How To Build A BBQ Grill
If you're ready to make the most of the warm weather of summer, you're going to want to learn how to build a BBQ grill. Learning how to build a BBQ grill will allow you to showcase your prowess with preparing meat while impressing your friends with you skills in making something all your own. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully and practice safe cooking near an open flame, because nothing ruins an outdoor barbecue more than a second degree burn. Get your materials together and learn how to build a BBQ grill.
To learn how to build a BBQ grill, you're going to need:
- Bricks or cinderblocks
- A round piece of tin or other sheet metal
- A thin, circular grill grating
- A grill cover/lid
- A pair of rubber or otherwise fireproof gloves
- Plan out your area. Mark a spot on the ground that's roughly the size of your grill grating or grill cover. This is the area where your BBQ grill is going to be situated, so make it large enough so that you can comfortably cook on it, but not too big so that you cannot cover it. Measure out the area with the grill grating by using a stick or ruler to make a mark into the ground of the area that you're going to be using for the BBQ grill.
- Place the sheet metal in the area that you just drew out. Once again, make certain that your metal, grill grating, and grill cover are all of equivalent size, or else this entire endeavor will end up in failure.
- Arrange your bricks or cinderblocks. The pattern of the first layer should enclose the sheet metal in a circle, where your blocks are almost touching. The second layer should be stacked on top of the first layer, connected to the first bricks with the plaster. Keep going at this until you've attained a height of about a foot and a half.
- Make the base of your fire pit. Place a layer of stones as the bottom of the circle you've just made, followed by the firewood. The stones and the metal will heat up faster than the wood, adding more heat to the entire pile and causing your grill fires to burn more quickly. This step is essential to the success of knowing how to build a BBQ grill.
- Light your wood on fire, then place the grill grating on top of the burning wood. It's essential that you have the gloves to ensure that you don't get burned. Once your grating is on, however, you're all set. Start grilling some great food on your homemade BBQ grill.
- As always, be sure to keep a fire extinguisher handy when you're working with flammable materials. There's absolutely no shame in playing it safe.