When I was a kid, my Dad had built one at our old house out of brick, and I've ALways wanted to do something similar.
It took me a day and a half of work, but I've completed it!! Some of the design was a bit ingeniuous, really ;0) Pelageus..ius..er.. <_< Pelag in the chat was routing for me the whole time, so...TadAaAA!!! :0D
*big grin, big grin!*
Let me know what you guys think :0) I'm gonna grill something out there, tonight! Hope it goes well.
Lio: At least I'll go out in a blaze of glory :0P''
Jehanne: Cinder blocks aren't "better" than what are called "fire bricks". However, I ... <_< hrm.. >_> truth be told, they're just easier to work with. I can always go back around and put on a "face" of brick to make it look nicer. I just really like cinder blocks, too, haha. But I like all stonework.
Jehanne: I'd love to start a business--I'd get a LOT better. And the cool thing is that I can easily use the bottom as a type of outdoors fireplace if I want, some nice, romantic evening under the stars ;0) *wink wink*
Moop: yeah, it's just charcoal. In fact, I just put some aluminum foil on the bottom grill and I've already lit a bunch of charcoal in there! My Dad and a sister of mine are coming over in a bit, so I figured I might as well try out the grill :0) I think I'll convert it over to propane-fueled eventually.
WW13: And here I thought you were supposed to be inactive ;0) But yeah, I've started becoming a pretty good cook/griller. Learned a lot from my Dad and Uncle Joey. Oh yeah, and Mom has some incredible ideas for sauces
hah ;0) Actually, the grill is larger than it looks in those pics. Each cinder block is a foot and a half long so, counting the mud-joints, that thing is about 3 and a half feet wide (which is wider than my leg is long).
But on the grill right now I've got chicken legs (those poor legless birdies rolly-pollying around in the farmyard. . . ) and bratwurst. Yes, I eat un-Kosher and Haraam dishes!! :0P'
EDIT: And yes, I'd love to host the next ZU meetup ;0)