Got an itch to grill, but don't have a BBQ handy? Here's an awesome little hack, to satisfy your meaty cravings one bratwurst at a time!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
WARNING: Cutting aluminum cans will give the metal very sharp edges. Sharp edges cut skin. You may want to use gloves to mitigate any risk. Hot coals also pose a number of risks. Never use around flammable materials or on tabletops sensitive to heat. This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Use of this video content is at your own risk.
Step 2: Introducing the Bitty-Q - (Itty Bitty BBQ)
At some point this summer, you may find yourself somewhere your grill isn't, with an itch to cook up something tasty. So in this project let's hack an empty drink can, into an itty bitty BBQ, that will help get you the fix you need, and put some sizzle on those links one glorious dog at a time.
Step 3: Split Down The Middle
I just made a Bitty-Q that grilled the largest garlic and onion bratwurst I could find at the grocery store, so there's a good chance it'll handle your hot dogs as well.
For this project I chose to use a large 23.5 fl oz drink can.
You'll need to cut the can completely in half, which you could do with a pair of scissors, but whatever you use, the goal here is to split the can cleanly in two.
If you make some small angled cuts about half an inch from the edges, you'll be able to bend the aluminum over, forming a small ledge.
I was able to get a nice clean crease with the help of a popsicle stick.
Do the other side the exact same way, then trim down the pointy parts so they're not quite as sharp.
Now let's focus on making an awesome, and removable, cooking grill.