Re: Install rotisserie/rib-o-lator on a UDS..??
Home Depot sells the whole kit. I am drilling a 1/2 in hole in each side of the drum about 8 in from the rim. The adjacent hole will need to be a bit higher since the motor holds the rod higher than where the rod will rest on the other end. You can go higher with your holes since you are not using a flat stock drum lid. Mount the motor bracket with bolts and wing nuts so you can take the bracket off if you like. Use the wingnuts and bolts to plug those holes. I'm using 1/2 in metal plugs like the ones for the intake to plug the spit holes when not in use. The only bad thing is, you have to put your meat on the rod as it comes thought the hole into your drum, since you won't be able set it in slots. My buddy was joking that Iím going to drop a chicken into the burning charcoal basket! I might just use my bottom rack to prevent this. I also saw a Utube vid where a guy used Weber charcoal baskets on the sides of the bottom rack and a drip pan in the middle. Same set up as a kettle rotisserie.