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    Start of my brick smoker build

    Hi there, FadDad, and thanks for the kind words. Here are my answers: 1. Fabricated the doors and all other metal parts myself, even the handles and hinges. Not that I couldn't buy them, but when I DIY, I l try to DEM (do everything myself). Same with the latch for the smoke chamber, which is a...
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    No worries. I'd guess somewhere around $1400-$1600. Concrete slab was single most expensive part, at $550 for 2 yds delivered (it's extra-expensive to get small quantities delivered). Steel for the doors and racks and hardware was probably $300. Bricks were maybe $300. The rest is the concrete...
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Nope. I'm a magazine editor by day, but have been a DIYer since I was big enough to straighten nails for my dad. The first few hundred bricks might have been a bit wanky, but once you've worn the skin off your fingers a few times, you get the hang of it.
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Funny you should say that, SmokinVOLfan: I'll bet 100% of the people I showed pictures to while it was under construction said, "Pizza oven!" I hated to disappoint them. I guess that's my next project!
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    High praise, indeed! ... Of course, you haven't seen it up close, or put a level on it. Still, 1,000 bricks and no shiners!
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Go Gators, Mike (Class of '83 here; wife, too.)
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Mike (and all meat fans ... which means all of you), go to this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K199bfh6pEw - and go to the 40 minute mark and watch one at the hands of famed Italian butcher Dario Cecchini. That was my inspiration.
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    If so, then I am doubly honored!
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    Barbecue is Barbecue, Grilling is Grilling,

    They need to have another beer ... and then continue the debate. : ) The bigger difference is smoking vs. grilling/bbq. BBQ'd chicken is rarely smoked, but it can be, but we don't say, "Hey, that's not barbecued, it's grilled" and storm away from the table. No, we grab another leg quarter and...
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Sweet! I also just discovered Pork Shots in the carousel. Gonna try 'em tonight, possibly for a weekend party.
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Well spotted, Keith. 1988 WMX 250 ... never raced, just for trail riding and goofing around. Great bike and fast for its age! (The Honda in front of it is long gone.)
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Oops! Sorry, Chopsaw, I didn't see that you asked about supporting the field of the top. I used cement board - same stuff you'd put on the wall of a shower for tiling over. i used some angle iron to support the fronts of the openings and one piece across the center of each of the three sections...
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Thanks for the kind words! I used regular pro-grade Sakrete, as the countertop mix is so much more expensive, and I knew I needed 20 sacks of it. Since it's a rustic outdoor kitchen, I wasn't too worried about air bubbles or like that, although I did my best to vibrate them out. To form the...
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    My Brick Pit/Tuscan Grill Project

    Hi there, everybody. Long-time meat smoker (on assorted cookers, most recently a cheap-but-effective Charbroil offset) and forum lurker, but now a member. Something I've long wanted to do, and have just completed, is build a brick smoker. So with about 1,000 bricks left over from a home...
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    Start of my brick smoker build

    Hi there, everybody. Long-time meat smoker (on assorted cookers, most recently a cheap-but-effective Charbroil offset) and forum lurker, but now a member. Something I've long wanted to do, and have just started, is to build a brick smoker. So with about 1,000 bricks left over from a home...
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