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Old 10-08-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Home made Bbq

Looking for a contact to make me a charcoal BBQ
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Does it need to be custom?

Have you seen the grills at the restaurant supply type store in Tulum? They had some nice ones, as I recall.
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Does not have to be , just dont want one to rust out after a year, do you recall the name of the store?
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Plentiful and lots of places in Playa on 30th Ave north of Constituyentes, you will see them outside the stores.
The cheap (less than 300 pesos) last a few years. The heavier more expensive ones are double the cheap prices and up.
These are all homemade, I am sure they would make or get you one, maybe even tell you who to contact if they don't make it themselves. Some that you will see are drum style or rectangular or from a tire rim ... a tire rim lasts almost forever if it has a heavy grill surface.

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As long as you have the outdoor space, all you need is some concrete block, mortar, sand, a good grill grate and a plan.
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I bought a Komado charcoal grill at Costco 3 years ago. The brand name was Cool Visions. Green Egg is the one most Americans know, but there are many brands.

I love it. I can hold it at 225-250 for hours in order to smoke a whole chicken, turkey, pork or beef roast. I can take it to 600-700 degrees to put a quick sear on a nice steak.

We have cooked pizza in cast iron skillets, and cooked beans in a dutch over on it.

It is our outdoor kitchen cooking station.
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see robs back 7 and see the pics of what we grill on
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As long as you have the outdoor space, all you need is some concrete block, mortar, sand, a good grill grate and a plan.
Or, as I've seen, wood fire under the hood of a old wrecked Chevy's hood

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Do you mean BBQ or do you want to just grill/direct heat cook (burgers and arrachera)?

The 'improvised' local designs tend to fall short on flow control (hood/lid seal and adjustable vents) so no BBQ. They are ok for grilling.

For BBQ/smoking/low-slow I would google UDS plans and have an herrero knock out an expanded metal fire basket and prepare the drum. You can pick up all the fasteners and valves at the hardware store and the grates can be ordered.

Nothing will compare for the price.
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[quote=james;2196930]Do you mean BBQ or do you want to just grill/direct heat cook (burgers and arrachera)?

The 'improvised' local designs tend to fall short on flow control (hood/lid seal and adjustable vents) so no BBQ. They are ok for grilling.

For BBQ/smoking/low-slow I would google UDS plans and have an herrero knock out an expanded metal fire basket and prepare the drum. You can pick up all the fasteners and valves at the hardware store and the grates can be ordered.

Nothing will compare for the price.[/QUOTEI

I built my own UDS but had someone make my fire basket. I use magnets for the holes at the bottom and my 22" Weber top . I can set that thing at 225 and will burn for 3 days, low n slow. Just now bought the 26" Weber and getting a Slow n Sear XL for it. Great food every time !!
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