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    Tailgating Grill Setup

    It appears that this year I will be the one in our group that is doing the grilling during tailgating. I started doing some research and what I should use and wanted other people's opinions.

    First, I own this: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/George-Foreman-GGR200RDDSS-Outdoor-Electric/dp/B000PIEG1Q/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1219678008&sr=1-18]Amazon.com: George Foreman GGR200RDDSS Round Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill: Home & Garden[/ame] The problem is the wattage is too high to reasonable draw off my car's battery and keep an inverter from blowing up. So I turned to portable gas grills like this: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Weber-1520-Propane-Go-Anywhere-Grill/dp/B00004RALK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1219678049&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill: Home & Garden[/ame]

    I am leaning pretty heavily on buying the Weber but want to ask other CFers what their setups are before I do. My only problem is that I can only find the Weber online and would like to purchase something here in WDM just so I know I have it in time for Thursday.

    So please, tell me your setups and where you found your grills.

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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    I use this and it works great...

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-9949-750-Road-Trip-Grill/dp/B0009V1BDA]Amazon.com: Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE (Red): Sports & Outdoors[/ame]



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    You should be able to buy it at sports authority.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Charcoal is the way to go my friend.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    I have a grill like what you are looking at....It works well and I use it for road trip grill, for home games I invested in the large weber grill like this one bought the stand for it also it cooks great, cleans up well and carries well in a car trunk of a car or back of a SUV, just more expensive Ace - Outdoor Living: Grills & Outdoor Cooking: Grills: Gas Grills: Weber Q 100 (386002)


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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Charcoal is the way to go my friend.
    Whens the last time you almost walked on hot coals left by slob fans? You should never use charcoal at jack Trice parking lots unless you put the leftover coals in your pocket to keep warm LOL


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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    We have the Coleman road trip grill. We like it because it has grill and griddle inserts (omelettes and pancakes are nice) Picked ours up at Sports Authority now that I type that I think it was Scheels.

    http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanCom/subcategory.asp?CategoryID=27203

    And then we usually take up a charcoal double smiaker. it'll do ribs (6 racks) in around 1 1/2 hours. Smoke a turkey 12 minutes a pound.


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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoClone View Post
    This grill is great, folds flat and can take a beating. It fell off the top of our van when driving home from a game last year.

    Also cooks the food very well.


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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Assuming you have decided on gas, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I use the Weber Q 220, bought it and a portable weber grill stand at Ace in Ankeny last fall, I think most Home Depots have them and a lot of Weber replacement parts/accessories. I'm very glad I have the portable stand, tripping over a grill or trying to move it halfway through and dumping your burgers all over the ground is a good way to ruin a tailgate pretty quick. The Q is very sturdy, lights up quick and gets hot quick. Easy to clean. Not all that heavy. I do wish I would have bought one with 2 seperate burners however, as cooking with indirect heat is pretty tough with only 1 burner. You could buy a cheap folding table to set that grill on, and as long as it can handle the number of burgers/brats/etc. that you need I'm sure it would do great. I had a coleman or something similar to what you are looking at, and the propane attachment was some mickey mouse job that never seemed to hold very good - I think that Weber has a support for the propane bottle so it's probably better but just so you know. I bring a full size propane tank now so I don't have to worry about running out.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by majorcyfan View Post
    Whens the last time you almost walked on hot coals left by slob fans? You should never use charcoal at jack Trice parking lots unless you put the leftover coals in your pocket to keep warm LOL
    Yeah...I hate those that dump their charcoal as well. I have always brought mine home and disposed of it there.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by majorcyfan View Post
    Whens the last time you almost walked on hot coals left by slob fans? You should never use charcoal at jack Trice parking lots unless you put the leftover coals in your pocket to keep warm LOL
    That's what leftover cooler water is for. Putting out the grill.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Charcoal is the way to go my friend.
    And if you go that route, get one of those charcoal chimney starters. They'll have your coals ready to cook in about 10 minutes.



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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Assuming you have decided on gas, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I use the Weber Q 220, bought it and a portable weber grill stand at Ace in Ankeny last fall, I think most Home Depots have them and a lot of Weber replacement parts/accessories. I'm very glad I have the portable stand, tripping over a grill or trying to move it halfway through and dumping your burgers all over the ground is a good way to ruin a tailgate pretty quick. The Q is very sturdy, lights up quick and gets hot quick. Easy to clean. Not all that heavy. I do wish I would have bought one with 2 seperate burners however, as cooking with indirect heat is pretty tough with only 1 burner. You could buy a cheap folding table to set that grill on, and as long as it can handle the number of burgers/brats/etc. that you need I'm sure it would do great. I had a coleman or something similar to what you are looking at, and the propane attachment was some mickey mouse job that never seemed to hold very good - I think that Weber has a support for the propane bottle so it's probably better but just so you know. I bring a full size propane tank now so I don't have to worry about running out.
    I agree the Weber Q is the best for tailgating, there are two sizes available the smaller Weber Q works well for most people, the larger is naturally great for larger groups make sure you buy the stand for these grills but they both will work well on a folding table.


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    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Yeah...I hate those that dump their charcoal as well. I have always brought mine home and disposed of it there.
    unfortunately, too many drinkers don't think about the coals before they go into the game, if only it was ok to put them out with recycled beer, saves a trip to the portajohn that way LOL


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    Re: Tailgating Grill Setup

    At home I refuse to use gas, good old charcoal Weber is what I prefer. However, charcoal is kinda messy for tailgating so have a small gas grill that I lined the bottom with lava rocks which kind of soaks up the greasy runoff and keep the flavors when it burns on the rocks. Will still bring a small charcoal along when we do ribs because that is 1 thing that does not taste as good on a gas grill.


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