Shortly after I posted an interview with Chris from Cajun Bandit about his rotisserie ring for the Weber 26.75 kettle I was contacted by my buddy Omar. Omar was gracious enough to share some pictures of the Weber 26.75 rotisserie in action.
Omar took advantage of all of that glorious space and spun a chicken and a slab of beef ribs at the same time. Awesome! I’ll shut up now and let you see what Omar was doing
David: Could you give some details on the cook? It looks like you had charcoal banked on two sides of the kettle. Did I see that right? How hot was the kettle running and how long did it take?
Omar: Yes charcoal was banked on both sides, about 20 briquettes on each side. I believe it was 350 for two hours.The chicken was just right but the ribs could have gone much longer at a lower temp to get the tenderness everyone loves in beef short ribs. I was going for the churrasco style that fogo de chao and those type of place have made famous. Super tasty but not as tender as I would have liked.
David: That rig looks beautiful sitting on that 26.75. What are your overall impressions of the rotisserie? Anything surprise you during the cook?
Omar: I agree that it looks very impressive when fully assembled. Almost a bit overwhelming at first, but its exactly the same functionality. It is very impressive to look at and also have the option to do many different cuts at the same time.. I already have a Rib-O-Lator and am anxious to use it but have been busy.
David: What’s next for that rotisserie; a couple of turkeys, a few pork butts?
Omar: Right now I am in the process of building a cart to house all of this in. The legs on the 26.75 can only handle so much..Stay tuned for pics of that…. After that I would like to try pork tacos “al pastor” style on the rotisserie.
David: Is there anything else we ought to know about this great new rotisserie?
Omar: The motor is a bit louder and whines much more than the 22 weber version, but not a deal breaker. I did purchase a power supply to use at home. Even with that I am very happy with my purchase and plan to put it to very good use.
Here is a little video that lets you see the guy spinning and hear the motor.
I want to give a big “Thank You!” to Omar for sharing his pictures and experience with the Weber 26.75 rotisserie!