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Unread 10-29-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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I take it you are using the heat from the charcoal to generate the steam?
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Unread 10-31-2013, 12:42 AM   #17
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Thanks for the comments and welcoming messages!

Yes the basic principle is to use the heat from the coals to generate the steam and to cook the meat. Very important is to have a safety valve otherwise your whole pressure vessel can go boom! Hehehe, I will post Pics as soon as I get some time.

I will try to get the video on youtube as well. And will see what i can do in the way of posting the blueprints for this. One of the issues in South-Africa is that our power supplier is very iffy, thus the getting a power failure mid Braai can be catastrofic, and starting the generator just for a rotisserie seems wastefull (since fuel is also very expensive), hence the steam-spit was born.

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Ok here is the YouTube link to the video of the rotisserie in action, http://youtu.be/RseFNnyUFHE
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Inventive. I love that laugh.
That was my wife enjoying the Braai!
It was an especially beatifull sunset that day over Potchefstroom, nothing better than sitting with friends enjoying the beauty of nature, having a few beers and talking about life...
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link us up to a youtube video
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Can't see it, but it sure sounds interesting, especially for camping trips.
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I can't see the video but it sounds like a great idea. Welcome to the forum!
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Great idea! Iwish I could veiw it as well.
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Awesome
I take it you are using the heat from the charcoal to generate the steam?
Yep you would be able to use any fuel available be it wood, charcoal or briquettes.
All you need is water, and it does not have to be clean water since there is no contact between the exhaust steam and the meat. The pressure vessel holds about 2 liters of water that lasts about 3 hours, but if you need to keep the rotisserie going for longer than 3 hours you simply release the pressure by means of a valve open the pressure vessel up and fill it up again.
Some of the plans for the second generation is a much larger water tank, a larger steam engine and an adjustable heat shield to control the temperature that the meat sees, while still keeping the steam pipes nice and hot.
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Welcome to the forum! That thing is really cool! I had no idea BBQ was so big in S. Africa. We should begin lobbying immediately for a BBQ Holdiay in the US!
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Welcome to the forum! That thing is really cool! I had no idea BBQ was so big in S. Africa. We should begin lobbying immediately for a BBQ Holdiay in the US!
Here is the emblem of the national braai-day:


Next year January I will have my second trip to the US-of-A during my first trip there was unfortunately no time for a proper BBQ, this time I am staying for two weeks in Traverse City, Michigan but I believe the whether will derail any BBQ plans during this visit as well... . Will be there in May as well maybe I'll have better luck then. Hehehe
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Here is the emblem of the national braai-day:


Next year January I will have my second trip to the US-of-A during my first trip there was unfortunately no time for a proper BBQ, this time I am staying for two weeks in Traverse City, Michigan but I believe the whether will derail any BBQ plans during this visit as well... . Will be there in May as well maybe I'll have better luck then. Hehehe
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Thanks for the youtube, was able to see it - that is very cool! Welcome to the forum from north Florida.
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Next year January I will have my second trip to the US-of-A during my first trip there was unfortunately no time for a proper BBQ, this time I am staying for two weeks in Traverse City, Michigan but I believe the whether will derail any BBQ plans during this visit as well... . Will be there in May as well maybe I'll have better luck then. Hehehe
what? Traverse City?? I have a cabin just south of there.

What brings you to Traverse City? Actually there is a real BBQ place there. Its called Ham Bonz, he has a big Lang parked out back...
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what? Traverse City?? I have a cabin just south of there.

What brings you to Traverse City? Actually there is a real BBQ place there. Its called Ham Bonz, he has a big Lang parked out back...
I'm going to visit a friend of mine who has just recently moved there from SA, working at Century extrusion. Looking forward to the visit, would you believe that I have never seen snow in my life!
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I'm going to visit a friend of mine who has just recently moved there from SA, working at Century extrusion. Looking forward to the visit, would you believe that I have never seen snow in my life!
oh you will see it!!

I have 3 snowmobiles and use them a lot there!!!
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That was my wife enjoying the Braai!
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Jan82, get an Auspit (google) and you are battery operated. I have adapted to several venues:














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