I tried to use our grill this week to make some dynamite teriyaki kabobs. After spending a while (maybe 40 minutes) getting the coals to light, it was obvious that I wouldn’t actually be cooking them very quickly, so I had to abandon the grill for the broiler. However, I do not go down without a fight.
Thus, I endeavored to build a homemade charcoal chimney. It’s a little frankenstein-ish, but I’m pretty sure it’ll get the job done. I really wanted to find some metal ducting, as that would have been easier to start with — alas, all I could find was sheet metal. Oh well, function over form, right? I’m curious as to how everyone else in this country lights their charcoal, since I haven’t seen any lighter fluid anywhere.
I’ll try to remember to report back on how it works tonight 🙂