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Old 06-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #31
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Looking good.

What happens when you turn the skewer and the food decides it wants to stay cooked side down? I suppose you could double skewer if that was a problem, but some sort of grate helps with that.

You should make something to cover and smother the coals when you are done cooking. It may not be a lot, but I don't like wasting the charcoal. I find my grill is not good at smothering so I dump mine in a small metal trashcan that is now my dedicated ash can. I then sift the ash from the lump and reuse what isn't burnt up.

Grade A work on this though. Bravo.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #32
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What happens when you turn the skewer and the food decides it wants to stay cooked side down? I suppose you could double skewer if that was a problem, but some sort of grate helps with that.
Since the skewered bits are small and light in weight (these bamboo yakitori skewers are only about 5" in length) I don't seem to experience that problem of them spinning around the round bamboo skewers. But as far as the entire skewer turning over due to weight imbalance, that doesn't happen either because the meat at the pointed end of the skewer rides on top of the rail. Also, each skewer is in contact with one another as they cook so they stay put, and will not turn over on their own.

I can see this problem with kabobs and round skewers. The heavier bits of meat will spin. Of course, in this instance using flat skewers will solve this problem.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #33
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Really great job on this. I especially like that you welded it yourself.

I think a little stand could be easily added so it's counter height. This would be perfect for "tailgaters" since it's compact and produces finger food. I believe they would sell faster than you could make them once they caught on.

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Thanks .40. If I need to use this elsewhere I have a set of metal sawhorses which the grill can sit directly onto and provide me with an ideal working height.
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