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Post Mon May 14, 2012 4:22 pm
PTL4BBQ medium
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Posts: 150
Location: Portland, OR
I'm building a house and wanted to see what type of 'shelter', outdoor kitchen or 'shack' anyone has constructed for BBQing/Grilling, and/or how you've got your BGE integrated (table, etc)?

Pics please! Looking for ideas!!!
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I only use gas to start my charcoal chimney...

Post Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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Posts: 3712
Location: Lexington, SC
I found this grill gazebo on mega clearance on Amazon.

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Can't remember the exact price, but it was somewhere around $400 including shipping. The original price was around $1300-$1400. It only took a few hours to put together...

Comes in VERY handy in the rain...

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Side tables double as an outdoor bar area...

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Rechargeable lights are mounted on both sides...

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Love my gazebo.... I grill about 6 times per week on average, so this allows me to feed my habit rain or shine.
Large BGE
CG Duo with SFB

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Post Tue May 15, 2012 8:50 am
PTL4BBQ medium
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Posts: 150
Location: Portland, OR
Nice! Keep 'em coming!
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I only use gas to start my charcoal chimney...

Post Tue May 15, 2012 8:59 am
QJuju well done
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Location: Louisville, Kentucky

We added this last summer. I really like not having to be in the rain to cook. I used to do that a lot. Plus I have all my tools in the closet, a place to sit, and have a cold beverage. I still have plans to change the table, but that is an evolutionary project at the moment.

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I hope that helps in some way.
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Post Tue May 15, 2012 9:00 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Posts: 7131
Location: Stoughton, WI
I do all my grilling and smoking in a detached garage that's become a big storage shed. If I was building from scratch I'd do something similar with plenty of roof vents, openable windows on all 4 sides, and a restaurant-style exhaust fan.

Post Tue May 15, 2012 10:03 am
Griffin well done
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Location: Dallas, Texas

I'm just in a rent house, so I can't make an outdoor kitchen, but I do have a covered patio.

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And when it rains, we go under the cover
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Where I store my BBQ stuff
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Post Tue May 15, 2012 2:27 pm
Don Marco well done
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Posts: 826
Location: Germany

Dyal_SC wrote:
I found this grill gazebo on mega clearance on Amazon.

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I bought one of those at a trade show for a friend two years ago and he´s very happy with it. I highly recommend those especially when you cant built anything cause youre in a rental home.

DM

Post Tue May 15, 2012 2:30 pm
Don Marco well done
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Location: Germany

Here´s my Egg Center. Just had it finished last friday, all thats missing now is the damn sink.

It was a lot of work but all done by myself and some friends.

This is how the place looked a while ago :

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and today :

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DM

Post Tue May 15, 2012 3:26 pm
tex_toby well done
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Posts: 1768
Location: Sherman, Texas

VERY Nice, DM! You always know how to go all out!

tex :texas:
20" x 40" Party Gator Pit
Char-Griller Wrangler w/Side-burner - My camping grill

Post Tue May 15, 2012 5:01 pm
PTL4BBQ medium
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Posts: 150
Location: Portland, OR
That is just obscene... ...ly AWESOME!

Thanks for establishing the touchstone for us...
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Post Tue May 15, 2012 5:28 pm
jfm0830 well done
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Posts: 2638
Location: Northeastern MA

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I'm almost embarrassed to post this after seeing some of the beautiful solutions posted here. Let's just say this is the low budget solution. This is a 10'x10' EZ-Up shelter. I liked Dyal's Grill Gazebo very much but it won't handle my 6 burner gas grill and the CG. My first EZ-Up lasted 6 years and after looking around at commercial products and pricing some home made solutions, I bought another EZ-Up

The Good:
Relatively Low Price: $170 with free shipping
Portable: Takes less than 5 minutes to put up or take down with a helper. So if you were taking a grill on the road and expected bad weather, you could bring this with you.
Footprint: 10'x10' Size covers both my gas grill & CG with 3' wide aisle in the middle. It will also accomodate the CG Kamado I expect to add to the family in September.
Unexpected Bonus:White roof color acts as giant flash umbrella for using bounce flash on my grill photos in both day and night time.
Durability:Although not intended to remain up, kept mine up 7-8 months straight for 6 years in a row.

The Bad:
Not Year Round Solution-Pt. 1: Here in New England where we get snow I put the EZ-UP up in April and take it down before Thanksgiving. It wouldn't hold up to a snow load. But I don't mind cooking in the snow, it is the rain I hate and this has me covered most of the year.
Not Year Round Solution-Pt. 2: Not as wind resistant as some of the other solutions here. It has survived 40MPH winds with no problem, but I have taken it down for two hurricanes.
Looks:Certainly not as pretty as some of the other solutions here. My wife was tough sell, but then she saw the benefits of my being able to cook whenever I wanted to.
Not 100% Waterproof:The EZ-Up folks are quick to point out that this is not intended to replace a tent and is not 100 percent waterproof. During extremely heavy rainstorms my first EZ-Up might have 5 or 6 spots where the roof was dripping. Over a 10'x10 area this is insignificant.

Jim
2 Large BGEs
Kenmore Elite 6 Burner Gas Grill
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BBQ Site: http://grillinsmokin.net

Post Tue May 15, 2012 5:39 pm
jayeffel well done
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Posts: 318
Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
I saw at Wal*Mart a grill cover- has metal frame and a cloth/plastic type cover that resembles a paraglider. It has holders for tools. Designed to place over a grill.

Not sure if a CG Trio would fit or not. Looked but didn't look too hard. Less than $100.00, at least at present.
Chargriller King Griller (Kamado)
Chargriller Duo w/SFB;

Post Tue May 15, 2012 8:37 pm
PTL4BBQ medium
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Posts: 150
Location: Portland, OR
All great ideas so far. Keep 'me coming!
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Post Fri May 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Beer B Q medium-rare
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Posts: 51
Location: Sierra foothills
I built an aluminum patio cover just outside the back slider from the kitchen. Now I can que and brew in sny weather.
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Post Fri May 18, 2012 8:01 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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Posts: 3712
Location: Lexington, SC
That looks nice, Beer B Q... I wonder if my HOA would object to something like that? Hmm... If you don't mind me asking, are those aluminum patio covers sold in a kit form, or did you build this from scratch?
Large BGE
CG Duo with SFB

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