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You like your fancy-schmancy cooking rigs???? Check THIS out, baby...

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  • tRidiot
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 718
    • NE OK
    • Traeger BBQ124
      Yoder YS480
      Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

    You like your fancy-schmancy cooking rigs???? Check THIS out, baby...

    Yeah, me too. lol

    So I wanted to show you what we used for one of our cookouts at the beach last summer. This was in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, on a black sand beach. This was a birthday party. It was fun! Man, had the BEST rum punch. It was the 4:3:2:1 recipe and maaaaaaaan. MAN. It was BOMB.

    Anyways, drool over THIS rig, fellas!

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    I know it may not look like much, but this was some SERIOUSLY good stewed goat that day!

    Anyways, feel free to comment, post more pics of homemade setups that actually WORK and tell us about the meals you've had cooked on them!

    BTW, here is where it is, for anyone curious:

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  • Cheef
    Banned Former Member
    • Oct 2015
    • 677

    Some of the best food in the world comes from rigs exactly like that one.
    Home made and functional.
    Most times it isn't the gear as much as the cook.


    • tRidiot
      Club Member
      • Dec 2015
      • 718
      • NE OK
      • Traeger BBQ124
        Yoder YS480
        Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

      I remember living in Sint Maarten and in St. Vincent, some of the best damn BBQ I've had came from a shady-looking little shack on the side of the road. Or just someone set up a grill at a wide spot, cooked up some big batches of stuff at home - rice and peas (like lentils), some potato salad and a stack of styrofoam take-out containers, then throwing in ribs, chicken or goat or lamb along with it. Amazing stuff, right there.

      I don't want to think about the sanitary conditions and what my local health department might say, but damn it was some good stuff!


      • Jerod Broussard
        • Jun 2014
        • 9860
        • East Texas
        • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
          Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
          Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
          Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
          Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
          Weber Smokey Joe Gold
          Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
          Maverick ET-732 White
          Maverick ET-732 Copper
          2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
          Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
          Thermoworks Timestick
          Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
          B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
          B & B Pellets

        My guess of the location was 2 degrees off the amplitude of the Greenwich time clock location during the summer solstice.


        • N227GB
          Club Member
          • Feb 2018
          • 344
          • Fort Myers, FL
          • ...

          A repurposed car wheel. Sometimes cheap and simple get the job done.

          An abandoned campground in Coconino County AZ had these scattered around:


          • Keiferr
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 964
            • Southeast Michigan

            Hey Mr. Bones i think someone else listened to my interview!


            • lostclusters
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 355
              • Oceanside, CA
              • Mak 1 Star
                Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
                WSM 22.5"
                ThermoWorks Smoke
                ThermoWorks Thermapen
                Rock's Stoker II wifi
                Flameboss 500

              I think I have seen the ultimate in rustic throw back cookery. I was watching a cooking show Good Eats with Alton Brown. In the show Alton smoked Salmon in a cardboard box with 2 wood dowel rods to suspend the salmon, a hot plate with a cast iron skillet to hold what he called hard wood saw dust for the heat and the smoke, and a battery powered hand fan gizmo for convection/circulation. He cut a hole in the box to provide access to the heat plate and skillet. I was blown away by the simplicity, frugality, and ingenuity. I saw no reason why that should not work. Had I constructed it I may have burn it in a time or two though.


              • tRidiot
                tRidiot commented
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                Alton is well known for his love of cooking in cardboard boxes, he has done it a bunch of times. Pretty ingenious guy, that one.

              • gcdmd
                gcdmd commented
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                A friend of mine watched that show and made a more durable version out of the shell of an old Kenmore washing machine.
            • Xandera_7
              Former Member
              • May 2018
              • 127
              • Halifax Canada

              Whatever gets the job done.
              For a year I smoked food on an old gasser that I tore the guts out and turned into a vertical smoker. It got the job done until I could afford somethin better. Food was still great despite the quality of the rig.


              • Frozen Smoke
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 1528
                • Northern Mn

                I totally agree some of the best food comes off some of the fugliest rigs. But here in the civilized world where people are a bit more sophisticated they won't eat off of anything if they feel they need a tetnis shot first. And I can understand that too. If you've ever suffered food poisoning and I have you develop a tendency to look at food preperation with a wary eye.


                • bten
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2017
                  • 404
                  • Richmond, Tx
                  • Delta Heat 32" Gas Grill on Cart
                    Yoder YS-640 on Comp Cart
                    Camp Chef SmokePro SE pellet grill - Sold
                    LSU Purple Thermapen MK4
                    Maverick Et-732
                    Griddle grate
                    Boiling and turkey fryer pots and burners

                  When i grew up, dad and his brothers would put three 1" pipes in the ground and put a big jambalaya pot centered on them and cook with real wood underneath. We would do it on Saturday nights to listen to the LSU games. Now people use special stands and propane burners....




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