Rotisserie chicken with QView

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by flyweed, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    This past weekend I broke out my UDS smoker with rotisserie, and fired it up in our -5F weather.  It worked flawlessly even in our super cold Wisconsin winter for these rotisserie smoked chickens.

    Here they are:

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  2. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    Couple more shots:
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  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    That looks awesome!!!! great color on them there birds!! nice job!
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!

  5. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    last one:
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  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That UDS with the rotisserie puts out some great lookin' birds!

    Thanks for sharing [​IMG]
  7. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Definitely nice looking fowl, especially considering the weather. [​IMG]
  8. Looks like a boatload of beautiful, flavorful chicken there on the spin. Fantastic birds there!
  9. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice yardbirds!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are some great looking birds - congrats
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job, can't even imagine -5 degrees. Those birds look delicious.
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well first off your birds look awesome and I really like your rotisserie thingy too. Now I have seen one and it had trays hooked up and they called it the rib-alater thingy or something like that. Thye just cut of a top section off another drum and put onto the pther drum so it would have the room to turn and rib trays.
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  13. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic looking birds there and I bet they tasted great too. May I ask what your chamber temp was on your UDS? Looks like direct heat with no diffuser am I correct on that? Thanks!
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    A spinning Ugly......Now that's the ticket! [​IMG]    [​IMG]
  15. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for all the compliments guys.  The UDS worked flawlessly, as always.  as you can tell from the PID readout, I had the temps set above 225F....since it was so cold out, I wanted to get the birds up into "safe" range a bit quicker than I upped my temps a bit.  it took about 4 hours for the birds to hit 165-170F

    Placebo - there is no diffuser in the UDS....just a coal basket in the bottom where I have lump charcoal, with a few chunks of Cherry wood on top for smoking.

    with the PID controller my temps are very well controlled in the drum.

  16. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dan, appreciate the info. Guess I was so focused on looking for a diffuser I completely overlooked the temp on the PID lol.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Dan,

    Haven't run into you for awhile.

    Great looking Dizzy Yardbirds !

    That last picture is AWESOME !!


  18. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Yardbirds, Nice Job...
  19. please help me understand

    what are you controlling with the pid control - a fan?

    i have pid on an electric, but dont know how you would control charcoal/wood
  20. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

     my PID does indeed control a built in stoker fan..instead of opening and closing a ball valve, or unscrewing a cap....when my PID calls for more stoker fan kicks in and sucks in fresh air and blows over the coals in the bottom..thus heating the coals back up.  it can hold a temperature within 3 degrees with this setup for over 12 hours.


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