Smoker Build Blossoms into Massive Outdoor Kitchen Project

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by tarheel adam, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

    So I told my wife last year that I wanted to build a European-style brick smoker in our backyard.  I began the project, and then as I read and learned more on here and other sites, it "blossomed" into something much more than I had ever imagined.  This will be a photo-heavy journey of the project... enjoy!!  

    Before:

     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I will be watching this one!

    Al
     
  3. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

    Some of the beginning basics and prep work.  Taking down trees, removing stumps, grading crush and run gravel, laying utility conduits, and concrete slab framing.  





     
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  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Fanatic

    That looks great, can't wait for the updates.

    Chris
     
  6. porknpuha

    porknpuha Smoke Blower

    This is going to be sweet.
    Im liking the form and detail of your foundation boxing.
     
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  8. gnatboy911

    gnatboy911 Meat Mopper

    Very cool, thanks for the updated pictures!

    Nate.
     
  9. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Lotta work there. Coming along nicely. I'll be watching for more updates.

    Gary
     
  10. Wow...Clearly this guy ain't F'ing around. Looks like a great start! 
     
  11. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

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  12. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOW!!! Impressive. Coming along nicely.
    Gary
     
  13. Adam, what sort of pizza oven kit did you buy for this project? I am in the middle of my own build, and had planned on home-building everything, but the kit really looks nice, and it is surely a lot faster to deal with.

    Thanks!
     
  14. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

    I did lots of research before purchasing. My wife is the one into pizzas. I was going to purchase a Forno Bravo kit, but they don't really offer much customer service (although they have a great message board forum). I went with Fogazzo, because the owner Sergio worked with my on my plans and ideas. He was great along the way. Not perfect, but great. Look up Fogazzo. Also try Grill n Ovens .com
     
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  15. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

    This was the first curing fire for the pizza oven

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    At this point we decided we wanted to cover the structure. In hindsight, we should've constructed this prior to the structure below to allow for more flexibility. After speaking with several local contractors and hearing way too high prices, we went with a pavilion kit. We searched many like the photos below -

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    This was a start to framing the left side of the outdoor kitchen structure - plans were for a fridge and sink.
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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  16. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

    I've been trying to upload many more photos at a time, but I am unable to due to this forum. I know this site just got updated, what gives? I'm on many online forums and this is by far the worst for uploading content. I cannot even get 2 photos to upload at once, it only does one at a time and takes a few minutes just to load one at a time.

    This is a photo of the birth of the smoker....

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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Holy cow!
    This is going to be some fantastic outdoor kitchen.
    Can't wait to see the finish!
    Al
     
  18. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    Watching this one!

    Looks like it will be very nice and I hope it gets more use the the kitchen in the house to make up for the time and effort involved.
     
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  19. tarheel adam

    tarheel adam Newbie

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