Making a homemade grill grate is extremely easy. All you need to do is prepare the things required for the work. You must bear in mind that when planning to make a homemade grill grate, it should be simple and effortless to assemble as well as it must be lightweight only, so that you can transfer it from one place to another. Here is how the process works.
Step 1: Prepare
It is important that you should prepare first all the essential things needed in making a homemade grill grate like 3 pieces ½ inch steel bar, 4 to 5 feet in length steel ring which is sufficiently huge to fit all the three pieces of bars in the cavity, 2 pieces weightless chain about 6 feet in length, 4 “S” hooks sufficiently small to clasp the chain and heavy duty steel hardware cloth with a dimension of 2 feet by 2 feet. You will also need 4 pieces rebar 2×2 feet and 3/8 to ½ inch thick and 4 small eye bolts sufficiently small to fit in the “S” hooks.
Step 2: Assemble the Grill
Bring the hardware clothe, eye bolts as well as the 2 feet piece of rebar to your nearby welding shop. If the hardware clothe is not yet previously cut into the correct size, let the welder cut it into 2×2 feet. Let the welder weld the steel rebar to the exterior sides of the previously cut 2×2 feet hardware cloth. Make sure that the 4 eye bolts are also welded at the angles of the squared hardware clothe. Smooth out the coarse sides and paint what you assemble with a heat-proof paint.
Step 3: Assemble the Tripod
Position the three long rebar legs that you had prepared making sure it points upward. Slide the loop above the end of the legs then clasp it approximately six inches beneath the topmost part. Stretch the legs away from each other so that they push alongside the loops then make a safe tripod on top of the campfire. Place the two chains transversely on the topmost part of the ring among the legs. The chain must be collapsed at the middle so that you will have four inches of chain dangling. Sphere the S hooks from side to side of the chain according to the preferred elevation on top of the fire. Fasten the further end of the hooks from beginning to end of the eye bolts at the angle of the assembled grill.
Step 4: Test the Grill Grate
Construct a fire underneath the dangling grill and place your cooking pots or the meat you are going to cook on the grill. This is considered as an extremely efficient homemade grill grate due to the fact that you will be able to regulate the elevation on top of the fire by shifting the hooks upper or let down on the chains.
Step 5: Check on Some Things
Make sure that the tripod as well as the grill is arranged first prior making a fire. Make sure that the wood you are going to use as cooking fire is lesser to be sure that you will not burn each food you are going to grill. It is also important that you have long handled barbecue gadgets to prevent your hands from being burned.
Making a homemade grill grate follows a process that you should take by heart. You have to prepare, assemble some parts, check on some things and test your newly made grill to see if everything works perfectly as you have planned.