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spit setup for egg?

NDGNDG Posts: 1,096
Looking to do some greek lamb this weekend . . Any ideas for simple "spit" setup? Maybe something that I could rotate?
Columbus, Ohio
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  • We do whole legs of lamb on our large, but never rotate it and it comes out near perfect as long as you keep the lid down and let the convection and heat from the dome do it's thing.

    We do Greek style (I guess).  Paste of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary and lemon rubbed on liberally, then cook indirect at 375 to 400 until 135 internal, then rest for about 20 min. 
    Mamaroneck
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,096
    Great, that sounds like my end goal - so ill go with it, thanks!
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    check out @Zippylip 's post Gyros, a blow by blow - vertical spit Its on my todo list but I haven't made it yet.. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,455
    Check out this guy's mod:

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY&desktop_uri=/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY

    Watch his other vids too - he has done some cool stuff.

    About the vertical spit- cool idea indeed, but the zinc plated gear makes me wonder. It could be stripped off if you have muriatic acid handy.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    @caliking that guy has done some crazy stuff. I watched a bunch and then saw he converted a bge to gas and snapped back to reality. The spit idea is great just find a post that works for you. I'm sure you could use that method with your metal of choice. I will get to a version of it once the weather stays nice and make a party out of it. 

    Now I'll probably watch youtube big green egg stuff till I fall asleep.. haha
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,246
    caliking said:
    Check out this guy's mod: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY&desktop_uri=/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY Watch his other vids too - he has done some cool stuff. About the vertical spit- cool idea indeed, but the zinc plated gear makes me wonder. It could be stripped off if you have muriatic acid handy.
    i had seen his dome adjustment video but i got watching other ones, guy is a mad scientist of outdoor cookers.  2 hours of videos and i have barely cracked the surface!!!!
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    U_tarded said:


    caliking said:

    Check out this guy's mod:

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY&desktop_uri=/watch?v=S_Ss4xApsDY

    Watch his other vids too - he has done some cool stuff.

    About the vertical spit- cool idea indeed, but the zinc plated gear makes me wonder. It could be stripped off if you have muriatic acid handy.

    i had seen his dome adjustment video but i got watching other ones, guy is a mad scientist of outdoor cookers.  2 hours of videos and i have barely cracked the surface!!!!

    I'm right there with you. That slow close lid is pretty sweet.

    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,455
    I think it is possible to set up supports or brackets outside the egg, if your egg is in a table, so that the rotisserie rod just clears the rim of the egg's base. Place a small piece of wood maybe to prevent the lid from closing all the way. That way the rod would have enough room to turn. I might try this sometime.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    Just ran across something interesting from the Naked Whiz he has a link from Sperko Engineering Services saying that Zinc doesn't vaporize until approximately 1,650°F 

     zippylip never said it was zinc coated, that was someone assuming that it was and everybody else ran with it, so I think this is your best bet @NDG or atleast something to think about. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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