I thought about marketing the one that I had made, but then I thought that it would be unfair for me to steal the idea from these other guys who are already selling them. Thats their business I'll leave it to them. Plus I'd feel like a jerk self promoting something that I was selling on the board. Thats not the purpose of coming here, I've seen boards ruined by advertising. I just thought I'd share what I thought was a pretty darn cool product.
My reward is to know that you guys thought it was a cool as I did and that I could share the joy.
I've used mine once so far, but I didn't pay attention to the temperature recommendations. I used pepperjack cheese and backed at, I think 375 for one hour. I had a bunch of little volcanoes in my oven- great for a science project, but a bit messy for snacks. They were quite tastey though. Just gonna lower the temp to 350 for 45 minutes and check. I do think that I am going to need another one or maybe two more- twelve is a nice snack for me.
I'm so glad that you guys are liking these toys. I'd hate to have my good name tarnished by bad advise! I agree that 12 is just a tease. 24 is more like it but then it still better be a small group. When I made my grills I made them 24 each and by going with the rectangular utilitarian design I don't have any wasted space on the grill and can fit several at a time. I had a new batch made for Christmas as gifts but still kept a few for myself, so quantity is no longer a factor for me.
I've also since changed my cooking style a bit. I've backed the heat down to about 250-300 and I start at 1 hour minimum. I found that a few batches just lit me up the old way and this takes a bit more of the sting away. I like spice but there was one batch that was simply painful!!
Trying bananna peppers stuffed with calamari and parmesean cheese this weekend.
Again it makes my day to know you guys are as thrilled as I am!!
I was just telling a guy at work about my Chili Grill and he said a friend of his did something similar with an aluminum baking pan. He said they turned the pan upside-down and punched 1” holes in it and used it for a chili grill. It’s simple, temporary, and would work great in a pinch to handle unusually high demands. But I still want a second Chili Grill!
Well it is nice to see that the Chili Grill topic is back in action. I have now added 2 more chili grills for a total of 4. They are perfect for appitizers and so easy to make. My wife wants me to bring them anythime we go to someone's house.
This references a couple of earlier posts on this topic. Grand Scale asked “By the way does anyone have any recommendations for dousing the spice fire other than bread and milk?”
Well, Peanut Butter works well for me. Also there’s a German white wine that cleans heat off the palate well too. I always have it with my Cajun deep fried turkeys. It’s called Gewurztraminer. I always get compliments on it from guests too.
Grand Scale later mentioned Peanut Butter with the peppers. “PB & J Poppers, that could be a treat. Let me know how they turn out.”
Has anyone tried that one yet?
Personally, I think an Elvis variation might work better than Jelly. Chunky Peanut Butter and Bacon stuffed in a jalapeño. Maybe some cheese too?
I don’t have a pepper grill yet, but can’t wait to try it.
If it aint broke, Break it!
Then rebuild it better.