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(SoraNews24)   In today's Weird or Cool from Japan: disposable BBQ grill made out of cardboard   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 5:16:08 PM  
Our old scoutmaster would always use a cardboard box lined with foil to cook, he would even bake a cake in one. That always impressed the kids.
 
2020-08-12 7:04:57 PM  
More info about the grill here

https://www.casusgrill.com/
 
2020-08-12 7:51:17 PM  

skyotter: More info about the grill here

https://www.casusgrill.com/


Yeah, it was really cool of TFA to not tell us anything about the cardboard grill itself, the single most interesting part of the whole farking story. The only other noteworthy thing in TFA was this picture:

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Of course, it isn't all rainbows and unicorn farts. Sure, the grill itself is biodegradable, but it's lined with lava (similar to volcanic cinders, like a sponge and lightweight), and that's what keeps it from burning up. And while it's "natural", it is never going to break down in a landfill, so we're now filling the landfills with a bunch of rocks. Still a cool idea.
 
2020-08-12 8:31:22 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Our old scoutmaster would always use a cardboard box lined with foil to cook, he would even bake a cake in one. That always impressed the kids.


A real shorts dropper I bet
 
2020-08-12 8:46:16 PM  
I was at the nearby drug store and they had cardboard disposable BBQ kits there too. I suppose the grill and basic frame was some kind of metal, but the fuel was a cardboard box with charcoal. You wouldn't have to carry any propane canisters or bulky BBQ gear, you just take the neatly folded grill and flat fuel cartridge with you.

Anyway, I thought it was an ingenious idea, but I wouldn't want to carry a used fuel cartridge out of the forest with the rest of my stuff. Luckily, I am not super interested in carrying anything into the forest, much less my lazy butt, so I dodged all kinds of bullets.
 
2020-08-12 10:30:24 PM  
Not as weird as this:

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2020-08-12 10:49:14 PM  
How 'bout the Alton Brown smoker?

Cardboard box, couple of dowel rods, a grate of some kind, a hot plate, foil pan for wood chips, and a thermometer.  Probably an extension cord if you need it.

He did a YouTube about his favorite tools he made for the show & said he still uses the cardboard box setup.

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2020-08-12 10:57:46 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Our old scoutmaster would always use a cardboard box lined with foil to cook, he would even bake a cake in one. That always impressed the kids.


Our had us cook cake in orange peel halves over the campfire.
 
2020-08-13 12:00:54 AM  
I'd have them declared illegal for sale in our town. we have quite enough of a problem with flatlanders coming up here who can"t conduct a simple propane  barbecue or a weber grill, much less a disposable one of foil construction. i dont even want to think about say, twenty cardboard barbecues operated by the clueless all around our tinder dry forest. up here, campfires are illegal with good reason. they do allow portable propane firepits with a shutoff. basically anything that creates
ashes or coals is illegal, because these geniuses dont bring up enough water to put them out completely. so they go on their merry way, and voila, another abandoned
campfire call on the fd/forest service logs.  I'd like to authorize water drops from helicopters on these illegal burns, but i have neither authority nor a helimacopter...
 
2020-08-13 8:17:58 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I was at the nearby drug store and they had cardboard disposable BBQ kits there too. I suppose the grill and basic frame was some kind of metal, but the fuel was a cardboard box with charcoal. You wouldn't have to carry any propane canisters or bulky BBQ gear, you just take the neatly folded grill and flat fuel cartridge with you.


dollar tree sometimes has those disposable "it's mister barbycue!" type things. for a dollar. you still need some insulation, although out in the woods you might be lucky enough to clock a random fire-ring and shift a couple rocks from that.

that Japanese one looks neet but, man! 66 bucks?! and even with the lava/pumice/whatever, I still would not trust it not to scorch whatever surface.

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drjekel_mrhyde: AlgaeRancher: Our old scoutmaster would always use a cardboard box lined with foil to cook, he would even bake a cake in one. That always impressed the kids.

Our had us cook cake in orange peel halves over the campfire.


ours was big on the whole "boil water in a paper cup" thing. and the bannock/twist on a stick thing. and the biscuit on a leaf thing. and the steak directly on the embers coals thing. and the create a weird tennis-racket-looking-gone-wrong-thing to "grill" steak thing. I think it was meatloaf we cooked in the orange halves, lol. most often was simply your much less exciting standard: ground beef, sliced onions, sliced potatoes, sliced carrots, salt'n'peppa, double or triple wrap in foil with a knob of butter (yes, I think the junior woodchuck guidebook actually uses the word "knob")

but yeah, any (and every!) of the crazy-ass things in the 80s/9th-edition boy sprout handbook, we cooked. good times! well, except for that one time I caught a mess of crawdads in a stream, and was happily cookin' 'em up in my messkit over the fire. my buddies all standing around watching, rubbing their hands and slavering. it smelled SO GOOD! when one of the adult leaders noticed, ran over and kicked it all into the bushes. dadgammit! (this was also the same adult who, when I fell off the tailgate of a speeding pickup and mah haid bounced 3 times (or so I've been told) on the asphalt and my buddies all said just the sound of it made them sick and one even threw up lol, the guy who said, "you're ok right? he looks ok, he doesn't need the hospital, he's fine!!!")
 
2020-08-13 8:34:43 AM  
thinking about those foil-packets, now I gave myself a small amuse - the very first thing I cooked for my wife's parents was feesh en papillote: summer squash, red pepper, rosemary, tilapia, lemon zest + lemon juice + garlic + olive oil. and salt, natch. (and 7-spice, MSG, and fish-sauce, but *shhh* don't tell anyone. thems are fiercely guarded seekrits.) - parchment paper is one of my favoritest things on the planet, I wonder how it would hold up in an actual campfire?

the Franch version, somehow looks classy when you serve the whole packet on a plate. the boy sprouts version, the thing IS your plate, with the added bonus of burning your legs and getting ashes all over your official green shorts. I really do miss those times!


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2020-08-13 10:00:57 AM  

tintar: that Japanese one looks neet but, man! 66 bucks?! and even with the lava/pumice/whatever, I still would not trust it not to scorch whatever surface.


Keep in mind the 66 bucks includes food for 2-3 people. Still pricey, but that isn't just the cost of the grill...
 
2020-08-13 10:44:10 AM  

Mikey1969: tintar: that Japanese one looks neet but, man! 66 bucks?! and even with the lava/pumice/whatever, I still would not trust it not to scorch whatever surface.

Keep in mind the 66 bucks includes food for 2-3 people. Still pricey, but that isn't just the cost of the grill...


oh dang! my-dumbass totally missed that part! thank you. well ok then, that's not too bad, really - feeding a couple people and the fun experience, that's not bad a'tall. hells, I'd pay 50 dollars for one if there was a seafood version!

but also damn you Mikey1969, now alls I can think about right-meow is trying to remember where was the last store I saw one of those aluminum charcoal grate pans, and how much skrimps/ahi/salmon do we gots in the freezer, and where can I score/steal some bricks... (grr... our downstairs neighbor moved out last month, and they always had an electric Char-Broil out on the patio... really really wish I'd tried to lowball price on it.)

actually, wait wait wait wait wait. back it up, back up all of the things. [simon-pegg-IDEA.jpg]
lololol... our recently-previous apartment-compound literally 3 long-blocks down the road has like 5-6 of those ?cast?wrought? iron, you know, those standart federal-park charcoal bbq dealies. and the gate guards are supremely lazy, "oh, we're visiting XXXXX" - "cool, go on then"


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2020-08-13 11:20:26 AM  
I've used a disposable grill (not cardboard). Meh. I mean, if you are planning an outdoor cookout (like at a lake or park) and don't want to use the often filthy grills that might be available there, it's OK, so you don't have to shlep your own metal grill and fuel, etc. (shrug)

It's not for grilling a bunch of food, though. Can't grill 15 burgers on it, it's too small.
 
2020-08-13 2:15:27 PM  

tintar: Mikey1969: tintar: that Japanese one looks neet but, man! 66 bucks?! and even with the lava/pumice/whatever, I still would not trust it not to scorch whatever surface.

Keep in mind the 66 bucks includes food for 2-3 people. Still pricey, but that isn't just the cost of the grill...

oh dang! my-dumbass totally missed that part! thank you. well ok then, that's not too bad, really - feeding a couple people and the fun experience, that's not bad a'tall. hells, I'd pay 50 dollars for one if there was a seafood version!

but also damn you Mikey1969, now alls I can think about right-meow is trying to remember where was the last store I saw one of those aluminum charcoal grate pans, and how much skrimps/ahi/salmon do we gots in the freezer, and where can I score/steal some bricks... (grr... our downstairs neighbor moved out last month, and they always had an electric Char-Broil out on the patio... really really wish I'd tried to lowball price on it.)

actually, wait wait wait wait wait. back it up, back up all of the things. [simon-pegg-IDEA.jpg]
lololol... our recently-previous apartment-compound literally 3 long-blocks down the road has like 5-6 of those ?cast?wrought? iron, you know, those standart federal-park charcoal bbq dealies. and the gate guards are supremely lazy, "oh, we're visiting XXXXX" - "cool, go on then"


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Yeah, I'm craving some good steaks bigly. We gave up on apartment renting 20 years ago, even the townhouse we rented had a patio where I was allowed to have a grill, so at least I have that going for me. Now, I just have to go get a big Tri Tip from Costco. Goddamn, that sounds good. :-)

At least I'm getting salmon this weekend, the stepson asked for it for his birthday dinner.
 
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