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Old 05-27-2006, 08:36 PM   #1
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one for the lake...

Okay, i have this 25 inch diameter firepit at the lake, and i want to load it up with charcoal, put a grate on top of it, and use it for barbequeing. The only problem is that the firepit is about 2-3 feet deep. Being a broke high school student, I don't really want to go out and drop any money on a grill right now if I can just use the firepit, so does anyone have any ideas on how to make the firepit work? My problem is the gap between the 2-3 foot gap between the charcoal (at the bottom) and the grate (at the top). Any help would be greatly appreciated!




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Old 05-27-2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Matt.

You really have to get the top of the charcoal closer to the bottom of the cooking surface. A pit like you describe was probably meant for firewood.

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Old 05-27-2006, 08:43 PM   #3
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What about filling the pit with rocks to raise the bottom up a bit?
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hah, thanks GB, sometimes it's as simple as that .

Andy M., you're right, it was meant for firewood. Do you think a pit like that could handle charcoal?
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