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Anybody know gas grills?(16 posts)

Anybody know gas grills?Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 26, 2002 7:04 AM
My soon-to-be-wife bought me a grill for Christmas and it looks like way too much grill for a two person family. It's a Vermont Castings, 4 burner, 44,000 BTU monster. I'm thinking we would be better off with something half that size. Can somebody chime in on this with a little advice?

Follow up question for the grizzly old husbands out there - she wants this grill, should I let it slide?

re: Anybody know gas grills?mickey-mac
Dec 26, 2002 7:16 AM
I'm not a grill expert. However, IMHO you can never have "too much" grill. Besides, if it makes the betrothed happy. . . .
re: Anybody know gas grills?Alpedhuez55
Dec 26, 2002 7:36 AM
You probably will only need to turn one side on for two people. You will be glad you have a big one when you want to entertain. Keep the grill and keep your fiance happy.

Mike Y.
Using one sideAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 26, 2002 7:43 AM
I was thinking the same thing. The grill has a vertical burner setup so I could just fire up one side. However, wouldn't this be a major waste since you're heating up such a large interior space? I know most of the cooking is accomplished from beneath with the flame, but the interior temp under the hood must count for something.

But just think of the barbeque's you could haveKristin
Dec 26, 2002 8:08 AM
You'll be the most popular dude on the block! Of course you'll be broke because the neighbors will always be dropping by to consume your steaks and your beer. I don't know...sometimes its nice to have a nicer grill. Congrats on your engagement!

Using one sideAlpedhuez55
Dec 26, 2002 10:19 AM
I think most of the heat you use will come from beneith the food. I would not worry about the temperature inside the grill. It may take longer if you are using one side, but not much. You are grilling, no baking. Just enoy the grill.

Mike Y.
Does she have a sister? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Dec 26, 2002 8:31 AM
"grizzly old husbands"PaulCL
Dec 26, 2002 8:43 AM
I resemble that remark.

Keep the grill. A man can never have a big enough grill, or enough tools, or too large of a yard, or big enough car, or too big of a ...well, you get the picture.

As for you neighbors, use my line for grilling: "I'll supply the heat, you supply the meat!"

So, when can I come for your first BBQ?????
re: Anybody know gas grills?netso
Dec 26, 2002 9:02 AM
I have A Ducane Grill that is similar to yours. I use it all the time. It is great. Keep the grill and keep her happy!
re: Anybody know gas grills?4bykn
Dec 26, 2002 10:56 AM
Sounds like you could have one nice RBR cookout next summer! Having a grill too large is much less of a problem than having one too small (I speak from experience). After trying the gas grill route, I'm going back to charcoal myself.
Keep it.Turtleherder
Dec 26, 2002 1:42 PM
If the big grill was her idea and she likes it then just keep it. Besides the bigger grill will make it easier to cook chicken or turkey using indirect heat. I have witnessed an attempt at cooking a turkey on too small a grill. It resulted in a fully engulfed turkey and having to make a plunge into the flames to retrieve the bird.
from the "soon-to-be-wife"Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 27, 2002 3:52 PM
What kind of a man wants a dinky little grill? I guess the same kind of man who enjoys spending his weekends prancing around in spandex tights.


Hey, Alex!Spoke Wrench
Dec 30, 2002 6:21 AM
It looks to me like you're seriously overmatched. Don't take that as an insult, most of us are. Just go along with whatever she says on EVERYTHING and you'll be fine.
She is...53T
Dec 31, 2002 10:08 AM
...right on so many different levels. There is no such thing as too much grill.

BTW, don't bake your steaks! Prop the cover up so you keep the inside temp low and let the radiant heat cook the bottom of the steak, flip only once and make sure the center stays pink. Cool pink=medium rare, warm pink=medium, anythng else is amature hour.

I am worried about you. Do you think your garage is too big? Your lawnmower? Any of your other, uh, tools?
I just thought of this.Spoke Wrench
Dec 31, 2002 1:06 PM
Is it possible that she may heve gotten you a big grill because she thinks you that may need to compensate for having a small ... never mind.
Definitely possibleAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 2, 2003 6:53 AM
Tragically, I was born very small minded.