Ever need a fast source of heat or fire in a portable and disposable form? The Bic Flame Disk may be for you. This giant sterno in a pie pan is perfect for fast fire for tailgating or camping as a charcoal alternative.
I know we have a lot of charcoal purists out there. But BBQ Tricks has always been about making things a bit easier. Sometimes that MAY mean taking a short cut to really be able to enjoy the moment. Remember grilling – especially during tailgate season – can be hot and fast as well as low and slow.
The Bic FlameDisk is pretty affordable too – get it here (this is not a paid endorsement but via amazon you will support this site) BIC Charcoal Alternative FlameDisk, 10-Pack.
The fuel inside the sealed tin (like a jiffy pop full of vaseline) is a solid white sterno-like substance. It’s a corn alcohol based fuel (i’m sure sterno is a brand name but it smells the same). The flame/fuel did not add any discernible taste to the food we cooked. Unlike “match light” charcoal.
Sure you could actually save a few bucks with a few sterno tins but the form factor here was really nice. High heat and a super wide flame base due to the evenly spaced holes across the tin’s surface.
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