Rotisserie for Mini WSM

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by cgallagher, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. cgallagher

    cgallagher Newbie

    I tried to search but have been unlucky. Can anyone please direct me to information on how to add a rotisserie to my Mini WSM?

    Similar to this but for the mini http://www.bbqdryrubs.com/cool-new-stuff-cajun-bandit/

    I need to find the right pieces parts and have not been able to fine them.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. You are normally better off using direct radiant heat with a rotisserie.  The rapid heating of the meat (facing the coals) is the major reason why it needs to be turned to provide even cooking.   
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Which is the great thing about the mini-wsm. Pull out the diffuser and Blammo you have direct heat!
     
  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Case aka DirtSailor asked me to chime in on this so my 2 cents follows. I've always liked rotisserie anything so converted an old beer keg into a cooker that my original intent was to make 10 gallon batches of que sauce in. I hate Wal-Mart, however, during the pre-summer stocking of grills and such they had a rotisserie set-up for $25 which I bought. Got me a drill bit from Home Depot that would drill SS and 4 easy holes later had the brackets mounted. I found Weber charcoal baskets at HD as well to keep the coals off the rounded bottom...2 in a box for $15. Two bricks in the bottom of the keg and the baskets fit perfectly, allowing me to use both or only one depending on the cook. I'll eventually (?) get me a spinner that can handle a turkey with a more powerful motor. I understand they have battery operated ones for campers/hunters. With the Mini I don't think you would need the lid so perhaps this spinner would work on that as well. I, personally, would not or could not spend $150 on a add-on.....but, that's just me. Some pics..

    spares with 2 baskets of coals


    pork loin



    with 2 baskets & a apple chunk that ignited


    with only one coal basket & a couple brix dropped in

     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Willie! I hopes this helps! I have had plans to rig up a mini rotisserie but haven't hit around to it yet!
     
  7. cgallagher

    cgallagher Newbie

    Thanks so much for the information
     
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    cgallagher Newbie

  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have the masterfordge one. Works great.
     
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    the one from Lowes has motor and brackets included to where the other one doesn't... thinking the end that goes into the motor can be cut down so the spits not so long....
     
  11. cgallagher

    cgallagher Newbie

    JcK that's what I'm hoping. I'd also like to find something that is aluminum that may be approx 6 inches high and 14 inches wide (like a ring) that will allow me to mount the brackets as well as add additional space. Like this

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
  12. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I've thought of making one but the pots are impossible to get here! Next time I'm in the kitchen supply store I'll take a measuring tape to see if they have any that would work...

    You can't make huli huli without the huli!
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just picked up another pot... One of our locally owned stores BiMart carries a brand called Hoffritz. The 32qt. Tamale Pot is a perfect fit. Here they only stock them during canning season. Downside is the metal handles.
     
  14. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the heads up! I'll be on the look out for that one as well. The Imusa pot has metal handles so I'm use to that.

    I'm hoping to catch the local walmart manager someday and ask him, very nicely, if he can get some. I have a few friends here that want a mini. I've known the guy since I was a kid.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, had to cut the end off of my rod to make it work......hacksawed right off though
     

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