Is it Time For a New Tailgating Grill?
As tailgating season approaches, the one thing that even seasoned tailgaters are shopping for is a new tailgating grill. It could be because their current tailgating grill is old and worn out, or it could be because it’s just one of those sexy purchases that you feel good about. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to get a new grill, we can tell you everything you need to know to get the best tailgating grill.
The first thing you need to do is narrow down the selection and the easiest way to do that is to pick between the polarizing grill choices of charcoal and gas. Charcoal tailgating grills offer the authentic tailgating taste to your meat but it comes at a cost as they are often more work to get started and grill and tend to be a lot messier. Meanwhile portable gas grills for tailgating offer hassle free grilling often including push button ignitions and even flame temperatures, but usually lack in fuel amounts as they rely on the tiny 1 lb propane tanks.
Whichever you choose, the next step is to focus on the portability to stability trade off. There are many grills out there that maximize one at the expense of the other. And there are some occasions where if you have a lot of other tailgating gear, you’ll need something that fold down into a fraction of its size. But you also need to make sure that it is stable and that you’re not stooped over a tiny grill that sits on the ground.
Finally, the most important thing is that you find a grill that has the heat power to really back up the grilling area. A lot of machismo goes into the size of one’s grill, but you need make sure that you’ve got enough BTUs or else you are going to be left with cold burgers and limp weenies.