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SGT Rock
2010-03-05, 14:15
I just got me some cooling racks for $1 each at Dollar Tree. They weigh 3.2 ounces each and are about 9"x13" , I plan to use them as ultralight grills for cooking steak this weekend in the woods. I was wondering if anyone else had a lighter option.

They look about like this:

http://www.traderscity.com/board/userpix20/8935-oven-rack-cooling-replacement-grill-grid-1.jpg

Hog On Ice
2010-03-05, 14:25
is there any risk to using those cooling racks as grills? I vaguely remember that there was a problem with using the racks from a refrigerator as a cooking grill - something about the wrong type of metals???

SGT Rock
2010-03-05, 14:28
I think some are made from galvanized steel. This one is supposed to be stainless. I also imagine if there was a chrome plated one it would be an issue as that stuff tends to come off.

enviro
2010-03-05, 14:38
In the past I have bought one of those small circular cheapo grills and used the grill surface. It fit in a 2 gal ziploc to keep the crap out of my pack, but doubt it weighed less than 3.2 OZ.

SGT Rock
2010-03-05, 14:42
I've got a tyvek mailer that I'll carry this one in this weekend.

enviro
2010-03-05, 14:51
I've got a tyvek mailer that I'll carry this one in this weekend.

That works.

MonkeyBoy
2010-03-05, 17:45
I've used this new fangled contraption.........you can pick them up anywhere.

http://www.buriedinthenoise.com/imgs/stick11.jpg

I put a pen next to it for scaling purposes.....

Tin Man
2010-03-05, 17:58
My backpack grill is lighter... it goes in my brother's pack. :biggrin:

JERMM
2010-03-05, 18:04
I've used this new fangled contraption.........you can pick them up anywhere.

http://www.buriedinthenoise.com/imgs/stick11.jpg

I put a pen next to it for scaling purposes.....

how much does it weigh, is it multi purpose, what's it made out of

Superman
2010-03-05, 18:07
I've used this new fangled contraption.........you can pick them up anywhere.

http://www.buriedinthenoise.com/imgs/stick11.jpg

I put a pen next to it for scaling purposes.....

It looks complicated.:angel:

JERMM
2010-03-05, 18:07
heer ya go Rock one for you and one for DMW

http://www.komar.org/bbq/grill/accessories/HotDogCookers.jpg

JERMM
2010-03-05, 18:10
http://officespam.chattablogs.com/archives/redneck-grill-3.jpg

MonkeyBoy
2010-03-05, 19:52
how much does it weigh, is it multi purpose, what's it made out of

Weight varies. Multi-uses include propping things up, digging catholes and killing bears.

Some are made of pine. Others made of oak. It depends on the geographic region.

enviro
2010-03-05, 19:52
http://officespam.chattablogs.com/archives/redneck-grill-3.jpg

Been to way too many cookouts that people would have pissed in that one. Never would use that for a grill.

Ray
2010-03-05, 21:18
Light weight grill: Buy one of those disposable charcoal grill thingies, the kind that looks like an aluminum roasting pan filled with charcoal. It has a flexible grill surface. Cut out the grill portion with your wife's best sewing scissors, use the charcoal next time you grill something at home. The grill portion can be rolled up for packing.

Skidsteer
2010-03-05, 21:29
Light weight grill: Buy one of those disposable charcoal grill thingies, the kind that looks like an aluminum roasting pan filled with charcoal. It has a flexible grill surface. Cut out the grill portion with your wife's best sewing scissors, use the charcoal next time you grill something at home. The grill portion can be rolled up for packing.

You forgot the last step.

Hide you wife's best sewing scissors. Very important.

JERMM
2010-03-05, 21:37
You forgot the last step.

Hide you wife's best sewing scissors. Very important.

dammit i knew something was seriously wrong with my scissors...:albertein

dixicritter
2010-03-05, 21:38
Light weight grill: Buy one of those disposable charcoal grill thingies, the kind that looks like an aluminum roasting pan filled with charcoal. It has a flexible grill surface. Cut out the grill portion with your wife's best sewing scissors, use the charcoal next time you grill something at home. The grill portion can be rolled up for packing.

Don't tell him that, he'll do it!!:aetsch:

enviro
2010-03-05, 23:15
Light weight grill: Buy one of those disposable charcoal grill thingies, the kind that looks like an aluminum roasting pan filled with charcoal. It has a flexible grill surface. Cut out the grill portion with your wife's best sewing scissors, use the charcoal next time you grill something at home. The grill portion can be rolled up for packing.

But will your wife get mad at you?

dixicritter
2010-03-05, 23:30
But will your wife get mad at you?

Answer for Rock's wife... absolutely!

enviro
2010-03-05, 23:32
Answer for Rock's wife... absolutely!

So you need to sneak and do it then?

dixicritter
2010-03-05, 23:38
So you need to sneak and do it then?

Would be best... :aetsch:

warraghiyagey
2010-03-05, 23:49
http://backseatcuddler.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/teeth-flavor-flav-400a071807.jpg

enviro
2010-03-06, 00:03
http://backseatcuddler.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/teeth-flavor-flav-400a071807.jpg

You're killin me! :rofl:

Austin
2010-03-06, 01:39
I just got me some cooling racks for $1 each at Dollar Tree. They weigh 3.2 ounces each and are about 9"x13" , I plan to use them as ultralight grills for cooking steak this weekend in the woods. I was wondering if anyone else had a lighter option.

They look about like this:

http://www.traderscity.com/board/userpix20/8935-oven-rack-cooling-replacement-grill-grid-1.jpg

I've used old guitar strings wrapped around sticks and weighed down with rocks. I guess you could use any kind of wire that won't melt or put out noxious fumes.

vonfrick
2010-03-06, 10:15
You forgot the last step.

Hide you wife's best sewing scissors. Very important.

:argh: NOOOOO!!!!!! i wrote "NO TOUCHY" on mine in sharpie

warraghiyagey
2010-03-06, 10:37
I've used this new fangled contraption.........you can pick them up anywhere.

http://www.buriedinthenoise.com/imgs/stick11.jpg

I put a pen next to it for scaling purposes.....
:biggrin:


You're killin me! :rofl:

I'd like to take credit for that but someone got into the moonshine jelloshots last night and posted as me. . . not naming names, lets just call this person jfrick. . . . no, no, make that jennf. . . .

JAK
2010-03-07, 01:09
That wooden stick got me thinking, that maybe green sticks would hold up quite well for the time it take to grill a steak. Also some wood might impart a better flavour than others maybe. Worthy of some experimenting. I mean you could just hang the thing, but I think if you made an actual grill out of 3 sticks one way and 3 sticks the other it might hold up. Maybe skewer them through the steak sideways, but that might be hard to do. Maybe sticks over and under to make it easier to flip the steak, and so that the sticks only spend half the time in the flame. Might have to bring some extra steaks. lol

Tin Man
2010-03-07, 17:23
That wooden stick got me thinking, that maybe green sticks would hold up quite well for the time it take to grill a steak. Also some wood might impart a better flavour than others maybe. Worthy of some experimenting. I mean you could just hang the thing, but I think if you made an actual grill out of 3 sticks one way and 3 sticks the other it might hold up. Maybe skewer them through the steak sideways, but that might be hard to do. Maybe sticks over and under to make it easier to flip the steak, and so that the sticks only spend half the time in the flame. Might have to bring some extra steaks. lol

weave the steaks between the sticks and turn at will...

...but don't forget to have a wind shield... you wouldn't want those steaks to get a chill

SGT Rock
2010-03-07, 17:41
I tried the stick thing, but the hamburger helper kept falling off of it.

jhick
2010-03-07, 17:44
I've had success with chicken and a nice smooth rock laying in some coals....

SGT Rock
2010-03-07, 17:49
The grill worked out well. We cooked for two nights on it without too much brain damage.

JAK
2010-03-07, 18:29
I might drag me a steak into the woods on my next trip.

SGT Rock
2010-03-07, 18:33
Works better if you put it in your pack.

Tin Man
2010-03-07, 18:35
Freeze the steak a couple days ahead of your hike and it will be ready for cooking by the second night. Add water taters -or even a baked tater- and some red wine and you are good to go. I do it on all my hikes.

SGT Rock
2010-03-07, 18:38
Friday night the stakes were thawed before we left, but the meat for Saturday went straight from my freezer to my pack. By Saturday night it was thawed and ready. I didn't think of taters. But I have done corn where you throw it in the coals still in the husk, then pull it out later, shuck and eat.

Bulldawg
2010-03-07, 18:53
Friday night the stakes were thawed before we left, but the meat for Saturday went straight from my freezer to my pack. By Saturday night it was thawed and ready. I didn't think of taters. But I have done corn where you throw it in the coals still in the husk, then pull it out later, shuck and eat.

We did all of the above at the Scales last fall.

SGT Rock
2010-03-07, 18:56
I hope to make it this year.

Tin Man
2010-03-07, 19:32
Friday night the stakes were thawed before we left, but the meat for Saturday went straight from my freezer to my pack. By Saturday night it was thawed and ready. I didn't think of taters. But I have done corn where you throw it in the coals still in the husk, then pull it out later, shuck and eat.

yeah, we cook fresh meat on the first night out too. last couple times it has been italian hot sausages with fried onions and peppers on pita with a side of scotch. yum

Lugnut
2010-03-07, 20:02
I hope to make it this year.

I just hope we have it this year. Color.

enviro
2010-03-07, 21:30
yeah, we cook fresh meat on the first night out too. last couple times it has been italian hot sausages with fried onions and peppers on pita with a side of scotch. yum

Never done that one, but it sounds great.

JAK
2010-03-08, 00:49
Fresh meat first night, frozen second night, don't drag on ground. Got it. Thanks.
I think I can do this. Not that my can of corned beef was all that bad really. ;-)

JAK
2010-03-08, 00:54
I suppose we shouldn't forget steak and eggs for breakfast ?

So were exactly do some carbs fit into the equation. lol

Two Speed
2010-03-08, 08:59
20 - 25 years ago I found a replacement grill at Sports Authority or something. Anyway, they were selling a 20" diameter grill thingy, grill only for something like $2.25. Cut it down with a hacksaw to make a sorta rectangular thingy.

I still break that sucker out every once in a while. Warped all to hell, and to make it look like shit I'd have to clean it up, but just thinking about it brought back some great memories.

SGT Rock
2010-03-08, 16:42
I suppose we shouldn't forget steak and eggs for breakfast ?

So were exactly do some carbs fit into the equation. lol

Hash browns.

JAK
2010-03-08, 17:34
Hash browns eh. I like it.
Steak. Potatoes. Paprika. Scotch.
All four food groups.

JAK
2010-03-08, 17:35
Oops. Forgot the eggs. lol

enviro
2010-03-08, 22:23
Hash browns.

Fried potatoes. The bags of potatos that you normally find in the dairy section (why I have no idea) cook up real nice.

dixicritter
2010-03-08, 22:26
Oops. Forgot the eggs. lol

Might wanna be real careful with the eggs. LOL

MonkeyBoy
2010-03-08, 22:35
Eggs are nice........

enviro
2010-03-08, 22:41
MIxed up in a ziploc w/ cheese, boiled in water (in ziploc) for a few min.

JAK
2010-03-08, 22:47
When do the bears come out of hybernation down there?
Just askin

Bulldawg
2010-03-08, 22:48
MIxed up in a ziploc w/ cheese, boiled in water (in ziploc) for a few min.

That works very, very well. I experimented a home first, but it worked like a dream.:adore::adore:

SGT Rock
2010-03-08, 22:48
When do the bears come out of hybernation down there?
Just askin

I don't pay attention. I'm not use to seeing them around until well into summer.

Bulldawg
2010-03-08, 22:50
When do the bears come out of hibernation down there?
Just askin

I don't think they actually hibernate here.

enviro
2010-03-08, 23:36
That works very, very well. I experimented a home first, but it worked like a dream.:adore::adore:

Best in cooler temps I think. Not sure how confident I would be in the heat of summer.

Kanga
2010-03-09, 10:04
When do the bears come out of hybernation down there?
Just askin

our bears don't have a true hybernation. they retreat to their dens to birth and raise cubs but they go out occasionally and forage. it's pretty much just like summer but lazier.

SGT Rock
2010-03-09, 10:28
What she said. Basically they just sit around and watch Tourists

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Dp2Dd4Y_YuE/SJzLK13eHoI/AAAAAAAAATQ/a3CEq6qsfBs/s400/BLOG+Bear+Shangrala+-+reclining+bear+NEW.jpg

They love football season if they can find a TV.

JAK
2010-03-09, 20:41
Chicago fans I presume.

Wise Old Owl
2010-03-10, 00:16
Sarge getting back to your orginal post I have scavenged several wire racks that are rust proof and cooked fish on open ground with a twig coal fire.. It works, use nothing more than 1/2 inch and breaks (not green) and very dry support rocks.

vonfrick
2010-03-10, 22:36
our bears don't have a true hybernation. they retreat to their dens to birth and raise cubs but they go out occasionally and forage. it's pretty much just like summer but lazier.

whaddya know...i'm a bear :albertein

jhick
2010-03-11, 13:24
so... warrghy is a cub now? ;)

SGT Rock
2010-03-11, 14:12
Sarge getting back to your orginal post I have scavenged several wire racks that are rust proof and cooked fish on open ground with a twig coal fire.. It works, use nothing more than 1/2 inch and breaks (not green) and very dry support rocks.

Any idea on weight and how do they pack?