I will have a try with an Idea. Using somthing that usualy thrown away in the south. The Pecan hull after being removed can serve as a brickett for Kingsford. The flavor of pecan smoked meat is normal through out the south. Martha Stewart had two guest from Gorgia with Pecan smoked Ribs. Its safe to say everything comes in threes. We already have Hickory and Mesquite why not Pecan? The hulls are avalable and trees galore in the south. It serves as another choice in our grilling adventures and provides another income to Pecan groves.
Thank You.. Let me know your thoughts Please.
A recent article on page 19 of the July 27, 2012 issue of The Week (Vol. 12 Issue 576) brought home a scary scenario regarding the metal bristles from grill bushes. Tiny metal bristle fragments can break off, stick on food that has been grilled, and cause severe health problems when ingested. CBS indicated there have been over 100 cases that have lead to bristle wounds in the esophagus, stomach and intestines. In some cases, emergency surgery has been required to remove the bristles. Doctors are now recommending that wet paper towels be used on the grill after cleaning with a grill brush. (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/30/ri-doctors-warn-of-wire-bbq-grill-brush-danger/)
There are a number of ways in which Kingsford could approach this situation and get a jump on the competition.
1) Grill Brush Safety Wipes could be developed for use on the grill after it has been cleaned with a metal bristle brush. The wipes would need to be fairly large, possibly about the size of a paper towel, very damp (at least as damp as the wipes found in the Green Works Compostable Wipes), and leave no scent or taste that could impact the food. The best form of packaging would probably be a 3" x 6" plastic box with the wipes individually folded in half lengthwise.
Another option would be desposable, magnetically charged cloths that could be swiped gently over the grill to pick up any bristle shards. This would assume that the brushes were made of metal rather than stainless steel, which cannot be picked up by a magnet.
2) Develop a grill cleaning brush that does not use stainless bristles. Although stainless steel is one of the strongest wires available, it's possible alternative bristles could be developed that would clean as well, not splinter or break down, and would be harmless if ingested.
The ideal brush would use steam, an example of which is the Grill Daddy GD12952C (http://www.amazon.com/Grill-Daddy-GD12952c-Pro-Brush/dp/B00198IUKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1343090860&sr=1-1&keywords=steam+cleaning+grill+brushes)
Every one of us has experienced one of those moments when we realize our charcoal simply isn't lighting properly and thought about squirting more fire lighter on the coals, despite warnings that the fluid can ignite, flash back to the bottle and burn the user. Last night my charcoal was damp due to heavy fog and the fire kept dying back. Not wanting to be featured on A Thousand Ways to Die (or, in this case, A Thousand Ways to Fry), I decided to use a few small pieces of Fire Blox, charcoal and firewood starters, rather than spraying additional fluid on the fire. It took a while, but my soggy coals finally got hot and I ended up with perfect steaks and a lightbulb moment: Why not create some kind of product that can be safely sprinkled on warm coals to get them restarted, hot, and ready to cook over.
My idea for Kingsford Fire Restarter would be to have a box containing odoloress, non-toxic finely crumbled pressed wood infused with some kind of resin that would ignite and burn slowly when sprinkled on warm coals or lit with a match. The box could have a fixed plastic top that would flip up one side and have large holes on the other side. This would allow the user to sprinkle the product directly on the coals or access it with a spoon in order to make small piles in and around the coals. Using this method to restart a slow fire, or reheat one that is going cold, would not only be convenient for users but could save a life.