Plans for Rotisserie and Accessories
By purchasing the plans you will receive two sets of plans. One set will show you how to make a simple, inexpensive rotisserie large enough for a rack of meat, like a horizontal yiros or gyros, two to three chickens or a turkey. The second set includes plans for a full suite of accessories to make the most out of the basic version.
The rotisserie plans contains seventeen pages in Acrobat pdf format of colour photos, detailed parts list and instructions on how to put the rotisserie together, tips on how to make the rotisserie without a welder , a guide on how to prepare your meat and how to use your rotisserie and information on how to care for your rotisserie.
The accessories plans contain sixteeen pages also in Acrobat pdf format of colour photos, detailed parts list and instructions on how to put the accessories together and connect them to the basic rotisserie.
The accessories package includes full plans for:
• Fire grate
• Triple or double adjustable motor bracket
• Grill and grill supports
• Enclosed lid with handle and lock which also can double up as another rotisserie
• Skewer holders and skewers
• Wooden side tray
Why should I make one?
I originally made the rotisserie for myself and have since made similar ones for friends and family. Actually, the impetus for the plans was after these requests became too frequent and numerous. As the rotisserie is so simple to make once you know how, I decided to prepare these plans so they could make one for themselves.
Now you too can take advantage of them and make one for yourself as well.
The length of the basic rotisserie if you follow the plans is 700mm 28". This will be large enough for around 8kg 18lbs of meat, a large turkey, or two to three chickens. However, you can make it larger to suit your requirements and is only limited by the materials and equipment you have at hand. The rotisserie has a height adjustment which you can change while it's cooking to alter the speed at which the meat is cooking.
With the accessories plans, you will be able to triple the capacity of the spit by using three spits at the same time or even six spits if you decide to build the lid. You will also be able to use the spit for individual kebabs, a grill barbecue with optional hood and a whole lot more.
The main reasons for me building the rotisserie was to save money, to see if I could, because I couldn't purchase the size that I wanted, for the sheer joy of it and finally for the accolades from friends and family.
And if you needed one more reason, once you're friends see your rotisserie in action they might ask you to make one for them as well. You never know, you might even be a able to make a little money on the side.
What equipment will I need?
The rotisserie and accessories are very simple to make and need the minimum of equipment. The main peices of equipment you will need are:
• Electric drill
• Angle grinder or hacksaw
• Welder Optional for basic spit, but essential for most of the accessories
• Tin snips
• And other minor tools and equipment