A charcoal that is used and flamed in an open grill can be exhausting and will take a long time to reach the desired temperature for cooking. This is why using the charcoal chimney starter is a better option. It quickens the heating procedure through preserving the heat of the charcoal through the tiny space that pulls out oxygen into the charcoal so that it will continue to flame quicker. Learn how to make one and save $30, an amount to pay for commercially available charcoal chimney starters.
Step # 1 – Prepare the things needed.
The things you need in building a charcoal chimney smoker include big metal coffee can or #10 metal food service can, can opener, church key-a can opener containing a pointed rectangular end, 2 coat hangers (not obligatory), drill that has a 1/8 inch drill bit also not obligatory, wire cutters (non-compulsory), pliers and working gloves.
Step # 2 – Concentrate on these processes.
Put on your working gloves for protection when you will be slashing metal. Clean and dry a blank coffee can or food service can. However, if the can is not yet empty, utilize your can opener to take away its top cover. Dispense the stuffing of the can in another container then clean and dry it properly.
Change the direction of the can on its surface. Through the use of the church key can opener, start punching triangular openings in the can approximately in the border found at the surface of the can. The openings should be around two inches at a distance.
Begin placing your charcoal inside the can. Wear your gloves then utilize your pliers to take hold of the topmost part of the can and tilt the charcoal out in the grill. Be careful not to let the charcoal touch your gloves because it will cause burn.
Step # 3 – Clean the charcoal chimney starter.
Take away the base of the can so that you can raise the can away from the flamed charcoal, thus leaving the charcoal in the grill. You can also utilize the can opener to take away the base of the can just like the way you had taken away its top beforehand. Hang up the wire mesh at least two inches commencing at the base of the can so that the air can freely heat up the charcoal consistently and speedily.
You can utilize the drill with a 1/8-inch size. The holes must be about 2 inches above the base and 2 inches at a distance. Flatten the wire coat hanger and slash it into about 8 inches per piece using wire cutters. Make use of pliers to create a firm twist in one end of every piece. String the pieces in the openings of the can on a crisscross pattern so that the charcoal will not fall. Make sure that the openings are not big enough to let the lit charcoal fall off.
Make a wire grip at the edge of the charcoal chimney starter by using the 1/8 inch drill to create two openings in one side of the can. The hole should be around one-half inch away from the top and the other hole must be one inch away from the base of the can.
Since you already know how to build a charcoal chimney smoker, do you still want to buy one or just make your own? You can decide on this matter.