Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cantilever Grill Grates

Note that this grill kit, destined for Australia, has cantilevered grill grates.The reason we did this was because the customer wanted a whole animal rotisserie, and usually, the center rails conflict when we have a split grill. Coupled with our new snap on rotisserie brackets, we are able to add a rotisserie to any grill with no modification of the grill. The rotisserie can also be assembled or disassembled for cleaning without the use of tools, meeting the requirements of commercial restaurants. 

OK, this is something that we don't usually do, but the customer wanted stainless steel painted black. Aesthetics. 

New Rotisserie Brackets. Snaps onto our Argentine Grills.

NorCal Ovenworks Grill at Pomerol, Seattle

Here is a custom Grill made by NorCal Ovenworks for Pomerol Restaurant in Seattle, WA.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Yet Another Grill Design

With a 49.5" Wide X 31.5" Front to Back Brick Lined Floor, 18" High Side and Rear Brick Lined Walls, Rear Brasero/Ember Maker, and a 9" Front Door/Shelf , this grill is as full featured as they come. Available in 3/16" Steel Thickness for Residential Use or 3/8" Steel for Commercial Use.
And As-Built. Note that wheels have been removed for shipping.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Colorado High

When this customer ordered from me, I had to laugh and tell him that I was not sure how the grill, smoker, and pizza oven would work at 7000 feet. Turns out, they work just fine. Kudos to the customer's installation too, looks really good!

High in the Rocky Mountains, this shelter contains our Pizza Oven, Argentine Grill Kit, and Smoker.

That's a 37" ID Pizza Oven Kit on the left, Argentine Grill with Side Brasero in the center, and a Vertical Smoker on the right. All supplied by NorCal Ovenworks Inc. 

Another view. This photo is earlier. Note the wood storage areas are empty.

Apparently some animals have ventured into the smoker. The customer simply closed the door and lit the fire. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Another Installation Front Facing Worm Gear Driven Hoists

This is an installation in an outdoor fireplace. The customer didn't want the wheel shafts to go through his fireplace walls, so I made him a pair of grills with worm driven front wheels. 

43rd Annual Cochon de Lait Festival in Mansura, LA May, 2017

A little trip to Mansura, LA to see how Cajuns roast pigs. Here is how they do it.

14 Rather Large Pigs
These aren't really Cochon de Lait. These are hogs.

That shed is about 60 feet long. 

The boxes above the pigs can contain a cordless rotisserie motor, but they didn't use them this year, just rotated the pigs manually from time to time. 

A closeup showing hog panel holding the pigs. I can substitute my criolla cross for the hog panel, and it would be a better mousetrap.

Finally, I took a short video of the pigs roasting. The next morning, I ate roast pork, crispy skin, rice dressing (rice with pork and ground chicken livers in it), roasted sweet potato, and cole slaw.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New System for Asado

We are emphasizing a new system for Asado grilling. Our Asado line started like this:

Asado Fire Table (63X36X24) with Asado Grill (54X27X12).
Several options were added, for example, the Asado Grill can be replaced with the 54X27 Uruguayan Grill Kit:

Uruguayan Grill Kit (on aa slightly smaller Fire Table) The standard fire table makes the Uruguayan Grill Kit fit just like the Asado Grill.
Additionally, 2 60X24 Argentine Crosses with Adjustable Bases or 2 Criolla Crosses with Adjustable Bases can be fitted on the Asado Fire Table. (Shown in the shop before bricks were added.)

Even More Options are available, for Example, place a rod across the firetable at a height of 36" for 4 Brazilian Swords and a Hanging Grill:

Firetable with Central Rod for 4 Swords and Hanging Grill
The Swords and Grill are the same ones shown here, but the legs on the fire-table and welded center rod are a better, more stable platform.:

Old Method for Swords and hanging Grill. A Table and welded center support rod is more stable.

Additionally, Mallmann fans have been asking for a system to allow hanging chickens, ducks, and various meats above a portable fire-table. Here is what our solution is, and the hanging rack can be set either 48" or 36" above the firetable:

Solution for Hanging Poultry, Meats, and even Fish at 36" or 48" above the top of the firetable.

Another solution is a set-up that features 3 Cabrito Crosses clamped onto a Fire-table:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Really Cool Design

My customers are pushing me, and every day, I have to reach deeper and deeper into my bag of tricks. Here is a grill I designed yesterday. The main challenge is that I have very little room, and the customers functionality demands are intense. In this case, I used a few concepts from Extebarri in Spain, one of the best restaurants in the world. In my opinion, I fixed a few of the design flaws with Extebarri's grills. That's a 36" True Chef Base tucked below the grill. We'll cut holes for 1/9 hotel pans in the front shelf, for sauces, etc. I'm hoping my customer lets me use black glazed firebricks for this grill. BBQ grils should be black, in my opinion.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Grill for Hotel in Qatar

We were asked to make a gas grill for Qatar, in a somewhat elaborate style. This grill is 72X30, and features a brick lined firebox, 6 commercial cast iron burners, a rear burner for fire effects, and adjustable grill grates.

Hotel Grill for Qatar. Is it primitive, or modern?

This Parrilla, By NorCal Ovenworks Inc. is designed to put on a show.

Straight on, 6 Powerful Searing burners/

This view won't be seen normally, but here it is for completeness.

Most larger grills are shipped overseas in a steel box. Wooden crates, which must be certified to be free of insects and vermin are actually more expensive for us to use.