BBQ Pit

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by S.Courtemanche, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. S.Courtemanche

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  2. Brent Heilman

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    That looks awesome. I need to build me another one. 20 years of weather on mine and the rust is finally about to do it in.
     
  3. Blake Bowden

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    Wow that looks awesome!
     
  4. S.Courtemanche

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    Thanks guys you can see more pictures on my FB page (o: not enough room to put all of the photos on here, lol.

    The pit drafts perfect, I can get about five hours on one minion basket and it holds the temps great. I will be using it next month for a very close friends BBQ party (he is deploying for the fith time to Iraq) we will have Brisket, Boston Butt (pulled pork), sausage (from Elgin), turkey, and some moink balls. And of course all of the fixins to go with (o;


    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1234838288&aid=2067488
     
  5. Brent Heilman

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    Sounds like a good time. Tell your friend good luck over there and keep his head down.
     
  6. S.Courtemanche

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    Here is a better pic of the pit (O;
     
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  7. S.Courtemanche

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    Brent I will, and thanks.
     
  8. Brent Heilman

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    Just out of curiosity how long did it take to build that?
     
  9. S.Courtemanche

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    I started in Dec and finished in Feb. this was done over the weekends and after work. I am not too sure what the hours are but they were many that I do know. I would average maybe 6-10 hours a week some less some more, some weeks it wasn't touched at all due to work and time.
     
  10. JohnnyFlotsam

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    That is a honey, alright. Gotta have good tools if you wanna do good work!
     
  11. Brent Heilman

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    May have to give it a go myself. Thanks for posting the pics. I am jealous now.
     
  12. S.Courtemanche

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    Yup a Millermatic 211 welder (o; and a Spectrum 875 plasma cutter. Those be some good tools, lol.
     
  13. kwilbourn

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    Great work, Steve! What kind of wood did you use for the work surface?
     
  14. S.Courtemanche

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    Kevin, the wood shelf is Walnut :)
     
  15. kwilbourn

    kwilbourn Registered User

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    Very nice! The shelf and the "God Bless Texas" on the firebox really set it apart in my eyes; wish I had a fraction of the skill required to build that.
     
  16. JohnnyFlotsam

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    Heh, I was referring to the tools required to produce good BBQ, but yeah the metalworking tools are nice too.

    I'm so jealous. I think I'll go kick my New Braunfels Smoker and my welder.
     

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