Constructing a brick smoker BBQ pit can create a campfire-like impression for a get together with both family members and friends. A brick smoker BBQ pit is easy to make with no mortar needed. This is one of the BBQ pits that have brick walls and huge grill that can be used for grilling or smoking meat and other types of food. You can construct your own brick smoker BBQ pit without spending too much and with the help of a number of important stuffs only.
Tip #1: Prepare the materials needed for the project.
The things you need in building a brick smoker BBQ pit include: shovel; rake; hand tamper; compacted rock; sand; retaining wall bricks that are usually used for landscaping; expanded steel mesh; bolt cutters; circular saw; grinder or cutting torch; and plywood sheet (not obligatory).
Tip #2: Excavate a circular opening about one foot deep and 5 feet in width.
The 5 feet width bottom of the pit will have a room for a 3 feet width grill quarter. Chafe off the base of the opening using the cutting edge of the shovel and flatten it properly. You can use the rake for the base of the opening to come to an end flattening the soil. You can fill the soil using a hand tamper.
Tip #3: Make a place where flame can be regulated.
After flattening the soil; you can put in about four inches of compacted rock to the base of the cavity and put in around three inches of sand above the compacted rock. Both the compacted rock and the sand will assist in the obstruction of the fire and at the same time makes drainage for the dripping fats or juices of the foods you are going to grill.
Tip #4: Make some holes.
Construct a round wall about 3 files up about the interior rim of the borders opening by means of retaining-wall blocks. Pile up the blocks too so that the ridges amid the blocks are spread out starting from the single pile to the next and make sure that the blocks are piled up firmly as one. However; you have to enlarge the hole between the blocks in about 2 or 3 corners to supply air stream in the ditch.
Tip #5: Make some finishing touches to the piece.
Slash about 5 feet width ring from the piece of expanded steel mesh using either bolt cutters or a grinder that contains cutting wheel attachment or a circular saw that has a metal cutting blade or an oxyacetylene cutting torch. Put the steel mesh above the block wall for grilling purposes. Pile up an additional file of blocks above the steel mesh so that you can make a shielding edge in the region of the grilling section. Pile up another file of bricks above the steel mesh then fasten the hole using a section of plywood above to create a smoker.
Building a brick smoker BBQ pit will not only give you flavorful grilled foods; it can also create harmonious relationship with your family. Let them help you build it.