What is a spit Jack?

What is a spit Jack?

A roasting jack is a machine which rotates meat roasting on a spit. It can also be called a spit jack, a spit engine or a turnspit, although this name can also refer to a human turning the spit, or a turnspit dog.

What do you make in a rotisserie basket?

Fill one half of the basket with your favorite food, chicken wings, vegetables, french fries, or anything else you can imagine. Close the lid, ensuring the latch is secured, then feed the rotisserie rod through the two openings on either end of the basket.

What is a rotisserie basket for?

A cooking utensil used on outdoor grills that serves as a food holder that can be rotated continuously so the contents can be evenly cooked. Made from stainless steel, the basket is made to hold foods such as poultry, ribs and other similar items.

How do you support a rotisserie on the ground?

To support it we used 1.5″ pipe and hammered it 24″ into the ground at both ends of the BBQ. On the tops of these pipes we welded horizontal arms at the desired height, and “v” brackets to hold the rotating pipe. We could have have simply supported a single rotisserie pipe but we wanted the option of adding other things later, such as a grill.

Is rotisserie cooking really that hard?

It’s great to see some much interest in rotisserie cooking. It is a challenging but very satisfying DIY project (I’ve done it myself a few times) and the payoff is a lot of fun and roast pig to eat. However, it is not as easy as it seems.

What kind of motor do I need to run a rotisserie?

NOTE: I won’t really be addressing the details of the rotisserie motor. Suffice it to say you’ll need an old electric motor (from a furnace or a clothes-dryer) with a gear-box that can slow down the RPMs. Ours is an antique unit that turns the spit at about 1 revolution per minute.

How do you make a BBQ lid rotate?

To make the lid rotate we welded 12″ lengths of threaded rod to the back of the lid (on the angle iron bracing). This is then fed into vertical hinge brackets on the side of the cinder blocks and secured with bolts, allowing for a fully open bbq when needed.