As the imagery and copywriting suggest, Brennwagen grills are inspired Formula 1 racing: founder Florian Wagner "wanted a new challenge after Toyota's withdrawal from the racing circuit and made the natural switch from burning rubber to burning charcoal." Along with his longtime friend Daniel Ernst, the former F1 engineer has outfitted the grill with "low profile tires, drop-center rims, center nuts [and] safety brakes" in an effort to "take the barbecuing world by storm."
The Black+Blum Hot-Pot BBQ might be a perfect outdoor cooking solution for the fire escape of your fourth-floor Brooklyn walk-up, but if you want to get serious about grilling, Brennwagen's got your number. Even as temperatures drop in the Northern hemisphere, those of you who seek the smoky, savory flavors of the open flame in colder climes can turn to the German portable grill specialists at Brennwagen.Our new [ski undercarriage] design keeps our Brennwagen on their tracks even on snow and ice. Why wait for summer when you can have a juicy steak in midwinter? There is a saying: there is no such thing as bad weather—only bad barbecues!
Of course, Brennwagen's offerings will do the trick—and then some—all year-'round: these are statement grills, the equivalent of a top-of-the-line DSLR or carbon fiber TT bike, high-end hardware for the mobile foodie. From the rolling luggage-like GTC 500 to the top-of-the-line GTX 1500, the Hummer of portable grills, Brennwagen's handcrafted, carefully-sourced grills are for the prosumer who simply won't settle for less:At Brennwagen, we use only the choicest materials for all barbecues in our stables: a body formed of premium stainless steel. The perfect choice not only for its great looks, but also for its absolute food safety. The interiors rely on titanium heat ducts, similar to the materials used in jet engine designs. Our Brennwagen barbecues use a light-weight, but extremely robust aluminum chassis. As a final touch, all handles and furnishings are made of exclusive mahogany wood. A luxury choice, but also true understatement. We only use sustainably farmed mahogany, a safe choice for protecting our tropical rainforests.
Our belief in top quality is not limited to our materials alone. We are committed to exceptional workmanship. Most parts of our Brennwagen products are handmade, a unique mark of distinction in Germany's barbecue industry. The same is true of our choice of production site: our products are manufactured at a small workshop in Oberndorf in the Black Forest. India might be today's first choice for manufacturers, but not for the perfect beef steak...
Still, the ultra-portable GTC 500 might be a viable option for those of you looking to upgrade from your boring, if trusty, old Weber. Brennwagen's entry-level offering is distinguished by its telescoping handle.
The mid-level GT 800 its slightly bigger brother GT 1200 are a bit more heavy duty, set on a custom chassis with front-axle steering and drum brakes, a sort of grown-up Radio Gastrono Flyer.
While the GT 800 is a pared-down trunk with drawers in front and rear—something like a sleek, modern take on a treasure chest—the GT 1200 features two separate grills and additional storage space to match. And lest we forget the ergonomic order of the day, the grill is height adjustable, via a detachable crank.
Of course, the aspiring top chef will spring for the GTX 1500 is a veritable übergrill, a worthy prize for the grillmaster who has everything. Besides Brennwagen's standard offerings of portability, a sizable cooking surface and storage compartments (all in a stainless steel body with mahogany details), their premium grill also has a dedicated smoking chamber and a removable chimney.
They've also introduced a propane version of the 1200 for particularly time-sensitive barbecue settings:Whenever speed is key, our first gas-fired barbecue will be ready at the turn of a switch. With its special high-temperature zone, the GT 1200i tops out at 800°—the ideal machine for searing your steak like a professional. But it is no gas guzzler—our cutting-edge infrared burners with high-tech coating guarantee make the GT 1200i an economical option.
More detail shots for good measure...
Then again, perhaps the surest sign of a true grillmaster is the ability to turn any cut of offal into a restaurant-worthy bite on even the most uncooperative flame...