Because you never know when the need to grill or smoke some meat is going to hit you, NOMAD has developed the Briefcase Grill & Smoker, a $600 portable grill and smoker in the form of a 28-pound briefcase. Am I going to handcuff it to my wrist and pretend it contains the nuclear launch codes? No, I’ve done that before and lost the key and it turned into a whole big thing.
The cast aluminum briefcase measures approximately 21″ x 14″ x 10″ and opens to reveal 212 or 425 square inches of total grilling space depending on if you’re using a single side or both. Its exterior includes an integrated thermometer and is specially coated to reduce the shell’s temperature and make it safe to cook on most outdoor surfaces. From what I gathered from their marketing material though, it was not designed to cook while carrying like a briefcase, which is a shame because that’s exactly what I was looking for.
I remember the first time I went camping and thought I was so smart for packing a George Foreman grill. Well, it turns out I was not so smart because there were no electrical outlets in those rocks and trees. I ate a lot of cold hot dogs that weekend.