One of the reasons I've been busy is that I've been working at my new job at the world's biggest computer company (it's name rhymes with "well"). I've been doing well but I've also been quite busy.
Now, with the new job has come a few new promotions, and now I find myself in the position to buy a small acreage. (Sadly, too small to raise chickens or the like, but I'm surrounded by farms so that's even better). One of the things I am planning to do with this place is to build a big brick BBQ pit.
Now I could go from memory and build some of the pits I saw when I toured the South, or I could design my own. However, I'd like to know if any of you have any links to websites of folks who have already done so.
Please also note that I've lucked into a big (free!) supply of seasoned untreated oak timbers, and I also have the means to make my own lump charcoal as well from a few other species of wood. (Thanks for that link, BBQ-Z!)
Here's what I had in mind: I'd like to build a structure that's part BBQ pit and part charcoal grill (direct and indirect if possible). In addition, I have access to some good clay so a Tuscan-style oven may also be in the works.
So, I'm opening up the floor to the rest of you. Has anyone here come across any designs or ideas that might be helpful?
Also, feel free to put forward any other ideas you think might make things better. I have a feeling this idea might be part blueprint, part imagination.