The summer dacha season is just around the corner, and if your site does not yet have a comfortable and cozy vacation spot for the whole family, then it's time to think over the details of its construction. An outdoor fireplace is one of the main components of the relaxation corner. You have the opportunity to build a whole street kitchen where you can spend all the warm days. The design of the future fireplace completely depends on your preferences and the place you have on your site.
The kebab party in summer is one of the most popular entertainment and pastime during your summer vacation. Hardly anyone refuses to have a good time, have a barbecue and chat. The right outdoor fireplace is essential for the right and tasty kebabs, grilled vegetables and fish. Typically, all BBQ fireplaces are portable, allowing them to be installed anywhere in your garden. If you do not want to spend time on your site, then you can take a mobile grill with you into nature and enjoy the goodies near the river or in the forest.
One of the most common fireplaces is considered a portable device from Weber. This manufacturer has established itself as a conscientious and modern, which is trusted by many fans of outdoor recreation. Weber braziers and fireplaces are completely ready-to-use, so you can use them as soon as you buy them in the store.
Several models are provided for your choice. For fans of classics and reliability, metal fireplaces are offered, a variety of which are forged models. For those who value aesthetic qualities without sacrificing basic functions, a ceramic barbecue is offered, which is quite heat-resistant. Of course, it is worth handling such a barbecue with care, since ceramics tend to crack when hit hard.
A stationary fireplace, unlike a mobile one, can only take up one specific place in your garden. That is why you should take full responsibility when choosing a place to install a stove. A well-thought-out design of an outdoor fireplace will allow you to enjoy not only its impeccable appearance, but also the delicious food prepared with it. A stationary fireplace can combine many functions, including a barbecue grill, a grill and a regular stove. Thus, you have the opportunity to prepare side dishes and main dishes in one place, without running from home to the street.
Although most stationary fireplaces are made of bricks, you can afford to install a metal or ceramic model. All types of stationary fireplaces look quite aesthetically pleasing and are very functional. Of course, a brick fireplace is the most practical, it looks like a home, providing the atmosphere of a warm home. In addition, many gourmets claim that dishes cooked in a brick oven are the tastiest and most delicious.
Having spent once the effort and money to install a stationary multifunctional fireplace, you can enjoy a pleasant vacation with family and friends for many years, and your home will become a real abode of comfortable rest and delicious dinners.
It is difficult to find a Russian person who would refuse smoked fish, chicken or bacon. All delicacies of this type are far from cheap in stores, but you have the opportunity to easily prepare your favorite dishes yourself.For this, there are fireplaces with a smokehouse function. If you are an ardent fan of smoked meats, then install a stationary smokehouse on your site. Thus, you will have the opportunity to prepare delicious delicacies at any convenient time. Stationary smokehouses are practical but bulky.
If you do not plan to constantly smoke products, then a portable compact version of the smokehouse will suit you. It takes up quite a bit of space, you can put it in any convenient place or take it with you to nature. Despite its miniature size, this type of smokehouse copes with its task no worse than a stationary companion. The only drawback is the inability to cook large quantities of food at one time. But for a small family, such a smokehouse will be very appropriate.
By the type of smokehouse, they also differ in hot and cold smoking devices. The taste of the finished products will differ, in addition, it takes much more time to cold cook food, several hours or even days. But for true gourmets, time is not a hindrance.
How to build a fireplace brazier
If you decide to opt for the installation of a stationary outdoor fireplace, then you should start by drawing a detailed drawing and laying diagram of the future stove. When you have decided on the place to install the fireplace, then it's time to fill the foundation at the place of the future fireplace. It can be of various shapes, including a round version of the oven. The design of the fireplace depends on what functionality it will have. The obligatory parts of an outdoor fireplace, whatever it may be, are the furnace, the blower and the chimney.
A crucible is an arc-shaped opening that is used to make pizza and many other dishes. To some extent, the crucible functions as an electric oven, but the taste of the finished dishes is completely incomparable to those that are obtained in a conventional oven.
The blower is necessary for good draft from the stove itself into the chimney. In addition, the blower provides easy access to cleaning the oven. It is in it that all the remnants of burnt firewood are collected.
The chimney is the most important part of an outdoor fireplace. How hot the fireplace will be depends on the quality of its construction. The diameter of the chimney should not be too small so that it can be easily cleaned by yourself. To control the temperature and intensity of the flame in the wall of the chimney, it is necessary to install a special valve, which will regulate these processes. If the valve is completely closed, then the smoke cannot easily pass through the pipe.
As already mentioned, the construction of an outdoor fireplace, like any stationary structure, must begin with the construction of the foundation. To fully get stronger, the foundation needs to stand for several days or weeks, it all depends on the quality of the cement and the thickness of the foundation.
After the base from the foundation is completely frozen, you can proceed to the construction of the fireplace structure itself. The ordering of the fireplace consists in placing bricks on top of each other in a checkerboard pattern. This method is the most reliable and simplest. The laying of the main part of an outdoor fireplace is the most painstaking and time-consuming process. In principle, it does not differ from the masonry of any other stove.
The first and second rows will be flat and will follow the shape of the cement platform. In the next stages, the blower lining begins. This process can be repeated several rows, depending on the height of the fireplace and the depth of the blowing hole.
To mark the characteristic arc of the crucible, you will need some kind of flexible but heat-resistant metal that can be bent to the desired arc angle.
The construction of the chimney is the last stage of the ordering.This is the narrowest section of an outdoor oven, but the manufacturing process can take a long time.
The first thing that needs to be purchased for the construction of a fireplace structure is high-quality cement. While the cement base hardens and acquires its strength, you will have enough time to take care of the acquisition of all the other materials for building a hearth in the country.
If your future fireplace will be made of metal, then you will need a heat-resistant material. Modern aluminum may well become the main material for making a fireplace.
A brick fireplace presupposes the presence of high-quality heat-resistant bricks and a good building mixture that will not crack and crumble when exposed to high temperatures.
From the tools you will need a construction trowel or trowel, a container for mixing the mortar and a durable construction mixer for thoroughly mixing the dry mixture with water.
An outdoor fireplace is an integral part of the landscape design of a summer cottage. You can create a real patio where you can spend time in any weather and time of day.
A beautiful and spacious gazebo will be a great addition to an outdoor fireplace, which can be erected in the interior of the gazebo or next to it. In the first case, the gazebo should be quite spacious so that there is space for both a fireplace and a seating area with a table and chairs. In any case, your outdoor seating area should be as spacious as possible so that you have the opportunity to invite many guests to your barbecue.