Onstage Grill "Flare-up"

JC Bardzil

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In our upcoming production of Tar Beach by Tammy Ryan, there is a moment in which a grill is supposed to flare up on stage (described as "a huge plume of fire").
Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to do this w/o any pyro? I think that trying to mount a hazer or fogger in the grill will be too large and wont output fast enough to read as a "plume".
Thoughts?
 

JohnD

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Several things spring into mind.
CO2 fire extinguisher
One or more "Fog in a Can"
I would also consider something like the Chauvet Geyser, with flashing red and amber leds for a flame effect to go with the smoke cloud.
 

BillConnerFASTC

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A CO2 fire extinguisher and some little LEDs "flashing" could do a decent job if the noise could be covered and some way to conceal it. Also consider a "puff" of something like flour or cornstarch - using a bladder or some air bag like device - and just step on it - a lot of air quickly - and lighting.
 

ruinexplorer

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I second smoke in a can. That was the only way our AHJ would allow it on a production I did in Phoenix. Same idea. light from inside of grill. we rigged a trigger so that we could preifill the grill just before opening the lid for a bigger effect.