Cooking Under A Brick

Cooking Under A Brick When you think of all the money you can spend on barbecue accessories, it's nice to know you can stop at a vacant lot, pick up a brick, wrap it in foil, and produce some of the most tender, evenly cooked chicken you've ever eaten. Just butterfly the bird, and the brick will keep it pressed down onto the grill or grill pan. You can use a brick for grilled sandwiches, too. I've even supersized the process by using a cement cinder block for grilling a turkey. -David Crown, Harrison Township, MichiganAndré Baranowski

When you think of all the money you can spend on barbecue accessories, it's nice to know you can stop at a vacant lot, pick up a brick, wrap it in foil, and produce some of the most tender, evenly cooked chicken you've ever eaten. Just butterfly the bird, and the brick will keep it pressed down onto the grill or grill pan. You can use a brick for grilled sandwiches, too. I've even supersized the process by using a cement cinder block for grilling a turkey. —David Crown, Harrison Township, Michigan