Metamorphosis Of A Tin Can
I thought I would share my really frugal, super easy charcoal starter secret with everyone since Memorial Day signals the start of Barbecue season (at least to us). You can use a coffee can or in this case I used a huge can of chili from Smart and Final. All you need to do is completely open both ends with a can opener, next you poke holes all the way around the bottom with a pointy bottle opener. And last make a hole on either side of the top of the can using a hammer and nail and string a coat hanger through for a handle. I store mine in the garage to slow down the rusting process, but these are pretty much free to make, so when it gets a little too rustic looking, make another. You can buy these for around $10.00, but why spend money that you don't have to spend? And recycling is the green way to go. Not only does this save money on lighter fluid (you won't need one drop) it saves you money on charcoal, because you can use the least expensive, not-easy-to-light brand. I even used an open bag once that had sat in the garage for a year.
VERY IMPORTANT....DON'T TOUCH HANDLE OF THE CAN WITH YOUR BARE HAND******CAUTION the handle will be red hot
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