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CA$ 14,504
pledged of CA$ 36,000pledged of CA$ 36,000 goal
292
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 4 2014 1:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

GRILL GRENADE

The idea of the grill grenade just came to me (Randy) one day as I was staring at the grill and felt this somehow this needed to be even more exciting.

Both Myself and Andrew are huge fans of foods with rich smoky flavor, so we started experimenting with smoking food in my BBQ. We found using BBQ smokers boxes confusing and lots of research is needed to know exactly what type of wood can be used with what type of meat. This is why we developed the Grill Grenade. www.grillgrenade.com

Grill Grenade, BBQ SMOKER
Grill Grenade, BBQ SMOKER

The Grill Grenade takes the guess work out of the smoking process, you simply look at the smoke cartridge and there's a picture of what types of meat work well with that specific flavor wood variety.

Unlike using other Smoker boxes the Grill Grenade doesn't use loose wood chips, it uses convenient smoke cartridges that are easy to store, simple and clean.

SMOKED MEAT WITH GRILL GRENADE SMOKER BOX
SMOKED MEAT WITH GRILL GRENADE SMOKER BOX

Inside each Smoking cartridge is a blend of natural wood, herbs and Spices. There are absolutely no chemical additives in used

Just Smoking
Just Smoking

Prototyping Process: (How we did it)

1) Each Grill Grenade prototype starts as a CAD model where we tweak the design for aesthetics and functionality.

Grill Grenade Drawing, Cool Kickstarter Project
Grill Grenade Drawing, Cool Kickstarter Project

2) Next we create a mold using a 3d Printer.

3) Wax is then melted and poured into the mold to create a positive wax model of the Grill Grenade.

4) Each prototype is allowed to cool for an hour and removed from the 3d printed mold.

5) The wax blanks (that look like chocolate) are brought to a local foundry were the parts are investment cast. In this process, the wax blanks are coated in a ceramic medium, forming a shell. After the shell dries the wax is melted from the shell forming a cavity.  Molten iron is poured into the cavity, creating the parts.

This process has been great for prototyping however to make the grill grenade at a competitive price point we need to create production tooling, That's where you come in.

3D PRINTED MOULDS USED FOR GRILL GRENADE SMOKER BOX
3D PRINTED MOULDS USED FOR GRILL GRENADE SMOKER BOX
3D PRINTED MOULDS FOR GRILL GRENADE PROTOTYPE
3D PRINTED MOULDS FOR GRILL GRENADE PROTOTYPE

Manufacturing:

We have been working with a great local manufacturer to ensure the Grill Grenade can be made at the desired cost. If successfully funded, our manufacturer will order the production tooling and begin the manufacturing process.

Once the Cast Iron parts are complete we season them in an oven to bring out the rich black color that cast iron is known for.

Shipping:

To Ship your item we will be working with a combination of Amazon, Shipwire, USPS and Canada post to get your items to you. 

At this time we will only be offering Shipping to Canada and the US.
We are currently investigating options for International shipping.

Thank you for supporting our Kickstarter campaign, please visit us at www.grillgrenade.com and support us Twitter and Facebook.

Randy Merritt and Andrew Degryse

Risks and challenges

We've been involved in launching products for years, each project has its unique sets of risks. Our largest risk is how to scale up quickly if our project is over-funded.

Our basic strategy for this risk will be to work with multiple manufactures and streamline our processes and distribution.

If you support this project we will work our hardest to get your rewards on time. We will also send you updates along the way, so you know exactly where we are in the manufacturing process.

Thanks you for your support, we really appreciate it.
Randy Merritt and Andrew Degyse

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    THE THANK YOU...

    Thank you for the support, we will send you a personalized thank you email and keep you posted on our progress. www.grillgrenade.com

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    THE DECAL...

    For supporters of $10 or more, we will send you a Grill Grenade decal. Thank you for supporting our campaign, see us on www.grillgrenade.com

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    THE T-SHIRT...

    Thank you for the support, your going to look so good in the Grill Grenade T-Shirt. Please visit www.grillgrenade.com

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    THE EARLY BIRD...

    Because you decided to support out project before anyone else we are offering you special pricing, on one of the first production runs of Grill Grenade and our sampler pack of flavors. (12 pack) please visit www.grillgrenade.com for more information on our flavors. *Shipping available US and Canada only*

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    THE GRILL GRENADE...

    You get the Grill Grenade and our sampler pack of flavors. (12 pack)

    Thank you for supporting our project, without your support this would not be possible.(More information on our flavors is available at www.grillgrenade.com. *Shipping available US and Canada only*

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    THE EVERYTHING PACK...

    Were going to Ship you the Grill Grenade,

    Our "Original 6" flavor pack, our "Adventure Series" flavor pack and our "Gourmet Chef Series" flavor Pack. (That's 36 smoker cartridges total)

    More info on our flavors at www.grillgrenade.com. *Shipping available US and Canada only*

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    THE SMOKER PRO...

    This reward is best suited for the avid barbeque enthusiast. We send you the Grill Grenade, 3 boxes of our "Original 6" flavor packs, 2 boxes of our "Adventure Series" Flavor packs and 2 boxes of our Gourmet Chef Series" flavor packs. (thats 84 Cartridges total) More information on our flavors is available at www.grillgrenade.com. *Shipping available US and Canada only*

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    THE CEDAR SMOKER...

    Were going to send you the Grill Grenade, 3 boxes of our "Original 6" flavor packs, 2 boxes of our "Adventure Series" Flavor packs and 2 boxes of our Gourmet Chef Series" flavor packs. (84 Cartridges total)

    We are also going to send you (3) Ceder Smoking Planks these are great for cooking salmon, shrimp or veggies. Thank you for your support. *Shipping available US and Canada only*

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    THE FLAVOR TEAM...

    Our team will work directly with you to create a custom flavor of your choice, once the flavor is perfected you get to name it and it will be available on our website for at least 1 year.

    Thanks for supporting our Project

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About $6,137

    THE MAJOR LEAGUES...

    You Love Us? You Want to Meet us? We're Flattered. Here what were going to do, if you pledge $8,000 or more and become a major sponsor we are going to fly to your house, bring the steak, ribs, chicken and veggies and cook you dinner.

    We will also add you a sponsor on our website.
    THANK YOU

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Funding period

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