Build your own brick barbecue! With few skills and tools this is something anyone can do!
This is the fourth brick barbeque I have built. They are fun to build and cook on.
This time I wanted a large firepit with a smoker on the right side.
I went in thinking this was the last one lol
The grilling side is about 45 inches long by 30 inches deep. The smoker is 30' deep, 28 wide 30 tall.
Step 1: Good excuse to build a new BBQ! (pouring the concrete walk)
Seeing how we wanted to pour some concrete for a new patio/walk, why not build a new BBQ from brick. Soooo we got to work and included some rebar where the BBQ would go.
Step 2: Concrete walk poured
Even though I measured the location of the rebar time and time again, I still got a little nervous lol
Too late now!
Step 3: The next day after the pour
Showing again the locations of the rebar. I wanted to make sure I had reenforcement in certain areas.
Step 4: First course
Using 4" partition block, I set the first course trying to keep things straight, plumb and level as I could.
Step 5: 2nd course
With the 2nd course almost finished and my son wanting to contribute to the project, we made up a form for the lentil. I constructed the lentil with two pieces of 1 1/2" angle that suported and cradled firebrick. We then made the plywood form and hung 1/2" rebar length wise and tied that into the vertical rebar. We then poured it using hydraulic cement until the cavities of the first and second course were filled and the form as well, making sure all the air bubbles were out.
Step 6: 3rd course
The lentel looked like it turned out fine, we ended up with a rock solid structure that included the first and second course of block.
Note: All rebar locations were filled with hydraulic cement every second course.
Step 7: 4th course
4th course set for the most part, still trying to keep things straight level and plumb.