Homemade Barbecue Grill


A homemade barbecue grill requires little time and money, and it's a task almost anyone can complete. Barbecue grills are often a focal point of cookouts and casual get-togethers during the warmer months, but you can use them all year, infusing your food with flavors that an oven or stove top cannot. It's best to build your barbecue away from your home and combustible materials.

Things You'll Need

  • Gravel
  • Tire rim
  • Large stones
  • Grill rack
  • Ready-light charcoal
  • Grill lighter
  • Pour gravel onto your grill site. Cover the grass completely, using approximately 2 to 3 inches of gravel. The gravel patch only must be wide enough to fit the tire rim. The gravel and tire rim are non-flammable materials, helping prevent accidents.

  • Place the tire rim on top of the gravel and press down on the rim to secure it into place. Arrange large rocks or stones around the rim for decoration.

  • Pour ready-light charcoal into the grill and place the grill rack on top of the tire rim. The rack must be circular and large enough to fit securely on top of the tire rim. A rack 1 to 2 inches larger than the rim will be fine. Light the charcoal with a grill lighter or matches.

  • Arrange the food on top of the grill rack once the flames have burned down and the coals are red-hot. Grill as you normally would.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tire rims are available at your local junkyard.

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