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Brew-B-Q
06-11-2009, 09:45 AM
So what are some ways to get hot water for cleaning? Right now we fill up a large pot and put it over our propane burner. Works, but wondering what other ways people are doing it. Question directed towards those without RVs and the like.

billm
06-11-2009, 09:49 AM
So what are some ways to get hot water for cleaning? Right now we fill up a large pot and put it over our propane burner. Works, but wondering what other ways people are doing it. Question directed towards those without RVs and the like.
thats the best and quickest way i know of

Buster Dog BBQ
06-11-2009, 09:51 AM
Coleman Hot Water Heater is good. Zodie makes one too but not as good as the Coleman.

Trimming all my meat ahead of time, using disposable cutting boards and lining pans with foil, I now have few dirty dishes and few that need re-use so I just take my dirty ones home to wash anymore and rarely need to wash at comps.

KC_Bobby
06-11-2009, 09:52 AM
Coleman Portable Hot Water Heater - worth every cent

bayoustylebbq
06-11-2009, 09:56 AM
Coleman Portable Hot Water Heater - worth every cent


Agreed... And they have great customer service as well...

Divemaster
06-11-2009, 10:13 AM
So what are some ways to get hot water for cleaning? Right now we fill up a large pot and put it over our propane burner. Works, but wondering what other ways people are doing it. Question directed towards those without RVs and the like.

thats the best and quickest way i know of
That's what I do as well... I would love to have a hot water heater but it's either that or another comp... I selected the comp...

Now if we win some money, that may change...:mrgreen:

Jorge
06-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Coleman Hot Water Heater is good. Zodie makes one too but not as good as the Coleman.

Trimming all my meat ahead of time, using disposable cutting boards and lining pans with foil, I now have few dirty dishes and few that need re-use so I just take my dirty ones home to wash anymore and rarely need to wash at comps.

Great advice. It cuts down on time consumed washing stuff up as well.

Divemaster
06-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Coleman Hot Water Heater is good. Zodie makes one too but not as good as the Coleman.

Trimming all my meat ahead of time, using disposable cutting boards and lining pans with foil, I now have few dirty dishes and few that need re-use so I just take my dirty ones home to wash anymore and rarely need to wash at comps.

I think this saves us about 50-60% of our clean up (and my back!)...

Brew-B-Q
06-11-2009, 10:25 AM
Agreed - we've been trimming all of our meat ahead of time this year and it has helped a lot.

G$
06-11-2009, 10:42 AM
So what are some ways to get hot water for cleaning? Right now we fill up a large pot and put it over our propane burner. Works, but wondering what other ways people are doing it. Question directed towards those without RVs and the like.

We have been using a large (cheap) 35 cup coffee pot. Only thing we need is a power outlet. It is much preferred over the 'pot on stove' method because it has a spout that will stay open for you.

Someday i will upgrade to one of those coleman on demand things.

SmokeInDaEye
06-11-2009, 10:50 AM
Agreed... And they have great customer service as well...

Mine stopped working after only a year, called yesterday and they are replacing the whole thing.

McClung
06-11-2009, 11:02 AM
Water pot on firebox?

KC_Bobby
06-11-2009, 11:16 AM
Water pot on firebox?

that is one advantage of an offset

thillin
06-11-2009, 12:00 PM
We do like above. But also take a 5 day 5 gallon water cooler (http://www.igloocoolers.com/product-image-viewer/?color=&model=13014). I fill it with hot water at home right before I leave. Most comps it last both days. Some, we will boil a large pot of water and add to it once. It'll almost be too hot to handle, and is alot cheaper than a water heater.

ZILLA
06-11-2009, 12:07 PM
We've been using the Coleman "Hot Water on Demand" for a few years now. Never had a problem. That and a bus tub and your off and running. I have one for my new team made by Oster (who makes both units). Same unit but blue instead of dark green. Search for both names for the best deal.

Keep a pan of water on the firebox too for quick clean up.

bayoustylebbq
06-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Mine stopped working after only a year, called yesterday and they are replacing the whole thing.


We are now on our 3rd in 4 years... And everytime we take it back to Coleman, they pull a brand new one off the shelf for us. I love ours, they just seem to have a few things go wrong with them from time to time...

lunchlady
06-11-2009, 02:10 PM
we use the 35 cup coffee pot too... works like a charm, with only a plug needed.
$20 at Ocean State Job Lot (if you have one near you)

beam boys bbq
06-11-2009, 06:03 PM
we also used coleman but we put it in an cooler and the water would stay hot for hours and when we were done just pull the plug and drain it was like an small sink

york

gordo
06-12-2009, 04:43 AM
Large stock pot full of water on the firebox works for me....

Many items I take home inside the cooler I used to bring the meat out in..

When I get home...Tote the cooler into the kitchen...load the dishwasher...when clean, reload my cook box..

Ready for next contest..

shares
06-13-2009, 12:33 AM
Count me in on the coffee maker - 42 cups of hot water lickety split, and costs about, what? - $50 with shipping? Your only problem is keeping it from getting squashed in transit to comps.

Solidkick
06-13-2009, 09:26 AM
We use the hot water on demand as well.......but we always take the large pot to use on the turkey fryer/charcoal starter as a back up. And there's the 35 cup coffee maker as well....always coffee at the Belly Brothers camp on Saturday morning....do you think we pack too much? :rolleyes:

Pig Headed
06-13-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm think about getting one of these. I saw one at Salisbury and with a y connection, you have both hot and cold water. It runs off a propane tank, whicg we have for the turkey fryer anyway.

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What we do now is the big pot on a turkey fryer and pour into one of theose water carriers you see on the back of construction trucks. It keeps the water very hot overnight and has a spout.

CivilWarBBQ
06-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Oh man, that thing brings up a whole host of scary images if BBQ guys use the shower attachment at a contest! :D