No tailgate party is complete without a little cooked meat right? And while you could go with the old standby, charcoal tailgate grills, you’d have to put up with a lot of the shortcomings of charcoal, namely the hassle of getting it started, finding the hot and cold spots and the cleanup required when you’re done.
So if you’re thinking you might want to buy a portable gas grill for tailgating, here are few recommendations. Three questions you want to answer before buying anything are:
- What’s my budget?
- How often am I going to use this thing?
- How many people will I need to feed?
Because it’s so easy to blow your budget on a really nice grill you’ll want to set some limits. And if you head out every Saturday or Sunday to tailgate that’s one thing, but if you are only firing up the grill once a season that’s another. Finally, unless you’re willing to spend the entire party trying to get the food cooked, you’re going to want to make sure you’re available grill space is big enough and more importantly the grill has the power to back it up. Defining these things first will help you get something that you’ll be happy with and get some good use out of year after year.