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7 minutes ago, Mike and Carol said:

I put the Blackstone on the trailer QC

Yup me too 👍🏻

 

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Unfortunately, I think she can't do that right now, with propane issues. 

Anyone here  regularly  use a  Blackstone small grill with 1 lb. bottles?

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1 hour ago, SeaDawg said:

Unfortunately, I think she can't do that right now, with propane issues. 

 

That's correct -- until the Truma WH gets fixed, I'm without my QC (I did buy the long hose and fittings for the Blackstone to work on QC, before I left home.)

I'm probably going to order another hose to connect directly to a tank, rather than buy more of the throw-away cylinders. But I have 4 of them yet that I can use, if I get this fixed correctly. 

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I was in Costco shopping today, and noticed the Blackstone 22" , with integrated hood, cover, and propane hose for $159. I thought that was a pretty good price?

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21 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

I was in Costco shopping today, and noticed the Blackstone 22" , with integrated hood, cover, and propane hose for $159. I thought that was a pretty good price?

That is an excellent price! I only had to carry a Weber Q a few trips to learn how hard they were to clean and stow. I have the 17” BS and it has served us well; the 22”, especially with the cover and carry bag, is also travel worthy, just a bit heavier and bulkier than mine. That said, I have a 36” commercial grade SOB  for home use, and the 17” is just as capable in preparing a ‘table for two’ (or three) meal when traveling. I usually stow mine either flat or upright on the backseat within easy reach, thus allowing room in the truck bed for our folding ebikes. 

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Mine did not come with a metal lid, rather a slip cover made with to same material as the travel case. Next is a bonus tip: the base can be used to stow most, if not all, of your cooking utensils, seasonings, oils, drip pan, paper towels, foil, etc., even the hose, regulator and 1lb propane tank, if wanted. A real space saver and convenience.

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Breakfast is my favorite meal to prepare, with smash burgers, steaks, fajitas a close second, followed by chili dogs and grilled sandwiches. I’ll admit, camp food is the best regardless of how it’s cooked!


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On 6/22/2023 at 5:02 PM, HDRider said:

II am trying to get a sense of how much heat it generates. 

I got mine up to about 650F while I was seasoning  it.  That should boil water or fry chicken in a skillet just fine.

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On 6/22/2023 at 9:41 AM, Mike and Carol said:

The Blackstone griddle is not a grill.  Griddle only.  It still does a fine job on steaks/burgers/etc.  Perfect for breakfast bacon and eggs.  Mike

On point Mike!
Our Q1200 weber will hickory smoke and grill up baby back ribs, tenderloin steaks, chicken wings, lamb chops, trout, blackened shrimp.
 

Just not a griddle guy here, except if we stop at a Waffle House. 😄

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2 hours ago, Ronbrink said:

Breakfast is my favorite meal to prepare, with smash burgers, steaks, fajitas a close second, followed by chili dogs and grilled sandwiches. I’ll admit, camp food is the best regardless of how it’s cooked!


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Is this one table or two?

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1 hour ago, Patriot said:

On point Mike!
Our Q1200 weber will hickory smoke and grill up baby back ribs, tenderloin steaks, chicken wings, lamb chops, trout, blackened shrimp.
 

Just not a griddle guy here, except if we stop at a Waffle House. 😄

I’ve been using a Weber Q1200 with an additional griddle insert for one side…works well, because I’m still fat & happy. It was easy for me to convert it to run off my QC connection on my Oliver.
 

As for storage problems, I’m good…just  2 of us, and we continue to do more with less because of years backpacking and tent camping and being very weight-conscious , so I have plenty of room in the back of my(gasp!)SUV!   I must be getting something wrong, though….every time I hit the CAT scale, I’m still 100-200 lbs under my GVWR of 1380 lbs my 2010 Toyota Sequoia provides, which is rated to tow 9500 pounds, and happily controls our Elite II up and down the Blue Ridge Escarpment from Coastal SC to the peaks of the Blue Ridge mountains….spring, summer, winter or fall.
 

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2 hours ago, ScubaRx said:

Is this one table or two?

If referring to my phrase ‘table for two’, one table for two people, but added the ‘or three’ more to emphasize the 17” can cook enough food to feed more than just two. Did I just go down the rabbit hole?

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Just now, Ronbrink said:

If referring to my phrase ‘table for two’, one table for two people, but added the ‘or three’ more to emphasize the 17” can cook enough food to feed more than just two. Did I just go down the rabbit hole?

I was referring to the photo you posted and I included with my inquiry.

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3 minutes ago, ScubaRx said:

I was referring to the photo you posted and I included with my inquiry.

Looks like two tables to me - look at the support feet/legs.

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16 minutes ago, ScubaRx said:

I was referring to the photo you posted and I included with my inquiry.

Of course, first thought was a play on words. Yes two tables, but this is my usual two table setup. I need room to work my majic!

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@Ronbrink, my question is:"what time is breakfast?"

I can bring another table. 😆 Looks yummy!

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The English language is such a wonderful thing!  Two entirely different takes on the same wording AND both make sense.🤔

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6 hours ago, Patriot said:

On point Mike!
Our Q1200 weber will hickory smoke and grill up baby back ribs, tenderloin steaks, chicken wings, lamb chops, trout, blackened shrimp.
 

Just not a griddle guy here, except if we stop at a Waffle House. 😄

We've been using the same Weber Q1000 since we got our trailer.  They are plenty durable.  I also have a griddle insert that I can use on one half of the Weber when I don't want to break out the Blackstone.  I prefer grilling meats, but the griddle comes in handy for breakfast with bacon, eggs and more.  Mike

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9 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

I prefer grilling meats, but the griddle comes in handy for breakfast with bacon, eggs and more.  Mike

I too prefer grilling steaks, reverse sear to be exact. However, when traveling I can cook a greater variety of foods, many simultaneously, on the BS; again personal preference. Enjoying this ribeye cooked to perfection at our Oliver dinette, along with sautéed mushrooms, roasted jalapeños and baked potatoes, all on the BS! With steaks in particular, a griddle can produce a better sear with regards to Maillard reaction, which further enhances flavor. I agree with your take on breakfast, most anything ‘breakfast’ can be made on a griddle, except for maybe waffles; we’d have to meet up with Patriot at Waffle House for that!

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The couple of times we camped in Australia,  the "barbee" was always a griddle.  Public parks even often had a propane fired "griddle," for public use. Sometimes free, sometimes coin-op. 

It took some getting used to, but we made some great meals, on the "barbees." (Griddles.)

Yes, we cleaned up after ourselves, as did everyone else. Great campers in Oz.

 

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So far, the only disadvantage to my wok-style Skottle (shown on previous page) is that I can't fry eggs or make pancakes, unless I want one big one in the center. In that case, I just rearrange the inserts and put my ancient Coleman griddle across two adjacent burners. 

I got a 12+ round pizza stone at Christmas, and I'm going to try biscuits on it. If that works, I'll try pizza. The aluminum lid doesn't hold in much heat, so I may need to add water underneath and use steam to heat the pizza like I did with the cinnamon rolls.

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Snow Peak used to make a single unit (the 9"X14" inserts) titanium charcoal grill with adjustable height firebox, but that's been long discontinued. Used ones have ridiculous asking prices.

 

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@Steve Morris, one big "pancake," made in a paella pan, is always a big hit at brunch parties. Might work on your skottle: dutch baby pancake:

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2 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

@Steve Morris, one big "pancake," made in a paella pan, is always a big hit at brunch parties. Might work on your skottlesketch baby pancake:

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-dutch-baby-pancake-227629

 

Oh! That sounds wonderful!!

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On 1/6/2024 at 7:55 PM, Ronbrink said:

Enjoying this ribeye cooked to perfection at our Oliver dinette, along with sautéed mushrooms, roasted jalapeños and baked potatoes, all on the BS!

...I used to be able to eat that much!  Whew, that look DEEEELISH!  HA!

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On 6/22/2023 at 4:37 AM, Wandering Sagebrush said:

If I were to buy another camp stove, which I am not going to do, it would be a Partner Stove, probably their 18” two burner.  The REI aluminum roll up table works well.

I don’t know how it happened, but I ended up with a collection of backpacking and camping stoves, including the Coleman white gas stove my parents had when I was a little guy.

The Partner is a great unit.  Expensive though.  With your aluminum table you'll likely not scorch it's surface.  

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Growing up, my family tent camped A LOT.  When I got some cash for my 11th and 12th birthdays I bought a Coleman stove and lantern.  They are now pushing 60 years old and still work very well.  Now just finding white gas is a problem and the Coleman fuel is insanely expensive. 

Sadly the LED lanterns made the ole style lanterns a safety hazard from many perspectives. 

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I have both the Coleman stove and latern like you. Is there anyway to convert the colemans to a different gas?

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On 7/25/2023 at 1:42 PM, Mike and Carol said:

Seems like there should be a gasket in there.

I'm thinking a washer and gasket between the brass fitting and the regulator.

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