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Post by towtruck » April 8th, 2021, 1:47 pm

My trailer rig is my go-to for everything now as I got rid of all my other bbq's except for a kettle I keep on another piece of property. I was cleaning the shop and found a box with two complete sets of rotisseries for indoor grills. I have two sets of prongs a basket and a set up for spinning shish ka billy bobs if I make a bracket to hold it up in my smoker. I could not leave the grill grate in place as there was not enough clearance above the grate for the basket or larger items to turn under the closed lid. I made a drop in holder for the dumb end of the rod and drilled for the motor end and attached the mount on the back side of the smoker. Now I can spin a chicken, or anything else I need to cook, with the lid closed for smoking if I choose to. I have room to mount the complete second set but I will leave it as a single for now.....if I end up using it more or need more room I will add the second motor and rod......

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My fire tray still has full adjustability I just slide out the cooking grate and have at it.

If I can gather the parts I would love to run a full length spit across the 4' length...I could get a 75 pound pork roast in it...I just don't see me ever using that much meat at once but having a full width spit would be nice. I'll keep my eyes out for a motor and rod.



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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by Big T » April 8th, 2021, 8:03 pm

Nice work!! I like it!! :kewl:


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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by dacolson » April 8th, 2021, 10:44 pm

Love it. Would love a rotisserie in the pit.


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Post by tinspark » April 8th, 2021, 11:31 pm

towtruck wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 1:47 pm
My trailer rig is my go-to for everything now as I got rid of all my other bbq's except for a kettle I keep on another piece of property. I was cleaning the shop and found a box with two complete sets of rotisseries for indoor grills. I have two sets of prongs a basket and a set up for spinning shish ka billy bobs if I make a bracket to hold it up in my smoker. I could not leave the grill grate in place as there was not enough clearance above the grate for the basket or larger items to turn under the closed lid. I made a drop in holder for the dumb end of the rod and drilled for the motor end and attached the mount on the back side of the smoker. Now I can spin a chicken, or anything else I need to cook, with the lid closed for smoking if I choose to. I have room to mount the complete second set but I will leave it as a single for now.....if I end up using it more or need more room I will add the second motor and rod......

My fire tray still has full adjustability I just slide out the cooking grate and have at it.

If I can gather the parts I would love to run a full length spit across the 4' length...I could get a 75 pound pork roast in it...I just don't see me ever using that much meat at once but having a full width spit would be nice. I'll keep my eyes out for a motor and rod.
Would you run it 12V DC or 115-120V AC?
Should be able to find an AC jobber easily..
I have spun many tri-tips and other meats on a spit. comes out fantastic!! It kinda self marinates itself as it spins


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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by towtruck » April 9th, 2021, 12:59 am

tinspark wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 11:31 pm
towtruck wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 1:47 pm
My trailer rig is my go-to for everything now as I got rid of all my other bbq's except for a kettle I keep on another piece of property. I was cleaning the shop and found a box with two complete sets of rotisseries for indoor grills. I have two sets of prongs a basket and a set up for spinning shish ka billy bobs if I make a bracket to hold it up in my smoker. I could not leave the grill grate in place as there was not enough clearance above the grate for the basket or larger items to turn under the closed lid. I made a drop in holder for the dumb end of the rod and drilled for the motor end and attached the mount on the back side of the smoker. Now I can spin a chicken, or anything else I need to cook, with the lid closed for smoking if I choose to. I have room to mount the complete second set but I will leave it as a single for now.....if I end up using it more or need more room I will add the second motor and rod......

My fire tray still has full adjustability I just slide out the cooking grate and have at it.

If I can gather the parts I would love to run a full length spit across the 4' length...I could get a 75 pound pork roast in it...I just don't see me ever using that much meat at once but having a full width spit would be nice. I'll keep my eyes out for a motor and rod.
Would you run it 12V DC or 115-120V AC?
Should be able to find an AC jobber easily..
I have spun many tri-tips and other meats on a spit. comes out fantastic!! It kinda self marinates itself as it spins
I'll use 110 outlet from my garage and I have a small generator if I'm not near power.



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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by Dirtytires » April 9th, 2021, 8:17 am

I'm kinda thinking that looks like one of those number baskets the casino folks use to play bingo....



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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by towtruck » April 9th, 2021, 9:38 am

Dirtytires wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:17 am
I'm kinda thinking that looks like one of those number baskets the casino folks use to play bingo....
yes, it does. I have never used it and had to look up what they are used for. I had it on the spit just to make sure I located the rod low enough to close the lid on the smoker. Now that I know how to use that bingo basket I will have to try it out.



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Re: Upgrades!!!

Post by jeeperjkjeeper » April 11th, 2021, 7:45 am

towtruck wrote:My trailer rig is my go-to for everything now as I got rid of all my other bbq's except for a kettle I keep on another piece of property. I was cleaning the shop and found a box with two complete sets of rotisseries for indoor grills. I have two sets of prongs a basket and a set up for spinning shish ka billy bobs if I make a bracket to hold it up in my smoker. I could not leave the grill grate in place as there was not enough clearance above the grate for the basket or larger items to turn under the closed lid. I made a drop in holder for the dumb end of the rod and drilled for the motor end and attached the mount on the back side of the smoker. Now I can spin a chicken, or anything else I need to cook, with the lid closed for smoking if I choose to. I have room to mount the complete second set but I will leave it as a single for now.....if I end up using it more or need more room I will add the second motor and rod......

Image
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My fire tray still has full adjustability I just slide out the cooking grate and have at it.

If I can gather the parts I would love to run a full length spit across the 4' length...I could get a 75 pound pork roast in it...I just don't see me ever using that much meat at once but having a full width spit would be nice. I'll keep my eyes out for a motor and rod.
fairly easy to fab a long spitImage

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