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Video: Tailgating grill by Poplin Fabrication

Posted by Dave On June - 15 - 2012

When we first saw this video, the initial reaction was, “wow, cool!”. Then after watching it to the end, we had a few questions about the actual functionality of this prototype unit. Watch it for yourself and see if you have the same questions as us.

Here are our questions that were unanswered in the video:

- How heavy is this thing? Does it take two to three grown men to attach it to the rear of your vehicle?
- What is the side compartment underneath the beer tap for? Is that just general storage or a place to put your CO2 bottle in order to push the beer through the tap?
- We see the beer tap but where do you put your keg? Do you have to have it iced down in a tub behind the unit?
- Is there a place to hang your license plate so a state trooper doesn’t pull you over?
- By running the marine stereo off of your car battery, how long can it run before you need a jump start to get home?

No doubt it looks very cool but with all these questions we have, we are seriously doubting how practical this would be in a real tailgating environment. If the guys from Poplin Fabrication are reading this and want to send us one so we can test it out and review it, let us know.

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One Response to “Video: Tailgating grill by Poplin Fabrication”

  1. Thank you for your input. This is a custom grill made exactly to order for the customer. We are tweaking the design constantly and will keep your concerns in mind for future builds. To address your questions here is what I have:

    1: It is a heavy unit, the slide rack and actual grill are 2 separate pieces so 2 people will be able to manage it without a problem. We have an optional rolling cart to store it on and transport as well.

    2: The storage compartment is for general storage and custom made per the customer’s request.

    3: The keg is kept in a remote location, normally in the bed of the truck or on the floor next to it. You can keep it in a tub or use a cooling sleeve for the keg to keep it cold.

    4: If you are behind the grill the license plate is clearly visible when the grill is in the closed position.

    5: The stereo pulls very little battery, if you have a properly maintained battery this will not be an issue.

    Thank you for your thoughts, and happy tailgating!

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