Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Wish

If I had just one wish it would be that every wife who's husband loves to BBQ would buy their hubby a Charcoal Chimney for Christmas, or better yet buy it right now.  With the end of summer most places are putting them on sale so they're nice and cheap.  You can get them for anywhere from $8 to $50 depending on how fancy you want to be.

With one of these you never buy charcoal lighter again and you'll be amazed at how wonderful your BBQ will taste being cooked over clean coals rather then stuff that was drenched with that nasty funky stinky lighter fluid which flavors your food so it taste like C@*P.

They're easy to use just crumple up a single sheet of newspaper and shovel it in the bottom, load it up with coal and light the paper through one of the holes in the bottom.  10 to 12 minutes later you'll have white hot coals to cook with, minus that nasty smell and taste, and your neighbors, like ME will love you for not stinking up my RV and forcing me to close all the doors and windows when it's 75 degrees out.

If you're really cheap like me you can make your own out of and old coffee tin, just use an old fashion type can opener (the ones with the pointed end that we had to use to open our beers before the pull tabs) or drill some ½ inch holes in the side (not the bottom) of the coffee can at the bottom rim and use a pair of pliers for your handle.

Your neighbors will love you for it.

You've probably figured out that it was a beautiful day and about half the park decided to BBQ and they all used ½ a can of lighter fluid to start there coals, which means we had to close up the rig and turn on the A/C.

Oh well, it's just a wish, I have another wish but I can't tell you about that one.


Laurie and Odel said...

This made me laugh. Like you, we made our own chimney with an old coffee can, back in the days we used charcoal (we use a Road Trip propane grill now). After we "used up" the coffee can (rusted and brittle), we bought the commercial chimney, which lasted a good long time.

I agree 100% on the stink! Ugh!

Margie and Roger said...

I always thought that stinky charcoal wasn't healthy. Not sure if the gas grill is any better though - but since Roger likes to grill, I'm just happy that I don't have to cook.