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Grilling withdrawal

Greetings!

This is my first post so go easy on me

I am an avid cook and purchased (in US) a small Cuisinart propane grill for portable grilling at the Wiese River, etc.

Unfortunately, I have not found the 14 or 16 oz threaded propane cylinders (eg Coleman style canisters) to make my grill functional for its intended use! Nor have I been able to ship such cylinders into Switzerland using trusty Amazon.

Thanks for any insights
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

Sorry if I breached the rules and this post is better suited in another forum
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

Buy a cheap BBQ that takes charcoal. Buy charcoal. Grill. Think "wow, this really does taste better!". Enjoy the smell of smoke in your clothes for the rest of the day, to remind you what a beautiful BBQ you had.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

Have a look at one of the many hardware shops like coop hobby or Migro and see if they can help.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

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Greetings!

This is my first post so go easy on me

I am an avid cook and purchased (in US) a small Cuisinart propane grill for portable grilling at the Wiese River, etc.

Unfortunately, I have not found the 14 or 16 oz threaded propane cylinders (eg Coleman style canisters) to make my grill functional for its intended use! Nor have I been able to ship such cylinders into Switzerland using trusty Amazon.

Thanks for any insights
You'll probably need an adapter to connect the gas tanks here to your grill - more info on this thread Propane tanks for US gas grills?
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

I know that you asked for 'A' and I'm going to do a typical forum thing and ignore 'A' while telling you that 'B' is better....

But for grilling-on-the-go, you might consider using charcoal and one of the many available public BBQs. Most parks / hiking trails / etc have designated spots where you can use the BBQ on a first-come, first-serve basis.

So it doesn't really answer your question, but hopefully it helps you get started.

For the small propane bottles, I think I would take your existing propane bottle into a camping shop and see if there's a camping fuel that might be compatible? Otherwise, your best bet will be to buy something like this adapter, modify it to fit a Swiss propane canister, and use that. Assuming you're talking about one of the Cuisinart grills that are bigger, I guess you're transporting it by car rather than on your back, so you should be able to accomodate a 5kg propane tank as well.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

Thanks to all so far

I plan to use a charcoal grill in addition to my propane grill.
Coop, Migros, Landi, OBI do not sell said cylinders of this configuration.
The adapters can be used to fit a larger tank eg 20lb, however effectively minimizing the grill's "portability"
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

[QUOTE=Village Idiot;1658329]I know that you asked for 'A' and I'm going to do a typical forum thing and ignore 'A' while telling you that 'B' is better....

LOL, Loved your lead-in sentence!

This is about portability, as in strapped to my bicycle.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

As you're in the Basel area, you might try nipping over the border and seeing whether there's some way to make Camping Gaz work. It's available at the Decathalon in Mulhouse, among other places.

Do a google and you'll find some info about adapting it to work with various size fittings. I gather it doesn't fit UK-style adapters, but most UK campers find that with some jiggery-pokery, they can make it work. You might be able to do something similar.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

www.pangas.ch has pretty much everthing for gas, bottles and adapters.
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

If you have any mates with access to a lathe, just have them turn an adapter for you.....
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If you have any mates with access to a lathe, just have them turn an adapter for you.....
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Yes, this seems like the simplest solution to this problem.

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If you have any mates with access to a lathe, just have them turn an adapter for you.....
Actually, I have access to a lathe at work, even used it last week to make a top case mount for my wife's motorcycle.

HOWEVER, I expect this to be a bit more complicated.

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... I'm going to do a typical forum thing ...
Migros and many other outlets sell this:

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Re: Grilling withdrawal

This (plus a small removable cartridge)

grilling-withdrawal-3.jpg

becomes this

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for approx 130 chufs.

Ideal for quick, clean out-and-about grilling ..... but no charcoal smoke flavour - but you won't stink of bonfire either.
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Old 10.09.2012, 11:47
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Re: Grilling withdrawal

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This (plus a small removable cartridge)

Attachment 48973

becomes this

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for approx 130 chufs.

Ideal for quick, clean out-and-about grilling ..... but no charcoal smoke flavour - but you won't stink of bonfire either.
I've had one for about 10 years, nice for outings and camping (for two, a bit small for more).

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