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Post Thu May 15, 2014 10:26 am

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Hello all,

I am looking to build a grilling station at my house and have most things figured out but I need help and advice on the charcoal grill.

The station will be 10' to 12' long with a roof, lighting and perhaps plumbing for a sink.
Base will be made out of mortar and stones found in the yard during recent excavation and it will contain the following:
*Vermont Castings gas grill with the base removed so it can sit directly on the grill station.
*Hand made wood fired oven made from clay excavated at our house.
*Charcoal grill for the specific purpose of indirect grilling.

My wife is very comfortable with the Webber we have, and wants me to incorporate it into the grilling station. I personally have never liked the bowl design and want to make her something that can fit more charcoal and handle cooking a 25lb turkey or something larger. The turkey she cooked for Thanksgiving last year was practically touching the top of the Webber lid.

I have some pics below of the clay oven we will build as well as the general design and a pic of a camp grill that I thought may be useful to buy and then modify with vents and a hood.
Any help would really be appreciated.

should I get one of these and weld on vents and a hood?
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General look and feel I'm going for
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clay oven.jpg
Our friend made this, she will help us make a larger one to accommodate large turkeys... hams... etc
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Post Thu May 15, 2014 2:16 pm
scorched_porch User avatar
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Of course I'm biased, but I'm sold on the Argentine style parrilla. Norcal Oven Works ( sells the units and they are quite reasonable.

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Post Thu May 15, 2014 2:52 pm

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Looks like a great grill site, the one that looked closest for my needs was this one: ... ebox-2.htm

With the lid it would be $1,800 including shipping to W.Va. A little out out of my price range. Might be best to get some steel and make one myself.

Post Sat May 17, 2014 10:47 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Scorch, isn't your parrilla part of a standalone structure? I'm pretty sure it's you and 1 or 2 others that've built "grill centrals" in the past couple of years.

Post Tue May 20, 2014 12:13 pm
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Yes it is, but the company I bought the parrilla insert from sells them all sorts of ways.

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