The Cobb charcoal bbq - is anyone familiar with it?

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The Cobb charcoal bbq - is anyone familiar with it?

Postby GlamperGirl » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:05 pm

We were in a local BBQ store today and we saw this interesting contraption called the COBB? Is anyone using it or know much about it?

It seems to be really cool. You can grill, smoke, bake, fry on it. It uses 8-10 briquets. And it is compact for camping, boating, etc.

I'm thinking it may be a good alternative to open fire cooking. It might be like a dutch oven (sort of).

Any thoughts? :thinking:
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Postby madjack » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:20 pm

GlamG...it has been discussed before and is considered a good unit...if you click the "Search" button in the top index and enter "cobb" you will find several previously posted threads with lotssa info...............
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Postby GlamperGirl » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:50 am

Thanks, Madjack!
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I never noticed the magic "search" button at the top ... what adventures await me behind that door!

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Postby Redgloves » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:41 pm

I have a COBB. Nice, compact grill. A couple things learned: keep water in the moat for easier cleanup. Cook meat on the trivot, not the grill because meat sticks. Teflon finish is coming off the grill surface. Nice unit for one person.


Searched online and purchased from a dealer in Florida in 2008.

Used to look at the COBB forums, one member has used for DO cooking.


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Postby GlamperGirl » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:49 pm

Redgloves wrote:I have a COBB. Nice, compact grill. A couple things learned: keep water in the moat for easier cleanup. Cook meat on the trivot, not the grill because meat sticks. Teflon finish is coming off the grill surface. Nice unit for one person.


Searched online and purchased from a dealer in Florida in 2008.

Used to look at the COBB forums, one member has used for DO cooking.


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Thanks, Jean. I appreciate the feedback. I've been looking at the other threads that Madjack suggested as well as further internet searching and I think we will purchase one. I think it will fit our needs nicely, as it is just MountainBiker and I camping, so I think it will be large enough.
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Postby Phooey » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:30 pm

A very good friend gave us a Cobb as a gift. Try as we might we could never got the "hang" of cooking with the thing. I just lost patience with it and sold it to a coworker. She hasn't had much success with it yet either. I think if you have patience and do a lot of research with recipes it might work. For me, I'll stick with my DO's. :shock:
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Postby bdosborn » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:44 pm

We have an older Cobb that we haven't used much. Pulled it out to give it a try after reading this thread and the plastic base had cracked to pieces. :x I have now classified it an expensive POS. I'll use the dutch instead.

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Postby slowcowboy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:52 pm

Wheres that "SEARCH" button again. I am dying to find it. Duh, is it the one at the top by like the index like besides memberlist , the store and all that stuff like where I am supposed to log in at? now I feel stuppid. Slowcowboy. here goes to having a search hey day!!!
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:58 pm

slowcowboy wrote:Wheres that "SEARCH" button again. I am dying to find it. Duh, is it the one at the top by like the index like besides memberlist , the store and all that stuff like where I am supposed to log in at? now I feel stuppid. Slowcowboy. here goes to having a search hey day!!!


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Postby Redgloves » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:12 am

The COBB I have is all metal, no plastic to break.
Cooking is easy. Place a fire starter below the charcoal tray, light, place charcoal tray, wait 20 minutes, place seasoned meat. Return cover. MMMM good. Keep water in the moat for easier cleaning.

For me the worst thing is cooking for one person, me. Bowl of cereal is easy!

Have cooked steaks, fish, roasts, chicken breasts, whole chicken. Have not had good luck with placing tin foil wrapped vegges in the moat.

Comes with a carry bag. All the pieces compact together to fit into the bag.

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Postby bdosborn » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:15 am

Redgloves wrote:The COBB I have is all metal, no plastic to break.

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The new ones are all metal; be carefull if you get an older one as they do have a plastic base that breaks.

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Postby dmb90260 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:04 am

Drop small potatoes in the moat as soon as you light the fire and you will have baked taters when the meat ids done. Occasionally you may end up with very well cooked potatoes but i like them that way too.
You can oil the potatoes first but I let the meat do that.

White, yellow and purple meat potatoes cook at different rates.
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