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  • solelord commented on solelord's instructable Brick Barbecue3 months ago
    Brick Barbecue

    Hello everyone!I hope inspiration has served you well and the time you spend around your bbq with family and friends are many. I can tell you that it has for me and continues to do so. The holidays always include the bbq. That box of bricks still inspires me to this day. Through out the years I have modified my bbq. The motorcycle jack I really enjoy. The fire basket is a stainless basin cut to fit. The smoker has had its share of mods as well.Before the project I learned about Rocket Stoves. If your not familiar check it out. How efficient they are never left me.I applied what I learned from the rocket stove into making a shroud that I place over my fire. Not just a metal box slid over the fire to tunnel the passage to the smoker. A box a little smaller at the intake then the exhaust w...

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    Hello everyone!I hope inspiration has served you well and the time you spend around your bbq with family and friends are many. I can tell you that it has for me and continues to do so. The holidays always include the bbq. That box of bricks still inspires me to this day. Through out the years I have modified my bbq. The motorcycle jack I really enjoy. The fire basket is a stainless basin cut to fit. The smoker has had its share of mods as well.Before the project I learned about Rocket Stoves. If your not familiar check it out. How efficient they are never left me.I applied what I learned from the rocket stove into making a shroud that I place over my fire. Not just a metal box slid over the fire to tunnel the passage to the smoker. A box a little smaller at the intake then the exhaust with a cold air shelf a couple of inches off the floor.Since my flue is what it is, this is how I increased the draw. Much like a rocket stove.This mod made burning wood very efficient. The draw back was the lack of smoke. Rocket Stoves Don't Smoke! What was I thinking! Which led to the smoke pistol I made. So here is the latest Up Datesome think i'm ate up and perhaps I am lol I made a rocket stove from 4" square steel tubing about 24" tall x 18" long.I made a auger from washers and powered it a rotisserie motor.I made a hopper from flashing.I used a stainless sink basket and perf'd it for a fire basket and hung it in the vertical tube in the bottom of the rocket stove.No cold shelf, instead a computer fan to force the air.I made a rocket stove that is fueled by wood pellets.Fill fire basket with pellets, drop in and light(torch through hole in side). Let the pellets catch a bit, then turn on fan.Once going, fill hopper and turn on rotisserie motor so the auger can feed the the fire.I dropped this whole unit in the right side of the grill next to the smoker.Left side is still used for wood fires. Right side is my version of a pellet grill. I also made a oven as a insert for the smoker just small enough to stick through the smoker door on a rack just above the opening.I can now plumb the pellet fired rocket stove to the smoker into the stove. Wood fired oven that doesn't smoke. Plumb smoke pistol in problem solved.Wood Pellets For BBQ Only Please! pass up the wally world pellets and find some good ones.This box of bricks still turns me on. The years how they move, almost as fast as that last gas grill I watched rust away.The doors and hood need a paint job but im ok with that cuz Ive been a bit rusty all my life :)The times spent around that box of bricks and rusty metal I wouldnt trade for anything.I just seared a ribeye on it tonight and thought I would drop in after all this time to report that my BBQ is alive and well!Sole

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  • solelord commented on solelord's instructable Brick Barbecue2 years ago
    Brick Barbecue

    Thank you Stormy!

    Thank you everyone for all your nice comments. I hope any and all projects of yours turn out like you dreamed. Stay inspired and keep sharing.Update: I replaced the car jack with a scissor type motorcycle jack. I then went to the junk yard and found a electric window motor. Acquired a 12v motorcycle battery and solar battery tender from Harbor Freight. A two way switch. My fire basket is now operated from a switch.I never thought posting this would have drawn the attention that it has. I just wanted to share this project was all. Thank you very much everyone!

    Thank you Mack!

    It's just sitting there with a bead of caulking around it

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