11 Upcycled And DIY BBQ’s

Living at the beach, BBQ’s never last long, they rust out even when covered. Every summer, we find 10-20 Grills in alleys that people strip for parts. While it is only February, spring is coming up soon so I thought I would do a post on DIY BBQ’s and as I am re-thinking my yard, I may as well start thinking about BBQ now and start salvaging for parts.

I Just Got To Eco Ya:

  • The first recorded mention in 1697 and George Washington mentions attending a “barbicue” in Alexandria, VA in 1769. As the country expanded westwards along the Gulf of Mexico and north along the Mississippi River, barbecue went with it.[1]
  • BBQ & at-home eating & entertaining is now the UK’s No1 summer home leisure activity, with two-in-three households now owning a BBQ grill!
  • The overall BBQ & alfresco eating & entertaining market in 2011 was worth just over £7 billion, up from £150 million back in 1997 with the average number of BBQ’s held per family during the summer has risen sharply from around 2.5 around ten years ago to over 9 now! .
  • 14% of all households now have 2 BBQ grills and 5% 3 or more. Traditional US ‘smoker’ BBQ’s are now in 1.5% of all homes. 2% of all households now have some form of outdoor kitchen.
  • Americans and Australians love to Barbi with 3 out of 4 households owning a grill and using it on average at least 5 times a month.
  • BBQ’s can last from 2-30 depending on how well you take care of them.

The easy BBQ is basic brick. Brick is FREE and easy to collect on such sites as Craigs list – These appear pretty easy to make, google DIY BBW adn they will come up.

You can always try the BBQ= Barrel- It would be good for large parties or a family.

On a smaller scale, here is a smoker made from clay pots

Have an old baby carriage around? I can’t even imagine what my neighbors would say, when I fired this up!

Captain Sparrow would love this pirate ship BBq. I guess you could make this from recycled materials..

The CarBeQ is just I am sure what the master BBQer wants.


Another version of a CarBeQ, this one from a Corvette, but plenty of clunkers out there


This is a BBQ from an old Tin Pail.



Source: dianthomas.com via Optical on Pinterest

The Shopping Car BBQ- except the shopping carts are  usually stolen.. but I think you can get the concept. 

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