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Thread: The Rib Cage

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    Default The Rib Cage

    Someone recently sent me an email link to some cooking site where a guy made a contraption for rotissin' ribs. He called it the rib cage. It was made of fencing material rolled into a cylinder shape an wired to a spit rod. The ribs were then tied onto the outside of the cage. Seemed like a pretty cool way to cook ribs. But I had concerns about the fencing wire being galvanized and didn't want to take any chances.

    Besides, it gave me a better idea. How 'bout some expanded metal rolled into a similar tube? How 'bout some eye bolts on the inside for the spit forks to hold on to? How 'bout some bolts strategically placed with the heads protruding from the outside to attach string or wire to hold the ribs on?

    Here's what I did:



    This is two sheets of 12" X 24" expando cut to 20 " rolled and bolted.





    Makes it about 8" in diameter.



    See the eye bolts into which the forks fit.









    Here it is just for fit check.





    Ready for a trial run.

    I'll keep y'all posted.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Pretty ingenious, Tom! With my limited abilities, I'd have to pony up the $75.00 for this thing.


    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Pretty ingenious, Tom! With my limited abilities, I'd have to pony up the $75.00 for this thing.


    Limited abilities? Anyone could build one of these in an hour or so at a cost of $25 or so. But I may yet acquire a Rib-O-Lator. I've been admiring it for a while now.

    It will hold at least four slabs of Babies. And each slab will baste the next with drippings.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    OK, here we go with the rest of the story.

    The babies were rubbed with JB's Fat Boy Cowgirl Ride 'Em Rub and tied to the Rib Cage. Spit rod inserted and placed into the rotiss ring on the Topper. According to the side thermo, I was cookin' at 325-350. That translates to 40-50 deg. higher in the center of the top grate. But the rotisserie rides a good 11-12 in. above that, so who knows? It was certainly higher than my usual cookin' temp for BB's. Got done in 3 hrs or so. Hickory chunks made magic TBS.







    The results? Fan-forkin'-tastic! Absolutely Maaahhvelous!

    Last edited by tomshoots; 04-18-2010 at 09:07 PM.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Looks great from here. Great add ons for the idea. Thanks for sharing what you did.

    I think either unit would be kewl. Some time when I get unplanned time I want to get the rotiss added to a drum.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    Kewl set-up you built. Them bones look delicious.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    Looks great from here. Great add ons for the idea. Thanks for sharing what you did.

    I think either unit would be kewl. Some time when I get unplanned time I want to get the rotiss added to a drum.
    You will not regret it!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    It will most likely be a dedicated dizzy drum. Just think of all the chicken I could spin ... but won't
    Plank Owner ..................
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    It will most likely be a dedicated dizzy drum. Just think of all the chicken I could spin ... but won't
    Yeah, you'd be so sorry you had to have chicken!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    I really, really like it.

    Have you given any thought to an easy way of cleaning it?

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