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DIY: Make BBQ for this Summer

BBQ’s are what make summers fun. You get to through BBQ parties, friends and family come over, the temperature gets warmer, the skins gets darker and the life gets better. You can go for a cheap disposal BBQ that you can easily find at a supermarket but going for one would be like jeopardizing your gatherings and as far as I know, no one likes to end up in jokes. A perfect barbecue is the one that is big in size, is hot and features a height that allows you to comfortably grill with it. You can build this perfectly customize BBQ on your own using bricks, barrels or any other thing you can find in your backyard.

Brick BBQ

You can find a very helpful and easy to understand instructional tutorial on BBC’s gardener’s world. The tutorial takes you through all of the process revolving how to build a brick BBQ. Bricks can be found almost anywhere and if you’re allowed to pick them up then do that and pile them up in your front yard for the DIY. If you can’t find any then you can do that on Pre-loved or Gumtree where people are looking for other people to help them get rid of their piles of bricks. Once you have the bricks, lay them in the manner and height you want and build a perfect BBQ that you want. I know it’s funny that I didn’t explain the whole process but I’ve showed you the way. Follow the BBC tutorial, it covers all steps in details.

2- Oil Drum/Barrel BBQ

You can use an oil barrel for building this type of BBQ. If you don’t know then you can find one at some farm or near a construction site. Make sure you ask for the permission from the owner of the barrel before you bring it back home. If you can’t find any barrel at some farm or a nearby construction site or the owner doesn’t like giving his barrels away then you can get one for free from Gumtree who have a lot of free stuff UK and if you also fail to find one for free on Gumtree then you can buy one for £10 on eBay which is way less than purchasing a BBQ.
You can find a great tutorial at Indestructible on how to build an oil drum barrel BBQ on your own. Drum barrel BBQ is a lot complicated than building a brick BBQ as it requires having a knowhow of using some power tools.

3- Fire Pit BBQ

Fire pit BBQ is the easiest one of all to build. You just simply have to lay bricks in a circle of a square and then you build a charcoal fire in it. You throw a big grill on top of the circle and once the fire calms down and turns into smaller flames, you start cooking.

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