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  • CaptainMike
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    • Nov 2015
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    Home Built Santa Maria Grill

    Have any of you built your own Santa Maria grill? Trying to decide if it's worth the effort.
  • Attjack
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    #2
    I have a general plan but haven't implemented it yet.

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    • RonB
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      • Apr 2016
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      • Near Richmond VA
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      #3
      Are thinking of building the whole thing from scratch, or do you want to add something to one of your grills? Gabbys Grills has a premade add on for Weber kettles including 26 inchers.

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      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        I'd like to build a whole unit. Likely portable, but perhaps fixed if it looked like a good plan.
    • Attjack
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      • Aug 2017
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        Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
        - With Rear Infrared Burner
        - With Infrared Sear Burner
        - With Rotisserie
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        - With Grillgrates
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        Blackstone Pizza Oven

        Portable propane burners (3)
        Propane turkey Fryer

        Fire pit grill

      #4
      Since my BBQ area is covered I figure it would probably pretty easy to rig a pulley system that raises and lowers a weighted grate.

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      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        Cool. How much wind is normal in your area?

      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        A little bit. I might be able to use the lid as a windbreak. I could also block wind by putting something on the bar behind the grill and/or the prep table.
    • lonnie mac
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      • Jul 2016
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      #5
      LOVE my fire pit. Fully adjustable swing away SS grate. Use mine all the time. Santa Maria "style" grill...

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      • Attjack
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        • Aug 2017
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          Orion Smoker

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          Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
          - With Rear Infrared Burner
          - With Infrared Sear Burner
          - With Rotisserie
          Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
          Weber Spirit 210
          - With Grillgrates
          ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
          Weber Q2200

          Blackstone Pizza Oven

          Portable propane burners (3)
          Propane turkey Fryer

          Fire pit grill

        #6
        I have this setup at the cabin.

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        • Ahumadora
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          • Oct 2015
          • 2047
          • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

          #7
          I have built 100's. Don't be fooled by all the fancy stuff you see on the Internet with big handles to raise and lower the grate.
          Most Parrillas as they are called here are pretty primitive and I have never seen one here with a big pulley wheel.
          Here's what I whipped up in under an hour using scrap from around the shop for use at my house.
          You don't need to raise the grate if you control the amount of coals under the meat.
          Main thing to be concerned about is making sure the chimney is ample LARGE (much larger than you think it needs to be) to function. The 2 pics above are good examples.
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          • CaptainMike
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            Hmmm, interesting. That would simplify things a lot.

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