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glued2it
09-10-2008, 10:41 AM
I went out to the smoky Okie ranch to give the the EZ Q a trial run.

The kettle version is a little small dia. for the drum, So we had to improvise to make it fit.
We fabricated a high quality compression gasket out of some aluminum foil and some bolts through the tab holes for it to sit on.
(Okie engineering at it's best:msn-wink:)

I did 2 butts at higher than normal temps and they had really great bark and flavor!
I also did a couple 6lb chickens, They looked great, but we were too full to eat them.
While the chickens where cooking, We threw on some dove breast That Mike made some slits into them and stuffed with fresh garlic and peppers, Then wrapped them in bacon.:drooling: They were awesome!

Here's some pix and vid!

The rotisserie motor doesn't fit very snug into the bracket and with the off center wait balance, the spin is a little inconsistent but highly effective.







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fredrogers
09-10-2008, 11:07 AM
Man that looks good.

Thanks for the pix of the doves on the skewers!

So much good food!

Nice video also.

-=fred=-

PigCicles
09-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Look at you guys go! Gotta love that high tech, down home, engineering. Good looking groceries and it's good to see the rotis in action. Hope we get to see it being used more.

cabinetmaker
09-10-2008, 12:20 PM
Oh man, that looks great Jeramy. Wish I could have stayed till they were done.:tap:

Fatback Joe
09-10-2008, 12:30 PM
Was the end product any better/different, than just on the grate?

BA_LoKo
09-10-2008, 12:43 PM
Jeremy, that looks great!! I'll bet it was quite tasty.

SmokyOkie
09-10-2008, 06:03 PM
I went out to the smoky Okie ranch to give the the EZ Q a trial run.
I did 2 butts at higher than normal temps and they had really great bark and flavor!
I also did a couple 6lb chickens, They looked great, but we were too full to eat them.

Your spell check must not be working. You spelled the word "WE" I.

As in who racked up and put the butts on the drum and who chose and applied the rub to the chix and then racked them up and tied them.

While the chickens where cooking, We threw on some dove breast That Mike made some slits into them and stuffed with fresh garlic and peppers, Then wrapped them in bacon.:drooling: They were awesome!

The Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat beer was working on him by now folks. I cut the doves and seasoned them, then Mike stuffed em with the garlic I sliced and some pickled japs.

Here's some pix and vid!

The rotisserie motor doesn't fit very snug into the bracket and with the off center wait balance, the spin is a little inconsistent but highly effective.


Great pix and vid J!


Was the end product any better/different, than just on the grate?

Most, most definitely. There were other variables as well, but I can't share the details publicly. The Q Joint team is sworn to secrecy, they were so good.

TX Sandman
09-10-2008, 06:58 PM
:thumbs up: Looks great, guys! Makes me want to add a rotis to Curly!

SmokyOkie
09-10-2008, 07:05 PM
I've never seen a rotiss that's gear like this one. It turns real slowly and is absolutely silent.

Short One
09-10-2008, 07:38 PM
:shake:Nice looking butt you fixed with the rotis Okie.

SmokyOkie
09-10-2008, 08:40 PM
:shake:Nice looking butt you fixed with the rotis Okie.

Thanx Steve, but I have to say WE cuz I just ragged on Glued for using I.:roflmaoha0:

Cool smiley, huh. I bet it becomes the most popular one real quick...or at least I hope so.:msn-wink:

The key to the whole thing is the cradle is the key. You just can't really skewer a bone in pork butt.

There'll be more to come on the cradle.

glued2it
09-10-2008, 09:05 PM
As per who did what portion, It was still a team effort.:msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
09-10-2008, 09:09 PM
We had chicken for dinner tonight. Was the one you took home as good as the one we ate tonight. or have you eaten any yet?

gt2003
09-10-2008, 10:10 PM
First off I'm kind of pis sed that my phone didn't ring and I didn't get an email regarding the dove hunt. As is, my Browning Citori is sitting grossly unused in the gunsafe until I decide to shoot skeet again...thanks guys....jk.

Secondly, I can't get the video to play for me. I'll keep trying but I'm sure the dove (and chicken) were as good as ever.

Don't forget about me next year. I'll do my part, whatever it is. Take care, Greg

peculiarmike
09-11-2008, 12:50 AM
I have to say we (Glued, Okie, myself) agreed the butts were the best we have had. Pork was not mushy soft and pulled just right. Great flavor.
Those chix were also some of the largest I have seen! We're talkin' good ol' bigguns! No. They were HUGE!
Now. The doves. Fine eats Maynard!!! A thin slice of garlic in one side and a slice of jalapeno in the other side, wrapped in bacon and seasoned with Greek seasoning, smoked to perfection. Oh momma! Gourmet treats!
And a BIG thanks to the Okie and his buds for three days of 1st class dove hunting! And another BIG thanks to the Okette for the hospitality and the good eats she provided.

:sign0092: :wow:

Fatback Joe
09-11-2008, 07:02 AM
Most, most definitely. There were other variables as well, but I can't share the details publicly.

I thought there were no secrets here. :tap:


JK......I know how it goes. When is the next comp for the Jointers?

SmokyOkie
09-11-2008, 09:52 AM
I have to say we (Glued, Okie, myself) agreed the butts were the best we have had. Pork was not mushy soft and pulled just right. Great flavor.
Those chix were also some of the largest I have seen! We're talkin' good ol' bigguns! No. They were HUGE!
Now. The doves. Fine eats Maynard!!! A thin slice of garlic in one side and a slice of jalapeno in the other side, wrapped in bacon and seasoned with Greek seasoning, smoked to perfection. Oh momma! Gourmet treats!
And a BIG thanks to the Okie and his buds for three days of 1st class dove hunting! And another BIG thanks to the Okette for the hospitality and the good eats she provided.

:sign0092: :wow:

Mustn't forget the L&PWS triple reduction that was applied before and during the cook.


I thought there were no secrets here. :tap:


JK......I know how it goes. When is the next comp for the Jointers?

I thought that might get under your skin.:sifone::mouth zipped shut:

Fatback Joe
09-11-2008, 10:19 AM
I thought that might get under your skin.:sifone::mouth zipped shut:

LOL Not really, was more trying to bust your ballz a bit. I firmly believe that you could tell me everything in great step by step detail and I would not get the same results (aka I would fork it up).........but I do get curious. :msn-wink:

Chargrilled
09-11-2008, 10:32 AM
All looks awesome. I have spun a large bone in butt on the CG. We sliced that one and it was really good.

Question, did that rotis come with a counter weight for balancing?

Those baskets look alot easier to deal with than the regular spit and forks!!! ESP for chix.

peculiarmike
09-11-2008, 11:30 AM
No counterweight. We talked about that. Doesn't really need one.
That motor will handle 50 lbs. and is smooooooooth and quieeeeeeet. Excellent gearing.

fredrogers
09-11-2008, 01:03 PM
I wonder if you could use that setup to make gyros?

That would be an added bonus.

-=fred=-

glued2it
09-11-2008, 02:59 PM
I wonder if you could use that setup to make gyros?

That would be an added bonus.

-=fred=-

That's not really a bad idea. That would be the ultimate in even cooking.:thumbs up:

BA_LoKo
09-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Great idea, Greg!

Now about this rotis thing. Where does one go about getting one? Are they entirely custom?

TX Sandman
09-11-2008, 09:20 PM
OK, I'm starting a thread over in the general discussion forum (the name escapes me right now) entitled BA's, GT's and smokyokie's hunting conversation. Bring it on over that way fellas. The powers that be are frowning and we want all to be happy. Cya there, Greg

:mad::tap: Troublemaker, saying I'm frowning when I'm not. :msn-wink:

The hunting posts have been deleted and moved to the following thread. That way the entire conversation is on-topic and in one location.

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1457

Chargrilled
09-12-2008, 08:31 AM
Great idea, Greg!

Now about this rotis thing. Where does one go about getting one? Are they entirely custom?

I believe this is what they are using, I have seen them on ebay also.

http://www.ezqueinc.com/

SmokyOkie
09-12-2008, 10:22 AM
http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1436&highlight=it+came+friday