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Party King Varsity Swing 'N Smoke Varsity PKG VJV-6412 Package



Party King makes modular systems with many parts and options... Read More

Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill



The Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill, as the name indicates, can be used as a bullet style water smoker, or converted to a "lock and go" portable grill. The clever design allows you to remove the midsection, then place the lid on the base and turn clockwise until it locks. Grab the handle and go!.. Read More

Traeger PTG



We haven't found many portable pellet smokers and the PTG (Portable Traeger Grill) is the smallest we've seen. It only weighs 40 lbs. and dimensions are 13" H x 21" W x 17" D. The lid latches shut and you can carry it by the handle like a suitcase. With 169 square inches of cook surface and about 6 inches of head room, cooking possibilities are limited... Read More

Brinkmann Go Grill Portable Charcoal Grill



On October 8, 2015, Brinkmann filed for Chapter 11 under the US bankruptcy code. .. Read More

Char-Broil Grill2Go Ice Realtree Portable Gas Grill



This small, portable gas grill has a unique design. The grill is integrated into a collapsable stand on two wheels, much like a suitcase on wheels with telescoping handle. Two 30 quart cloth ice bags rest at the bottom of the frame. The handle and grill are on telescoping poles and can be pulled up or pushed down as needed... Read More

Crown Verity Tailgate BBQ Grill tg-1



Tow this crowd pleasing 6-burner beast where you like. With almost 1000 square inches of cook surface and a large 46" x 21" hood this baby is feast capable and can even handle a whole hog. Two insulated stainless steel ice chests, two large stainless work shelves and dual 30 lb. propane tanks... Read More

Element Portable Gas Grill



This small Element Portable Grill has been discontinued, but it is still available from many retailers. It is an interesting, very stylish, lightweight cooker that folds up like a briefcase for easy transport. Various tech blogs have referred Element as "the iPhone of grills"... Read More

Grill Dome Infinity Series Small



This Kamado style cooker is Grill Dome's smallest model. At about 80 pounds it can be easily moved, (when cool), and even used for tailgating. Still, Grill Dome's heavy construction is apparent. It would take a hefty shove to knock over one of these substantial grills, even without the stand... Read More

Holland Companion Portable Gas Grill



Like all Holland cookers their Companion Portable Gas Grill has no open flame. A drip pan beneath the stainless steel expanded metal cooking grate completely covers the small burner, insuring you will have zero flare ups. The underpowered burner with Low/Medium/High settings that range from 2600 BTU to 4900 BTU output also insures you will have no searing ability... Read More

Iroda O-Grill



Pro-Iroda O-Grills are a line of stylish portable gas cookers that fold up and can easily be carried by integrated handles that also act as a latch to keep the lid shut during transport. These suitcase size grills are marketed for camping, tailgating, picnics, beach parties, and apartment decks / balconies. O-Grills come in six colors with clam shell designs and retractable legs... Read More


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The PK Grill has become our favorite charcoal grill. It proves some ideas never die.

Designed in 1952, the rectangular shape is easy to set up in 2 or 3 heat zones, it can easily be used as a smoker, the cast aluminum body is indestructible, airflow is easy to manage, and there is plenty of room under the hood.

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Made of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use it on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more. - Meathead

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Mo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smolders. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. I like it better than the smoker tubes. Click for more info. - Meathead

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