** see post #14 for revised pit due to thieves***
I think I have settled on a design for the cinder block pit for a whole pig roast. Im probably thinking way to much into a rectangle pit of blocks, however, I had my dad weld me a VERY sturdy grate (a little over kill but I wont ever tell him that) so I had to do a design build around the grate so no feelings get hurt if he comes by for the pig roast in 3 weeks.
This is only a temporary step up, it wont stay on the bare concrete, I was warned it would crack the concrete.. thanks Dave
Ill layer with some sand, a metal sheet, and some more sand on top of that.
I plan to line the bottom and maybe first two chords of blocks with foil.
Im hoping its not too big. I plan to do anywhere around a 60lb -70lb pig.
Im assuming just more fuel to compensate for the larger pit?
I have some spare metal that would work perfect for covers on both sides. make it easier to load more fuel Im thinking.
there are not any vents down on the bottom, I might turn some bricks over, but close up the corners dont seal up totally so that might be a good vent in my advantage. I could also slide the metal sides over if I need more air ?
Ill just use some plywood with foil on the bottom as a lid...
i just put these boards up trying to imagine how it would look sealed.. the corner blocks in these pics have the holes, but I will change to solid ones to better block any more air flow.
This will be my first pig, and also my first time to cook on a pit like this.... Ive tried to research as much as I can.... and I think I am set....
but I know there are many great minds out there and you guys that have used these pits or close to it many times, I have open ears for any advice... about the pit.. the pig.. any thing!
Once I find a pig, and get closer to the cook, I plan to start a whole new thread (or just use this one) for some deeper questions about the pig cook process..
thanks in advance for any thoughts, comments, laughs.. etc
Edited by webowabo - 8/24/13 at 10:44am