How to Build an Awesome BBQ Rotisserie Pit For Under $250

So you consider yourself a Pit Master? Let’s put it to a test. We found a cool way you can create a BBQ Rotisserie Pit for under $250. And this is better than most pits you would get at the store. So follow the steps below and get to it.

BBQ Rotisserie

MATERIALS & TOOLS USED

FOR THE BBQ BODY:

  • 25 – 8″ x 8″ x 16″ standard blocks
  • 15 – 8″ x 8″ x 16″ cap blocks (or standard)
  • 4 – 8″ x 8″ x 8″ half blocks
  • 22 – 12″ x 12″ patio stones (optional)
  • 4 to 8 –Wood/metal Stakes
  • 1 – Flagging tape or string

FOR THE PIT:

  • 1 – 16′ x 12″ wide expanded steel (optional)
  • 6 to 8 – 24″ rebar pieces (optional)
  • 2 to 3 – Cubic feet of sand or gravel
  • 2 – 4′ x1.5″ metal pipe

FOR THE TOP / LID:

  • 1 – Food-grade steel drum
  • 1 – 20′ x 1.5″ angle iron (bed frames are great)
  • 1 – Wooden hockey stick
  • 4 – 5″ x 5/16″ bolts (with nuts & washers)
  • 2 – 2′ x 1/2″ threaded rod (with nuts & washers)
  • 1 – 7′ x 12″ (1/8″ thick) steel plate
  • 1 – High-heat flat-black BBQ spray paint

FOR THE GRILL (optional):

  • 1 – Expanded Steel 30″ x 48″
  • 2 – 1″ x 64″ Steel Pipe

VARIOUS TOOLS USED

  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Long Level
  • Short Level
  • Safety Glasses
  • Measuring Tape
  • Old Chisel or Axe
  • Permanent Marker
  • Carpenters Square
  • Hand-held Grinder
  • Metal Cutting Discs
  • Masonry Cutting Discs (optional)
  • Wheel-barrow (optional)
  • Friendly Welder Person
  • Axe
  • Hardwood

How to Build a BBQ Rotisserie Pit Resources

BBQ Rotisserie