If you need to add more charcoal to the Cobb Grill, the site says to just
plunk in 2 or 3 more fresh ones. I prefer already "coaled" briquettes that
are ready to add to the Cobb Grill without having to buy one of those huge
chimney coal starters. The heat would peel the paint off my condo deck.
So...I made my own. Hehe...you can to, if you want to. Cheap and not hard.
Large can of red kidney beans from supermarket. $1.29.
24" gutter mesh from Home Depot type stores. $1.79
Small nut and bolt screws..about 10 in all. Home Depot. $1.89
Tools needed: Tin snips, drill (fairly good rpm). Set of drill bits.
Hope you have these.
Holding the can in one hand, wrap the steel mesh around the can and mark
for cutting. Afterwards...wrap the mesh again around the can and use a small nut and bolt to keep the mesh round. You can force out the can to proceed.
Afterwards, drill holes in the can and attach 4 small bolts sticking into the cans inards to hold your mesh. I used two meshes and two sets of 4 mini bolts/nuts to hold "circular meshes". One "circular mesh" sits near the bottom on bolts. That holds my fire starter sticks accessed by cutting a rectangle with larger bit and tinsnips to cut out that rectangle in order to insert fire sticks (notice the cutout slot)
The next mesh level held by nuts and bolts holds the charcoal.
Then I cut a few bigger holes for air to be drawn in.
I know my description doesn't go into detail, but it's pretty simple to make.
With my fairly fast cordless drill and some tinsnips, this cost me all of $4.50.
Your first burn of charcoal will be needed to burn out the coating they put on can interiors these days. Picture on floor just for pics sake.