Backyard barbecues are sought-after occasions by friends and family members. Enjoying a meal together and having lots of fun with outdoor activities and experiencing the outside environment are just a few of the reasons why having a barbecue party never gets old. The main dish in the said event is the roasted pig, which is no doubt what everyone would love to have a bite of. A barbecue party will not be complete without it.
Due to the frequent grilling activities, roasters may sometimes become impossible to be used. Buying a new one may be costly and impractical, that is why it is best to make your own roasting box. All you have to do in order to make a pig roasting box are the following:
- Get a gallon drum and split it into half. Using a saw, split the 55 gallon drum horizontally into halves. One half will be the pit, while the other will serve as a cover for the roaster box.
- The two halves should still be connected. In order to do this, attach at the lower half of the box two metal brackets into the upper half of the roaster. Secure the brackets by welding just to make sure that it is balanced.
- Create ventilation holes. Drill at least 20 holes at bottom part of the pit or the lower half of the gallon drum. This will serve as ventilation while roasting.
- Make an iron bar frame. It is a must to have a frame of iron bars in order for the roaster to have a hold on the charcoal. The iron bar frame should perfectly fit into the bottom pit. If the iron bars are bigger, then cut them to size so they will fit into the roasting pit.
- Handles at the sides are a must. Roasting without handles can be very difficult that is why it is necessary to create handles at the sides. To create one, just bend a a metal bar and form it into a handle. Weld the handles into the bottom half of the roasting box.
- Make a hole for the spit. The spit is a metal stick that will serve as a skewer where the pig or anything that you will grill is to be impaled. Create a hole on both sides of the bottom pit. The holes should be equal in diameter to the spit's diameter.
- With leg or no leg roaster box. If you want your roaster box to be easily carried anywhere, in short portable, then step number five will be the last step. But, if you want your roasting box to have something that will support the box, then better make legs for the roaster. Use a metal bar and weld it into the bottom pit. If you use wood, then rivet the wood into the same part of the pit.
Roasting will be more fun knowing that you have created a handy roasting box all by yourself. You will not only save a fortune, but you are assured that your barbecuing days are not yet over.