It’s that time of year when people start turning up the heat and cranking up the wood stove to get warm. But the excess smoke from burning wood is causing smog problems in Montreal. Environment Canada issued a smog warning on Sunday evening for the city as well as nearby communities Chateauguay, Longueil and Laval, according to the Montreal Gazette.
What makes the chimney box ($1,500) better than any other fire pit? Smoke control. When it’s even slightly breezy, smoke travels. Add a chimney, and you have a place for the smoke to go. Wind changes direction? Not a problem—turn the chimney box with a heat-free handle. It’s made of 150 pounds of 1/4, 1/8, and sixteen gage steel.
When you fire up the charcoal grill this summer, do us a favour: skip the lighter fluid. It makes meat taste terrible. Instead, fill this drop bottom charcoal chimney ($30) with natural charcoal, light a fire starter or some paper, and let the charcoal heat up with you load up your actual grill. Then, when the charcoal is good and