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FAQ Subject: Building a stainless steel gas grill
Well just when you heard it all we are planning on building our own stainless BBQ. Other than the obvious are there many don'ts.
Our (my) plan is to have a minimum of 80M btu with a back burner . We would like to have min of 3 side burners.
We believe with a little effort and the right plans we can probably build it for arround $1500. What do you think?
You have been drinking too much of the foamy stuff to have properly felt foiled in your misguided efforts.
First, you are talking about building a GAS GRILL, not a barbecue. (Click into "According to Smoky" and read the "Glossary" for starters) If you want to barbecue, you need to cook with wood or wood charcoal.
Second, you need to analyze what you intend to do on this grill, how often and how much. You could actually benefit from a copy of "The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual" which leads you through the process and has chapters on grill design, construction, plans and illustrations and lots of information on the characteristics and operation of gas grills. (Check it out in the Barbecue Store)
I would break out the total BTU capacity into at least three burners for versatility and don't know why you would want a "back" burner unless you are misinformed enough to want to add a rotisserie. Meat cooks just as well, as fast and tastes the same sitting still and quiet on the grill without all the fuss and bother of setting up and using a rotisserie.
As far as side burners, you can buy 175000 BTU stand alone cookers for $29.95 - cheaper than you can buy parts to build your own.
Back to the planing stage, guys.