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Old 10-07-2009, 11:34 PM
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Mich, Not sure what you want to do with an open grill but I think you limit yourself to what you will enjoy cooking on it. Burgers and hotdogs- maybe, steak and chicken - maybe not. But I do think that having a small open grill space say 18"x 18" or a little larger would be a great addition to where you could do some sauteeing. Vegetables, shrimp, carmalized onions for your pizza etc. I have cooked some awesome steaks in my WFO. I haven't done chicken but I am sure it would be just as good. I also vote for concrete as your countertop choice. I have built my own for my inside bars and will eventually do my outside counters in concrete. Where are you located in Missouri? I have a friend that does some really nice concrete countertop work if you are interested in contracting that work.Tom
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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I would like to have a recessed pit with an iron grate above so that I can transfer coals from the oven to the pit for grilling.

I've seen a number of designs that incorporate a gas grill into a counter. Having said that, I was looking for an older, used, as big as I can get, gas grill. My intent is to clean it up, remove all of the gas components, repaint it, line the bottom with 1/2 brick, and replace the grates with new ones. My plan was to build the old BBQ into the counter then use it as the open grill.

Since I've gotten the forno operational, I am rethinking that idea as the forno seems to be able to do everything I wanted to do with an open grill.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:14 PM
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hey spunk,,, check out my thread on Dirty steak,,, You may not want a grill after you read it...
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f12/...teak-8266.html (***Tonight's Dinner Dirty Steak***)

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Old 11-09-2009, 08:38 PM
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Mark,

That's exactly what I am talking about!
At this stage, I am pretty much convinced that I do not need the open grill now that the forno is operational. Saw your steaks a few days ago and will be trying that out soon.

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Rick
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:43 PM
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Rick,, Check out the Pulled Pork,,, Incredible stuff

Enjoy your oven

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Mark
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f25/...pork-8733.html (***pulled pork***)
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:35 AM
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I have looked through here and not found any examples of an open grill.

I have just poured a foundation for my WFO, and have enough space for a countertop adjacent to the oven location to form an 'L' shape.

I would like to have a recessed pit with an iron grate above so that I can transfer coals from the oven to the pit for grilling.

Does anyone have any suggestions, photos, designs that accomplish this? My initial questions are regarding the location of the grill - the heat it would transfer to the surrounding countertop (to be used as a prep surface) is a concern. Additionally, would you suggest having a chimney over the grill? Perhaps to tie in with the oven chimney?

Is the grill a poor idea?

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Hi

Not sure if this is the type of design you are talking about but I am building both a WFO and a large spit/Grill to allow for Lamb spit rotisserie and also a grilling area.

Note that the grey tiles on the sand will be replaced with the left over fire bricks

Hope this helps
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:21 AM
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hey john,

Your build is looking good....

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:13 AM
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Ooohhh, like!


I finally have my SketchUp where I can get at it. Here's what I want to do. It's actually designed after a Middle Eastern custom of long grilling pits that guests sat alongside and grilled their own food. I just prefer chairs - and so do my knees! I figure on some sort of removable top so the space can be used as a table when not grilling. Haven't worked out the drain (rainwater is inevitable) yet beyond planning on a French drain outlet.

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:43 AM
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cool arch..... i like it
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:56 PM
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I've put a few designs together too, struggling to get a grill area incorporated. I'm currently at design phase, and am largely leaning toward a 'cooking fireplace' - a rumford-esque deal with a 2-3' hearth for grilling on. Figure that way I get a fireplace and a grill space in one - but it certainly does size up the entire project. Trouble with masonry is there's SO MANY OPTIONS!
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