How many grills do you own?
If you're like us, you have at least two. We have a large Weber that we use for backyard grilling, and a smaller Smoky Joe that we take with us for picnicking.
The Smoky Joe is an effective, compact grill. But, it's still pretty nice (and it's a modest investment at $50). So, for some excursions, a cheaper model is preferable. Take, for instance, tail-gaiting.
The people who hang out in the parking lot at the ball park look pretty friendly. Everyone is happily munching away on their food, drinking beer, and being just lovely. But, it's not unheard of for grills to disappear while they're cooling down out on the concrete during the game. That's why our friends invested in a $15 grill for our most recent tail-gaiting adventure.
Purchasing a cheap grill (or a disposable model) is one option. But, creative types might want to build their own. SO, for those of you who would like to try your hand at building a pretty great small grill "on the cheap," Serious Eats has a pretty nice solution. You can build the grill they feature for under $10. Which is pretty cool.