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SmokeWatcher
09-13-2009, 08:30 PM
I'm thinking of acquiring a rotisserie ring for my 22.5" Weber Platinum grill. Besides the obvious uses of the rotating spit, using the ring without the spit will also allow more head-room for those large turkeys the wife is fond of....and it should fit my UDS too! :biggrin:

What do you guys think about the EZ-Que ring with its cradle...or the Weber ring with its one-piece spit? Both seem to have their good and bad qualities.

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-2290-2-Inch-Charcoal-Rotisserie/dp/B00004VWM1

http://www.ezqueinc.com/kettlering.htm

Alexa RnQ
09-13-2009, 10:18 PM
We love our Weber rotisserie ring.

Here it is in action with a turkey: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52748

Rookie'48
09-13-2009, 10:36 PM
I've got the EZ Que and it works pretty good. I bought it for my UDS but now I can use it on my Platinum, too.

Psyco Realm
09-13-2009, 10:44 PM
after you get it smoke a leg of lamb with hickory wood. its awesome

toys4dlr
09-14-2009, 12:24 AM
I got the EZ que and I got the battery powered rotis. That is cool when you don't have a power cord available.

PIT BOSS
09-14-2009, 03:08 AM
I bought the Weber originally and then bought the EZ Que basket.
I don't think I've used the Weber spit since I got the EZ Que
How long will the battery powered motor run??

SmokeWatcher
09-14-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks y'all for the feedback so far....looks like a even split between the two.

How long will the battery powered motor run??
24 hours using two D batteries according to their website.

Skidder
09-14-2009, 08:08 AM
I have the Weber rotisserie and use it once or twice a week your gonna love what you can make on it. Rotisseries are made for lamb, chix, or roast beast. Good luck.

NeoTrout
09-14-2009, 08:45 AM
I've had the Weber rotisserie for years. Works great. :icon_cool

Paul B
09-14-2009, 06:33 PM
I'm in the process of putting together an all SS UDS and that would just add to the coolness.

Anybody want to donate one to the cause??? LOL:biggrin:

Paul B

swamprb
09-14-2009, 06:59 PM
I have both the Weber rotis ring/motor and the EZ-Que ring, motor and 8" cradle.

Unless you see the 8" cradle on flea-bay I don't think they are in stock-read the fine print on the EZ-Que links.

I also have a couple of the Weber #9891 Rotisserie cradles for the Genesis gas grills which I'll never use. They are the same as these:http://www.ezqueinc.com/weberegenesis.htm

I've been tempted to cut them down to size to fit the 22" kettle, or find a 26" Weber kettle and hold out for a Cajun Bandit 26" conversion.

My personal opinion is to hold out for the 8" cradle for the kettle, I'd contact EZ-Que to see how long or if they will ever be in stock.(It has been a long time gone!) The 8" cradle can hold a 12-15# turkey, a large Rib Roast or a couple 5# chickens, but if you don't need that kind of cooking space the 6" will be sufficient for smaller cuts.

sampson
09-14-2009, 09:22 PM
So what are everyone's thoughts on using the weber unit on the new 22.5 WSM?

swamprb
09-14-2009, 09:52 PM
So what are everyone's thoughts on using the weber unit on the new 22.5 WSM?

Have you tried it? The WSM lid won't fit it. There is at least 1/4" gap around the cylinder with the rotis ring on. It is doable with a kettle lid.

Check out any of my Cajun Bandit threads or UDS Rotisserie threads, or better yet-after next weeks comp I just may throw mine on the 22" WSM and use the kettle lid just for the hell of it!

Unless of course you want to mod a center section of a WSM like this:
http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8680069052/m/724101491

Alexa RnQ
09-14-2009, 10:51 PM
So what are everyone's thoughts on using the weber unit on the new 22.5 WSM?

sampson, are you really suggesting I should get into that kind of trouble? http://www.divaherself.com/funny/shiner.gif

mbshop
09-14-2009, 11:08 PM
i have the weber unit for my kettle. works just fine. i have both the 6" and 8" ezque's but they are the 21" ones so don't fit in the kettle. i got both of them very very cheaply on ebay when it was still the good ebay. i use them in my char griller . basically i've turned the char griller into my main rotis unit though i do still use the kettle unit also. if i had to have only one unit i would stay with the weber kettle unit.

SmokeWatcher
09-15-2009, 04:34 PM
Thanks for all the info!

C-Town Smoker
09-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Has anyone used the Rib-O-Lator?