So, you’re feeling a little girly, nothing to do, and have a pile of bricks laying about; want to man up? How about building a brick barbeque in Australia and eating a kangaroo cooked off it?
Building the BBQ
Firstly, you’ll need some bricks of some sort. You may so happen to have some laying around, or know a friendly builder, or see a neighbour that is just not getting on with their DIY; go get them.
Next you’ll need to find a place to build it. We’re not putting together a temporary camp fire here, so find a bit of flat ground (or make some), and place the first layer of bricks down solidly.
You’ll need to plan how you are going to do this depending on brick shape and how many of them you have, you may have to BBQ sitting down if need be. Layering the bricks on top of each other in the same formation as the previous layer is one quick way to make it unstable and fall on you, so some overlap is required to get a bit of stability, wouldn’t want someone knocking it over now would we?
Next build up the BBQ as much as you can with the bricks you have, to make it permanent you’d cement each layer too and wait for it to set a bit, but for now, and the immediate need to be manly it’ll be fine without. Keep going until you get to the layer where you will be placing the coal or wood on for creating the fire.
If you have a tray (recommended for ease of cleaning) then you’ll have to take the size of it into consideration too. At this point you’ll want to stop building up the base and build the surround area where the grill will be mounted with the food cooked on.
I suggest 1-2 layers of brick above this otherwise the food will be too far away from the heat to cook effectively.
Next simply mount the grill on and build at least 1 more layer around it to deflect the heat back onto the food.
There is your BBQ done! Pose in front of it without your shirt on with beer and the most masculine friend you can find for extra man points.
Now pop to your local supermarket, or hunt down a wild kangaroo (animal cruelty is not endorsed by AdventureRob.com) for an appropriate sized piece ready for cooking. You’ll need wood or coal for your BBQ, fire-starting fluid or cubes is recommended to get it going too. Put it all together and start the fire. Cave men started fires several thousand years ago, so I’m not going to explain the many ways of doing it here, but if you don’t know: Click Here.
Now, once the flames have settled and the heat is consistent, put your kangaroo on the grill and occasionally turn until it is ready to eat how you like it. Serve with beer for even more man points.
One last thing to mention. Also a disclaimer, that this can be dangerous; so be careful with what you’re doing and I take no responsibility for you piling bricks and and setting fire to the top of it. It may be best to take out some travel insurance in Australia while you’re there cooking the wildlife and other activities!