How to Build a Grill:
A reader submitted his plans he designed and used to build a grill in his Panama home. This is a truly beautiful grill, in the classic parrilla style but with the capability to do rotisserie cooking as well as smoking/slow-cooking/barbecuing. You can find the details and pictures of this great grill on my homemade grill page.
The grill is essentially a raised, open-front fireplace with an adjustable grill in it. This allows you to start a fire with just about any type of fuel and adjust the grill over the heat to the optimal height for the cooking temperature you desire. While it is a natural for direct heat grilling, with a lid and/or rotisserie attachment you can smoke and barbecue larger roasts as well.
Below are the original design drawings Ken used to plan his grill. I hope they can be helpful to others planning a built-in, permanent grill in their home. Remember to check out the pictures and details of the finished grill on the homemade grill page. Ken also submitted a favorite barbeque turkey recipe which can be cooked on any type of grill.
Design by Ken Barger:
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