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Gyros, a blow by blow - vertical spit

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I love the miracle blade II.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    Very cool cook. Thanks for sharing it.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,589
    Ingenious...I love the homemade accessories.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,456

    Best post I have seen on here. I have been wanting to make gyros for quite some time. This is what I am doing. Thanks for posting!!

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • How did you rotate it with the drill?  Continuoulsy or every X minutes?  Did you use a rubber band to hold down the trigger?  I might have to try this one day.
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  • StargazeStargaze Posts: 68
    edited October 2012
    Never has a website made me so hungry....not food tv's website, not allrecipes.com....no other site makes me so hungry. 

    I'm really impressed with the content of the cooks that post.  

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  • LoggerLogger Posts: 236
    edited October 2012
    Mickey said:
    Wow guy. That would be so cool at Salado. You can mail me anything you don't want to carry.
    I would consider driving to Salado to see this.  Mickey, you might want to get him set up with more than one egg and let him have a venue that supports 2 lines.

    OKC area  XL - Medium
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,361
    very cool.  That looks excellent.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,333
    How did you rotate it with the drill?  Continuoulsy or every X minutes?  Did you use a rubber band to hold down the trigger?  I might have to try this one day.
    Z Eggineer there is no rotation, the drill was only used to drill out the pie tin.  Gyros are normally cooked with a vertical heating element which requires rotation of the spit.  The egg eliminates that as the heat is naturally consistent on all sides coming from the bottom up & radiating from the dome down
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091

    Zippy,

    Very creative...but my question is was that a metal rod? Aren't you afraid of the poisonous chemicals coming from the rod & the bar? The meat is touching the rod directly therefore introducing the meat to harmful, death ray like chemicals...I wish Stike was here to explain why you aren't dead or at the least very sick...maybe the greek yogurt counteracted with the poisonous meat to render it harmless...oh well neat looking cook anyway...stay healthy my friend    

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    The non-depleted uranium rod zippylip used actually helps cook the meat from the inside, making it extra-delicous!
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091

    nola,

    Zippy is one smart cookie...

     

    :)) :))
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
    edited October 2012
    heh...I know.  Just having fun with isotopes. :D

    Zinc would be the only common coating I'd avoid on steel rod.  And copper, but it didn't look like copper.

    edited to add this:

    http://www.ehow.com/info_8620608_dangers-cooking-galvanized-steel.html
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,333
    Dang zippy, I've been jonesing for a gyros.....I got do that soon.

    thanks for sharing, nice set up too. 

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • GLWGLW Posts: 178
    Unbelievable!! Thanks for posting.
    When in doubt add more pepper.
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  • heh...I know.  Just having fun with isotopes. :D

    Zinc would be the only common coating I'd avoid on steel rod.  And copper, but it didn't look like copper.

    edited to add this:

    http://www.ehow.com/info_8620608_dangers-cooking-galvanized-steel.html

    Did some research on the threaded rod - it is zinc plated, so it should not be used.
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  • trip150 said:
    heh...I know.  Just having fun with isotopes. :D

    Zinc would be the only common coating I'd avoid on steel rod.  And copper, but it didn't look like copper.

    edited to add this:

    http://www.ehow.com/info_8620608_dangers-cooking-galvanized-steel.html

    Did some research on the threaded rod - it is zinc plated, so it should not be used.

    Wow. Thanks Zippy for trying to poison my family. I remember when this was a much friendlier place. When people didn't try to poison other people. I'm outta here.

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  • Wow. Thanks Zippy for trying to poison my family. I remember when this was a much friendlier place. When people didn't try to poison other people. I'm outta here.
    Well I'm glad someone finally had the cojones to say it out loud, that guy is always up to no good, a reeeeeaaaaal trouble maker
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  • McNuttly said:
    Wow. Thanks Zippy for trying to poison my family. I remember when this was a much friendlier place. When people didn't try to poison other people. I'm outta here.
    Well I'm glad someone finally had the cojones to say it out loud, that guy is always up to no good, a reeeeeaaaaal trouble maker

    I wish we had a "he tried to poison my family" flag. If we did, I would use it right now.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,057
    I had to disagree centex.. the tonality clearly made it clear it was for unwanted inlaw company!
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  • BYS1981 said:
    I had to disagree centex.. the tonality clearly made it clear it was for unwanted inlaw company!

    fair enough. I still want that flag though

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  • CT It's outa here with one tee for gawd sakes.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • And a much more friendlier place...get with the program

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • And a much more friendlier place...get with the program
    my bad. NOW I'm outa here.

    Much more friendlier is better

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  • You would have liked the old days. Sheer brilliance

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,450
    Really great idea- I love to see new and different items. This one is a definite. Thanks for sharing
    Greensboro, NC
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  • You would have liked the old days. Sheer brilliance

    I actually prefer a family friendly forum. Thanks though.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,057
    I am going to try this with pork, but the ultimate plan us of course lamb.
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  • trip150 said:
    heh...I know.  Just having fun with isotopes. :D

    Zinc would be the only common coating I'd avoid on steel rod.  And copper, but it didn't look like copper.

    edited to add this:

    http://www.ehow.com/info_8620608_dangers-cooking-galvanized-steel.html

    Did some research on the threaded rod - it is zinc plated, so it should not be used.
    The Home Depot web site shows indeed some threaded rod is zinc coated. However, there is also plain steel, and stainless steel rod available. The SS is a bit more costly, but would perhaps the way to go.
    LBGE
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