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Hobogrill® brand mini grills and accessories made from tin cans and other recycled materials

Hobogrill® grills are lightweight, portable, wearable, efficient, ecofriendly and effective. Cook chicken, fish, steaks, burgers, shrimp, lobster, sausages, hotdogs, popcorn, bacon, eggs, potatos -- anything to perfection!

Among the Hobogrill® product line is a collection of small, portable, charcoal and multifuel cooking apparatuses such as one that might be used by a hobo. Now you too can enjoy the same luxuries that hobos have been having which is a hot meal, anytime, anyplace.

For the finest in well-designed, hand-crafted, improvised campstoves, have a look at the Hobogrill® HG2-FSC signature series grills. Each fully self contained unit is fully functional and handmade by Hobogrill® founder himself, Neel K. Sanghi, member Sanghi Labs LLC. It's finely engineered to within 3/64" tolerances as to fit all the utensils, charcoal, lighter fluid and fully loaded messkit complete with eating utensils inside the unit. It's designed to minimize cross contimation by ensuring that none of the cooking surfaces ever have to touch the ground if proper protocol is followed. The Hobogrill® folding fork and spoon are kept sanitary between uses in the messtin which also does not ever have to touch the ground due to the brilliant design. It is functional art. The more you use your Hobogrill® grill the more seasoned, full of character, and beautiful it becomes!

Hobogrill® grills are compact enough to be washed in a kitchen sink with soap and water.

The Hobogrill® HG2 series is the world's smallest, and most efficient, practical portable grill. Hobogrill® grills are made almost entirely of recycled materials that are readily found or that which can be purchased easily. One can cook up to 6 sausages (3 per each side of the grill) on the Hobogrill® HG2 Series. Experience freedom from 'the man' with your own highly effecient cooking apparatus.

Even if you are using electricity at home to cook your food, you may indirectly be using coal if that's what your local power company uses to generate the electricity. Additionally, since the grill can actually cook your food using just 1 coal (2 is optimal for thicker pieces of food) you will have reduced your energy costs for cooking to their empirical minimums.

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Models

HG1

Made from a tin can and a couple of beer cans.
Features:
  • Cook on both halves
  • 6" Long
  • Adjustable Legs
  • Stylish Wood Handle
  • Cooks with just 1 or 2 coals
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HG2
Made from a new tin can and sheet metal (for sanitation purposes).
Features:
  • Cook on both halves
  • 6" Long
  • Adjustable Legs
  • Stylish Wood Handle
  • Cooks with just 1 or 2 coals
HB1
Hobo single coal burner. Ideal for boiling water to make safe to drink.
Features:
  • Boil water
  • 3" tall
  • Adjustable Legs
  • Stable, sturdy, portable
  • Cooks with just .5 to 1 coals
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FREE PLANS

Gallery

hobo campstove cooking on a park bench, bacon wrapped filet mignon, topped with onion chicken breast garnished with lemon, parsely and paparika
portable charcoal grill cooks on both sides, here gourmet turkey burgers grill anywhere even on an aluminum boat in the sea with the hobogrill
portable bbq grill cooking buttery garlic shrimp kabobs

When to use a Hobogrill® brand grill

Camping, Traveling, Serving Guests and Home or at a Restaraunt, Boating, Beach, While taking a bubble bath, Bar

Hobogrill® built-in messkit

Hobogrill® Deluxe class of grills is the only portable campstove on the market that features a built-in sanitary messkit in which the untensils are all metal and collapsable to store inside the messtin. The enclosure is designed for repeated reuse. There is plenty of room left over for matches, fishing line/lure/hooks, some spices or a small bottle of hot sauce, ketchup, condoms, medicine, instant coffee, mints, garlic or shallot cloves, etc.

Charcoal on the road

What to do when you need some charcoal? Sometimes you are traveling but need to find some charcoal. A great place to look would be in public picnic areas where there may be some public grills. Many times coals are left in these public grills unburned. It's valuable energy that would otherwise go to waste.

What is Hobogrill®?

Hobogrill® is a brand of grills and grill accessories made from upcycled materials. It is a Federally registered trademark of Sanghi Labs LLC, All Rights Reserved. Among the Hobogrill® product line is a collection of small portable cooking apparatuses such as one that might be used by a hobo. Now you too can enjoy the same luxuries that hobos have been having which is a hot meal, anytime, anyplace.

All of the Hobogrill® grills seen on this site are designed, built and tested by the founder himself, Neel K. Sanghi. Design criteria were as follows: lightweight, durable, repairable, practical, self-contained, and good performance and should be manufacturable using readily found/easily procurable and potentially recycled materials.

Hobogrill® Accessory Kit

A Hobogrill® grill would be incomplete with out charcoal, lighter fluid and a match. Only use Hobogrill® approved lighter fluid tin with fine nozzle lighting your Hobogrill® grill. So it would be proper to carry these things inside your Hobogrill® brand grill as well. You can easily find a 4oz tin with lighter fluid locally and install a Hobogrill® rubberized cover made from a bicycle innertube. This fits perfectly inside the Hobogrill® HG2 Series grills and stores enough fluid for many lightings of the Hobogrill® grill.

Hobogrill® Memes

Hobogrill® is an actual brand of grills. However, we have some funny memes:

Videos

Eggsplosion: Grilling an egg on the hobogrill
Cooking Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon on a Park Bench
Hobogrill Kickstarter Commercial

Press

Hobogrill: Tiny Open Source BBQ Grill to Make Global Scale Environmental Impact Is Another Kickstarter Success

Pensacola, FL - January 16, 2014 -- The Hobogrill is a tiny, ultra efficient, ultra lightweight, portable, wearable charcoal grill which can be made mostly from recycled materials. Best of all, Sanghi Labs LLC, the company behind the http://www.hobogrill.org project is making the design freely accessible to anyone in the world willing to make their own for noncommercial use.

The new Hobogrill HG2 series is only 7" long and 4.25" in diameter and weighs less than 12 ounces. The body is made from a tin can (such as that from sauce or broth). It can be worn on the person using a thin strap which can be made from a bicycle innertube which makes it ideal for hikers. The tiny grill cooks food more effeciently than a standard charcoal grill by minimizing the amount of fuel need to cook and by bringing the food closer to the heat source.

Many times when people cook in a typical charcoal grill the food is removed from the grill with hot charcoals left to burn wastefully. This might not sound like a big deal but multiply that by each of 300 million people in America on the biggest bbq days of the year such as Memorial Day, Labor Day or 4th of July. For every single extra briquette burning in the grill per person in America on one of those days can amount to 135,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and wasted charcoal. The stark reality is that with traditional grilling many more than just 1 extra briquette per person is left to burn in the grill.

Sanghi Labs LLC has quantified how much coal is required to adequately heat the grill's 29.75 square inches of cooking area per each of two sides. That amount is just 90 grams which is about 2 typical sized briquettes broken up into tiny pieces. To put this in perspective a 50lb bag of charcoal will yield 249 burns in the tiny grill -- the equivelant to cooking on it 3 times a day for 83 days. According to United States Energy Information Administration (eia.gov) coal contains approximately 19.51MBTU's per short ton which equates to whopping 466 watts (3.41BTU/watt) of cooking power for the little grill.

The idea came about in part when the creator, Neel Sanghi, was researching options for a portable cooking aparatus so he himself could turn the romance of back packing the world into a reality. "I looked all over, and the portable camp stoves I found had a high cost of ownership because they needed costly proprietary fuels or they were just too heavy and bulky to be used for travelling, and most of them required too much setup prior to each use." said Sanghi. "There simply were no miniature single or double serving bbq grills to be found."

The Hobogrill project addresses the fact that much of the world's recyceable waste is decentralized. Everyday worldwide there are literally millions of tons of tin and aluminum cans discarded which is used to make the main body of the Hobogrill.

"The Hobogrill project can make large impact on reducing carbon emissions worldwide, but only if it is accessible to everyone." says Hobogrill inventor, Neel Sanghi, who developed the first prototype in July 2012. "By designing a grill that can be manufactured from recycled materials and allowing anyone to make one for themselves makes the technology accessible to everyone." For this reason Sanghi Labs LLC, is releasing the free DIY instructions for the Hobogrill HG2 series under the Creative Commons 3.0 license which requires author attribution to the Hobogrill.org Project and allows for noncommercial use of the design.

To help pay for the project Sanghi Labs LLC has resorted to the popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. The Hobogrill project far exceeded it's funding goal within the first few days of it's crowdfunding campaign. Visit http://www.hobogrill.org for more information.

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Worlds finest, handmade improvised charcoal grill: The Hobogrill® HG2-Deluxe with Hobogrill® mini grill cover sewn from a bicycle innertube. Handmade in the USA.

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