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Old 12-16-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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New Toy - rotisserie

I just got the rotisserie for the 22.5 weber. I was going to use it today, but the rain has other ideas.

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Old 12-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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You're gonna love it. You can do two chickens at once, and they're great. I did a whole tenderloin on mine for Thanksgiving, and it was the hit of the party.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Yay new toys! I have a rotisserie for my grill, I don't use it often but it is nice when I do.

I did do two whole chickens at one point and had room on it for another one, maybe two.

What is the weight limit on yours?
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Yay new toys! I have a rotisserie for my grill, I don't use it often but it is nice when I do.

I did do two whole chickens at one point and had room on it for another one, maybe two.

What is the weight limit on yours?
That's a great question! I don't recall seeing a weight limit, but was wondering myself, so some more research is in order.

For my first try, I was thinking of a boneless pork shoulder, done with Cuban spices/marinade. Nothing like lots of garlic, adobo and a good mojo!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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I have a Chargriller and the weight limit is 25 pounds.
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I enjoy using the rotiss for my Weber 22.5. I did a whole turkey on it over T-giving.
It has many uses. You can also use baskets and cages to fit your rotiss. I did a whole slab of spareribs on the rotiss just for fun and came out great. I'd like to do a whole butt on it when I get the chance.
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I've toyed with the idea of getting one but I just saw that the rotisserie costs more than the grill!
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Mine (for the Chargriller) was under $50 with the extra meat forks.
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I called Weber and the total motor capacity is 20lb. That means the max food weight is 18 lbs. No problem, for two of us that is more than enough.

Andy, I got a really good deal on the grill, so I don't mind the price for the rotisserie. Besides I wanted it and unlike some manufacturers, especially the crap made in China, it will transfer to a new grill if the need arises. I once bought a piece of Chinese crap, only to find out they didn't sell replacement parts. Pretty sad when the charcoal tray wears out from use and you can't get one.

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I called Weber and the total motor capacity is 20lb. That means the max food weight is 18 lbs. No problem, for two of us that is more than enough.
That is likely more than enough. Though, if you need it for entertaining, you might have to be careful. I do find, with mine, it isn't just the weight but getting it balanced right. I am not always as successful as I would like with that.

One of my favorite things to make is gyro on the rotisserie.. over charcoal.. oh joy!

On other thing I have learned with mine, is to only have fire on one side. Things seem to cook way too fast (stuff burns) if I put fire front and back, so I only do back.
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