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Non wine related, my new project...

Posted by outthere, May 5.

My backyard kitchen project. Started on it yesterday, trenched for water and power and ran the pipes. Today I trenched part of the drainage and built the forms for the foundation. Hoping to have this semi-completed for the Syrah offline in July.

I need a covered rea for my Big Green Egg and will build it into the countertop. Adding a huge sink, lots of prep space and a reefer under the counter. Should pour the concrete Sunday as we are doing the HVS Tour and Dinner on Saturday.

I'm pretty excited about this.

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Reply by dmcker, May 5.

Looks like a fun project all of its own, with plenty of benefits later to look forward to!  By 'green egg' we talking pizza oven or...? What kind of improvements are you planning around the station?

Oh, and what kind of wildlife are you keeping out with that fencing?

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Reply by outthere, May 6.

BGE, is a ceramic cooker, smoker, grill, pizza oven, multi-purpose hardwood lump charcoal cooker.

It's being built in a shady spot under Madrone, Oak and Bay Laurel.  here's a before shot of the area when I was building my patio:

The floor and path to it from the patio will be made of the same stone I used on these stairs:

Wall on the rear (North) and left (West facing)sides, open in the front, half wall to the East. I'll post progress pics as thing move on. May even do a thatched roof, still undecided. Back wall will be corrugated steel.

The fence keeps my dogs in.

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Reply by gregt, May 6.

Very very cool OT.  In Hungary most everyone has an outdoor kitchen of some type for summer as they don't usually have AC. I always wanted one. But yours also has the advantage of being in what looks like a really  beautiful area. Great project to be working on!

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Reply by dvogler, May 6.

Very nice OT!  Will it be ready for the Syrah event?  :)

Question:  Where is the drain for the sink tying in?  Do you plan on extending a vent through the roof to serve that trap?  Or will you use a cheater-vent?

BTW: Nice worm-drive...I have the same one. Indestructible.

 

 

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Reply by outthere, May 6.

DV, I'd like to have it ready, for a bridal shower in 3 weeks but that is likely wishful thinking. It will be functional for the Syrah offline though.

The drain will tie into an existing gray water system in the backyard, I'll cheat a vent as it is not sewer so there will be no odor to worry about.

Love my Skilsaw!

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Reply by gregt, May 6.

You're going to build your egg into the counter?

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Reply by outthere, May 6.

Someone should have called me out on my crooked picture of the stairs, since fixed, after the ration of $%*^ I gave Al.

The egg will set into the counter and sit on a stone below. Similar to this but custom made to fit  my needs..

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Reply by dmcker, May 6.

"Someone should have called me out on my crooked picture of the stairs, since fixed, after the ration of $%*^ I gave Al."

I almost did, but was grateful to you for explaining to him so that I didn't have to. Forbearance is not entirely unknown to me...  ;-)

Did you consider at all a separate pizza oven and BBQ grill? Or are you attached at the hip to your egg?

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Reply by outthere, May 6.

We use a Weber for most of our grilling. I use the Egg for Pork Shoulder, Brisket, Ribs, Pizza, Turkey, Whole Chicken etc..

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Reply by JonDerry, May 6.

Lookin' good!

July 19th is a callin'

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Reply by Richard Foxall, May 7.

I've got the older version of that Weber with the steel table that lifts up to reveal the charcoal bin, which I never use.  Too many kinds of fuel in bags that are too big.  I just had to replace my lid, but I'm looking to add a KettlePizza insert or similar.  I've got a second fold away Aussie grill for overflow or starting more charcoal for longer projects.  I'd love to build a wood fired oven or get a BGE but the expense and space constraints limit me.  But why not use the BGE for everything? 

I was up OT's way this weekend and was supposed to stop by.  He might have put me to work, except I was running late.  Since I didn't get him on the phone first and was pressed for time, I skipped it, but it would have been cool to see this in person. 

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Reply by outthere, May 11.

Poured the foundation this afternoon after the kids came over for Mothers Day Brunch. Pop off the forms in the morning and get to work on phase 2. Yay!

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Reply by napagirl68, May 11.

Oh this looks amazing, OT!  You will have a fabulous cooking area.. love it!

 

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Reply by dmcker, May 11.

Too far for me to stroll over and help, but definitely looking good!

 

 

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Reply by outthere, May 12.

Bumping the hotel spam down

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Reply by EMark, May 12.

Today was the beginning of Mrs. EMark's non-wine-related project.

 

 

 

 

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Reply by outthere, May 12.

Kitchen?

 

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Reply by EMark, May 12.

Yup.

Also, downstairs powder room, new paint and flooring for the entire downstairs, a few miscellaneous other things, and, I'm sure, more stuff that will just have to be done.

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Reply by dmcker, May 12.

"Kitchen?"

How'd you guess?  ;-)

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Reply by outthere, May 12.

Har "D" har har.

Phase 2 under way. Poured the concrete for the floor under the cabinets, set the mud sill and started framing. Ran out of nails for my framing gun and am too tired to drive to Home Depot. Here it sits for a few days.

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