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Old 02-29-2016, 06:35 PM   #29
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Broke out the Cobb tonight for the first meal to initiate both the cooker and the cook. I'll confess I read the directions, again. It took me about three minutes since this thing is so very simple to use. I wrapped slice potatoes, carrots, and celery in foil with a pat of butter to drop into the mote while it was heating. After it came up to cooking temp, I put some nice steaks on for our inaugural feast. If those steaks hadn't been a little on the hefty side, they would have burned because I left them on side one for almost 25 minutes but flipped them at the last second for an additional five minutes and they were WONDERFUL! Ahhhh, the tastes of summer.

This Cobb Grill is gonna be fantastic!!!! Wooohooo!
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:12 PM   #30
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If those steaks hadn't been a little on the hefty side, they would have burned because I left them on side one for almost 25 minutes but flipped them at the last second for an additional five minutes and they were WONDERFUL!Ahhhh, the tastes of summer.
Good grief!
My steaks get four minutes a side on the BBQ ( three for the son-in-law ).
Half an hour cooking a steak?
Was the grill lit?
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:33 PM   #31
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My experience with the Cobb is that it is a slow cook, but I didn't think that slow.
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Yeah. It's not really a grill. And its firebox is small. My biggest problem with using ours is waiting until it's really hot enough to use.

But, I love that it's charcoal fueled and allows me to cook at the picnic table, without carrying a Coleman stove and those disposable propane canisters.
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I cook at the picnic table. I don't use the 1lb. canisters. I don't have to carry charcoal or dispose of the ashes and the grill gets hot within minutes.
My Napoleon BBQ has two burners so I can leave one off and cook a whole chicken indirect.
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Good grief!
My steaks get four minutes a side on the BBQ ( three for the son-in-law ).
Half an hour cooking a steak?
Was the grill lit?

Different strokes Glenn, at 4 minutes a side it's still mooing . Half an hour is fine with me. On the plus side of that, in over 40 years of marriage there's only been a few times that the charcoal was less burnt. BTW, I was the grill master on a couple of them
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Well, to be honest, I was busy with something else and almost forgot that I intended to flip the steaks in the final phase of cooking. I was worried that they might be burnt; they weren't, but they were almost 1 1/2 inches thick and very good.


I will say that all these years of grilling have taught me that I've been doing things wrong by cooking directly over the coals and burning or destroying more meat than creating a nice dinner. Also, it's obvious that the Cobb is different from anything else that I've ever used. It's substantially smaller and uses a lot less fuel than our yard/home grill.


Also, we don't like rare of red meat, so it'll take a little longer for our dinner to finish. This is truly a case of "your mileage may vary."
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Maiden Camping Trip cooking plans

Going for our maiden adventure this weekend after a long list of upgrades and repairs. We plan on using the Cobb for almost everything and will be making breakfast twice as well as lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be bacon/eggs/pancakes. Lunch will be chili or chicken vegetable soup and dinner will be grills pork chops with baked potatoes and broccoli. This should be easy. I'm packing a hot plate as backup for breakfasts since I don't like cold food and can't cook eggs and pancakes in the same pan without making a mess.
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There is a griddle option for the Cobb, can be used for pizza also.
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We have two. We have all the accessories for one, which we use between two.

We happened upon a great, out of box sale, at camping world.

Works great to make whole, meals... Pancake and eggs and bacon.
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Good grief!
My steaks get four minutes a side on the BBQ ( three for the son-in-law ).
Half an hour cooking a steak?
Was the grill lit?

Glenn glad to see your culinary skills and taste parallel mine, you sir could be a true Albertan
See you at the rally next month.

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The Cobb is a crock pot of cooking with charcoal instead of electric.
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Don't confuse slow cooked bar-b-que with grilling. They are two different methods of cooking. One is done with lower heat in a covered cooker, the other is done with the coals placed much closer to the grilling surface and you do want an even coverage over the surface for that kind of cooking.

Anyone who mistakes the Cobb Cooker for a grill for quick cooking of steaks and hamburgers simply does not understand that it is not a grill and was not designed for that purpose. If you want to make a modification of adding in a higher shelf to support the coals up higher as well as using more of them then I guess you can have a double duty system for both types of cooking over coals.

I have a small barrel shaped charcoal unit for at home that is designed for slow cooked smokey flavor use. I went to the hardware store and got a piece of expanded steel mesh and made an alternative shelf for supporting the coals up higher for when I want to cook steaks. You can cut that mesh to size with a die grinder.
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We just got back from a two week trip with the Scamp. I used the Cobb to cook a Pork Shoulder Roast, a Meatloaf, and a pizza. Added a bit of hickory for smoke, and ate very well!
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