Low-cost Charcoal Grille?

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grnspot110

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I'm in need of a "cheap" charcoal grille that will only be used about once/year at my Garden Tractor Trail Ride. Yesterday, I pulled this old non-galvanized water heater tank out of the ditch at the farm:

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Tank is 13" in diameter & 43" long. The plan is to split it lengthwise, add hinges, handle, legs & probably two dampered chimneys. I have some used expanded metal to use for a briquette grate. Will probably use flattened expanded for the cooking shelf & an outside shelf.

I'm not after anything fancy, just need more grille space for the event.

Any suggestions? ~~ grnspot
 
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Jstpssng

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I'm in need of a "cheap" charcoal grille that will only be used about once/year at my Garden Tractor Trail Ride. Yesterday, I pulled this old non-galvanized water heater tank out of the ditch at the farm:

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Tank is 13" in diameter & 43" long. The plan is to split it lengthwise, add hinges, handle, legs & probably two dampered chimneys. I have some used expanded metal to use for a briquette grate. Will probably use flattened expanded for the cooking shelf & an outside shelf.

I'm not after anything fancy, just need more grille space for the event.

Any suggestions? ~~ grnspot

!That should work fine. In lieu of the expanded steel, you could probable find a couple of old gas grill racks whicch seem to outlast the rest of the units. Once you have a good hot fire it'll clean itself up nicely
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Pete Judd

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:laughing:Need one of these, just turn it upside down over the fire. Lots of them around a parking lot in town.
 

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