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Cheap Ways to Get Your Grill Fired Up
Posted By Jeff Yeager On July 1, 2013 @ 10:48 am In Food,Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
When I grill a package of reduced-for-quick-sale hamburgers, the last thing I want to taste (or pay for) is lighter fluid. That’s why I start my coals with a chimney starter and a wad of old paper. How much did this fancy lighting method cost? Zippo. And I’m not referring to the brand of lighter either. Here’s how to make one from repurposed materials :
To use your new chimney starter, fill the can with charcoal and shove paper in the bottom. Light the paper and let it warm those coals. Once they glow red, spread them in your grill and start cooking. Bon appe-cheap! Not only did this save you 20 bucks on a store-bought chimney, but it probably took you less time to make than a drive to the store and back.
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URLs in this post:
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 reduced-for-quick-sale : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2010/savings_challenge_saving_tip_on_salvaged_groceries.html
 repurposed materials: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-04-2012/reuse-household-goods.html
 chunk of charcoal : http://blog.aarp.org/2012/09/04/5-money-saving-uses-for-leftover-charcoal/
 their credit cards : http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-11-2009/cold_cash_challenge.html
 a drive : http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/09/save-on-gas-when-you-travel-this-summer/
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