Now that I've finished the build of my WFO, I'm turning my attention to building a bbq. Sadly, my 12 year old Brinkmann Smoke n Pit Pitmaster died last week (rusted through at the base), and now I've got over the shock of losing one of my constant summer companions, I want to get stuck into building something I can grill on.
I'm going way over the top with the build spec:
- Integrated gearing for various souvlas (skewers) - Attachment for external motor to rotate the skewers - Adjustable grill height - Minimum 0.5m2 cooking area - Integrated airflow system to assist with ignition and heat maintenance (maybe through copper brake piping, maybe using a miniature compressor?) - Lid with temperature gauge to assist indirect cooking and smoking - Insulated & firebrick lined base for heat retention - Side attachment for smoker
The question I have is surrounding the choice of steel for the grill. I'm an engineer, so I'm well aware of the merits of 316 stainless. I've seen someone on ebay who can manufacture custom-sized grills, but he uses 304G "catering grade steel". I've not come across this grade before - does anyone have any experience in this matter?
It may be redundant anyway - I'm also considering enamelling the grills for extra protection, but it would be good to hear from anyone with knowledge of this subject. This is the company I'm considering using: