So ok, now I gotta go out in the morning after daybreak and take a photo of the smoky inside of my rig for the skeptic. No problem.
AlaskaSS - You shouln't be poking 20 holes in your roast with your instant read. You'll let the air out. Much better to get one of those Polder electronic probes and leave it in.
After inventing it myself, I actually found an electronic probe thermometer that hooks on to a rotisserie
It was only $40, I bought it here:http://www.yardandpool.com/Maverick-...er-p/et-75.htm
That was a great find, because I didn't have to build my invention, I could just buy it.