think ive found the grill for me.
at first i was a little phased about using wood, and what a hassle i thought that would be, (hence, i was leaning more towards the LBE), but now that i think about it... if you want to go all the way possible - (that is without WFO) then this is the closest you can go
i just have some questions about building it.
how did you go about doing it? did you have plans?
how did you shape the wire frame?
is the wood/fire bricks sitting on the metal grate?
also - i had another idea -
why not just use a regular bbq grill (i like natural gas) and crank it up to make, and stick some wood at one end of it, and cut a hole at the opposite end, and bend the metal upwards (so it makes a roof)
now you dont have to do too much modding - you can just crank your regular grill to max temp, and when it reaches around 540 degrees the wood will instuntaneosly combust, thereby raising the temp even further - and theres a window for airflow
with this idea you can prolly get around 800 degrees at least