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Postby Guy » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:29 pm

Dear Masters of the BBQ,

I am trying to figure out how to cut down the overly big BBQ's that are sold today into on the fits for a teardrop. Does anyone have experience trimming those outrageously large cases they put BBQ's in. Geez, some of them remind me of the huge boxes they used to put speakers in. Boxes sized for mini-minded buyers out to demonstrate other sizes, which had nothing to do with sound quality.
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:43 pm

Well Guy,

That depends on how small you want to go...

You could buy a Grill/Stove...

or you could buy a small gas grill, like in this photo

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or you could use a charcoal starter and just put a tiny grill on top of it...
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Postby madjack » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:33 am

...Guy, have you seen this thread
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Postby Guest » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:29 am

Yaa beat me to it Madjack...
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Postby madjack » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:31 am

Dean in Eureka, CA wrote:Yaa beat me to it Madjack...


...Dean, don't no moss grow on this stone :lol:
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Postby randy chesnutt » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:58 am

guy, build a swing out arm on you rear bumper of your trailer and mount your BBQ. grill on it
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:01 am

randy chesnutt wrote:guy, build a swing out arm on you rear bumper of your trailer and mount your BBQ. grill on it


that's exactly what Mike Cady did...

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Love ya but answer the question

Postby Guy » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:20 pm

I love you guys you are the best in the world .
NOW would someone answer MY QUESTION. :D

I am trying to figure out how to cut down the overly big BBQ's that are sold today into on the fits for a teardrop. Does anyone have experience trimming those outrageously large cases they put BBQ's in. Geez, some of them remind me of the huge boxes they used to put speakers in. Boxes sized for mini-minded buyers out to demonstrate other sizes, which had nothing to do with sound quality.
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Postby Guest » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:52 pm

Sawsall? ;)
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:49 pm

Plasma Cutter?

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Postby WarPony » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:59 pm

Guy, are you talking about the big, iron smokers or the gas grills? Either way, it's going to be hard to "cut down" a store bought model. Buy a small charcoal smoker or an 18" Weber grill and stick it in the back of the car/truck. I love to smoke food on the grill and have gotten a good handle on the technique (ask Doug Hodder about my pork tederloin).

I don't have a galley on my tiny trailer at all but if I did, I'd still have my Weber to cook on. There's just something about charcoal and wood that gas can't even touch.
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Postby Brad Lustig » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:23 pm

Do you have a picture of what you're wanting to cut down? Are you wanting to BBQ or grill with it, or both? BBQ = indirect heat, slowwww. Grill = direct heat, faster.
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:23 pm

Guy...Jeff aka Warpony, makes a mean pork :thumbsup: tenderloin....I went out and bought me a little weber too....When I was a geologist back in the 70's we used to take an old piece of drill casing and weld up a BBQ that used to fit in to the stake pockets on the pickup...It was all the rage...BBQ everyday at the rig...unfortunately mine got stolen about 1998....Dean H is a good BBQ guy too!!!! Doug
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This one for starters

Postby Guy » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:03 pm

Here is a Brinkman sold at WalMart on sale for $160.

Got great parts but the boxes and enclosures are way to much.

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Since this is stainless it will be difficult I know, However I was wondering what is the distance from grill to burner that is optimum for this.

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Brinkmann 45,000 BTU 3-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill


Please note if this item is a gift:
This item will ship in the manufacturer's original packaging, which may reveal the contents inside.
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A model of good looks and durability, this gleaming all-stainless steel grill boasts a 45,000 BTU cooking system. You get three stainless steel tube burners plus a 12,000 BTU cast iron side burner for a spacious total cooking area of 585 square inches.



Description
Brinkmann 45,000-BTU 3-Burner Gas Grill:

* Total cooking area of 585 square inches
* All stainless steel construction
* Three stainless steel tube burners
* 12,000 BTU cast iron side burner with brass insert
* Stainless steel side tables with towel bar
* Electronic ignition
* Heavy-duty locking steel casters
* Uses liquid propane gas

They have the same unit at Target May be easier to cut down since it not all stainless steel
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:30 pm

Guy...I'd say that if you have a full sized pickup to haul it around in with all the other camping gear, great!!!! If not...I'd look for something smaller...even if you want to modify it, you're better off to either fab something up rather than cutting that one up and reworking it....You gotta decide gas or charcoal, and just how much are you going to use it...If you have capabilities to work in iron...might be fun to make up your own shaped like a tear....Just a thought....Doug
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