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Carson Rodizio Brazillian Rotisserie

Anyone have any experience with this rotisserie?  http://carsonrodizio.com

Thx
BGE Large and MiniMax, Napolean 500.  Obsessed with rotisserie.  


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  • I picked up mine through the first KickStarter. I've had it since September or so and absolutely love it. Yes, you lose the efficiency of the ceramics, but the spinning skewers gives a self basting like no other.

    We cooked on two kits at this year's Eggtoberfest. Everyone seemed to love to products cooked on it.

    Here's some pics...
     
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    Looks amazing. Where did you get the picanha?  Love that cut. 
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • 4Runner said:
    Looks amazing. Where did you get the picanha?  Love that cut. 
    It was a special order from my butcher. Took them about 3 days to get it. 
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,303
    I've got one ordered but won't get it till mid year next year. I missed the 2nd kickstarter so I'm way back on the waiting list. I plan to use mine more in my Shirley than over my egg.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • That loks very interesting. Thanks for the post and the link.  Would this work on barrel cooker or weber. 
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Big_Green_Craig i would be very interested in learning more about how you are using this with the egg.  Set up amout of lump needed and maintaining fire control. Thanks
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • That loks very interesting. Thanks for the post and the link.  Would this work on barrel cooker or weber. 
    Yes, it fits almost every cooker in production. The arms retract to fit each cooker. I've used it on both a Large and an XL Egg as well as a Weber Kettle. 

    To answer your other question: I start off with about a half a bowl of lump to get it going. My bottom vent stays open about 1/4" and I just trickle in more lump as the fire needs it. Because the dome stays open, you eliminate any type of flashbacks, etc. I can't tell you cook temp because it varies on the amount of lump. 

    You have two temp zones (bottom and top) and it's really all about just keeping an eye on it. This unit really takes grilling back to basics using fire and heat. 

    It's a ton of fun and watching the meat spin is mesmerizing. 
  • Aren't there rotisserie rigs for the Egg that let you close the lid?  
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  • TinyfishTinyfish Posts: 1,755
    Who doesn't love spinning meat.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    edited December 2015
    Aren't there rotisserie rigs for the Egg that let you close the lid?  
    Gee I do believe there is John. :wink: 

    http://www.clagrills.com/allgrillparts/big_green_egg/big_green_egg-all-rotisserie.htm

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1158775/rotisserie-kit-for-the-green-egg#latest





    Hmmm guess you don't need it. So says BGE. :smirk: 



    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    I will say the Rodizio is pretty clutch. Seems like a well thought out design. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • I will say the Rodizio is pretty clutch. Seems like a well thought out design. 
    I understand the cool factor for sure, though I think it makes more sense to use with other grills or just over an open pit.  The cost is a bit ridiculous IMO.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,805
       
    Aren't there rotisserie rigs for the Egg that let you close the lid?  
    Kaman Joe is releasing their "Joetisserie" later this month or early January. It is sized for their Classic which is the same size as a BGE Large. If I remember correctly the price is about $250. Yes the lid closes as the ring is tapered towards the back:



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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @JohnInCarolina Totally agree. I'd want to use it over a 55 gal drum burning oak...etc. And considering the materials used in constructing this it would seem to be a fair price point. Don't worry RTIC has one in the works for 1/2 that price. :worried: :lol: 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • @HeavyG - that's cool and the gang.  I'd imagine you'd get better results with the lid closed.  Still, maybe I'm just cheap, but $250 seems like $200 too much for what is basically an electric motor and a spigot.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    The other ahole

    Living large in the 919
  • LitLit Posts: 8,697
    Sorry this looks like the biggest waste of money I have seen in a long time. If someone gave me one I would use it twice. Once to try it and the 2nd time to confirm I could throw it out. 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @JohnInCarolina Cool factor aside I'll pass. I can't justify a purchase on a gadget that will only get occasional to seldom usage. I have the Kettle Q & have only used it a few times. Which reminds me I need to break it out again soon. Bottom line the egg cooks fine without a rotisserie. And I'm a gadget freak. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,805
    Lit said:
    Sorry this looks like the biggest waste of money I have seen in a long time. If someone gave me one I would use it twice. Once to try it and the 2nd time to confirm I could throw it out. 
    Or...instead of just throwing it into the trash you could give it to someone that might want to give it a spin (heh-heh).

    I might buy one just cuz the price is less than what I saved by buying the Rtic rather than the Yeti - it's like free money! :)
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    "...For while we have our eyes on the future
    history has its eyes on us..." Amanda Gorman

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,805

    @HeavyG - that's cool and the gang.  I'd imagine you'd get better results with the lid closed.  Still, maybe I'm just cheap, but $250 seems like $200 too much for what is basically an electric motor and a spigot.
    Perhaps. But then a lot of folks would laugh at someone that spent $1000+ to cook on a giant flower pot. :)
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik
    "...For while we have our eyes on the future
    history has its eyes on us..." Amanda Gorman

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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,303
    HeavyG said:

    @HeavyG - that's cool and the gang.  I'd imagine you'd get better results with the lid closed.  Still, maybe I'm just cheap, but $250 seems like $200 too much for what is basically an electric motor and a spigot.
    Perhaps. But then a lot of folks would laugh at someone that spent $1000+ to cook on a giant flower pot. :)
    Mostly weber guys
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,140
    HeavyG said:

    @HeavyG - that's cool and the gang.  I'd imagine you'd get better results with the lid closed.  Still, maybe I'm just cheap, but $250 seems like $200 too much for what is basically an electric motor and a spigot.
    Perhaps. But then a lot of folks would laugh at someone that spent $1000+ to cook on a giant flower pot. :)
    Mostly weber guys
    Hey... I resemble that remark! :)

    I think the Carson doohickey is a neat cooker. One of my backburner projects for about a year now has been to convert my "portable" brick WFO into a Brazilian-style grill (it'll happen some day).

    My issue with this thing is storage when its not in use. I have a dozen other cookers, so one of my Weber kettle grills is dedicated to hold the rotisserie accessory. Haven't used it in a while, but at least its covered up and out of the way. 

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  • This is great.  Thx all.
    BGE Large and MiniMax, Napolean 500.  Obsessed with rotisserie.  


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