Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means – it’s time to start thinking about grilling! I love cooking outdoors. Not only does it seem healthier than cooking food indoors, but it’s also very relaxing to cook outside.
If you love to grill outdoors in the summer, you must have a grill, right? If not, I have a great post for you. I found 10 great DIY grills that you should set up in your backyard barbecue ideas this summer. These are all super easy to build and will give you lots of enjoyment all summer long.
Not only are these DIY grills easy to build, but they’re also pretty inexpensive. You can even build one of these for as little as $2! Some of them are portable, so they’re perfect for camping trips.
They will make you an expert at survival in the great outdoors! Even if camping isn’t your thing, check out these 10 homemade grills you can use to cook outdoors this summer.
I usually host a few get-togethers during the summer months, and I always enjoy grilling when I have visitors. Many of these homemade grills are large enough to cook for quite a crowd.
Whether you’re looking for something temporary or portable, or you want to add a permanent outdoor grill to your backyard barbecue ideas, you’ll find the perfect DIY version here. I can’t wait for you to start grilling this summer!
This is 10 Awesome Backyard Barbecue Ideas :
1. Simple $2 DIY Charcoal Grill
You can make a very cheap and easy disposable charcoal grill with a $2 baking dish from the dollar store and some cheap cooling racks. Buy a lasagna pan or something deep enough to hold the charcoal well, and place this DIY grill on a fireproof surface when you use it. Grab some old cinder blocks to protect your little grill while you use it.
2. DIY Concrete Block Grill
A few old concrete blocks and a large piece of the metal grill are all you need to have a great grill in your backyard barbecue ideas this summer. This grill is very quick and easy to make yourself.
You can set it up in just an hour or so, and it has a large cooking surface so you can entertain anyone you want and have plenty of room to grill. There are so many creative ways to use concrete blocks in your home and garden!
3. DIY Brick Barbecue
I love this DIY brick grill. It’s not that hard to build and is perfect if you do a lot of outdoor partying in warm weather. You will need some bricks that you can reuse if you have some on hand. Even if you have to buy all the materials for it, you will spend less if you make it yourself than if you build it.
4. DIY Terra Cotta Grill Smoker
If a smoker appeals to you more than a charcoal grill, then this DIY terra cotta smoker is for you. The smoker is very easy to make and quite inexpensive, depending on where you get your terracotta pots.
You can easily make it in an afternoon, and it’s perfect for making your brisket and a variety of other delicious summer dishes. Plus, you can regulate the heat, so it’s great for all kinds of dishes.
5. DIY Granite Countertop Grill
This DIY grill is made of wood and granite, which you can buy at any hardware store. If you are updating your kitchen countertop, you can use leftover or old granite that you want to replace.
This is a pretty simple project that will create the perfect grill table for your patio or backyard barbecue ideas. You get a grill, a granite countertop for serving, and a cutting board all in one.
6. DIY Rocket Stove
This DIY rocket stove is perfect for outdoor cooking. It works like a traditional stove, but for grilling. You fill it up with wood and it perfectly cooks whatever you want to grill.
There are a few materials to build this with, but many of them are reusable. You can use metal paint cans or coffee cans for the bottom if you don’t have institutional-size steel cans.
7. Portable terracotta pot grill
This small grill can be made with inexpensive terracotta pots and is perfect if you want something that will fit on the table. You can make it any size you want, depending on the size of your terracotta pot, of course.
Aside from the pot, all you need is a shelf for your food, and if you use a fairly large pot, you can line the bottom with old bricks to fill the bottom and retain heat. Add a non-electric refrigerator with terracotta pots and you have your little outdoor kitchen.
8. DIY grill for the fire pit
If you want to build your grill and you want the excitement of having a fire pit in your backyard barbecue ideas, this DIY fire pit grill is perfect. You build this with decorative concrete rings and then simply place your grill in the center.
It’s a great way to warm up on a cold evening or cook all your favorite grilled foods all summer long, and it’s a pretty inexpensive DIY grill to build.