Friday, July 31, 2015

Caught Smokin' shows us how to build a nice pit


How to Build a BBQ Pit 


When I decided to start my adventure in barbecue, and wanted to roast a pig, I needed a cooking surface large enough to do so.  So I decided to build my own cinder block barbecue pit. I scoured the Internet looking for the perfect solution, but didn't find what I was looking for. Therefore, I came up with my own design that incorporated the overall concepts of a proper barbecue pit, and added some of my own finishing touches, I would like to share with you, and how to build it.


First, sit down and decide how large you actually needed your pit to be. I was roasting a pig and needed something a little larger. After some further research it was decided a surface of at least 3.5' x 5' would be needed to roast a whole pig. Although, I wanted a little more room around the pig for smoke circulation, and didn't want to feel crowded while tending to the pig, so I decided to make it a little larger. I, then, sketched out my idea to try to get a visual idea of how I wanted it to look and also to plan for a materials list. My final barbecue pit size ended up being about 5' x 8' outside dimensions with a cooking surface that is about 4' x 6'-8".  

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Y'all know I'm a sucker for anything to do with meat smoking bad-assery. Just like my 4 yard dogs, I'm pretty sure I could lay in the dirt beside the pit and lick the grease drip and never be satisfied... 

Any of y'all got plans to enjoy a cold drink and watch the smoke roll off this weekend?


stevierayv said...

Matter of fact I'm makin a butt this weekend

Stackz O Magz said...

I've got a big ole' pork shoulder going on tonight my friend. Should be nice and tender come 9 am. Have a great weekend brother.

North Texan said...

Next Saturday night. Brisket. I may try to hammer out an IED. If I do I will send you the pics I owe you.

Stackz O Magz said...

That pic up top is from my friends at Roegel's BBQ in Houston. Russel knows his stuff man. That's the prettiest bark I've ever seen. I'd love to see your take on the Swine IED. Enjoy your weekend NT.

Critter said...

Got four days off in a row and my plan is to burn meat each of those days. It'll be grilling rather than smoking but the bratwurst, boneless chicken thighs and maybe a steak or two will be sacrificed to the gods of fire.