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Hibachi style grilling advice needed


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Hibachi style grilling advice needed

free sample addict aka Tracy L | | Mar 30, 2009 12:35 PM

Not sure if this is the right board, but I assume it will be moved to the correct board if need be. I live in a condo complex that restricts grilling outdoors to designated barbeque areas. The "barbeques" are basic hibachi style grills that you find in parks. They will not allow us to BYO Weber or other barbeque devices. First question I have is what should I use to light the charcoals? i used to use a chimney, but they are also prohibited by the assn. There is no electrical source so I can't use an electric starter. I don't want to use charcoal lighter fluid either or coals pretreated w/lighter fluid. Second, are there any recommendations on the grill plates as the ones provided are very dirty? I have an old camp style grill that folds up but am thinking of buying one that will fit the barbeque. Should I buy cast iron or are other products that are durable yet easy to clean. Lastly, are there any grilling tips that will make grilling more efficient? I primarily want to grill chicken, the occasional steak and veggies. I mastered my big Weber kettle with several heat zones but now I am at a loss. It's a little bit of a schlep from my condo to the barbeque area so if I am going to invest my time I want to do it right. Thanks for reading all of my questions.

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