There are those that barbecue and then there are those that live barbecue! If you are a member of the latter, you may be considering putting together your own homemade barbecue grill, an option many homeowners and barbecue enthusiasts are undertaking these days.
For your barbecue grill, you will need a few basic materials. The exact list will vary depending on what kind of barbecue you put together, so it is important that you know what type you want first.
The first question to ask yourself is what your budget is. If you have a small budget and want a simple grill, something like a fire pit or charcoal burner is going to be a good fit for you.
However, if you grill constantly and need the best barbecue grill you can build, a fully functional gas grill setup might be more up your alley.
The Simple Homemade BBQ Route
For a simple barbecue, you need only a few things:
- A well ventilated location that can be dug up.
- Grab yourself a cooking grate
- Some bricks or concrete for the structure.
- A good masonry book/plan and some brackets to hold the bricks together.
As you can see in the video below, something like this can be slapped together in a day by simply building your brick outline around the firepit and tossing a cooking grate on top.
The More Complex BBQ Route
For those intent on making a gas grill though, there are going to be a few more complex things to keep in mind, not the least of which is your safety.
The safest and most highly recommended way to do this then is to buy a built in Gas grill, allowing you to drop it into a structure you would build like in the video below.
You would then just need to order your grill, build your grill base and slide them together. It is not recommended that you mess with gas valves and tanks unless you know how they operate and can do so safely.
With proper preparation, good research, and a clear idea of what you need and where to put it, a good homemade barbecue grill can be yours with a few hours of free time and a friend or two to help out.
Buying A Gas Grill
First, you need to decide how you like to cook on a gas grill.
Do you like putting your meat on the grill and walking away until it is done, or do you like cooking things fast and hot? Do you cook directly over the flame, or indirectly? Once you have figured out what you want out of a grill, you’re ready to go shopping.
Before you rush off to the store to buy your new grill you should be aware that there are a lot more built in barbeque gas grills available to consumers than you’ll find in the local store. Below we show the more popular models available online so you can compare prices and find the perfect grill for you.
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