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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    Default Gonna build my own charcoal grill

    Well gentlemen, the brother in law and I built my first smoker a few years back. The whole nine yards, its an off set stick burner on a trailer, has plenty of room for wood and coolers. stainless steel cutting board, hickory shelf along the front, chrome stack from a peterbuilt for the stack and a beer can crusher mounted to it. I'm in love with it. (although it needs a slight modification)

    That being said, I want to build a charcoal grill.

    Any and all suggestions would be welcome and appreciated. The more info, ideas, do's and dont's that i can get, the better!

    I can tell you that i want a pretty basic one. I want it deep enough front to back to hold full racks of ribs and prob 36 inches wide. prob want 12" height from grate to top so i have room for butts. i'll put a teltru temp gauge in front about 6" high. Gonna put the top vents just above grill grates. want a large front door for coals (much like backwoods versions of charcoal grillls). adjustable coal rack for different cooks. but also deep enough to put a minion basket on bottom and off to 1 side for smoking.

    Please help me out so i can build it right the first time, thanks gang!
    Never trust a skinny person for food advice.

  2. #2
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    Take a look see at this it's on my wish list
    http://pitmaker.com/product/vin/?vin=93705385
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
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    illinois
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    Thanks, I've seen there stuff on YouTube. I'd love to buy a grill from them, but that'll never happen.
    Never trust a skinny person for food advice.

  4. #4
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    Being able to lower and raise the fire grate is a must for good temp control, an dheavy steel makes a big difference too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    illinois
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    I completely agree with both. i can build it with quality steal from a farmer i work for and maybe buy a little if need be, but can do it for a lot cheaper than buying one. I wanna do it quality and have it til i kick the bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    Being able to lower and raise the fire grate is a must for good temp control, an dheavy steel makes a big difference too.
    Never trust a skinny person for food advice.

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