     
  2. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Über Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    We have a couple of portable gas BBQs (they weren't that cheap tho!).

    We've had a Cadac Carri Chef for years (an older version of this one)
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    We bought it when we used to go tent camping because it is so versatile, but now its used in the back garden for those times when its not worth getting the proper charcoal BBQ out. I need to get a new gas regulator though because we're currently using butane which doesn't gas off very well when the weather is cold. I do have a spare propane bottle in the garage but of course butane and propane bottles have different attachments :(

    The Carri Chef packs away but is still pretty large, so we now take a Safari Chef away with us in the motorhome:
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    It packs up into a really small carry bag but because it doesn't have long legs you need to either use it on a table top or sit down whilst you're cooking. Its really versatile though so the short legs are a compromise worth making. We don't carry a separate gas bottle for this one, we just plug it into the motorhome's gas system.
     
  3. Shermie

    Shermie Veteran

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Too bad that those are for use outside only. Otherwise I'd have had one!!:headshake:
     
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  4. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Those are grills. BBQ is low and slow using wood smoke. Don't own any gas grills. Gas is only used for my cookers for crawfish boils and steaming crabs. Yes I am a BBQ snob!:thankyou:
     
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  5. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Über Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    Not over here they're not.....divided by a common language :p:

    The picture above is most definitely a BBQ (UK parlance) - check out https://www.bbqworld.co.uk/ .....I guess they'd have to call themselves grillworld in America? :laugh:

    This is a grill:
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    In US that is a broiler I believe?
     
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  7. Shermie

    Shermie Veteran

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Stovetop.jpg Stovetop Smoker..jpg
    These are used indoors, but they are true smokers that use wood chips to give food cooked in them that true authentic Smokey flavor & taste that people love in bbq'd meals!! :wink:
     
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  8. Shermie

    Shermie Veteran

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    You're right, Craig!!
    In order to smoke meat or veggies, you need wood or wood chips to do it. Those units pictured at the top of this page don't cut it.

    There is no wood used, meaning that there is no smokey flavor or taste. As we all know, if you smoke meat or veggies, you need wood or wood chips to do it with. :wink:
     
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  9. pocofan

    pocofan Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    Not gas but I have a Weber Jumbo Smokey Joe I use for tailgating that works great
     
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  10. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    No, it's also a grill (the utensil). The broiler is the heating element on the top of the oven, as in "you put it under the broiler to cook."
     
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  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Oh!
     
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  12. Shermie

    Shermie Veteran

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.

    What's a Jumbo Smokey Joe look like? In any case, I probably couldn't use it indoors. :wink:
     
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  13. epicuric

    epicuric Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    @CraigC is quite correct. I'm afraid that in the UK our BBQ'ing skills are pretty appalling, largely due to the unreliability of the weather. Supermarket burgers and sausages, cremated over a gas grill are the norm over here.
     
  14. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    No you can't use it indoors unless you have a tremendous ventilation system that vents outside.

    Many people in the US still think grilling is BBQ. I don't understand using gas grills, gas does not impart the flavor that even charcoal briquettes produce, with lump hardwood charcoal being even better. Heck I even through some wood chunks (dry) on the charcoal when grilling certain meats and vegetables.
     
  15. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Yes, unfortunately this is true but I always take a load of sardines to bbqs.
     

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