Sorry we already had ate and put up the leftovers by the time I posted my cook pic.
Unfortunately it was Slightly more done then I wished for with the cook, I should have went 130/135 on the sous vide.
But it was still tender and delicious.
If your a father, and more importantly, a dad. Happy father's day to you all!
Let's get this weekend started!
Here's what I'm starting with.
20 lbs of Boston, 3 lbs of chicken breast and 5 lbs of tri tip,
Chicken tonight. Pork tomorrow and tri tip on Sunday for the perfect tri-fecta of...
Thats a great space to start with!
I'm jealous, I also think that maybe half walls would be a good idea.
Or at least on 2 sides. I am thinking maybe full screened in walls on the deck side, and half walls on the sides that will be open to the ground.
I'm not sure yet.
Concrete counter tops...
I will be using a steel roof. That was the plan from day one. And the walls will be screened in. Possibly half walls.
As far as the budget goes. The 35k is not an all inclusive price. Thats the money for the structure and replaceable deck.
Any fridge or table and chairs wouldn't be Included...
I wish the decking was good. It's not, I bought those outdoor carpet rugs to put down because it's soft, the decking actually has some holes in it. Big enough that my 2.5 year old could probably loose a foot into if she stepped just right.
The deck is about 25 years old. Which in northern IL is...
If I built a brick offset smoker, built in. With an iron door, and a brick chimney, what's there to break?
Don't focus to much on the built in. If I bought a commercially made smoker, yes I would build it in. But I think I would do it in such a way it's serviceable and replaceable. Like your...
Just a few quick pictures of the deck, you can see the elevation change.
As far as keeping it that level, I like that it's even with the house.
As far as being handy goes, I figure I'm handy enough, I've worked in construction basically in one form or another my whole career. I will use...
Thanks for the replies guys. Great ideas. I can touch on some of the stuff now.
My backyard is much lower then the house, so it's going to be a raised deck off the back of my house.
So concrete style patio won't work.
I get some pictures and post them.
I like the idea of concrete counter...
My only thought is that I plan on the smoker and grill to be built in. I would really like to have the smoker built as a built in made out of brick. But I also think that having a built in big green egg might be a good way to.
But I've never smoked or use a commercial smoker. Just my homemade...
It all good. I hope to use this thread to park ideas and hopefully get a sense of what works vs doesn’t, and what seems like pipe dreams and maybe aren't worth it.
Growing up my mom has a smaller gazebo, we used it to eat in it, on nice summer nights. I have two young girls under 3 right now...