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Old 04-25-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Po' Man cookin in a can

This is a charcoal grill/smoker in the form of a trash can.

It works incredibly well to help trap heat and cook meat evenly as well as retain smoke if so desired. There is also a fuel cup underneath to burn the charcoals from the bottom to get them started.

Last night I was able to get 5 BIG T-bones on the grilling surface. I also tossed in a smoke box with mesquite wood and holy cow did these steaks turn out good!
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Aren't trash cans galvanized metal? I know that cutting/welding on galvanized gives off some nasty toxic fumes. Does the lower temp required for cooking not cause this?
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It's all good til you go to use it and it is full of empty beer bottles.
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Aren't trash cans galvanized metal? I know that cutting/welding on galvanized gives off some nasty toxic fumes. Does the lower temp required for cooking not cause this?
If you look at the pictures, the coals never touch the garbage can itself, it is just a vessel to contain the food/smoke/charcoal holder.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:17 PM   #5
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Aren't trash cans galvanized metal? I know that cutting/welding on galvanized gives off some nasty toxic fumes. Does the lower temp required for cooking not cause this?

You are correct that many steel trash cans are galvanized, but I understand that these are special ordered as raw steel and then are painted with a high temp paint.

OC is correct that the can itself is mainly a vessel to house food, smoke and heat.
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I'll pass. Being a Po' Man isn't the image I try to portray myself as to my camping neighbors.
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I'll pass. Being a Po' Man isn't the image I try to portray myself as to my camping neighbors.

X2...LOL!
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X2...LOL!
X3, especially with the $40,000 SUB and $10,000 camper sitting on the pad. I'm sure we are under the price of most of the units out there.
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My question is how hot does the ground get and can it potentially cause an issue with the ground if its not placed on dirt / pavement / stone? Also how hot does it get to the touch?

I wouldn't think that it could get warm enough to cause an issue but its worth asking.
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My first consideration is the SIZE of that thang! Where in heck would you store it for transport?
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