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Offline Gafala

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« on: June 07, 2019, 04:49:01 PM »
Just a thought has any one mounted a rotisserie in a Bradley, I don't see way it couldn’t be done.
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Offline Orion

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Re: rotisserie
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 06:38:45 PM »
I’ve never seen or heard of it being done but what a great idea.  Everything could be external except for the skewer passing through the side walls. A small flanged bearing on the outside of each side wall through which the rod passes. A small metal disc on the inside which rotates on a sheet metal screw to rotate over the small hole when not in use.

Just have to find a low rpm 120v motor and step it down to about 10-15 rpm. I’m going to see what I can muster up for your idea.
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: rotisserie
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 04:13:31 AM »
Sounds like a good idea. I use a rotisserie on my Weber gas grill. I know how difficult it will be to use this type of a rotisserie; in which the skewer would slide through the side of the Bradley, especially if it was preheated. To load it you would have to partially insert the shaft into the cabinet, then attach one of the forks and not tighten the bolt, then the meat (sliding the shaft in further as you skewer the meat), then if there is room - you would need to attach the second fork and insert that into the meat; not tightening the bolt. Continue feeding the shaft through the exit hole on the other side of the Bradley. Finally, adjust your meat so that it is centered, and tighten the bolts on the forks.

A better type of rotisserie would be the type that the Ronco or George Forman rotisseries use; in which you insert a preloaded skewer inside the cabinet. There are also vertical style rotisseries, such as the Nutrichef rotisserie uses. With the vertical type, it may be possible to have the motor house laying on top of the Bradley, with an adapter fitting through the vent. The adapter would be the part you attach the preloaded skewer to. Then you can use one of the Bradley racks to support the loaded skewer.