Rotisserie Chicken on the Bubba Keg Cooker

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by chef willie, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love rotisserie chicken & beef. Haven't had it home made in a long time...hard to beat the Costco $5 bird. Picked up a spinner for $20 as a fun project for the keg which also kept me from buying a $400 pellet smoker I've been eyeballing. We all been there....takes the edge off. A drill bit at Homers for SS and some SS bolts and I was in action in the shop. Didn't take long after I snapped the first bit to finish. I was quite taken with my results....amazing myself. Now, the chicken. Had that marinating for 2 days in a Peruvian style juice to produce a bird similar to El Pollo Rico's or El Pollo Loco's Super Chicken, neither of which are here in Oregon. My concern was having enough heat rising up to cook the bird in a reasonable amount of time without the coals dying off so I loaded & fired the basket up. HOLEY problemo there. This thing was like a Tandori oven once it got going. I put a analog therm with a long probe through a upper hole just for grins & a reference point and within 45 minutes it had spiked. Juice/fat started to drip onto the hot coals below creating some rising smoke to drift over the bird and a wonderful sizzling sound as it spun. I was truly in awe of this especially after my 3rd-4th beer. I'm thinking some kind of beef roast VERY soon....the chicken was fantastic...crispy skin, juicy breast, wings & legs superb. Served up with fresh sauteed asparagus & onions and some sticky rice. No pics of that, sorry, was to busy nibbling. About 3.5 pounds....88 cents a pound on special.....tough to beat.....Thanks for looking, Willie

    2 days in the marinade

    drained, not rinsed off

    spiked therm!! at 45 minutes in.....500+ degrees of rising heat

    almost ready---about an hour & 20 minutes--look at those coals!!

    about an hour on--give or take

    that's the therm probe visible below the chicken

    legs about 180, breast about 165

    tacos soon and soup from the carcass & bits will be had

    Peruvian Chicken Marinade Recipe

    2/3 cup soy sauce. (Kikkoman is good)
    5-7 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 3-4 good sized limes)
    7-8 garlic cloves crushed / minced
    1 inch chunk grated ginger
    2 tsp cumin
    3 tsp Paprika
    1 tsp dried oregano
    good splash of olive oil
    1 bottle of beer--regular, not ‘light’, 12 ounces
    3 tbsp brown sugar
    3 tbsp white sugar
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  2. That white meat looks incredible. I love white meat, unfortunately most of the time it's over cooked. That looks so moist and juicy it's making my mouth water. Really like the golden-crispy skin. Great lookin bird. Wish I could sample. :drool:
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Looks very nice!  I imagine it tasted as good as it looks.

  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks amazing Willie!  Love that keg/rotisserie setup...Very nicely done sir!  [​IMG]

  5. c farmer

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

    Looks great.

    I need to make a set-up like that.
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks all....yes, very juicy breast meat......the taco's last night with left over meat were awesome as well. Made stock today out of the carcass for 'soup & sandwich' night Monday or Tues. Lot of mileage out of a .88 cent a pound chicken.....Willie
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't know how I missed this one! Love that smoker of your Willie! Looks like your spinner did a great job on that bird!
  8. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Awesome looking bird!
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just had to give this thread a bump! We need to see more Bubba cooks! Hint Hint [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    This is where I got the inspiration for my
    Mini pit!

    I agree fire that bad boy up again...
  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    PERFECT ... Willie.. I've made 2 keg smokers... was just wondering what you did for an intake vent ?? I also have a rotisserie motor but need to find the square stock and the 2 spiked holders... any ideas ??
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My new phone won't let me post links anymore on this site, not we're supposed to anyways. Google grizzly spit rotisserie. It's exactly what I am going to get. For me it's about portability, No cord. And the fact that I can use it with the mini, or without.
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    right on brother Willie, looking good
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Case you know they sell the battery powered spit motors. I'm gonna get one for mine.
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya know Chef Willie's been kinda quite here lately. Ya think he is hibernating for the winter?
  16. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Wille, that chicken looks amazing! drooling all over the place here!

    Have you any info on that Beer Keg Cooker or a link to it?

    Spend a lot of time working in Breweries, might get my self a couple of Kegs.

    Smokin Monkey �
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep. I need the other parts though too so the grizzly looks good for what I want. I also want to be able to use this without the mini.
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keith check out Ace Hardware, Home Depot or Lowes for the square stock. The stores here have a good selection. Amazon has spit forks. Another consideration would be thrift stores.

  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Case... I'll look into it...
  20. fine looking yard bird, who is gonna rule the roost now.


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