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Old 22 May 2020, 12:07   #1
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Best Portable BBQ

Anyone any suggestions or guidance on the best BBQ to take on the RIB? (For use on the beach obviously). Is gas or charcoal better? there appear to be lots of options for camping BBQ's so be great to get some real practical experience from you all for whatever you have found best - portable, small form factor, or at least one that packs away cleverly, easy to keep clean and pack up without mess going all over the boat.Your thoughts very much appreciated. Thanks J
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disposable and a bag to put it and the rubbish in when your done
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I was bought a Cobb for Fathers day a few years back and it's great.

Uses compressed coconut "briquettes" which whilst they are about £2 each can be cooked on within about 5 minutes of lighting.
Once done the briquette can be lifted out and disposed of. The rest of the BBQ is then cool and can be packed away.
It doesn't scorch the ground so can be used safely on grass.

When I was unwrapping it I thought it was a bit of a gadget but it's really well made and i'm very pleased with it. Not cheap but good value.

https://www.cobb-bbq.co.uk/
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Single gas burner stove of the type in the link - take a couple of spare bottles - & a big frying pan.
Doesn't take up a lot of space, gives instant cooking & doesn't need lots of faff putting out & disposing of the remains.
Youngest uses one for carp fishing trips & bbq's on the beach with friends (does a mean pancake, takes pancake premix in a plastic bottle & a squirty cooking oil carried down to the beach in a backpack with the beer.). I borrow it if I'm camping.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/15391883538...=aid%3D1110001
Double burner ones are available.
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I've had a Weber Smokey Joe and a Weber Go Anywhere BBQ - both charcoal. The Go Anywhere is rectanglar and therefore better suited to storing on a boat. The disadvantage of charcoal is you end up with hot charcoal at the end of the BBQ. You can either wait until its gone cold or pour water on it but you end up with charcoal slurry. Weber do a gas Go Anywhere which I'd probably look at next time.

Another option is a Cobb BBQ. I've no experience of them but they seem good.
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Searider recommended the Cobb whilst I was typing.
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Thanks Chaps - I have looked at the Cobb - looks like a cool piece of kit and whilst expensive - will last.

The other option I found online was this Gas one from Cadac

Gas has the advantage of being ready to cook on quickly and no mess afterwards (aside from cooking juices etc)

https://www.cadacinternational.com/uk/safari-chef-hp/

Its the HP version (so disposable gas) what I dont know is how hot it will get with the High pressure gas canister - unsure it will be hot enough to BBQ on.

Anyone any experience of these?
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No, but looks interesting.
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disposable and a bag to put it and the rubbish in when your done
Agree with beerbelly. A decent bbq costs a few quid and you can buy an awful lot of disposable bbq's for the cost of something decent, then there's the cleaning etc.. Disposable imo...
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A baby Weber every time - itís got a lid so you can do the job properly.
When youíre done, take the slurry home in a bag and clean the bbq with a hose!
Gas bbqs are for heathens and disposables arenít as good and still have to be taken home.
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I've got both a gas Webber Q1200 and a Cobb, both very good. The Webber is very convenient but the Cobb gives a more natural BBQ experience by using either the cobb stone or briquets. If I could choose only one then would go for the Webber as good for quick lunch stops on the beach.

The Cobb does do a great full roast chicken, I often use it at home.
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Webber is best but for convenience on a boat I now use this https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coleman-Unl...6-7988b7305ddc and a grill pan
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This isnít even my opinion, stoves are fine for boiling water but weíre talking bbqs here!!
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True but then a proper bbq is charcoal not gas
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I've just checked and we are on the right part of the forum.

I've only ever used charcoal but from a convenience perspective I can see the attraction of gas.

One thing I'd definitely recommend for a charcoal BBQ is a chimney starter.

I've also just started using Aussie hot beads rather than the Weber briquettes and you use less and they burn for longer. They do take a bit more effort to get going - two firelighters rather than one.
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Agree with beerbelly. A decent bbq costs a few quid and you can buy an awful lot of disposable bbq's for the cost of something decent, then there's the cleaning etc.. Disposable imo...
I mean, who even needs the environment any way.
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I mean, who even needs the environment any way.
didn't realise a disposable bbq would cause much damage to the environment. good job were all running our ribs on renewable energy
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Disposable, saves the faff. With my trusted mess tins....


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