- OLD OIL DRUM (size
is not important)
- FIRE CEMENT OR CLAY
The first stage is to find yourself an old oil drum and cut the
top off. Then burn out any oily residue that may be remaining
inside. Once you have a clean container, you are ready to put
the casters on. I recommend putting wheels on because of the amount
of cement involved, it can get heavy.
Cut a hole in the side of the drum about 3 inches from the bottom,
this is to allow the ashes to be removed, also for the ventilation
for the charcoals. The metal that is removed from the side can
be then attached with the hinges allowing you to be able to control
the flow of air to the charcoal.
Once all the preparations are in place, you are ready for the
cement. I applied general-purpose cement mixed with broken glass
for heat retention. These first layers were applied gradually
building up the layers until I had a 3 inch thick liner to the
The next stage is to apply the fire resistant clay (in my case
fire cement). This was again applied to a thickness off 3 inches;
this should be applied with a little more care so you end up with
a good finish to enable you to stick your dough to. Now depending
on the size off the oil drum you started with, you should still
have a hole large enough to place charcoal and your skewers loaded
with your favorite marinated chicken into. You can place your
Karachi or pan over the entrance to the Tandoor and cook your
favorite vegetable masala at the same time.
And finally give it a lick off paint and wait for the weather
to improve and you have the best B-B-Q in town.