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Bigfoot21075
02-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Hi Everyone,

In a classic example of project scope creep, I am building and outdoor wood fired pizza oven on a new stamped concrete patio. I got to thinking that it really would not be all that much more work/money to add a built in Santa Maria type grill next to the Pizza oven. I was thinking about this one;

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=703663

Has anyone seen or used this particualr model? I like this because it has doors that you CAN close if you want.

I REALLY do not need another grill/smoker as I have an old Large BGE, a Superior SS2 smoker, Weber OTS, and a Weber gasser. I guess I just have a "problem"

OutlawSwine
02-29-2012, 12:23 PM
I REALLY do not need another grill/smoker

BLASPHEMY!!!!!!

You always NEED another cooker. :-P

tnjimbob
02-29-2012, 12:48 PM
BLASPHEMY!!!!!!

You always NEED another cooker. :-P


When asked how many cookers you need, the answer is always "at least one more than I have now."

That's what I tell SWMBO anyway. :becky:

captndan
03-01-2012, 07:33 AM
I saw one at Lowe's and the crank was ready to fall apart. Cheaply made and probably would not last a year with weekly use. As for the oven be sure to put large rocks and sand in the bottom. The concrete may not hold up. What kind of pizza?

Bigfoot21075
03-01-2012, 12:13 PM
I saw one at Lowe's and the crank was ready to fall apart. Cheaply made and probably would not last a year with weekly use. As for the oven be sure to put large rocks and sand in the bottom. The concrete may not hold up. What kind of pizza?

The Pizza oven is made of brick and refractory cement. It is a kit that you build and finish.

Neopolitan Pizza of course at SUPER high temps. The kind that cook in 90 seconds...

The 2g90

http://www.fornobravo.com/residential_pizza_oven/casa2g.html

mr dirts bbq
03-01-2012, 01:42 PM
When asked how many cookers you need, the answer is always "at least one more than I have now."




i concur sir! well said!:thumb:

ALLENY
03-01-2012, 07:18 PM
hi everyone,

in a classic example of project scope creep, i am building and outdoor wood fired pizza oven on a new stamped concrete patio. I got to thinking that it really would not be all that much more work/money to add a built in santa maria type grill next to the pizza oven. I was thinking about this one;

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?sku=703663

has anyone seen or used this particualr model? I like this because it has doors that you can close if you want.

I really do not need another grill/smoker as i have an old large bge, a superior ss2 smoker, weber ots, and a weber gasser. I guess i just have a "problem"

check out the website for santa maria bbq grill outfitters. They have some nice grills . I know one brethren bought one a while back and he said he was very happy with his.

landarc
03-01-2012, 07:42 PM
I have not used one. I question though, if you are going to build it in, if you want to build in a steal enclosure into a masonry base. The steel will rust pretty quickly and offer little benefit other than ease and cost of building, which, if you are building a bread oven, a rectangular pit would be nothing to line with fire bricks. I would think using a grate and frame setup would be better. Something similar to this, obviously not as overbuilt as this one, would be a nicer setup. You can see that it is just mounted on a fire brick lined pit.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/landarc/benciiapit3-med.jpg

landarc
03-01-2012, 07:44 PM
To add to project scope creep, here is a link to Marty's pit (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116304&highlight=santa+maria+pit+martyleach), one very fine backyard design and build.

Bigfoot21075
03-02-2012, 09:31 AM
I have not used one. I question though, if you are going to build it in, if you want to build in a steal enclosure into a masonry base. The steel will rust pretty quickly and offer little benefit other than ease and cost of building, which, if you are building a bread oven, a rectangular pit would be nothing to line with fire bricks. I would think using a grate and frame setup would be better. Something similar to this, obviously not as overbuilt as this one, would be a nicer setup. You can see that it is just mounted on a fire brick lined pit.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/landarc/benciiapit3-med.jpg

Truthfully, I did not even think about that. Adding this next to the Pizza oven made out of mason should be easier. Not sure how I would get the grate lifting mechanism to work but it must be possible for not too much $$.

I assume something like this has a drain to keep it from turning into a fish tank.