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Old 03-05-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

I got the first new Kettle sized Rib-O-Lator from BOB and mounted a rotisserie motor bracket on the center section of my 22" WSM. This thing is awesome!















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Old 03-05-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

Looks like it works well. I assume you had to cut the center section to allow the rod to pass through? Does it create much leakage?
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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

Very Nice setup swamprb!

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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

Serious looking set up! How much of a difference does the Rib-O-Lator make in cooing your ribs compared to putting them on the rack and flipping them half way through? I assume this is to get a more even distribution of heat. The photos of your finished ribs look great - no excess bone protruding or burt ends. Buzz also asks a good question about air leakage and affect on temp inside the WSM.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

Have you guys seen this video, my friend Michael produced it of one of my cooks on the Weber/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator setup using a set of trays that have been cut down to fit the kettles.



You can get an idea of how much smoke comes out of the spit rod cutouts, it may look like alot, but the WSM, Cajun Bandit, Performer and my Drum Smokers just cruise at any temp I set them at with the rotis ring. The WSM settles in at 250* no problem, and the last half hour I kicked the temps up to 300*.
I probably cook more chicken than ribs on the ROL, and prefer direct heat for those.
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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

When I cook chicken legs and wings on the Rib-O-Lator, I do like to flip them, they get these cute little Zebra stripe grill marks!



Not sure I want those on ribs, I plan to use it comp cooking.
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Re: Rib-O-Lator on a 22" WSM

Thanks for the video reference pretty cool. First thing for me will be a 22.5 WSM, then I'll think about the ROL. That is some wild looking Smoked Zebra too, never seen that before The chicken looks very good.
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