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Build Your Own Brick BBQ Pit
These plans for brick BBQ pits are from "Today's Woman Barbecue Cook Book" published in 1954. There are several other pit plans in the book that I will add to the page later. These pits reference cast-iron fireplace units manufactured by The Majestic Co. in Huntington, Indiana. I'm not sure if this company is still in business but you could always fabricate your own from welded steel.

Someone also sent me email about another source for parts:

Vestal Manufacturing
P.O. Box 420
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Phone: 423-337-6125
Fax: 423-337-2003

The make a complete outdoor fireplace model #OF-56. They also make two sizes of cast iron grates. Model # 16-G is 11 3/4" x 16 1/2" and Model # 24-G is 16 7/8" x 23 5/8". They also make a Dutch Oven Door Model # DO-12.

There are plans for several other pits in this book that I will be adding to this page. Also, I recently got a copy of the Sunset BBQ Book from 1945 that has lots of additional plans. Look for some of those here as well.

You can click on all the images on the following pages for a larger view.

For a glimpse of a real homebuilt brick BBQ pit check out Dave Lineback's pit, nicknamed Wilber D. Hog.

BBQ Pit 1 A brick pit with a vertical cooking chamber and a wood storage rack.
Concrete Block BBQ Pit A pit similar to the one above, except it is built from concrete blocks and without the storage rack.
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