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SirPorkaLot
03-07-2018, 07:16 PM
So last week, while I was couch bound a local grilling buddy stopped by with a get well gift.

The Trompo King!

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I’ve been wanting one of these since they were introduced not all that long ago.

Today was the first day I was able to get a little cooking in, so I loaded it up with marinated Lamb and Beef that I had sliced.

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Cooked on the Weber with charcoal and a split of cherry.

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Time for a shave

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Time for another shave

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My wife had it over a Greek salad with feta.

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It was tremendous.

LloydQ
03-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Wow!

bbqwilly
03-07-2018, 07:29 PM
Dayum

Blythewood BBQ'er
03-07-2018, 07:29 PM
Killer man! Looks like I'll need a new toy soon! Love me some gyros! What did you marinade it with?

SirPorkaLot
03-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Killer man! Looks like I'll need a new toy soon! Love me some gyros! What did you marinade it with?



Beef broth
Tamari
Fish sauce
Lemon juice
Garlic
Oregano
Q-Salt
Balsamic

Not traditional, but tasty

gengle
03-07-2018, 07:41 PM
Axios! Fark yeah!

SirPorkaLot
03-07-2018, 07:44 PM
Round 2

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Clay-b-que
03-07-2018, 07:48 PM
That looks awesome John! Glad you are feeling better

jermoQ
03-07-2018, 07:51 PM
Whaaaaa. :clap::cheer2: aaaaat! That looks great!

KevinJ
03-07-2018, 07:55 PM
There is a lot of awesomeness in this thread, well done. :thumb:

gengle
03-07-2018, 07:58 PM
Lord have mercy! You gotta stop! I know it's a sin but, I'd give that a wrap in some foil for a few minutes to steam the pita a little and then find something to hide behind, look this way and that (make sure no ones seen me), unwrap it, and crush on that thing, wipe my hands on the grass and come back for another! :-D

Titch
03-07-2018, 08:08 PM
That looks very tasty, nice one

HogGrog
03-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Outstanding!!! And glad you’re feeling mo betta

Bob in St. Louis
03-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Neat!
I've seen the concept from the Cubans for years, but just recently heard of the Trompo units.
Do you think if would be better on the smoker instead of the grill to avoid the burnt mess in the bottom? Or at least more indirect? Or does that not matter?

jsperk
03-07-2018, 08:22 PM
Awesome cook.

SirPorkaLot
03-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Neat!
I've seen the concept from the Cubans for years, but just recently heard of the Trompo units.
Do you think if would be better on the smoker instead of the grill to avoid the burnt mess in the bottom? Or at least more indirect? Or does that not matter?



You could smoke it for sure!
I wanted the crispy edges the hot and fast provided.
It’s all stainless.
Overnight soak with a fabric softener and it will be back to new

Big George's BBQ
03-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Very nice I really like your new toy

tom b
03-07-2018, 09:50 PM
:clap2::clap2::clap2:

gohogsgo
03-07-2018, 10:08 PM
More details about the marinade please. Love gyros. Looks good!

R2Egg2Q
03-07-2018, 10:23 PM
Looks good! Glad to see you cooking John. :thumb:

zmhill
03-08-2018, 08:28 AM
Oh. My. God. Wow.

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LordRiffenstein
03-08-2018, 08:33 AM
Dang!!

robert-r
03-08-2018, 10:19 AM
Oh.... that looks so good! Super cook.

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
03-08-2018, 10:58 AM
Outstanding :clap2:

BillATL
03-08-2018, 11:10 AM
I keep looking for someone who makes gyros like this rather than the meatloaf on a stick that's all I ever see. Interested in opening a restaurant near my office? I promise to eat lunch there multiple times a week...

MossyMO
03-08-2018, 11:13 AM
Nicely done, looks delicious!

gtr
03-08-2018, 11:31 AM
The food and the gear look fantastic!

Now I'm off to find me one of those things...

Bob in St. Louis
03-08-2018, 11:46 AM
The food and the gear look fantastic!

Now I'm off to find me one of those things...

They're $80.
I'm thinking about a 9"x9" cake pan and welding a spike in the middle of it.
Gotta be creative when you're poor. :wink:

Demosthenes
03-08-2018, 11:57 AM
Nice! I see a possible new gadget to add to my arsenal. :-D How often does it need to be rotated?

aks801
03-08-2018, 01:08 PM
That just looks fantastic!

SirPorkaLot
03-08-2018, 01:12 PM
Nice! I see a possible new gadget to add to my arsenal. :-D How often does it need to be rotated?



I rotated it about every 1/2 hour

gtsum
03-08-2018, 03:29 PM
Wow...outstanding!


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cullenbranson
03-08-2018, 03:40 PM
Outstanding! Man I love a good gyro

aks801
03-08-2018, 04:03 PM
What sort of base did you have it sitting on the grill?

SirPorkaLot
03-08-2018, 04:04 PM
What sort of base did you have it sitting on the grill?



Upside down vortex

Smoking Piney
03-08-2018, 07:49 PM
Out of the park, SirPorkaLot! :rockon:

Great execution, and killer plate.

Side note: How tough was the clean up?

SirPorkaLot
03-08-2018, 08:11 PM
Out of the park, SirPorkaLot! :rockon:

Great execution, and killer plate.

Side note: How tough was the clean up?



Easy, tossed a fabric softener in hot water and soaked overnight.
Rinsed our clean the next morning

Smoking Piney
03-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Easy, tossed a fabric softener in hot water and soaked overnight.
Rinsed our clean the next morning

Going to remember that! :thumb:

bryonlr
03-08-2018, 08:30 PM
I could eat that everyday. Glad to see you out and about sir.

Bob in St. Louis
03-08-2018, 08:31 PM
So... you mean like a "dryer sheet" kinda fabric softener?

electron_si
03-08-2018, 08:34 PM
That is killer

SirPorkaLot
03-08-2018, 08:43 PM
So... you mean like a "dryer sheet" kinda fabric softener?



Yea. Like bounce

Huskres
03-08-2018, 08:50 PM
That looks amazing but 80 bucks is pretty damn steep. Anyone make one cheaper?

Bob in St. Louis
03-08-2018, 08:56 PM
That looks amazing but 80 bucks is pretty damn steep. Anyone make one cheaper?

Like I mentioned earlier, a 9"x9" cake pan with a rod welded to it would suffice.
I'm thinking less than $10? Maybe less than $5, if you get one from Goodwill.

THoey1963
03-09-2018, 11:57 AM
I saw those on FB and followed their page. The only reasons I didn't go in on it:

1. Price
2. You have to manually rotate it.
3. For it to work like a true Shawarma type cook, you pile a lot of meat on, and trim from the outside as it cooks. Well, the wife and I wouldn't be able to eat all that in a couple sittings, so, while great for a bigger family, not really something I would use often.

Seeing your pics makes me want to rethink it a bit, but I still think it would be something I would use maybe once a year, and if so, not worth the price to me.

SirPorkaLot
03-09-2018, 07:07 PM
I saw those on FB and followed their page. The only reasons I didn't go in on it:

1. Price
2. You have to manually rotate it.
3. For it to work like a true Shawarma type cook, you pile a lot of meat on, and trim from the outside as it cooks. Well, the wife and I wouldn't be able to eat all that in a couple sittings, so, while great for a bigger family, not really something I would use often.

Seeing your pics makes me want to rethink it a bit, but I still think it would be something I would use maybe once a year, and if so, not worth the price to me.



Yea, I actually won it in a raffle, and my friend dropped it off. The price had kept me from buying it.
The rotating thing was less of an issue than I imagined.
I put the briquettes in a circle in the bottom of the Weber and it roasted pretty evenly.
I did have a cherry split on one side, so I manually rotated 3-4 times, but that was over a couple of hours.
I used a total of 6 lbs of meat on the short skewker (7”).
A 12” skewer also comes with it.
That 6 lbs fed 3 of us 2-3 meals.

The 12” skewer would work great for parties on a 26” Weber I bet.

Hey!

There’s my excuse to get the 26!

Bob in St. Louis
03-09-2018, 07:21 PM
The mechanical nerd in me, is thinking about making my own, but welding a gear on the bottom of the unit. Then, buy a cheap rotisserie motor to spin the entire hunk-o-food via a chain to the gear.

SirPorkaLot
03-09-2018, 07:27 PM
The mechanical nerd in me, is thinking about making my own, but welding a gear on the bottom of the unit. Then, buy a cheap rotisserie motor to spin the entire hunk-o-food via a chain to the gear.



I’ve already figured out how to modify my Blackstone Patio Oven to spin and roast it vertically, but wanted to go wood fired route first.

Bob in St. Louis
03-09-2018, 07:35 PM
Now yer talkin' !!!! :-D

Huskres
03-09-2018, 09:41 PM
I went to buy stainless all thread at lowes and 6" is the longest I could find. I'm going to make my own.

martyleach
03-09-2018, 10:31 PM
That looks awesome John! I've been looking for an inexpensive way to do a vertical rotisserie for Al Pastor tacos and I think you have found it. Very nice.

Bob in St. Louis
03-09-2018, 10:44 PM
I went to buy stainless all thread at lowes and 6" is the longest I could find. I'm going to make my own.

Here's three feet, for $5.
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