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Old 03-15-15, 01:28 PM   #1
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Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA | WashingtonExaminer.com

You just cant make this stuff up.
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"But, total capture isn't "practical," so a filter and fan are proposed for installation. "The secondary air filtration system is composed of a single pipe duct system which contains a specialized metal filter, a metal fan blade, a drive shaft, and an accompanying power system with either a motorized or manual method. This system can be powered by either an exterior electric motor with a chain-driven drive shaft, directly spinning the fan blade, or a hand-powered crank," said the project write-up."


So now you will need to buy a grill with electric fan motor which needs to be plugged in, a chain drive, built in George forman style grease catcher and special metal air filter.

What if you are camping and have no electrical power , then what do you do with the drippings if you are out some where camping? Keep them around, let them marinate in the sunlight for a few days or throw them on the ground and attract a bear? All great ideas, if you are on a bear hunting trip.

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Old 03-16-15, 08:47 AM   #2
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It sounds to me from the article that the focus is on the inhalation of particulates by the pit master. Might I suggest a dust mask/resparator?

If the concern is for overall emissions, there is some lower hanging fruit to reach for over the occational backyard barbecue.

Smoked meat anyone?
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Old 03-30-15, 08:09 PM   #3
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I grill allot and have a couple smokers... In fact the grill and smoker are our primary cooking appliances. I have seen some city's try to ban grilling at certain times and days and I get even more amusement out of this article.... There have been some rumors saying that burning of the fats can cause cancer but they have been refuted more than once. Personally I see more of an issue from the smoke from a smoker from a health aspect.
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Eh, they will probably make people cook everything on a camp fire (carbon neutral).

Not that that isn't a bad thing...


My steak on a backpacking trip.






It was a delicious, slightly under medium, dinner!
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Eh, they will probably make people cook everything on a camp fire (carbon neutral).

Not that that isn't a bad thing...


My steak on a backpacking trip.






It was a delicious, slightly under medium, dinner!
Wow that steak looks amazing I'm so hungry now
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Cooking with wood is not "carbon neutral". You are referring to carbon emissions into the air. Yeah, wood contains carbon. But if you throw a log into a forest, it won't end up as smoke in the air, unless it gets burned.
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Cooking with wood is not "carbon neutral". You are referring to carbon emissions into the air. Yeah, wood contains carbon. But if you throw a log into a forest, it won't end up as smoke in the air, unless it gets burned.
Trees absorb carbon from the air. Burning wood is a rapid release of this carbon that was absorbed. Burning wood is essentially carbon neutral.
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Forestry Commission - climate change - use wood for energy

“burning wood is largely carbon neutral, with the CO2 absorbed as young trees grow compensating for that released by burning.”

Nice looking steak.
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You're cooking it on a rock? You savage caveman.
I like it.
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Old 04-21-15, 01:51 PM   #10
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You're cooking it on a rock? You savage caveman.
I like it.
Backpacking trip. WAAAYYY better then the Ramen some of my buddies were eating!

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