Stainless Steel Beer Keg Grill!

by Chris
(Southeast Texas)

Beer Keg Grill

Beer Keg Grill

Beer Keg Grill
Using the lid to cook fajitas.

Stainless Steel Beer Keg Grill Fire Ring Project: The first pictures is showing the grill with hot coals. The second shows us using the lid to cook fajitas...

I had an old beer keg laying around and I wanted a charcoal grill. After cutting off the bottom with a cut-off disc on my grinder, I cut the center out of a salvaged sail boat steering wheel and welded that to the keg to use as a handle. the center of the steering wheel I used as a charcoal rack inside the grill. I rolled a stainless ring to fit over the keg and welded in some expanded metal to use as the grill surface. The top of the keg can be used for a lid, or sometimes I will invert it and boil shrimp, or use it to make some awesome fajitas. Since building the grill, I have added a 16" diameter. by 1/2" plate as a griddle.

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Jul 04, 2013
by: Anonymous

What about consumption of hex-chrome with the heating of the Stainless infusing into the meat?

Jul 01, 2013
air flow
by: chris

The bung for the keg is out, so most of the air gets in from there. I also drilled several 1/4 inch holes under the raised sections of the keg.

Jul 01, 2013
by: Anonymous

Where did you put the air inlets on the bottom of the grill? DC

Jul 01, 2013
So Cool
by: Anonymous

Nice job, love to see when people are thinking and not just running to the store for new things. So what's up for the rest of the sailboat? DB

Feb 06, 2011
nice job
by: Shannon LeDrew

I got a beer keg! but I use mine for making moonshine!haha NO, great job nice for the camp site.

Feb 06, 2011
awesome idea
by: Anonymous

I think it's awesome. To make something creative and useful from junk. How did you get enough airflow to keep the coals from going out? I didn't notice any holes for ventilation.

Feb 05, 2011
Keg grill
by: Dan b

Way to reuse. Bet it dose not take too many coals to get that thing hot thanks for the tip they are a ways appreciated.

Feb 04, 2011
Re: the beer keg grill
by: Dwain in Nevada

Really nice. I put this in the same category of creativity as Picasso's bull sculpture from 1942, except the kegger conversion has a use. (See:

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