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smokeworker
05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
I am torn between which grill to purchase....any suggestions from anyone is appreciated. I am convinced it has to be a 5 foot, very portable unit.

Mrdeville
05-27-2013, 12:48 AM
Talk to TQ. He builds custom pits. He does really good work. He is a member here. He usually posts in Qtalk. His username is Tuscaloosa Q

nucornhusker
05-27-2013, 01:45 AM
Yoder has a 24"x48" charcoal grill. I know it's not 5', but they are a custom pit company, they may be able to make one.

http://www.yodersmokers.com/charcoal24x48.html

smokeworker
05-27-2013, 06:54 AM
Yoder has a 24"x48" charcoal grill. I know it's not 5', but they are a custom pit company, they may be able to make one.

http://www.yodersmokers.com/charcoal24x48.html

wow are those nice. I would love to have one of those, but I am thinking it better be more portable. I set up most of the time by myself for events. I don't like to make my helpers(family) work the 12-14 hour days I do for events. I need something I can set up and be ready in a few minutes. kinda like this:

http://www.equippers.com//Adcraft-Stainless-Steel-Outdoor-Charcoal-Grill-60W/CG-60.asp

I just wonder if these things hold up like a yoder.....doubt it

The Pigman
05-27-2013, 07:08 AM
SAMs club has a 8 burner event grill that fols flat. Real nice for catering large amounts

MAsQue
05-27-2013, 07:28 AM
I own one of these:

http://www.acemart.com/prod6123.html?cm_ven=C-GS&cm_cat=CL&cm_pla=6&cm_ite=MAGCGL-60&utm_source=Shopping+Portals&utm_campaign=Cost+Listing&utm_medium=Google+Shopping&gclid=CPSKstWgtrcCFQyg4AodHS8AKg

and it's sturdy as hell and works fine. I find only two problems with it: moving the grill to add more charcoal is a bit of an unwieldy operation, and while the unit is easily movable when the wheels are on it (and the wheels do go on and off easily, btw), I have a small truck and need to take the wheels off to load the grill into the cargo space, once the wheels are off, the weight of the thing makes loading and unloading it difficult for one person.

smokeworker
05-27-2013, 11:02 AM
I own one of these:

http://www.acemart.com/prod6123.html?cm_ven=C-GS&cm_cat=CL&cm_pla=6&cm_ite=MAGCGL-60&utm_source=Shopping+Portals&utm_campaign=Cost+Listing&utm_medium=Google+Shopping&gclid=CPSKstWgtrcCFQyg4AodHS8AKg

and it's sturdy as hell and works fine. I find only two problems with it: moving the grill to add more charcoal is a bit of an unwieldy operation, and while the unit is easily movable when the wheels are on it (and the wheels do go on and off easily, btw), I have a small truck and need to take the wheels off to load the grill into the cargo space, once the wheels are off, the weight of the thing makes loading and unloading it difficult for one person.

I was hoping someone would have something like yours...thanks for the honest review. I hate to waste money on something that is going to tear my back up setting up. They do look like very nice grills though.
I also saw this model, but I'm worried about longevity.

http://www.akitchen.com/store/RMC-bear-tooth-grill.html?gdftrk=gdfV2202_a_7c243_a_7c585_a_7cRMC _d_BEAR_d_TOOTH&gclid=CJ6w0bbTtrcCFegWMgodwGUAwQ

nucornhusker
05-27-2013, 11:05 AM
wow are those nice. I would love to have one of those, but I am thinking it better be more portable. I set up most of the time by myself for events. I don't like to make my helpers(family) work the 12-14 hour days I do for events. I need something I can set up and be ready in a few minutes. kinda like this:

http://www.equippers.com//Adcraft-Stainless-Steel-Outdoor-Charcoal-Grill-60W/CG-60.asp

I just wonder if these things hold up like a yoder.....doubt itIf you want it easier to move I'm sure they could modify it and put pneumatic wheels on it like the comp carts (the charcoal grill doesn't have a comp cart option that I am aware of), those wheels make their cookers very easy to move around. Or they do have this option...



http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb367/husker9903/523588_441065235915001_730812763_n_zps4b32002f.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/husker9903/media/523588_441065235915001_730812763_n_zps4b32002f.jpg .html)



If you did a 5' grill I imagine it would go parallel with the trailer like their smokers, not perpendicular like above, but that's just a guess.

smokeworker
05-27-2013, 11:07 AM
SAMs club has a 8 burner event grill that fols flat. Real nice for catering large amounts

those seem like a bargain....thanks. I may end up doing it, but I would love to do charcoal.

cynfulsmokersbbq
05-28-2013, 12:11 PM
I am torn between which grill to purchase....any suggestions from anyone is appreciated. I am convinced it has to be a 5 foot, very portable unit.

How are you using it?

steaks, hamburgers,hot dogs, re-heats?

smokeworker
05-28-2013, 03:11 PM
How are you using it?

steaks, hamburgers,hot dogs, re-heats?

Finishing chicken mainly...some steaks, kabobs. But everyone wants chicken, chicken chicken. It's Luke a recurring nightmare, 200 thighs and drums seared on my little barrel grill.

Goddahavit
05-28-2013, 03:27 PM
Meadowcreek makes some, I didn't realize how expensive grills were, lol

smokeworker
05-28-2013, 09:58 PM
Meadowcreek makes some, I didn't realize how expensive grills were, lol

I hear ya....they are not cheap. The meadow creeks are well built tanks! 12 gauge plate. It seems any job over 100 plate is worth the added grill space. I wish I would have known when I built the pit, I would have added a char griller

TailGateJoecom
05-28-2013, 11:25 PM
If you want something commercial grade that will take the abuse and last, check out
http://www.crownverity.com/products/grills-and-griddles/60-inch-charcoal-grill-BM-60

They became a sponsor of mine after I had bought their largest propane grill for the parties I throw. Everything they make is commercial grade. They aren't the cheapest out there, but the quality is worth the price if you want serious cooking equipment.

If you are interested I can hook you up with a decent discount, like 35%, from the US sales manager who I work with as my contact at the company, just pm me with your contact info.

MAsQue
05-29-2013, 09:24 AM
I was hoping someone would have something like yours...thanks for the honest review. I hate to waste money on something that is going to tear my back up setting up. They do look like very nice grills though.
I also saw this model, but I'm worried about longevity.

http://www.akitchen.com/store/RMC-bear-tooth-grill.html?gdftrk=gdfV2202_a_7c243_a_7c585_a_7cRMC _d_BEAR_d_TOOTH&gclid=CJ6w0bbTtrcCFegWMgodwGUAwQ

I would want to see that close up before I invested in it. I get a little dubious about things with too many bells and whistles.

You might try looking at used restaurant equipment resellers. I actually got mine from a friend who is something of a "picker". He found 2 of them somewhere and sold them both to me for $350. I sold the other one for $250. The price falls a lot once they're used, and a can of Rustoleum hi-temp paint covers many sins.

TailGateJoecom
05-29-2013, 01:38 PM
PM reply sent :thumb:

smokeworker
05-29-2013, 02:39 PM
I would want to see that close up before I invested in it. I get a little dubious about things with too many bells and whistles.

You might try looking at used restaurant equipment resellers. I actually got mine from a friend who is something of a "picker". He found 2 of them somewhere and sold them both to me for $350. I sold the other one for $250. The price falls a lot once they're used, and a can of Rustoleum hi-temp paint covers many sins.

I gotta agree with you ....most likely wont hold up long.

BoneDaddy's
05-30-2013, 08:13 AM
If you want something commercial grade that will take the abuse and last, check out
http://www.crownverity.com/products/grills-and-griddles/60-inch-charcoal-grill-BM-60

They became a sponsor of mine after I had bought their largest propane grill for the parties I throw. Everything they make is commercial grade. They aren't the cheapest out there, but the quality is worth the price if you want serious cooking equipment.

If you are interested I can hook you up with a decent discount, like 35%, from the US sales manager who I work with as my contact at the company, just pm me with your contact info.

I bought the BM-60 about 6 months ago...it is great! very heavy duty with removable legs! I love it for catering grilling events.

-Frank

MAsQue
05-30-2013, 09:09 AM
If you hit the lottery recently, you might want to look into one of these:

http://www.grillery.com/khxc/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=Free+Standing+Grills

smokeworker
05-30-2013, 09:19 AM
If you hit the lottery recently, you might want to look into one of these:

http://www.grillery.com/khxc/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=Free+Standing+Grills

Holy smokes...I need a cold shower now.

smokeworker
05-30-2013, 09:22 AM
I bought the BM-60 about 6 months ago...it is great! very heavy duty with removable legs! I love it for catering grilling events.

-Frank

You and tailgatejoe sold me...

TailGateJoecom
05-30-2013, 01:24 PM
If you hit the lottery recently, you might want to look into one of these:

http://www.grillery.com/khxc/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=Free+Standing+Grills


I have to own one of those some day.

lhommedieu
05-30-2013, 01:50 PM
For DYI, what kind/gauge metal is optimal to build a 2' x 4' x 12" box? I was thinking maybe 12 -14 gauge sheet metal, but not sure about low carbon or alloyed steel.

Drh7003
06-02-2013, 06:49 AM
If you want something commercial grade that will take the abuse and last, check out
http://www.crownverity.com/products/grills-and-griddles/60-inch-charcoal-grill-BM-60

They became a sponsor of mine after I had bought their largest propane grill for the parties I throw. Everything they make is commercial grade. They aren't the cheapest out there, but the quality is worth the price if you want serious cooking equipment.

If you are interested I can hook you up with a decent discount, like 35%, from the US sales manager who I work with as my contact at the company, just pm me with your contact info.

A friend that has a catering company has an old Crown Verity. Very well built, but not a one person deal. Adding charcoal is not easy and the grate needs two people to adjust height or get set up. It has been around for over 30 years now and going strong though.

Sauce Dog
06-04-2013, 12:37 AM
Not sure if big enough for your needs but Big John's carries a basic, sturdy 5 footer for about $500-600 (I think), bought mine used. Think they're a touch cheaper than Meadow Creek (not talking about their chicken cooker). It has a single piece solid steel trough with a large adjustable steel grate. Legs unscrew for packing, and heavy duty wheels optional.

smokeworker
06-04-2013, 10:24 PM
Not sure if big enough for your needs but Big John's carries a basic, sturdy 5 footer for about $500-600 (I think), bought mine used. Think they're a touch cheaper than Meadow Creek (not talking about their chicken cooker). It has a single piece solid steel trough with a large adjustable steel grate. Legs unscrew for packing, and heavy duty wheels optional.

Thanks for the info, big john makes some nice stuff! I am waiting for my crown verity now. I couldn't beat the price they gave for the quality of product(with the help of tailgatejoe).

Thanks to everyone actually for the input....

rudytj
06-07-2013, 07:43 PM
wow some of those are amazing

j20832
06-08-2013, 08:27 AM
FWIW for comparison shopping, the BM-60 is $659 at Sams Club right now with free delivery.

TailGateJoecom
06-08-2013, 02:46 PM
FWIW for comparison shopping, the BM-60 is $659 at Sams Club right now with free delivery.


I helped to op do better direct from the company :thumb:

btw, msrp for the unit is $1050.

smokeworker
06-11-2013, 08:10 PM
I helped to op do better direct from the company :thumb:

btw, msrp for the unit is $1050.
just picked mine up yesterday...smokin deal, nice grill!

grillfella
06-17-2013, 11:37 PM
i have 2 five footer flatbed grills i purchased from smart n final yrs ago $300 at the time now they are around $600 very durable legs come off great for chicken or tri tip burgers dogs only down side is if its windy

WBinNYC
06-21-2013, 11:00 AM
i have 2 five footer flatbed grills i purchased from smart n final yrs ago $300 at the time now they are around $600 very durable legs come off great for chicken or tri tip burgers dogs only down side is if its windy

Great set up

grillfella
06-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Yes they last a long time last year I had to weld a new metal plate finally rusted out after yrs of service