Santa Maria Drop In Firebox – Single Crank Steel

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JD Fabrications BBQ is home of the finest Santa Maria Style wood grills, charcoal grills, Argentine Grills, and Gaucho Grills on the market. Our grills are handcrafted in the U.S.A. from the highest quality materials, and they’re designed to provide years of trouble-free cooking enjoyment.

Our Santa Maria Grill is inspired by a regional culinary tradition originating on the Central Coast of California and dating back to the19th century. As Santa Maria natives with a long history in the area, we have grown up immersed in our local barbecue tradition. Just about every summer weekend involves cooking around a Live Oak fire with friends and family. These grills are our representation of the grilling style and food we know and love.

Our Santa Maria Grills feature a four sided, fully formed and welded firebox, guides, and legs. They’re engineered for longevity and superior function with a 1/4″ thick firebrick lined firebox. Choose from 3 cooking grate options. Our expanded steel cooking grate seasons just like a cast iron skillet. We have stainless grate upgrades which you’re sure to be impressed with. Round Rod grates are so easy to clean, put killer sear marks on your food, and are rust resistant. Argentine V grates are the best if you like a good crispy chicken skin. Plus, our height adjustable cooking grate system makes it easy to achieve perfect cooking temperatures throughout your cook and makes ash clean out a breeze. And because we’re American-made, you can rest assured that our grills are held to the highest quality standards.

Operating a Santa Maria Grill is easy. Build your wood or charcoal fire in the brick lined grill firebox directly on the brick floor. Once the logs are glowing, add your food to the grate. Grate height is adjustable by turning the hand wheel on the side. The grates can travel the entire length of the vertical guides, so you’ll be able to achieve the perfect temperature no matter what you’re cooking. Add fuel if needed by lifting the grate and stoke your fire with a poker to even out the coal bed as needed.  Airflow enters from the top of the open fire pit and circulates within firebox to crank up the heat. When you’re ready to clean out the ash just lift the grate and use a flathead hand shovel to scoop. It’s that simple.

If you’re feeling adventurous the height adjustable rotisserie is a stellar add on that you’ll love. The electric motor is capable of turning loads up to 85 lbs. Experience the difference of wood fire flavors and you will never cook on your gas grill again.

These versatile grills are compatible with any of your favorite local hardwoods and lump or charcoal products. We even have a gas assist log lighter option to get fires lit quick!

We offer a wide variety of sizes and configurations to suit your needs. If you don’t see the size, you’re looking for online we can customize a grill size to your island, just give us a call. We build portable units for your patio, built in grill inserts for your outdoor kitchen island, and even offer all stainless NSF certified wood and charcoal grills for use in commercial kitchens.

Whether you’re a Santa Maria barbecue aficionado or you’re just looking for a great grill that will make your outdoor cooking experiences more enjoyable, we invite you to check out our selection of JD Fabrications wood / charcoal grills. Fire up the coals, invite your friends and family over, and get ready for some of the best meals of your life.

Additional information
Weight 272.155422 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 46 × 70 in




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Rotisserie Components


  • Fully welded firebox, guides, and legs
  • Engineered for longevity with your best interest in mind. Fully formed and welded firebox with 1.5” outward facing lips on all sides make our design stand up to heat better than any competitor design.
  • Height adjustable cooking grate system has 30” of travel to achieve perfect cooking temperatures as well as making ash clean out a breeze with a hand shovel.
  • Achieve fast and easy grate height adjustment by turning the crank-the grate will stop at the desired height.
  • Steel expanded (diamond) cooking grate for form and function. Seasons just like a cast iron skillet. Specialty grate upgrades are available.
  • USA MADE. Call us old school, we build every grill we sell in Santa Maria, CA. We hold our designs and our materials to the highest quality standards to provide our valued customers the best grills on the market.

This grill ships freight, on a pallet. Very Minimal Assembly is Required.  

  • Firebox is 1/4″ thick, equivalent to the thickness of 4 pennies.
  • Dimensions: 36″ grills- Length 36” (Overall 39” including lips) Width: 24” (Overall 27” including lips) Rim Height: 36”. 48″ grills- Length 48″ (Overall 51″ including lips) Width: 24” (Overall 27” including lips) Rim Height: 36”.
  • Grill Grate Options: Steel Expanded (Diamond) Grate comes stock. Or upgrade to Stainless Argentine V Grate or Stainless Free Float Round Rod Grate.
  • Split guides for optional height adjustable rotisserie
  • Fuel: Wood or Charcoal
  • Firebrick Lined bottom
  • Cable: 1/8” aircraft grade wire with adjustable clamps
  • Crank Bar/Height Control Mechanism: Ratchet can support 250 lbs plus weight 
  • Optional 85lbs height adjustable rotisserie comes with motor, 2 stainless spit forks, stainless 5/8″ spit rod, stainless rod bushing. 
  • Finish: High temperature stove paint 1400 degree continues 2000 degree intermittent 
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Workmanship Warranty
  • Comes with a 1 FREE Can of Touch Up paint 
  • Weight of grill 460 lbs 
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