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Old 12-24-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Does anyone else use their fireplace for cooking ?
I have a fire going in our fireplace every day from October to June. I welded a grate from 1/4 square stainless rod and it fits right in over the fireplace grate. It gives a slight smokey taste to the food.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Only when the electricity goes out. But it does sound like it would make the food taste good---like a bbq.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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It's nice to be able to fire grill food when it's snowing outside. It's not practical to do this with a large piece of meat over a grill on the fireplace because the coals don't last very long but steaks, dogs and burgers work out just fine.
I am going to build a rotisserie with a stainless steel pan that can be placed on the hearth of the fireplace or beside a campfire that will cook roasts or turkeys etc in front of the fire as opposed to over the fire. I could even work out a little pump and drip system for self basting ! A small gear motor would turn the spit.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:43 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Does anyone else use their fireplace for cooking ?
I have a fire going in our fireplace every day from October to June. I welded a grate from 1/4 square stainless rod and it fits right in over the fireplace grate. It gives a slight smokey taste to the food.
That is the way they used to do it and I think they baked that way too with a little insert in the bricks.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...Does anyone else use their fireplace for cooking ?
I have a fire going in our fireplace every day from October to June...
Doth thy do the cooking thyself?
Or be there a buxom wench to stir the gruel and pour thy mead?
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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How did you know she was buxom ! ?
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