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bluetang
08-24-2011, 05:55 PM
A while ago my girl comes up to me a says our yard looks like the Beverly Hillbilly's. I thought it was a compliment:doh::doh::doh::doh:,wrong again, Mikey! With that, I inventoried all the scrap crap I'd collected, and there was a bunch. I cannot throw chit away for the life of me, so I figured I make something out some of it. I actually do not have a dedicated charcoal grill, so that would be the project. With the exception of grates and wheels, I had everything else lying around.
Started with a propane tank that was given to me, and marked and cut it down. The bottom was pretty much rusted out.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KCg9G6-oZQE/TkhDGPnj0fI/AAAAAAAAAvA/ewM8n2OP9DY/s800/homey45.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wER27LLbyhg/TkhDF283BsI/AAAAAAAAAu8/mTfaWBHuWZ0/s800/homey44.jpg

Welded a a piece from a 6x6 square tube that my neighbor gave me onto the bottom to serve as the vent as well as the ash dump.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qtzNUtc-XlE/TkhDFcblgBI/AAAAAAAAAuw/xYmi4PPymmo/s800/homey40.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vLtuEpLLnzM/TkhDI2WIakI/AAAAAAAAAvQ/nQM6ZrR5968/s800/homey49.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p8DVkPVWmuc/TkhDPbjzzdI/AAAAAAAAAvY/8sF2wciZ5yU/s800/homey51.jpg

The lid
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MqSL-Ibi_Is/TkhDBdi0GiI/AAAAAAAAAss/YX0_mnZNZIE/s800/homey6.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H2-OLhRG-EA/TkhDDcjLp3I/AAAAAAAAAtw/ah-mW23ge6Y/s800/homey23.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-di7L5j-FfKw/TkhDELKH0gI/AAAAAAAAAuA/IYRZgU04Myk/s800/homey24.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TcrYdW-Y7j4/TkhDEWgMcWI/AAAAAAAAAuI/tp6K6h4qpZU/s800/homey28.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s8vh-67r1PE/TkhDEQBSmJI/AAAAAAAAAuM/wvqc98j2tk0/s800/homey30.jpg

Ashtray over the vent
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cCN1Ty7NJsA/TkhDPuKZgyI/AAAAAAAAAvc/UoTpsvAxUJI/s800/homey52.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e-hETul8uds/TkhDC5ZqtZI/AAAAAAAAAtY/lSobs5kLk3o/s800/homey16.jpghttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GLPoZpIozzQ/TkhDCm6DQ4I/AAAAAAAAAtQ/o3j9Yr0ufaw/s800/homey15.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--JPK3D5IDhQ/TkhDDNrXLsI/AAAAAAAAAtk/3kpgBCyl4j4/s800/homey20.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kJCDceCbzDE/TkhDA9CFduI/AAAAAAAAAsY/WoSjLrYBEXw/s800/homey2.jpg

First run was for Caseydogs appetizer throw down, shrimp and chicken wing lollypops.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WJeO78_oo4o/TkfUmUtfp1I/AAAAAAAAArQ/JWz1YNEQGfA/s640/apps6.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w3EG07kOGy4/TkfUmWAbKJI/AAAAAAAAArM/727b6YofPD4/s640/apps7.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N2CvukoDk7k/TkfUnGOJ4qI/AAAAAAAAAro/Xxk12rD96pg/s640/apps12.jpg

Some wings
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vARGDZjdj0c/TlV89Rlt4SI/AAAAAAAAAxE/EBefM4RvJ0I/s640/homeywings.jpg

Thighs
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5ZzxTXg-gio/TlV-OEtVhDI/AAAAAAAAAxM/jgJNl7IrMJk/s640/homeythighs.jpg
And some burgers
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fTmkhlRhZAY/TlV_YIoiBHI/AAAAAAAAAxU/TA5Jmhj0R6A/s640/homeyburger.jpg

Now granted it ain't no Weber, still I'm pretty happy with it. Still want to do some smoking with it and also put together a rotisserie ring. I love building stuff and cooking on it:-D. Thanks for looking!!

deguerre
08-24-2011, 05:59 PM
That's farking cool.

caseydog
08-24-2011, 06:00 PM
Um, that appetiser wasn't mine. I did do some shrimp skewers, but someone else did them that way, and did the chicken "lollipops."

Nice work on the grill. :thumb:

CD

mmmmeat
08-24-2011, 06:01 PM
hey that's that picture that was in the wordless thread the other day, glad to see how it came together

atvottawa
08-24-2011, 06:03 PM
I have a Weber and that is better. I would rather have that. What is the size of the grill grate in there? This thing is amazing.

gtr
08-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Fantastic - very impressive! :clap2:

BigBobBQ
08-24-2011, 06:07 PM
that's is some piece of work there!! I wish I had the tools to do work like that myself!

uproar90
08-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Bravo blue... That thing is a work of art.

bluetang
08-24-2011, 06:12 PM
I have a Weber and that is better. I would rather have that. What is the size of the grill grate in there? This thing is amazing.
Thanks, it's a 22.5 Weber grate, luckily it fit perfectly.

Trucky1008
08-24-2011, 06:20 PM
That looks fantastic! You got skills! :clap2:

JMSetzler
08-24-2011, 06:34 PM
That is an incredible build... great work!

landarc
08-24-2011, 06:34 PM
Very nice, that thing has to cook very nicely

BigButzBBQ
08-24-2011, 06:37 PM
That my friend is spectacular! Excellent build! :thumb:

cholloway
08-24-2011, 06:42 PM
Just a thing of beauty.

jmellor
08-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Any time I remotely think of myself as being handy I will reread this thread. Amazing job!

uproar90
08-24-2011, 06:47 PM
Looking at the pictures again... This is what the picture looks like in my head when I want to build something from scratch.

It usually winds up looking like Homer's spice rack though...

Like Trucky said... You've got skills.


For those of you not familiar with the Simpsons... Homer built the spice rack below for Marge some 15'ish years back. It's still holding strong!
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2023/spicerack.jpg

NapalmRunner
08-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Very nice craftsmanship! Awesome build.

thenicksfam
08-24-2011, 06:48 PM
That is awesome! Nice fab skills.

Chef Jim
08-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Dang Tang, that is a thing of beauty. Can I bring some stuff up to you? :becky:

bluetang
08-24-2011, 06:59 PM
Dang Tang, that is a thing of beauty. Can I bring some stuff up to you? :becky:
Thanks Jim, and yes, yes you can, anytime:-D

Johnny_Crunch
08-24-2011, 07:11 PM
Good looking cooker! :thumb:

Kazion
08-24-2011, 08:10 PM
The good news (for me) is that this one won't end up blown into my yard (10 miles away) from another hurricane like a Weber might...this thing is SOLID!


And why was I not invited over for the "Test Run Tasting"??

---k---
08-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Very cool. :thumb:

BBQ_MAFIA
08-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Great work, the grill looks amazing. I always wish that I could be just a little handy.

Moose
08-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Wow, that is amazing! :clap:I do think that you may need to ship it to me for safety testing, just to be sure it works OK...:-P

sohappe
08-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Nice job, that was quite the project.

Terry The Toad
08-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Awesome job! ( Some day I'm going to learn how to weld. )

Pappy
08-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Weeeeeeeeell Doggies! That is right nice.
Say Howdy to Ellie May & Granny for me.

4dueces
08-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Very nice Tang :clap2:

bbqbuff
08-24-2011, 08:43 PM
If only Weber made them that cool :clap2:

btcg
08-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Great work!

You ought to do one of them "Bodine-a-phone" electric keyboards like Jethro did with the rest of your spare parts.

Jethro Plays the Bodine-O-Phone - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uf9wRSqLNc)

boogiesnap
08-24-2011, 09:04 PM
wow. very impressed. nice skills.

enjoy using it!

O-Town
08-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Awesome Build! Man, I wish I had skills like that. :thumb:

bluetang
08-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the kind words all , they are all so appreciated!

el_matt
08-24-2011, 09:54 PM
That's way too cool!

Matt

brewerjamie15
08-24-2011, 10:02 PM
I should not have looked at that. Now I want one. Dang, that's a neat looking piece of work.

mbshop
08-24-2011, 10:09 PM
way cooooool ! :clap2::clap2::clap2:

Harbormaster
08-24-2011, 10:42 PM
I like that a lot!

It resembles the original Weber kettle in a heavy duty, Weber never made them like this kind of way.

:thumb:

stephan
08-24-2011, 10:45 PM
out standing, very cool

cameraman
08-24-2011, 11:19 PM
That's freakin' sick man. Major props!

Fishawn
08-24-2011, 11:27 PM
Love It!.... Nicely Done :clap2:

ianjoe
08-24-2011, 11:51 PM
that thing is sweet. Looks like it will last forever.

J'ville Grill
08-25-2011, 12:07 AM
That is super cool:clap2:. Excellent!

Oldyote
08-25-2011, 12:30 AM
Beautiful

Smiter Q
08-25-2011, 02:25 AM
Mighty Nice Job!

Sammy_Shuford
08-25-2011, 04:28 AM
That's just way awesome!

Phubar
08-25-2011, 04:53 AM
Phabulous!!!

SmokinAussie
08-25-2011, 08:15 AM
Simply outstanding Bluey! :thumb:

Beerbecue
08-25-2011, 09:00 AM
Nice work. I like the hinged lid. Why cant Weber give us a lid hinge?

KnucklHed BBQ
08-25-2011, 10:13 AM
Oh man! that sucker is awesome! I really like the flat-top look it's got!
And heavy duty for sure, you'll be passing that one down to your girl some day, you know, once her & Jethro get hitched...

bigsapper
08-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Hot diggity dog! One fine build there.

Sunra
08-25-2011, 10:54 AM
That is awesome nice build!

Bearsmokes
08-25-2011, 11:41 AM
Great job on it. Looks like it should hold a steady temp for a long time and be fairly fuel efficient as well.

Big Kahuna
08-25-2011, 11:50 AM
It never ceases to amaze me the ingenuity that I see on this forum. Especially when it comes to building something usefull as a grill or smoker out of nothing. To the untrained BBQ'r eye that was a rusted out ole propane tank that needed to be tossed on the scrap heap. But you saw something of beauty in it and I have to say a thing of beauty it is.
Great job, you must of had fun making it. Brethren are true recyclers!
Cheers!

Big George's BBQ
08-25-2011, 12:31 PM
Great Job

Carbon
08-25-2011, 12:42 PM
Very nice job indeed.