Krumlov


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How well would these work for a BBQ with some friends?

I would like to make quite a bit of food. Do any previous owners know if the quantity would server a group?

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Cammiesan


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I bought one when it was $85 with shipping. It's worth every penny and more, I have grilled steaks, smoked ribs, sausages and chicken. I have made pizza as well. I bought a lot of the accessories at half off including the grill rack, extension ring and wood chip holder. Food comes out delicious.

If you get just one accessory, I would strongly suggest the grill rack. Although I didn't, you may want to consider the four piece accessory set that includes the wok. It's an ideal grill for a small family, a couple or a single person. The carrying case is just ok (rather cheaply made) but the grill itself is quality construction.

I would get the all stainless steel one among the choices. I am going to purchase 3 more as Christmas gifts for friends and family members.

Cammiesan


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Krumlov wrote:How well would these work for a BBQ with some friends?

I would like to make quite a bit of food. Do any previous owners know if the quantity would server a group?



I would definitely get the extension ring. I think you could make enough for 4-6 people without issue. Pizza making really better for 2-3 people. You can eat one while another cooks...just takes a bit of time. It may be better to go with a larger grill if you frequently need to prepare large quantities.

skou


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Hobbes wrote:In for 1. Hope it's as good as my kamado egg but in a portable and light package.



Not even in a snowstorm.

The Kamado, or any other egg is head and shoulders above ANY cheap trinket like this. My UDSs don't hold a candle compared to an Egg. (And, I just junked a 300 dollar imported ProQ, to use my UDS. Well, I sold the ProQ.)(Google Proq, you all.)

steve

skou


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hdtvcamera wrote:I checked the UDS out. You are my people.

I wish I could call you friend.



Get a drum and build one. Best smoker I've ever used. (No, I haven't tried any Eggs.)

Guys, he's not a spammer. (Well if he is, he's got too many purchases to be a good one.)

steve

sdc100


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When I saw today's Woot, my first reaction was, Omigawd, it's a FLYING GUILLOTINE!!! More details HERE.

How clever of Woot to invent a device that not only cooks your meat, but to cut it up fresh too!

Harpo


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tobuns wrote:I bought this on sellout woot for $79.99 in July. It's more like a charcoal oven then a grill (you can use it to bake bread for instace). You must keep the cover on while cooking. As a result, it is almost smokeless after the coals ignites and, except for the food, it doesn't smell too much either. I use lump mesquite charcoal with a fire starter. I've cooked an entire chicken with about 7-8 pieces of charcoal. I live in an apartment and do use this on my balcony. My neighbor uses a baby webber with kingsford and a whole lot of lighter fluid. That thing stinks up and smokes up the entire complex. The cobb is pretty steath.

Sellout Woot discussion



Do you think the extra roasting rack is needed?

sfollmer


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I've had my Cobb for about 6 years now and it's awesome for camping since it's so portable, uses little fuel, and versatile (I have the wok and frying pan accessories).

I made a little chimney out of a large fruit can which holds about 10 briquettes and even it stores inside the bag along with the above mentioned accessories. Light a fire starter underneath the chimney with the coals and you are up and cooking fast. You can even put a few briquettes in a ziplock inside the bag for a trip out to the beach.

Once dinner is ready, I put some water in the wok and by the time dinner is over, the water is hot enough to do the cleanup.

I highly recommend this and I'm in for a silver one. My original black plastic base is all cracked and this isn't much more than just the silver base replacement.

MichXelle


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hdtvcamera wrote:I checked the UDS out. You are my people.

I wish I could call you friend.



If you want the [UDS aka UglyDrumSmoker] to keep a huge garbage can eye sore in your yard, go ahead. The 1st person said Google it. So I did. Here's 3.
It's not what the normal person wants to look at or see in their yard or garage. You can't take it in the home even when done cooking. That thing is hideous to look at and huge.

The Cobb has excellent reviews, is compact, attractive and this is about half the normal price, $10 less than Woot has ever had it for. If you want to smoke food, it's the perfect answer. My parents have it and 2 friends, they all use it and love it.

PS: These are done up neatly. Google images of the UDS, most are not painted or clean. They look like old-time garbage cans. Imagine the stink and that can't go in the dishwasher hyuk.

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MichXelle


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sfollmer wrote:I've had my Cobb for about 6 years now and it's awesome for camping since it's so portable, uses little fuel, and versatile (I have the wok and frying pan accessories).

I made a little chimney out of a large fruit can which holds about 10 briquettes and even it stores inside the bag along with the above mentioned accessories. Light a fire starter underneath the chimney with the coals and you are up and cooking fast. You can even put a few briquettes in a ziplock inside the bag for a trip out to the beach.

Once dinner is ready, I put some water in the wok and by the time dinner is over, the water is hot enough to do the cleanup.

I highly recommend this and I'm in for a silver one. My original black plastic base is all cracked and this isn't much more than just the silver base replacement.



That seals the deal for me. According to the photos on their site, the stainless is the Premier, the red and black are the Pro with little difference. The only difference is the base. I'm ordering 2, for myself and for a birthday gift for my best employee who camps alot and told me he's been looking for it discounted.

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ImpulsivePragmatist


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I would try cooking noodles in the moat while sauteing in the wok. I would want to go for this if it didn't have nonstick.

JadenKale


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If I had the money, I'd be all over this.

jerrybign


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hdtvcamera wrote:I checked the UDS out. You are my people.

I wish I could call you friend.




I also love, no, make that LOVE!!!! the UDS!! Built two sizes, the 55 and a 25 gallon verison. I built both for less than the cost of one of these Cobb cookers. I love the smoke!!!

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stleith


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Crap - I have two of these bought at retail prices and thought a great deal- this one is out of control!! Running two at a time - one as a smoker the other for grilling - great for at the beach and picnic

lhivernant


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It is virtually smokeless when used purely with charcoal. Add wood chips and it becomes a great smoker, if a bit small. I once smoked an entire slab of spare ribs and they turned out great, beautiful smoke ring and all. Yes, I had to cut it in half and stack them. I just rearranged the meat every 20 minutes or so. Chicken comes out great, too. I wouldn't recommend brisket or pork butt as it runs too hot for those, in my opinion.

I wouldn't recommend buying it just for smoking, but it will do the the job when you ask it too.

stleith


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Krumlov wrote:How well would these work for a BBQ with some friends?

I would like to make quite a bit of food. Do any previous owners know if the quantity would server a group?



Some friends - sure - gaggle? nope - run two and if drinking amaze your friends when you can pick it up while still grilling

dadsla


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Use Discount code WOOTDEAL23 for 50% off accessories at Cobb America. GREAT GRILL; bought it last time. Select the all stainless one to get the premier.

jebbesen


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I love the comments on how this unit sucks from posters who haven't used it and apparently have no concept of BBQ'ing.

Oh, lets compare this to an UDS, yea, that's the ticket.

sdc100


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sdc100 wrote:When I saw today's Woot, my first reaction was, Omigawd, it's a FLYING GUILLOTINE!!! More details HERE.

How clever of Woot to invent a device that not only cooks your meat, but to cut it up fresh too!



Here's a nice video demonstration by a Master Chef! Gotta love the 70's!



"Consumer Reports" tests to see if it really works!

emccoyii


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I find myself wondering about the dimensions. How can a cylinder be

Woot wrote: Dimensions: 13″(H) x 13″(W) x 13″(D)

laughingfrog


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I love my Cobb grill and smoker for camping...takes up small space, uses just a few briquets and can cook a lot or sizeable items. Good stuff!

Cycledoc


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Had one of these--an earlier model.

Doesn't cook well and is a mess to clean. Couldn't make it work for me. Back to a Weber type grill, both when camping and at home.

I don't recommend.

LastApeMan


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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/847/rosiesnewcobbcans.jpg/ can't seem to make that work for the life of me.

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metfoo


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mgwerks wrote:It advertises itself as virtually smokeless, and it is. You aren't going to smoke anything in it (like brisket, chicken, etc.). Because it isn't designed for or capable of doing that.

A friend has one, and in this area, it's a magnificent FAIL.

We B BBQ




actually, its a great smoker. I've owned one for about 18 months and smoke stuff all the time. Buy a small cast iron smoke box, like the one cobb sells, throw in a few soaked wood chips, and smoke away.

MaxHedrm


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MichXelle wrote:PS: These are done up neatly. Google images of the UDS, most are not painted or clean. They look like old-time garbage cans. Imagine the stink and that can't go in the dishwasher hyuk.



I don't know anyone that takes their grill inside or puts it in the dishwasher. As already pointed out, the Cobb sort of serves a different purpose.

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specsmachine


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Can you use natural lump charcoal with this thing? Those manufactured briquets taste funky to me.

frannyryan


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I bought one of these from sellout and got a bunch of accessories with the half off coupon. I love this baby. It works very well as a smoker, just use fewer chunks of charcoal, fill the well to keep the heat low and slow, and either put some wet wood chips in the fire pot or use a little cast iron smoke pot. Very very efficient with fuel, and that is why I bought it. It really is a different animal than a Weber, as others said, it is more like an oven. It takes some practice to learn how to use it, e.g. I had to experiment with number of chunks and how much liquid in the well to control the heat. With the accessory pans you can bake pizza, make eggs, steam mussels, and do lots of other stuff. I still have a big grill, but I view the Cobb as a backup cooking fuel source in case the gas and electric go out for a while, and a cool smoker as well.

trybalwings


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I think that this would be a perfect mate for the Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grilling Skewers on Deals.Woot today! You may not be able to fit all 6 of the skewers on there, but then if that is your concern, you should probably just buy two of these. Problem solved!

cobbamerica


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bubink


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We have had our Cobb for a few years and LOVE IT! we also have a Weber for large quantities of meat, a cheap charcoal one for grilling steaks and then this one. It's perfect for low and slow cooking. Using the wood chips (soaked, wrapped in foil and then put on top of the coals when hot) makes it the perfect smoker. DO get the extender ring and make perfect beer can chicken. Yes, clean up can be a bit of a mess but Dawn Power Dissolver makes short work of it. Bought one last Woot for my son-in-law and can't wait to give it to him. Great construction, too!

fitster


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I don't know about the grill, but the jalapeno cooker (through the "jalapeno" link)rocks! I've had one for several years and it works great. Still looks like the day I got it. And that jalapeno corer is absolutely the easiest way to get the seeds out of the jalapeno. I've never seen it this cheap, I'm getting another!
The folks that make this have some good recipes on their web site too.
http://www.chilegrill.com

cole103


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MichXelle wrote:

"I'm a tri-tip guy"



I'm from the Midwest and have heard of lots of cuts of meat----what's a "Tri-tip"????

awldun


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I'm in for one but have a question for existing owners.

Do you think a 12" dia. cast iron pan would fit on top?

cobbamerica


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cole103 wrote:[quote postid="4650301" user="MichXelle"]

"I'm a tri-tip guy"

I'm from the Midwest and have heard of lots of cuts of meat----what's a "Tri-tip"????



http://bbq.about.com/cs/beef/a/aa071401a.htm

cobbamerica


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awldun wrote:I'm in for one but have a question for existing owners.

Do you think a 12" dia. cast iron pan would fit on top?



The diameter of the grilling surface is 12.5 inches, so it may fall in. Also you need a tight fit to maintain the heat. I would suggest getting the official Cobb pan from cobbq.com and use the coupon "wootdeal23" for 50% discount

shariellen


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hey Cobb guy--can you use Sterno cans in it? Planning for the upcoming apocalypse.

Also, do you think I could use this on my fire escape and not get caught?

Also, any ideas about safely using it while on a sailboat at a mooring (not while under sail).

firestix


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awldun wrote:I'm in for one but have a question for existing owners.

Do you think a 12" dia. cast iron pan would fit on top?



Really want one of these but already spent my disposable income for a few months on a cider press. Maybe in a woot off in a month or two or on sellout.

Anyway to take a shot at an answer for you. I would suspect the handle will get in the way. From all the reviews I read it seems imperative to keep the lid on to keep a satisfactory temperature. So, I would suspect not unless you chop off the handle. Now can someone tell us how the frying accessory fits in the system and avoids the handles. Between the base and lid handles outside the cooking chamber?

killroy108


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Dang it, I missed this when it was on Sell-out Woot. I waited and bought one as soon as it came up (got out of bed when it hit my cell). Now on second thought I should have gotten at least two (best Christmas gift ever) but you can't go back after the initial order.

cobbamerica


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shariellen wrote:hey Cobb guy--can you use Sterno cans in it? Planning for the upcoming apocalypse.

Also, do you think I could use this on my fire escape and not get caught?

Also, any ideas about safely using it while on a sailboat at a mooring (not while under sail).



haha... Funny you ask but we often do indoor demos using Sterno. It's not made for that and it does not cook great with it but in a pinch in would work.

I strongly suggest the solid charcoal briques available on http://www.cobbq.com/cobb-fire-and-smoke.html. They are individually sealed so last for a few years in any weather conditions. Great for on a boat.