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.