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Old 10-29-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Join Date: 10-27-13
Location: Potchefstroom, NW, South Africa
Default Steam Powered Rotisseri

Ok folks I'm new to the forum. A bit more information about myself - I'm a South African where we call a BBQ a Braai and we take it seriously in fact we have a national holiday called Braai-day! I work as a lecturer in mechanical design and thought some of you might enjoy one of my designs...

I have built a small scale steampowered rotisirie BBQ and thought that some of you might enjoy to see a video of it in action? A short video (13 seconds) of it in action is attached to this post.

Some more details on the system - it uses a very small reciprocating double action steam engine that rotates at a speed of about 1000 RPM that speed is reduced by means of a set of gears to a speed of about 3 RPM.

This proof of concept grill can only cook 2 chickens at a time as in the video. But the idea is to design the next generation of this grill to be able to grill a pig or a sheep (Sheep rotisserie braai(BBQ) is very popular is South Africa) and is usually refferred to as a sheep-spit-braai or Pig-spit-braai.

Anyhow thankyou for taking the time to read my very first post and I hope to be able to add to the body of knowledge availible on this awesome site!
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