I wanted to put this in the Smoker Builds section but I figured that's bending the truth a little :)
A friend of mine messaged me online Tuesday and said "Doug, we want to cook some chickens on a rotisserie for the Gator game (playing South Carolina Gamecocks) on Saturday but we dont think we have enough time to build anything"
Well that instantly got me thinking and in about 5 mins i got an idea in my head. I had seen on Man Fire Food on Food Network a contraption where a guy hung chickens in a circle around a basket filled with burning wood. So i figured why not just do this. I have a weber kettle and so does my friend.
So here was my idea put into "mock up" form
And here is the first phase of construction. I need a bigger dowel but 48" was all Lowes had that was 1" in diameter. I'm going to hopefully try Home Depot today. I have one height setting at 14" above the fire (factoring in roughly 8" for the chicken and 3-4" of butchers twine). And i'm going to put a setting at 16" and 20" incase it gets to hot.
Chickens are all around 5.5lbs. I'm hoping i can keep both grills hot and get these done in 3-4 hours. Any thoughts on that? I figure worse case if they are not coming up to temp i'll take them off and spatchcock and grill them the rest of the way. I'm going to hang the chickens opposite the mockup, dark meat down to get dark meat up to higher temp then breast meat
stay tuned for cook pics at 6am tomorrow morning!