The Breeo Outpost: Our Review and Ultimate Guide

If you’re looking for a versatile and efficient cooking system, the Breeo Outpost is perfect for you! This grill grate can be used to cook a variety of dishes, from breakfast to dinner. In this review, we will discuss the features of this cooking system and also list some hacks to get the most out of you Outpost.

What is the Breeo Outpost?

The Breeo Outpost is an adjustable cooking grate that integrates with the Breeo X Series fire pit lineup. The grate attaches to a post, which fits securely into a hole in the rim of your fire pit. The grate can easily be lowered or raised to control the cooking temperature. There options are limitless when it comes to the types of food you can cook on the Outpost.

The Breeo Outpost grate over a fire

Outpost Sizes

There are two sizes of the Outpost available: the Outpost 19 and Outpost 24.

The Outpost 19 has a total width of 17″ and actual grill space of 15.5″. If my calculations are correct, that’s about 188 square inches of grilling space.

The Outpost 24 has a total width of 22″ and actual grill space of 20.5″. That’s 330 square inches of cooking surface. For comparison purposes, the two-burner Weber Spirit E-210 has 360 square inches of cooking surface.

Chicken sausage and pears on the Breeo Outpost
Chicken sausage and grilled pears

The Outpost 19 is about the same size as the Breeo X Series 19 fire pit. And the Outpost 24 measures up nicely with the Breeo X Series 24 fire pit. However, the anchor system is identical for both size Outposts, so either Outpost can be used with the three X Series fire pits.

What’s included with the Outpost?

The Outpost comes with everything you need to get started grilling, whether you own a Breeo or not. Here’s what’s in the box:

  • Grate – A circular grate with an tightening mechanism for height adjustments.
  • Post – 28.5″ total, with 23″ exposed when inserted into anchorpoint
  • Anchorpoint – the spike that goes into the ground if you’re not using the Outpost with a Breeo fire pit
  • Carrying bag – A nice black bag with handles for transporting

What kind of metal is the Outpost made out of?

The Outpost grate is made out of 304 stainless steel. The cooking surface itself is 14 gauge thick. For comparison, that’s the same thickness as the Breeo Lid. The post is solid, not hollow like some cheaper versions you’ll find online. Both the post and anchor are also stainless steel.

A closeup of a gauge measure the thickness of the outpost grill grate
The (dirty) Outpost grill grate is 14 gauge stainless steel

Next we’ll get to the important topic, which is doing some actual cooking on the Outpost.

Cooking on the Breeo Outpost

There are many different ways to cook on the Outpost grill grate. The obvious way is to cook directly on the grate. This is perfect for a wide variety of meats, like burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage, pork, and much more. The grate also works well for larger fruits and vegetables, such as corn on the cob, zucchini, eggplant, and even sliced pineapple. Basically anything you can cook on a regular propane grill can also be cooked on the Outpost grate.

Pork chops and pineapple slices on a Breeo Outpost
Pork chops and pineapple

Adjusting the grate

The cooking temperature can easily be changed by adjusting the grate to be closer to or further from the fire. You can do this while cooking, so you can start the grate close to the flame to get a char, then slide the grate higher for a slow cook.

Closeup of the Outpost grill

The grate can also be rotated to the side so that only a portion of the grate is directly above the fire. That’s very useful if you’re cooking different types of food at the same time.

Cast Iron Cooking on the Outpost

Another great way to cook on the Outpost is with a pan (ideally cast iron) on the grate. This creates many options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can make eggs, bacon, pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, and so much more. Cast iron cooking is also perfect for seafood like salmon, tuna steaks, or scallops.

Pork and Brussel sprouts (in a pan) over a Breeo fire

I’ve even used a cast iron pan to cook delicious donuts on the Breeo. They’re actually super easy to make and taste so much better when they’re still warm.

Fire pit donuts!

Outpost Pizza

You can also make some tasty pizza on the Outpost. You can throw the pizza right on the grate, but the better option is to use a pizza stone. This will help you get a crispy crust. I also recommend using covering the grate when making pizza. See our hack below for an easy way to cover your grate.

To make pizzas on the Breeo Outpost, simply follow your favorite recipe or pick up a pre-made dough and sauce from your local grocery store. Then top your pizza with your favorite toppings.

Kettle Hanger

Another way to expand the cooking possibilities of the Outpost is to pick up the Breeo Kettle Hook. The Kettle Hanger (sold separately) attaches to the post of your Outpost and has three hooks to hang a kettle or string up some food. It can be used with (normally above) the Outpost grate, so you can cook with both at the same time.

There are two size Kettle Hangers: the X19 and X24. The max weight ranges from 25lbs to 80lbs depending on which site Kettle Hook and which size fire pit you’re using it with. The Kettle Hook is made from 304 stainless steel, just like the Outpost grill.

Outpost Portability

The Outpost can be used anywhere you take your Breeo. It can also be used anywhere you can start a fire and stake the anchorpoint into the ground. That makes it great for camping. The carrying bag makes easy to pack the Outpost and throw it into your car. Plus it keeps your used (and probably greasy) from getting the rest of your camping gear dirty.

The Outpost vs. the Searplate Griddle

Breeo also makes the Searplate Griddle, which is a circular cooktop that sits right on the rim of your fire pit. Like the Outpost grill, the Searplate Griddle can be used to cook a variety of foods from meat to veggies and so much more.

Breeo breakfast!

The Searplate Griddle is a high quality cooking accessory. But if you ask us, the Outpost is more versatile. You can use cast iron pans on top of the grate to achieve the same purpose as the Searplate. The Outpost adjusts, making it easier to control the heat when compared to the Searplate. Plus, the Outpost is cheaper than the Searplate.

The Outpost vs. Propane Grills

The Breeo Outpost is a great alternative to propane grills. It’s very versatile and can be used to cook a variety of dishes. Pretty much anything you can cook in a grill, you can also cook on the outpost. Does food cooked over a Breeo taste better than food cooked in a Weber? Some might argue it is, but I think it’s about the same.

One advantage a propane grill has over the Breeo is how quickly you can heat up and turn off a propane grill. The propane grill is easier in that sense, but you didn’t buy a Breeo because you’re looking for easy.

3 Breeo Outpost Hacks

The Outpost is great when used as intended, but we’re always trying to get the most out of our products. So here are three hacks to get even more out of your Outpost and Breeo fire pit.

Keep in mind that some of these hacks use Breeo products in ways that aren’t intended. We’ve used each of the hacks without any damages to the fire pit or the accessories. As always, be careful since we’re dealing with a very hot burning fire.

Covered Outpost Grill

It’s not usually necessary, but there are times when you might want to cover your food to ensure an even cook. Breeo doesn’t offer a cover for the the Outpost, but there is another option. The lid from a Weber 22″ charcoal grill fits almost perfectly on the Outpost 24. And with a little luck, you should be able to find someone giving away that old Weber grill for free or next to nothing. The grill itself might not be worth keeping, but the lid is usually in great shape.

I found the lid from a newer model Weber 22′ charcoal grill on the curb about to go out with the trash. The lid was in great condition and even had a built-in thermometer.

Keep an eye out on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace, and you should be able to find an old Weber with a perfectly good lid.

Rotisserie Mount on Outpost

A fun alternative to Breeo cooking is to use a rotisserie. It’s a perfect way to cook low and slow. A whole chicken is great for a rotisserie. Pork shoulders, ribs, or any big piece of meet also tastes great when cooked on the rotisserie.

There are some rotisserie’s that work perfectly with the Breeo outpost. We recommend the Kudu Rotisserie, which mounts perfectly to the post of the Outpost. Plus the Kudu is battery powered, so you don’t have the hassle of running extension cords.

Outpost + Breeo Lid = Heat Deflector

This is a useful hack for those cold winter months. Instead of letting the heat from the Breeo escape straight up into the sky, why not force it out towards you and your guests? You can do that easily if you have the Breeo Lid and the Outpost.

Just turn the Outpost grate upside down and place the Lid on top. An instant heat deflector!

Wrapping up

The Breeo Outpost is a great addition to any Breeo fire pit. It’s very versatile and can be used to cook a variety of dishes. The Outpost is also very portable and can be taken with you wherever you go. And with a little creativity, you can use the Outpost for even more than just cooking.

Do you have any tips or tricks for using the Breeo Outpost? Share them in the comments below!

We hope you enjoyed this review of the Breeo Outpost. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them.

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Frequently Asked Breeo Outpost Questions

What is the weight capacity of the Outpost?

The weight capacity for the two Outpost sizes depends on which fire pit you are using it with. The weight capacities below are from the Breeo website.

X19 OutpostX24 Outpost
X Series 19 Pit25 lbs.20 lbs.
X Series 24 Pit52.5 lbs.40 lbs.
X Series 30 Pit80 lbs.70 lbs.

(Weight limits with weight oriented 180 degrees opposite the pit)

How do you clean the Breeo Outpost?

Use a regular grill brush to remove the majority of leftover food debris.

Where is the Breeo Outpost made?

The Breeo Outpost is made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

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