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Old 05-27-2008, 08:20 PM
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I built a rotisserie that can handle a whole hog up to about 125 pounds with no problem. It was quite a simple design actually. Two 2x4 stands that holds a spit 30" off the ground. A 72" x 3/4" black iron pipe and a couple of cased bearings that fit over the pipe. I used a windshield wiper motor on low speed and a flywheel off a ford engine and starter drive gear to slow it down. I get 2 1/4 turns a minute and it works great. With a few concrete blocks to shield direct heat from the fire to the wood stands and some sheet metal to block the wind I will be in business once again. I will also be using two truck wheels as fire pits. Since I am roasting a hog and the bulk of meat is front and rear the two wheels will work great. I will be setting it up in a couple of weeks and will take some pics of it and share.

Now I was asked about a rotisserie in a WFO. Walmart sells an inexpensive kit for about $25 that I think would work great with a few modifications. You would need a metal stand about 7" or 8" tall with a V or ring at top to insert spit to support inside oven. You would have to remove the plastic handle found on most spits because it just simply would not survive inside you WFO. You would also need a second metal stand to set outside door so rotisserie motor can be mounted to it.


I tried doing a web search for the one I purchased from walmart but all they show is the one for $80.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:35 AM
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I think a picture would be in order here!
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I hope to be setting up this weekend to get everything ready for next weekend. I will take photos then of the details and unit as a whole. As for the WFO rotisserie its in my mind and its getting better. I will try and do some drawings of that.
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Yeah... we need a picture

Can't wait to see it!
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$25....that's pretty cheap too....waiting for the pic!

How many WFO's have a rotisserie? anybody??
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$25....that's pretty cheap too....waiting for the pic!

How many WFO's have a rotisserie? anybody??
I tried it in mine.... just too much of a hassle.

Easier just to put a cooking grate on top of some firebricks and throw the food on.

I think Jeff had a nice setup though.

Were is that guy?
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some quick pics, Sorry it took so long.







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this one was about 65 pounds dressed and tasted great! Had someone else watching fire near end and it got a bit hot but the pork was saved.
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Mmmm... Cheek meat.
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Very nice. You are going to enjoy your oven. Just don't make it too small. You may decide you like cooking your "big meats" in the oven. Good job.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:09 PM
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LOOKS GREAT!

I've been waiting for pics. Now I understand what you meant.
I hope you have lots of friends to share with.

Just because I am nosy... what did it cost for a pig like that? And where did you get it?

And who ate the apple?
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