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FAQ Subject: Home made rotisserie
I'm wanting to roast a whole hog. I would like to know how to built a homemade hand-cranked rotisserie. If possible would like directions in doing so or to see a picture of one.
If you had ever seen one in use, you wouldn't want to build or use one. You start with a 6' length of 1" iron rod. Make two 90° bends on one end to form a crank. Sharpen the other end.
To keep the spit from spinning loosely in the hog, you must build 2 gadgets which are clamped to the spit and have two sharp arms to stick into the hog.
Make two support posts by welding a "V" on one end of a 2" iron pipe, 5" long. Drive the pipes into the ground 2' so that 3' is left above ground.
Actually, hogs cook just as well laying still and quiet.