They're on clearance at Coles - @$4.00 each! Yes! $4.00 😁
They come outta the box like this...
Assembled - you even get a top grill...
It would appear you can sit close to a friend and burn something on a stick?
Use it to heat barbecue beads.
And have a small barbecue - with very small sausages, a big piece of corn and something that looks like chicken?
Well - I had too many beads, too much heat. "Burnt ma Burgers" when I turned away for a minute. I also forgot it's a dirty process with
"bead sand" falling from my makeshift stand.
So last evening I welded up a "tray" from a bed frame, brackets from a tip-store and leftover checker plate.
And I'll try fewer beads....
Thank you very much for the update, I was curious to see if it would keep the heat effectively.
We look forward to the next cooking attempt.
"We look forward to the next cooking attempt."
My wife is in hospital so I'm bacheloring and since she hates spicy food I marinated chicken in every spice sauce I could find.
Firstly the beads - I used less so the firelighters had a slightly more difficult time getting to fully ignite. I used to work at the Port Kembla steel works - every time I fire up these beads the smoke and smell generated, reminds me of the coke ovens.
So, to assist in the ignition, I used a butane weed killer.
The cooking started and it was watched closely this time.
Dieticians would cringe, but I thought I did pretty good for an old man!
It wasn't too bad thanks @MitchellMc , but still not spicy enough for me.
But it went better than the previous burger experience.
Stupid me thought I could toss frozen burgers on thinking they would defrost and cook at the same time.
Where it says "Juicy" - you should read that as 23% fat.
I turned away for a minute and when I looked back - it appeared as a jet engine afterburner with flames 12" high with charred burgers fueled by dripping fat. 🙁
Good news is there is no heat felt under my homemade tray when alight and it catches the 'sand' nicely to be tossed out the next day.
I appreciate there is no need to cook like this - but I like playing with quirky things. Thanks for watching. 👍
Tonight - Cheeseburgers.
And I used two small cast iron fry pans to assist.
First the onions.
Took that pan away - latent heat keep the onions warm.
With a smaller pan I put a pork pattie (pork, spices, egg and bread crumbs) and 'squished' it to form the pan size.
One the pork had denatured - toss it onto the grill for further cooking.
Melt cheese onto the burger and toast the damper bun.
Construct. Adding onion, pickle, tomato and mustard sauce.
Tonight I counted the heat beads - it took 22 beads to create two cheeseburgers. Coulda made more but it's just me and my wife - now home from hospital.
I hope your wife is feeling better. Your burgers look delicious!
Thanks for sharing.