I purchased a Cobb grill last summer to be used on our beach vacation and possible camping. I only used it a couple of times prior to storing it for the winter. This year I have been more fortunate to have some time to camp and do some music festivals so I have been experimenting with the cobb grill setup to be able to bake and grill different dishes.
Here’s an overview I wrote last year when I got the Cobb. I hope to do a lot of cooking on this this summer to be able to expand the recipes. It really is a light weight, compact and efficient grill to carry around.
Here is how to do the Cobb Grill setup and start. I am using Kingsford Match Light charcoal mainly for ease of lighting and use. I dislike the aroma and taste of lighter fluid but this seems to be the least offensive solution. I will have to experiment with lump charcoal, my fuel of choice, in the near future.
Tips for Cobb Grill Setup:
- Spray, lightly, the grill plate, the moat and the inside of the lid with spray oil for easier cleaning.
- Directly over the flame is the most hot. Use this to your advantage.
- Clean up soon after cooking. Grill plate taken off of the fuel source cools down quickly.
- Takes about ten minutes to get your charcoal prepped from lighting.
- Takes about ten minutes to heat the grill once assembled after charcoal is ready.
- The Cobb grill looses heat very quickly when the lid is removed. Be prepared to act quickly when the lid comes off.
The Cobb grill carries compactly, setups easily and cooks well. I believe it is one of the best grills for camping and travel.