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How to Build a Brick BBQ With Chimney: 5 Ideas

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If you enjoy backyard cookouts, you know that few things can top food cooked on a brick BBQ. However, purchasing one of the commercial brands can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But if you like to take on DIY projects, keep reading as we list several projects that you can follow to create a grill area for a significantly reduced cost.

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The 5 DIY BBQ’s With Chimney

1. Brick Grill With Chimney

Materials: Bricks, boards, cement, nails
Tools: Trowel, hammer, saw
Difficulty: Moderate

A Brick Grill With Chimney is exactly what you want if you are looking for an easy-to-follow plan that will enable you to build a BBQ. The steps to build the furnace are in video format, so it’s easy to follow, and you can customize it if you need more or less space. The resulting project is extremely durable and will last you many years.

2. Brick BBQ Smoker

Materials: Bricks, thermometers, cement, mortar
Tools: Trowel, hammer, putty knife
Difficulty: Moderate

The Brick BBQ Smoker is a fantastic option that is extremely durable. It enables you to keep an eye on the temperature in the heating and smoking areas, so you will have more control over your meats, and it isn’t that difficult to build if you follow the three-part video.

3. Brick Barbeque

Materials: Bricks, cement, mortar
Tools: Trowel, hammer, putty knife
Difficulty: Moderate

This Brick Barbeque plan walks you through the building process, from laying the concrete foundation to building the fire that you will use to start cooking. The result has a large cooking surface and an oven for a versatile cooking experience. It’s moderately difficult to build, but the instructions are easy to follow.

4. Outdoor Fireplace

Materials: Bricks, cement, mortar
Tools: Trowel, mallet, wheelbarrow
Difficulty: Moderate

The Outdoor Fireplace is one of our favorite projects because the instructions are detailed and easy to follow. It walks you through the entire process, starting with laying the foundation, and the result is a large fireplace with a grilling area that the entire family can enjoy.

5. Pizza Oven With Chimney

Materials: Bricks, terracotta, cement
Tools: Trowel, hammer
Difficulty: Advanced

The Pizza Oven With Chimney plan is the perfect choice for anyone who likes making homemade pizza. The resulting project works extremely well and will last many years. It’s considered advanced because it’s a large oven with many steps, but if you tackle DIY projects frequently, you will likely be able to complete this divider

Other DIY Brick Grill Options

1. Temporary Hibachi Grill

Materials: bricks, concrete blocks, mortar, fireplace grate
Tools: none
Difficulty: easy

The Temporary Hibachi Grill is a great option for someone who enjoys the advantages of a brick grill but doesn’t want to leave it up full time. You can build this project in just a few minutes using only bricks and a commercial grate or grill, without even needing to use any tools. The author shows you how to arrange the bricks in a video, so it is easy to follow, and you can start grilling almost immediately.

2. The 1-Hour Brick Oven

Materials: bricks, concrete pavers, flue liner, cinder blocks
Tools: none
Difficulty: easy

The 1-Hour Brick Oven is easy to build option that you can complete in less than an hour, as the name suggests. You only need a few cinder blocks and several bricks to complete the bulk of the project. It’s a great choice for pizza, potatoes, and many other foods, and you can disassemble it if you need to.

3. Brick Wide Rocket Stove

Materials: bricks
Tools: none
Difficulty: easy

The Brick Wide Rocket Stove is an easy-to-build brick grilling area that is versatile and inexpensive. You only need to stack bricks to create it, and you can use any commercial grill for a cooking surface. It gets warm quickly, and you can disassemble it at the end of the season.

4. Brick BBQ

Materials: bricks, cement, mortar
Tools: trowel
Difficulty: easy

The Brick BBQ is a relatively easy-to-build project that uses cement, bricks, and mortar to produce a durable and attractive cooking area that will last many years. You can adjust the height of the grills for more control over temperature.

5. DIY Brick BBQ

Materials: bricks, cement, mortar
Tools: trowel
Difficulty: moderate

The DIY Brick BBQ is similar to the previous project but is slightly more advanced and results in a more versatile BBQ area. You can adjust the height of the grills or cook on up to three at a time, so it’s a perfect choice for people with a large family.

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DIYers have many options for building a brick BBQ with a chimney. If you are comfortable with brick-and-mortar work, we recommend starting with the Brick Grill With Chimney project because it will likely result in just what you need. Another great project is the Brick Barbeque. If you are not keen to work with mortar, you can still create an effective BBQ area with the Temporary Hibachi Grill project or the 1-Hour Brick Oven.

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