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Old 07-11-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
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What to BBQ or grill with

We have a Traeger Scout that isn't working so will return it to Costco. What type of Grill or BBQ do you recommend?
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Our little Weber works fine.
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For years and years on multiple forums, I've read nothing but praises for Weber-Q grills. I don't own one myself. We have a huge wood-charcoal smoker at home and when camping we use electric griddles and skillets. We tried BBQ grills in the past, and when camping, the clean-up after use was just too much to deal with.
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My 2 cents

Iím on my 3rd grill in 7 years. First was a stainless steel one from Samís Club. Thought it was the one. Didnít work out, much to hard to clean. Used 3 times. Second was a Coleman RoadTrip LXX. Followed the herd who love their RoadTrip. Really heavy and hard to clean. Scissor legs drove me crazy. Used 5 times. Last is a Weber 1200. Used it a dozen times. Easy to clean, light compared to the RoadTrip. Even, hot, grilling. My vote goes to Weber.
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:13 PM   #5
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We used Traegers for years until the smake taste started to bother my wife's tummy. Worked good for us.
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:22 PM   #6
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I like to cook outside. Trying to travel and carry all the "cooking" things I like is sometimes problematic because I like to have "bbq central". I've tried many things but I've not used a pellet grill like the Traeger because I like steaks and want a fairly high heat. But....

Stayed at a place back in TX next to a guy that pulled out this little smoker. I just watched from our place as he got it going cooked on it and he and friends started eating. I inquired about the little grill/smoker. It was a Green Mountain Davy Crockett unit. He swore by it and by watching it seemed to work well. I ran some inquiries about it in other places and it seemed to be held in high regard. I may yet get one.

Webers; loved by many folks. I've owned a 1200 and 2200. The 2200 is sitting back in my barn. Bought it last year to use on our annual trip to FL to replace the 1200. The 1200 was too small and they just like to "piddle" along with those small burners. 2200 is the same but with a much larger grill surface....but a much larger body as well.

Before departing I ordered a Charbroil "TruInfrared" little bbq grill. I have a large one at home and really like it if I'm going to use an LP grill. No matter where you turn the regulator it has one temp...HOT. It will be gone shortly.

Used the Coleman portable BBQ grill with the griddles, grills and coils. Very versatile and loved it but it just could not BBQ anything properly. With the 2 burners the heat was hot and localized. Gave it away to a person in the campground.

I carry a Blackstone 22" flattop but that's not a BBQ. I carry a Weber Smokey Joe and it's good but ours is small. I think they make a larger one (there's just the 2 of us).

That's my experience over the last few years. I know others use all kinds of things and love them. I've read good things about a Smoke Hollow little grill/smoker with a wood tray.

When I get back figure I'll load the 2200 back in and get one of those Davy Crockett pellet grills and try that out on the next go round.
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:38 PM   #7
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We have a Traeger Pro 22 that travels on a rack in the rear hitch receiver. It sits about 13Ē from the back of the RV and I place a welding blanket on the fiberglass cap when itís in use. Works great for us.
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Weber is what I use, went though three grills before the Weber all of them didn’t last. I don’t think you will go wrong with a Weber.

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Old 07-11-2020, 06:47 PM   #9
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I have a stainless steel one I bought from Lowe’s, about $80. Works fine for a camper. We also have a Big Green Egg. It’s great but not one you would carry with in your camper. It’s next to their smallest and still weights 80 pounds. I can have it up to over 600 degrees if I’m not careful in 10 minutes. You can hold almost any temperature you need from 250 to 900. I use a double hand full of charcoal or less for most of my needs each time I use it. We use real charcoal not the bickets. The real stuff is better. It burns hotter, cleaner, longer. A 10 pound bag will have 2 cups of ash. The normally stuff has a lot of limestone in it and I think that is where all the ash comes from. If you use charcoal get a bag and try it.
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We have used a Weber for years but we now have Traeger Scout.
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Originally Posted by kmonamo View Post
We have a Traeger Scout that isn't working so will return it to Costco. What type of Grill or BBQ do you recommend?
If the idea of a pellet grill/smoker is what you want take a look at Green Mountain Grills. We went through two Costco Traegers that the controllers were lucky to stay within 40F either side of the set temp. GMG has performed much better for me.
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Old 07-11-2020, 07:27 PM   #12
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We have a weber Q works great.
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We have a 24 inch Blackstone flat top grill. I love it. I can do all my veggie's first. I will get them right texture (medium soft) then I put the steaks in the juice of the veggie's. You got yourself a good tasting meal.

We were camping 3 weeks ago in Tennessee and there were more Blackstone's there then I have ever seen in a camp ground.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:12 AM   #15
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Weber Q1200 for us. Wouldn't have anything else.... unless it's the Blackstone 22" Griddle that we also carry.

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You can't go wrong with a Weber, but I just recently got an Oklahoma Joe's Rambler. Great for grilling and smoking. Perfect size for the 5er. And for $149.00, you can't beat it. Top quality made with heavy cast iron grates.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:38 AM   #17
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Used a Weber Q for 10 yrs no problems except it never got really hot as we wanted. DW loves very well done meat. Size was ok but wanted smaller. Found the ninja foodi grill. Small compact uses eletric cooks 4 pork chops in 9 minutes. No flipping no mess. Grill and base pull out for easy cleaning. Also baked roasts or dehydrates and air Fry's. Roast 3 lb chicken with veggies. Love it.
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Used to have a Weber Q that we liked. We purchased a Traeger pro for the house and really like how the food tastes cooked on it. Purchased a Traeger ranger for the rv and slow cooked a pork shoulder for 8 hours with hickory pellets. Made the best pulled pork when it was done. Cooks ribs fantastic as well.
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Ha! Kinda like asking what your favorite hitch is...

We have had a Coleman Roadtrip grill (the blue one) for 10-15 years. I had to replace the regulator once. The burners are still working great. I have the grills/griddle/open burner adapters. I have cooked many different things (chicken, pork, fish) on this thing and, for us, it works very well. Breakfasts are a snap. I take the time to clean it up at the end of a camping trip so it stays working. I also now use the copper sheets on the grills so they don't get messed up.

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Old 07-12-2020, 10:54 AM   #20
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Ha! Kinda like asking what your favorite hitch is...

Every body buys what they like and that suits them. You haft to figure out what you like. I like my Big Green Egg but it isn’t what most people wont or need. What are you going to do with a grill?
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