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Drum + Rib-O-Lator = DRUM-O-LATOR!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well it took a bit longer than I first thought because I couldn't get the sacrificial drum till Thursday, so here goes.

Reconditioned, open head drum with a crimped, not rolled, bottom seal

A Weber top fits nicely

Cut the bottom off the drum about 3/4" past the first bulge

Cut the bottom out of the bottom

Beat the heck out of the bulge with a 3 pound sledge to open her up a bit.

A close up.

Everything fits together nicely. Time to drill some holes.

Holes all drilled and here's the first exciting test fit of the meat carousel.
Please note the very fine garage fabrication of the rotisserie motor bracket.
Oh, and the bacon fat in the background for greasing up the inside.
A future addition of two handles above the rotisserie rod is planned. Not necessary as the whole unit is quite light, but they will make for easier handling.

24 Chicken Drum Sticks for the DRUM-O-LATOR
12 with the world renowned Yardbird and 12 with celery salt and pepper

Loaded up. Notice how the drum sticks are parallel to the long side. Don't do that. The meat can move and throw the shelf out of balance resulting in disaster. Caught it before there was a serious problem though.

After about an hour. Getting nicely browned up. Also note the drum sticks are at a slight angle. No movement and hence no loss of protein to the Fire Gods below! There is a grate below the rotisserie just in case.

All done at about the two hour mark. Kept them on a bit long as the nine year old was at a neighbors house for a campfire. Chicken was tender and moist with a nice crispy skin for the most part. I do love rotisserie cooking!

This thing is going to be a lot of fun. Get one for yourself.
Stay tuned because next time I'll tell you about fuel consumption and temperature control. Would have done it now but it's raining this morning and have yet to go outside.
post #2 of 19
Nice job, cant wait to see it loaded up with ribs! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 19
That looks like a neat contraption.
post #4 of 19
Very nice. Excellant mod.
post #5 of 19
Yummy looking' eats!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 19
Dayum good build!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 19
Looks Like a Great Job...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 19
very cool!
post #9 of 19
I saw one of those things eailier this year and thought self thats pretty darn cool. I'm glad to see someone here has made one for sure. You have to have points.giffor the making of it and it looks like you'll have a many a great smoke in your near future. Great Job
post #10 of 19
Good looking chicken, very tasty.

I like your UDS addition, very innovative.
post #11 of 19
nice looking setup,did you fab the meat carousel ??

thanks for the Qview

post #12 of 19
very cool nice work
post #13 of 19
very nice, i'm looking to build something like that for a horizontal offset. do you have any specs, on this type of setup. ypurs is awesome.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
I can't take credit for the innards. The rotisserie shelves are from a guy named Bob. He calls them the Rib-o-Lator. Here's a link http://www.ribolator.com/
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
I did not fab the shelves they came from Rib-o-Lator, see the link in the previous post of mine. If you'd some more info PM me and I'll do what i can.
post #16 of 19
thanks for the link !

post #17 of 19
Killer build........................good looking meat.
post #18 of 19
Nice set up!
post #19 of 19
good work you have donePDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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