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    Default Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    When I bought my first Conqueror I got one with the van, and it remained spotless until I sold it after 5 years.

    Now with my new van, I have yet another one that is hanging onto the spare for dear life.

    It does look good though..

    But my question is, who actually uses theirs?
    And when? Why would you use it above a normal braai stand and folding grid?

    Give me some reason why I must use it! Please?

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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    When I bought my first Conqueror I got one with the van, and it remained spotless until I sold it after 5 years.

    Now with my new van, I have yet another one that is hanging onto the spare for dear life.

    It does look good though..

    But my question is, who actually uses theirs?
    And when? Why would you use it above a normal braai stand and folding grid?

    Give me some reason why I must use it! Please?

    My question is why do you post a pic of a Wrangler?
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    My question is why do you post a pic of a Wrangler?
    The thread is about the spare wheel braai grid.. Who cares what it is attached too?

    This one is also not the Conqueror one, its a Frontrunner one.. But that's not the point
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Hedgehog, last year alone I was in at least three different situations in which I would have used it if I'd had one with me. I plan on getting one just for that reason. It takes no space and you've got it when you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopped View Post
    Hedgehog, last year alone I was in at least three different situations in which I would have used it if I'd had one with me. I plan on getting one just for that reason. It takes no space and you've got it when you need it.
    In my mind.. After using it, it will be a bitch to clean.. and handle
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    In my mind.. After using it, it will be a bitch to clean.. and handle
    Sounds like you have answered your own question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    In my mind.. After using it, it will be a bitch to clean.. and handle
    Thats never occurred to me, although i wouldn't try and handle it hot and I suppose I would have used river sand and water to clean it until I could do it properly.

    On two of the occasions I was next to the Orange river and a bit of unplanned braai and camping happened. Both times I wished I had one.
    Now, with the limited space in the D2, I think I would use it more often.

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    Andrew - I was originally pondering one of those braai grids when I was sorting out my setup.

    I opted against it for several reasons. One major reason was the keeping it clean thing. The other deciding factor was me thinking about what it would feel like biting into my steak after driving any dirt road... That "crunch" "crunch" "crunch" type thing from all the dust...

    It does look good, yes. When it is clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Andrew - I was originally pondering one of those braai grids when I was sorting out my setup.

    I opted against it for several reasons. One major reason was the keeping it clean thing. The other deciding factor was me thinking about what it would feel like biting into my steak after driving any dirt road... That "crunch" "crunch" "crunch" type thing from all the dust...

    It does look good, yes. When it is clean.
    How's your steak?

    "Dusty, very very, dusty!!"
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    How's your steak?

    "Dusty, very very, dusty!!"
    Well, it's either going to be very, very dusty. Or very, very, very rare...
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    Behalwe vir die was en skoonmaak daarvan, is dit altyd nog iets wat moontlik van die spaarwiel af gesteel kan word.
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    To answer the question: I'd rather wrap a used grid in newspaper and chuck it in a canvas bag than hang it in the dust.
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    I use this one by LK's.

    Its purpose for me is to use when there is no facilities and one is forced to braai on the ground.

    No more searching around for the right size stones for the braai grid, just put this down over the coals and put the "toe-knyp-rooster" / braai grid on top.

    Also works for pots, pans and kettle.

    I looked at the spare wheel one and came to the same conclusions as others.

    This one folds flat and fits into a black bag and then goes into a cover/carrier bag that I had made for it.

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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Can you imagine the dust clogging on the greasy grid, because there is no way you can clean it 100% grease free after each use.

    Hard pass for me.
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    That's a much nicer option. Combined with the canvas bag Jelo was talking about and space and dirty grid issues are addressed.

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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    13 posts and no one actually uses one yet..
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    The only way I can see this being practical is if you use it as a pot stand, by placing this over the fire and putting your frying pan/ kettle or what ever on it.. for cooking/boiling
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    I do have to mention though - although I don't use the spare wheel braai grid, I do stash my braai grid on my spare wheel. In short, Willem's argument about stuff possibly getting stolen still applies to me. I've not had that issue before though. The right spare wheel cover bag is my braai bag. The "toe-knuip rooster" goes in there inside a black plastic bag. The "rooster" stand (I use this one https://lks.co.za/product/grid-stand-hinged/) also lives there along with my tongs, wire brush and the fire lighters.

    The biggest joke is that, despite being fine from a braai equipment perspective, I have regularly forgotten to pack lighters or matches. I never used to worry about that as I permanently had one on my person. But I'm still adjusting to this since I stopped smoking...
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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    I should have clarified. Yes. A kettle and other goeters on a stable cooking surface.
    But yes, I've never seen one used in real life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    The only way I can see this being practical is if you use it as a pot stand, by placing this over the fire and putting your frying pan/ kettle or what ever on it.. for cooking/boiling

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    Default Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    But my question is, who actually uses theirs?
    And when? Why would you use it above a normal braai stand and folding grid?
    I made my own from a few scrap square tubes, angle irons and leftover grid, rather than pay R1.5k for a FR one which "is designed to be used for cooking purposes over coals and not used over high flames.". I used to hang it without a cover from the spare, tied with a ratchet strap:
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    A couple of months ago, I had to sharpen up my sewing skills, so I made a canvas cover lined on the inside with a plastic layer, and velcro right around the edge:
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    It keeps the grid clean(er),and looks better with pants than without !https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...ilies/grin.gif

    - and yes, it does get full of dust, but a quick purifying burn followed by a scrub with the steel brush and a wipe with crumpled newspaper and/or onion, it is good to go!
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    I use it mainly when there are no other braai places available, so instead of trying to balance your toeknyp on a pile of rocks or a folding triangle, I use this, big enough for a lot of steaks, as well as space for the kettle with moerkoffie!
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