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  • RustyHaines
    Club Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 742
    • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

    Can you say Darwin Award nominee?

    Did not indicate what brand of charcoal was used:


  • Elton's BBQ
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 2526
    • Saltnes Norway
    • Genesis 320 Limited
      Weber One Touch 57cm
      Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

    Hmm.. Cant access from EU...


    • Neris
      Neris commented
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      But at least you can enjoy straight banannas 😁😁

    • Elton's BBQ
      Elton's BBQ commented
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      Thanks for the insights brothers and sisters!
      Steve R.

    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
      ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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      Elton's BBQ not sure how often you run into the problem, but while I was living in the UK we found it worthwhile to use a VPN to watch things back in the US. And now that we are back in the US we often use a VPN to watch region locked content that we enjoyed in the UK. I don't know of any free ones to recommend, but maybe someone else will. I pay a small fee for one for a year at a time because doing all the settings manually is too much for the wife when I'm out of town.
  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 3110
    • Rockland county New York
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
      1 maverick et-733 - gray
      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

      Pre Miala flavor injector
      taylor digital scale
      TSM meat grinder
      chefs choice food slicer
      cuisinhart food processor
      food saver vacuum sealer
      TSM harvest food dehydrator

    What a brilliant idea. Spinaker should have tried this yesterday.


    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2461
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

      Definitely should have gone low and slow with that car.


      • Craigar
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1117
        • Papillion, NE
        • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
          * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
          * - Slow 'N Sear
          * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
          * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
          * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
          * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
          * - Thermoworks Dot
          * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
          * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
          * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
          * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
          * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
          * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

        The brand of charcoal? Enfuego.


        • shush
          Club Member
          • Sep 2016
          • 141
          • Northern Virginia
          • RecTec RT-680
            Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
            Maverick ET-732

          So... a meatloaf pan with 3-4 briquettes is not an uncommon thing to do in the harsh winters of Wisconsin. Now that block heaters are a thing, and typically easy to install, the charcoal solution isn't nearly as frequent. I know of many a tractor that would need some time with the pan, otherwise the oil was too thick to turn over the motor.


          • RustyHaines
            RustyHaines commented
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            In bygone days there were more than a few times I drained the oil and warmed it inside the house and then poured it back in. Used to also occasionally bring a battery inside at night.
        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 6105
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          This was back in the 70's but I still remember hearing it on the radio. NYC resident was heading out to the lakes north of the city for a day of fun with the family. Thought he'd get a head start and light the coals in his hibachi at home, pop it into the trunk and drive out of the city. Coals would be ready to go when he got there.


          • UncleFester
            Club Member
            • Apr 2017
            • 99
            • Youngstown, OH



            • SmokeyGator
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 827
              • Miami, FL
              • Primo XL
                Cyberq controller
                Sierra Nevada IPA

              You know, I live in south Florida and even I wouldn’t do that. At least not without using a heat deflector!

              Better yet, wouldn’t a heat LAMP be a better solution? You aren’t cooking ribs, just trying to heat things to above freezing.


              • Donw
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 3391

                It wasn’t that uncommon decades ago up North to do something similar with diesel tractors in winter to get them to start. Not a lot of barns back then with electric.


                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13313
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    Pizza insert
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    lots of probes.

                  That guy could have at least cooked a couple hot dogs while waiting for the fire department...


                  • IowaGirl
                    Club Member
                    • Dec 2018
                    • 675
                    • Northeast Iowa, USA

                    I'm sure people kludged their own versions of engine heaters and obviously still do from the story here, but it seems like there used to be purpose-made engine heater gadgets that you'd fill with coals or burning kerosene or whatever. The pans had a long handle that let you slide the pan under the engine and a perforated cover to keep things under control. I can't find any examples, but I'd swear my grandpa had something like that.


                    • Donw
                      Donw commented
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                      You are correct, they were very common and worked exactly as you stated.
                  • Chuck in Charlotte
                    Club Member
                    • Oct 2017
                    • 157

                    He should have wrapped it when it hit the stall.


                    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 733
                      • Eastern NC
                      • 2018 MAK 2 Star
                        Charbroil Big Easy SRG

                      You know, it's not a completely stupid idea. Though I probably woulda used the charcoal to heat some bricks or something to put under the car


                      • Donw
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2017
                        • 3391

                        IowaGirl Here is a photo of one
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                        • RustyHaines
                          RustyHaines commented
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                          Now that is cool looking ! And hopefully tons safer than a sheet pan with briquettes.

                        • IowaGirl
                          IowaGirl commented
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                          You're a sweetie to have found and posted this picture, Donw -- thank you! I was beginning to think I was dreamin' it up.

                        • Mr. Bones
                          Mr. Bones commented
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                          IowaGirl nope, not a dream! I remember these bein used, as well...



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