MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2020, 08:45 PM   #1
workingdog
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 02-21-20
Location: Santa Rosa
Name/Nickname : Peter
Default Advice on steel to use on grill/smoker i'm building

I'm going to build this Santa Maria grill with attached smoke box.

I've got the base built and I'm moving onto the grill box and the smoke box. I'm not sure what gauge steel to use building boxes. I'm seeing all kinds of things online.

I"m going to use thin fire brick on the bottom of the grill. I am planning on using 14 gauge on the smoke box. But, I'm not sure on the grill box. With firebrick on the bottom, do I need to go 1/4" or can I get by with 1/8" or 3/16? 14 gauge for the sides, or do I need to go to 12 gauge?

would appreciate reasonable input.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg e415af2cc75af7c790a5654fe9ee5026.jpg (59.9 KB, 112 views)
__________________
Peter

Primo XL
Mugnani
open fire pit
The Corona Virus Grill and smoker
workingdog is offline   Reply With Quote




Old 03-17-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
tom b
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
tom b's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-15
Location: Temecula, CA
Default

looks like a life time cooker, why cheap out? Thicker is better my .02
__________________
MAK 2 Star General, Built in Santa Maria Pit, Weber Performer Deluxe 22 w/CB Rotisserie, Blackstone Pizza Oven, Bayou Classic 36" offset, WGA, A PBC
tom b is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2020, 10:04 PM   #3
SmokeRingsMatter
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-31-20
Location: Bergen Town
Name/Nickname : Poppy Pellet Pooper
Default

Heck yeah man, If it was me, i would be using the thickest afforadable gauge that i can work with, and 304 to boot.
SmokeRingsMatter is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2020, 04:11 AM   #4
ebijack
Babbling Farker

 
ebijack's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-23-13
Location: Detroit Mi
Name/Nickname : tom
Default

Is that your build? Very nice!
I'm not clear on exactly what you want help with. Looks like you have most of the build done.
More info would help us help you.
Have you looked at http://www.azbbqgrills.com/
See what metal gauges they use for reference. That might help you.
Any large panel (like your cabinet door), sheetmetal even quarter inch that does not have a curve, bend, radius or cross support bars could warp. Everything you add. Adds weight which makes moving around more of a problem. Typically requiring larger/stronger wheels.
ebijack is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2020, 07:58 AM   #5
workingdog
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 02-21-20
Location: Santa Rosa
Name/Nickname : Peter
Default

No, that is not my build. That is the build I am copying.
__________________
Peter

Primo XL
Mugnani
open fire pit
The Corona Virus Grill and smoker
workingdog is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2020, 10:29 AM   #6
long haired hippie
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 01-31-11
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa
Name/Nickname : Erik
Default

1/4" 104 Stainless
__________________
Erik - 22" & 18" Weber, 22" Blackstone and a nice COS (cheap cuz I made it)
long haired hippie is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts