Brick BBQ Pit





making coals at Wilbur's BarbecueCreative Commons License photo credit: Southern Foodways Alliance

You will find that the best thing about a brick barbeque pit is the construction. Building a barbeque pit can allow you to feel the fun of a true outdoor experience. Of course the eating is too a pleasure, however after building your own brick barbeque pit, then you will feel the true pleasure of eating a hard day's work.

Building Your Own Temporary Brick Barbeque Pit

Before building your pit you need to look at the location. It is crucial to ensure that it is not set up near flammable object or on flammable surfaces. A temporary brick pit is easy to build, as the materials are easily accessible. You also need to determine the size of your brick pit, the size of the bricks you are buying and the number of layers of bricks in the wall. Once this is determined you buy the required number of bricks.

There are various option equipment you can buy such as a mesh cover to prevent any damage from flying embers and a grill grate. Pits can be any shape as long as it does the job. Most popular shapes are circular and square or rectangular.

When building a temporary pit, ensure that size is not too large so that it can be more stable. When adding the bricks, ensure that the holes of the previous layer are covered to increase stability. An additional layer of bricks around the first layer may also be added to increase the stability. Finally, if you have a mesh you can place it on top of the pit you have just made. Ensure that the pit you bought covers the diameter of the pit.

Permanent Brick Barbeque Pits

For those looking for normal barbeque cooking whilst not on an outdoor adventure, you may want to build a permanent brick barbeque pit in your garden as it offers safe and comfortable barbequing. Also, depending on the size you want to allocate your brick pit, size will also determine amount of food to be cooked. Building your own permanent brick barbeque pit is definitely doable but can be complicated so it is generally best to seek expert advice.

Permanent brick barbeque pits allow for open pit barbeques, which allows you to enjoy the outside environment as well as more stable and traditional style of barbequing. They are generally bigger than the portable home-use barbeque pits as well so you can accommodate many guests.

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