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    I wanna learn how to spit roast. I've made a fire tub out of an old laundry tub and I have bolted on the spit roast turnstile so ready to go. What I'd like to know is what is the best charcoal to use, most economical place to buy it. Also tips and tricks of a good spit roast. What is the best cut of meat to spit roast etc. Do you need a cover? Don't think I'm ready for a full pig or lamb but where to start?

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    Off topic ....damn my soiled mind lol ...do a mini spit, boned leg of lamb/pork for starters. any hardwood burnt down is usually alright mate
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    Mate there are heaps of groups on Facebook. I am no expert but slow and loow is good from what I know. What I mean from that cook your meat longer over a lower heat. Good luck. Paot some pics of the set up. I am interested in all things like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Mate there are heaps of groups on Facebook. I am no expert but slow and loow is good from what I know. What I mean from that cook your meat longer over a lower heat. Good luck. Paot some pics of the set up. I am interested in all things like this.
    not on face chook mate. This is it bluey. pot belly.jpg The base is another tub that I cut up.

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    What time will it be done? I can be there in around 15mins

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    Just Google 'Spit Roast', there are some great examples out there. (make sure you have your filter working)

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    Low and slow as bluey said,

    Try to get the temp around the 100-120deg and cook for about 4-5+hrs depending on the size and cut. I usually do a 2-2.5kg leg of lamb for about 6-8hrs at 120 on the BBQ spit. with a tray of water underneath it. Also have the flame away from the meat not directly below.

    You can also buy some Hickory Smoke in a bottle from some IGA's which you can pour over the coals for a nicer flavour meat

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Gardens View Post
    What time will it be done? I can be there in around 15mins
    No worries mate. I'll just pop it in the microwave. seriously though if I ever work it out your more than welcome.

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    Ive been using Mangrove charcoal lately. Ive tried a few different types and feel its the best Ive used so far. Ive also heard good things about the reconstituted Redheads charcoal as well.
    Just stay away from the cheap heatbeads.

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    [QUOTE=djkgrounds;142601]Low and slow as bluey said,

    The best spit roast come just to cook it on hardwood burnt and you will need for pig of 20kg around 5-6 hour to cook it . On one place you make fire and you
    drop under ... have look
    This way is Croatian way

    https://youtu.be/BPF-Ls_YuOI

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    That looks great. I'm getting hungry. Where is the rakia? I bought a bag of charcoal from the local hardware shop today. 4kg for $12!!!!!. That aint economical. And that is Indonesian charcoal. Tried doing some some pork spare ribs. Not too bad, they retained the moisture.

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    I like where this is going. Might make one myself to compliment the UDS.
    Can't ever have enough meat cooking devices at your disposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo1 View Post
    I like where this is going. Might make one myself to compliment the UDS.
    Can't ever have enough meat cooking devices at your disposal.
    Truer words were never spoken
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    Dinners looking good! IMAG0539.jpg

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    on my way..................




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