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    im going to be building a BBQ and was wondering how i should go about this. stainless steel is what im thinking. it needs to be as cheap as possible. let me know what you guys think

  • #2
    If it needs to be "as cheap as possible" then stainless steel is definitely not the way to go.
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    • #3
      find an old oil drum, cut in half, frame inside edges with 1" angle, hinge it and slap it on a trailer.
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      • #4
        id like to keep it cheap and its gonna be for pig roasts and big events so id like some of it to be stainless. mainly the tray though. just want to know your ideas on how to go about something like this

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        • #5
          what did you paint that BBQ with?

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          • #6
            Engne heat paint from a spray can at autozone. $50.00 just in paint. I am going to repaint this spring.

            Take care of them and they will last a long time.... If you are wanting to save bucks I would stay away from ss and keep with carbon. You can buy the ss expanded metal grating for the grill at higher price. They dont need as much maintenance as the carbon. Mine is carbon and I dont have any problems. just wash it off after use and brush it with some crisco.
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            • #7
              alright so i should just get a carbon drum, ill probably go pick up an oil tank and cut it in half and ill probably make a trailer too out of some square tubing. thanks for the help

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              • #8
                Mine are all plain oll mild steel. For the most part if I keep the rain water out I have no problems unless its a long time between cooks. It helps alot to have a grease drain big enough to let the nasty stuff after a big cook. A good fire and a spritz of water goes along ways when it turns to steam, then a little cooking oil in a spray bottle all over the inside after it cools a bit.

                Just my 2 cents for what its worth.

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                • #9
                  BBQ help

                  camdendoughty,

                  You may want to look here..... Lots of good info.


                  http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/vi...59afc78831a80b

                  http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=23436

                  http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=86

                  Have a great weekend,

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                  Last edited by Jerel; 02-19-2010, 09:30 PM.

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                  • #10
                    SS expanded metal

                    Originally posted by camdendoughty View Post
                    what did you paint that BBQ with?
                    I've used the SS expanded metal in a smoker for racks and I've had trouble with it "torking" some when the box heats up...by torking I mean it warps a little and goes back to shape when cooled. I pefer regular cold steel for that reason. If you use SS be sure that you put is extra cross pieces and support to keep it flat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by boykjo View Post
                      Engne heat paint from a spray can at autozone. $50.00 just in paint. I am going to repaint this spring.

                      Take care of them and they will last a long time.... If you are wanting to save bucks I would stay away from ss and keep with carbon. You can buy the ss expanded metal grating for the grill at higher price. They dont need as much maintenance as the carbon. Mine is carbon and I dont have any problems. just wash it off after use and brush it with some crisco.
                      So if you use carbon. how do you get rid of all the oil and crap on it for being able to use it to cook on?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nallbright View Post
                        So if you use carbon. how do you get rid of all the oil and crap on it for being able to use it to cook on?
                        Just test fire your grill and add apply a couple coats of pam, crisco, vegetable oil or something else to your cooking grid after it has burned off any unwanted residue.
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                        • #13
                          I think Stainless steel is not the material if you want to create a cheap BBQ Grill.

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