How Do You Build a Brick Barbecue?
For those who have a nice outdoor area and enjoy cooking meat on open flames, this might be perfect for you. You don’t always have to fork out hundreds of pounds for a 4-burner gas BBQ, definitely not. Instead you can spend a minimal amount of money and still have a great barbecuing area to get your grill on and showcase your cooking talent to your friends and family.
So, what do you need to get your brick barbecue ready for burgers and sausages? Not much, in fact, if you devote an entire Saturday to it and already have the essentials, you’ll be grilling by Sunday morning – maybe even Saturday night if you push it.
Brick Barbecues: The Necessities
Like most DIY jobs, you need to prepare and have all the right equipment before you start. It’s a good plan to make a check-list of all the things you need; luckily for you, we can help with that:
- Bricks – this might come as a bit of a surprise, but you will need bricks to build your brick barbecue I’m afraid to say.
- Cooking Tray – you need something to cook your food on; you might have your own already, but if you don’t you can get some from here
- Sand & Cement – 4 parts sand to 1 part cement is ideal (fire cement may be beneficial).
- Spirit Level – you don’t want an uneven grill, your sausages will roll to one side else!
Those are the main things you need, but you might also want to opt for a couple of metal ties to give a bit of reinforcement. If you don’t have any ‘inner walls’ this isn’t really needed, so don’t worry about it too much.