Originally Posted by Matt_A
In Oklahoma I could probably cook like this one week out of the year, the rest of the time we're under a burn ban! OK, OK, I exaggerate a bit, but we've had such a bad drought that open fires are highly discouraged. I even crafted an ember/spark arrester for my charcoal starter chimney using 1/8" mesh hardware clothed in a closed top cylindrical cage.
It might be important to note that open fires are not permitted in my neighborhood. Guess that makes me an outlaw. But, the Chief of the Fire Department lives directly across the street and has been to several BBQ's here. He has never made a comment about the open pit so I figure I am relatively safe from prosecution.