View Full Version : built in charcoal grill

03-06-2010, 08:45 PM
I met with a customer today that would like to have both a charcoal and natural gas grill built into the new patio. anyone have a reccomendation on brand of grill? any special consideration needed?

03-07-2010, 01:03 AM
I don't have personal experience with this company, but I've been considering one for my own back yard. Might be a good place to look.


03-07-2010, 07:42 AM
Save space- if they have the budget, you could use a hybrid grill that burns with wood, charcoal, or gas http://www.kalamazoogourmet.com/hybrid_advantage.php Scroll to the bottom of the page for the price. Just be sitting down.

Dreams To Designs
03-08-2010, 09:40 AM
Dave, have you ever had the pleasure of using anything from Kalamazoo? I's really nice stuff, but priced for the strong of heart and wealth.

Patriot, you can definitely create a mount for a charcoal grill as well as a gas unit from most major manufacturers of both. I'm sure a Weber charcoal grill can be modified with some mounting brackets in place of legs, and creating a cutout for a gas grill is relatively easy if you will be using SRW's or veneered CMU's. All of the prefabricated kitchen manufacturers have openings available to install gas grills, I'm sure they could accommodate a charcoal insert as well.


03-08-2010, 11:27 PM
most likely using Calise for the built-ins but they don't make a charcoal grill anymore.

I am mostly looking for high end charcoal/gas grills that match each other.

03-10-2010, 06:20 AM
Kirk, I haven't yet. Everything I've heard is that the quality is exceptional, but there aren't a lot of folks right now who hear $13K for a grill and say "sounds good. Make sure I have plenty of counterspace around it please." Most people lay on the floor, twitching and looking like a fish on the floor of the boat. Hopefully this year...

03-10-2010, 07:30 AM
Go to www.gasgrillsnow.com I used them on several projects. They offer charcoal drop ins as well. Go with Bull. Its a good, quality product at a reasonable price.

03-12-2010, 12:35 PM
we did this charcoal, gas, fridge, sink combo last year...its about 20ft long, 3ft wide, 3ft tall..anchor country manor wall and bluestone tops...
these are older pics...we also did a very nice cedar pergola over top of the grill area and some more plantings..
ill get some better ones when we start more on this project this year...(fence, pillars, pool, more patios, etc...)


03-12-2010, 01:45 PM
First I like what you did and can't wait to see finished with teh other elements. Regarding the charcoal grill portion;
1. did you have the grates custom make? (if not where did you get them?)
2. What is holding the upper grate in place on the sides?
3. Is there a clean out under the lower grate or how do you get the ash out?

I have been waiting for a customer to request something similar to the charcoal portion and you have made pretty much what I have in mind. The three questions above are the things that have been giving me a little trouble.


03-12-2010, 03:00 PM
yes grates are custom....couldnt find anything online for the size it was for anywhere near a reasonable price...so we bought some metal and welded it up to the specs desired...

there are 3 sets of metal brackets mortared into the brick to hold the grates at three different levels..

and yes clean out was pre meditated as well....the bottom of the grill surface is pitched a small amount toward the back and there are 2 steel pipe clean out lines ran out the back of the wall...