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rlemmon

Charcoal Made With Wheat/ Cooking On An Outdoor Grill.

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Just jumping in here ...We use a chimney stuffed with newspaper and some natural wood chips in the bottom. Although the hubby uses lighter fluid to start the chimney other than that, we us Cowboy wood chips....perhaps all toooooo often.

I haven't read the pre-disending posts, so excuse if it's already been mentioned.

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Okay...what else has gluten in it, that I'd never expect? Sheesh.

I have not been diagnosed with celiac/GI, but my son was recently, and since he's still nursing I went gluten-free/CF too. And I do think I'm GI, since I've had all kinds of weird symptoms throughout the years (ramping up since my son was born almost two years ago).

So...tonight DH cooked chicken breasts on the charcoal grill, making sure the marinade was gluten-free because he's being very supportive of all of this. And then about an hour or two later he told me that I was mixing up my pronouns and not articulating clearly (something I've noticed on and off in the past few years).

Could that possibly be because of gluten contamination? Does it work that fast or in that manner?

We also gave our son a bath after dinner and although he's never been crazy about bathtime, he's recently been happy to get in. Not tonight. We had to practically force him to get in (actually I bribed him with something he's not usually allowed to have). He is teething, but this was noticeably unusual.

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Well I am taking this one step at a time as it's all new to me. It's as if I've been living on another planet and suddenly came here....

so I got this hibatchi type of small grill - about 14 inches long and 6 inches tall and wide - I don't know nuthin about a chimminey so back to the lighter fluid....does one use this fluid with the wood chips/lump wood coal whatever this is called? (I don't even know what a grill chimminey looks like - I am so out of it).

My parents used to have a gas grill but I do not want use one here at my apt. complex as the superintendent does not want grills left on the property after the grill season is over. People are sloppy: they leave the grills laying out and they get damaged from the weather and they don't take care of the unit and the thing gets blown around the complex in windstorms, parts of it are scattered, they leave the propane tanks on the lawn all winter - so the super got mad and made this rule (that all grills have to be put away in Autumn, unless you use it during winter and you have to keep it covered, and secured, etc.). I'd rather take this one step at a time, use a small grill-ette that probably won't last past the summer and maybe next year take a bigger step with a gas grill. Maybe <_< . Problem: I have no where to put the gas grill in the winter as we don't have any storage areas for the tenants here.

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Guys, Don't know if you saw it but I just posted yesterday that Kingsford does NOT use a wheat binder any more. They use corn starch now.

I would assume that you would need to buy a brand new grill though to get the contamination off of it from the old stuff. And forget about using community grills like at parks and stuff because other brands probably still use wheat.

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JUST RECIEVED!!!!

YEAH!!!! hubby does NOT have to get rid of his grill! Don't know what was making me sick, but it was NOT the charcoal! :D

June 6, 2007

Reference Number: 4939259

Thank you for contacting us about Match Light Instant Light Charcoal Sure Fire Grooves. We always appreciate hearing from our consumers.

No, the briquets are made of wood based material and the binder is cornstarch. There is no gluten in the product.

Again, thank yo for contacting us.

Sincerely,

Candy Thoma

Consumer Response Representative

Consumer Services

If you have additional questions or comments, please click here to respond to this email

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...I asked the same question & got this response too: (poor Candy must be working overtime!)

June 6, 2007

Reference Number: 4937931

Dear Mrs. XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting us about Kingsford Regular Charcoal Sure Fire Grooves. We always appreciate hearing from our consumers.

There is no gluten or wheat in the charcoal. It is wood based.

Again, thank you for contacting us.

Sincerely,

Candy Thoma

Consumer Response Representative

Consumer Services

If you have additional questions or comments, please click here to respond to this email.

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I'm just glad I checked it out. Hubby was going to clean up ole smokey this weekend and sell it so he could get a gas grill! WHEW!!!

Truth is we love charcoal in this house, just doesn't taste the same over gas to me. :D

Well, hoping others are breathing sighs of relief. :D

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lol... I can't imagine the upkeep and work to use a charcol grill the 4 times a week that we grill. :)

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Ok, glad this is settled.

So for those who prefer non chemical way there's natural wood chips and for those who use charcoal there's some answers and for those who prefer their gas grills - go for it!

Now everybody enjoy a nice grill cooked meal!

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lol... I can't imagine the upkeep and work to use a charcol grill the 4 times a week that we grill. :)

Ours is an upper end Weber...my husband removes the pan and empties it...fills with new charcoal, and we're ready. It has a gas igniter so we don't even need matches. VERY easy, I bet even I could use it (shhhhh...I did not just say that!)

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Ours is an upper end Weber...my husband removes the pan and empties it...fills with new charcoal, and we're ready. It has a gas igniter so we don't even need matches. VERY easy, I bet even I could use it (shhhhh...I did not just say that!)

lol, still more work than I want to do that often. :P everything but the use of the igniter switch and waiting five minutes for a lovely 400F grill. :D

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No "upper end" grills for me.....someone might steal it or worse USE IT while I am not home and get gluten on it! Last year someone stole my junky beach chairs which I kept outside (plastic/webbed folding ones). :angry: Garden Apartment living!

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We've been living in apts. for years and have a small hibatchi like all cast-iron grill. It wasn't expensive and we love it. At the end of the season we clean it up good and bring it inside.

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I have gas, a Weber charcoal, and a cheap bullet smoker.I'd like to get a better smoke, but I still did 20 pounds of barbecue in it Friday using natural charcoal and apple wood.

richard

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I have gas, a Weber charcoal, and a cheap bullet smoker.I'd like to get a better smoke, but I still did 20 pounds of barbecue in it Friday using natural charcoal and apple wood.

richard

Richard,

Save up for a "Green Egg" Smoker. They are very pricey, but well worth it and it will last a lifetime.

Cooking a whole salmon filet on a cedar plank..... don't get any better than that!! Yum!

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I'm so damn tired of this stupid disease. I just want to be normal.

I grilled last weekend. It made me sick. I grilled last night it made me sick. Now I know why. Between the ash getting on the meat and inhaling the smoke its bound to make a person sick. And of course I buy the cheap store brand match light charcoal. When I bought it the wood charcoal and kingsford were about the same price and the store brand was significantly cheaper. Then there's the question of whether or not the BBQ is too contaminated to continue to use. I've had it for nearly seven years! If I have to buy a new one I might as well buy a gas grill and skip the whole charcoal drama. So how expensive is it to fill up a canister? I can't freaking afford this stupid Disease anymore!!!

I am just so tired of this. I'm tired of paying more for things. I'm tired of not being able to eat in restaurants for fear. I'm tired of being accidentally glutened. I'm tired of calling and emailing before I can buy or eat something because some stupid manufacturer doesn't have the good graces to spell out what "Natural Flavorings" means. All Bubbies pickles by the way are gluten free. Not that you can tell that from the label which lists "Natural Flavors" and "Spices". While I sincerely doubted there was Barley in pickles I had to ask because I'm tired of being sick!

violet

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So how expensive is it to fill up a canister? I can't freaking afford this stupid Disease anymore!!!

propane is not expensive at all. filling up a canister is around $12-$20 depending on where you go. that will grill you up dinner for three months, four times a week, at least. restaurants are *far* more expensive. ;)

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propane is not expensive at all. filling up a canister is around $12-$20 depending on where you go. that will grill you up dinner for three months, four times a week, at least. restaurants are *far* more expensive. ;)

Thanks. That probably makes a gas grill cheaper in the long run.

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