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Breath mints to BBQ: How to make a mini grill

Aug. 11, 2017

DIYer vmspionage miniaturized everyone's favorite summer pastime while repurposing everyday household items.

What can you make with an Altoids tin, two computer fan guards, and a few nuts and screws?  A teeny, tiny charcoal grill, of course. DIYer vmspionage miniaturized everyone's favorite summer pastime while repurposing everyday household items. I know what you are thinking. Why would I ever need a grill that small? Well, if you are like YouTuber HelloDenizen, then you use the grill to make BBQ treats for your hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, and hedgehog buddies.

According to vmspionage for Instructables: "I decided to try my hand at making an Altoids tin grill after reading about the 'eBq'. This one is powered by a standard-sized charcoal briquette and is capable of cooking a full-size hot dog (cut down to size) or smaller hamburger patties with ease. It gets mighty hot after it's fired up so use plenty of caution and keep a large glass of water handy."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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