Rotisserie Grilling Gas and Charcoal

Does rotisserie cooking look intimidating? We’ve taken the mystique out of rotisserie grilling for charcoal and gas enthusiasts alike.

When using a rotisserie always remember these guidelines below:

  1. First and foremost, all Weber rotisseries (gas or charcoal) have a 20 lb. maximum weight limit
  2. Almost any recipe that calls for indirect heat for a large piece of protein works well on the rotisserie
  3. When doing rotisserie cooking, using a drip pan filled with veggies and broth or water can help to impart a great flavor to your food, while also catching the dripping to be used later as gravy. 
  4. Always refer to your instruction sheet or manual for proper safety and lighting instructions before turning on the rotisserie
  5. The cooking time and temperature will be the same as with other methods
  6. Be sure to always use two grill mitts for safety
  7. When using the Infrared burner in the back of the Summit® S-670™ gas grill, turn it off after 20 minutes of grilling, and finish the food over indirect heat.
 
 

What are your thoughts? (19)

06.06.16

Mark O

Is there a grilling basket that you recommend that attaches to the spit rod?

06.05.16

Kevin Kolman

Mark,
At this time we do not offer a basket attachment for the rotisserie. Will pass the info on and always Happy Grilling!!

04.27.16

Paula B

If I want to cook a chuck roast on my Summit 670 using the Rotisserie can I also use the smoker box? And if so, do I leave the smoker box burner on as well as the 2 outside burners, and using the IR burner only for the first 20 minutes? We have only had our Weber for a year and have not tried the smoker box yet. I really want to utilize it more this grilling season!

04.27.16

Kevin Kolman

Yes, you can definitely use the smoker box and the IR burner! Leave the two outside burners on at the same time as the smoker box burner and turn the IR burner on for about 20 minutes. Good luck!

03.22.16

Pamela D

I have a 2015 weber spirit 310. I went to purchase a rotisary for this because I want to cook a 14lb turkey. On looking at these and the barbeque in question I fail to see enough room between the drip pan which sits on top.of the burners and the turkey to rotate on. Please advise before I purchase.one.

03.22.16

Kevin Kolman

If you take the grates out of the grill and put a large Weber drip pan on the Flavorizer bars you should have more than enough room for the turkey to rotate on the rotisserie. Also, trussing your turkey will help it rotate evenly on the spit. Hope this info helps and if you have any other questions you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman's backyard and always Happy Grilling.

11.25.15

Rich L

Good evening. I would like to rotisserie a 14 lb bird on a Genesis 330 and am concerned about the space between the bird and a drip pan as well as how close the ends of the bird will be to the two outside burners. Is it practical to do a bird this size, or should I just grill it? Any practical recommendations?

10.25.15

Stuart H

Hi. Can I cook a turkey on the rotisserie for this Christmas? I have a 2 burner spirit 210. Could you let me know how to set up the grill please

10.25.15

Kevin Kolman

Stuart,
Yes you can use the rotisserie and the results will be legendary!! I would keep the two burners on low and place a drip pan directly under the turkey. The turkey should be directly in the middle of the grill. This set up will give you one amazing turkey and I look forward to hearing about the results. Here is a blog post for more inspiration: http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/simple-thanksgiving-rotisserie-turkey-tips-with-a-basic-dry-brine. Keep me posted here or on Kevin Kolman’s Backyard on Facebook or Twitter and always Happy Grilling!! #BestTurkeyEver

10.05.15

MaryAnn M

I'm totally confused. You told Dabwolos to be sure and use indirect heat on his spirit 210 when using the rotisserie. I just purchased a Spirit S210 NG and also purchased the rotisserie for it. This barbecue only has two burners so how do I adapt for say, a rotisserie chicken? Certainly can't leave one burner off. I'd end up with one side cooked and the other side uncooked! Can't find any instructions for the S210 when using the rotisserie. Obviously both burners need to be left on. Please explain. I understand that if I'm doing food on the grill I can turn off one side and put the food on that side- but I'm stumped when it comes to the rotisserie. Thanks for any help.

10.05.15

Kevin Kolman

MaryAnn,
When using a Spirit 210 you can leave both burners on low and place the food directly in the middle of the grill. I would line up the chicken on the rotisserie spit and place it on the grill to ensure it is directly in the middle of the grate. Then, preheat the grill and turn it down to low. Put the chicken on the grill you and should be good. Let me know if you need anything else and if you need any last minute grilling advice you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

09.18.15

Frank D

how do I make a double loop to start the knot?

09.18.15

Heather Herriges

Hi Frank! Check out our tips here: http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/how-to-truss-and-spit-a-roast-for-the-rotisserie. Thanks!

08.24.15

David O

Regarding the infrared burner, you say to just use it during the first 20 minutes of cooking. Do you use it alone during this time, or together with the regular burners?

08.23.15

Kevin Kolman

David,
I would recommend keeping the outside burners on medium to low and the middle burners off. The infrared burner should be on at this time too. Once you hit that 10-15 minute mark check the roast. If you have the beautiful color you are looking for then turn the IR burner off and finish roasting until done. If you have any other questions let us know here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

01.03.15

Karen V

I have a 7.5kg turkey (approx 16.5 lbs) and would like to cook on the rotisserie on my E470. Will I leave the infrared burner on for the whole cooking process or follow your instruction above for the S-670?
Anyone who has done this before - cooking times and temperatures?
Cheers
Karen

01.02.15

Kevin Kolman

Karen,
I would stay away from keeping the rotisserie burner on the whole entire cook. I have done this and it will destroy the outside of your turkey. The burner is only supposed to be left on for the first 15-20 minutes of the cook. I follow the 11-13 minutes per pound when grilling a turkey. A tip I will give it to make sure you truss the turkey so it rotates evenly in the spit. Hope this helps, keep us posted and if you need any other tips you can find me here or on Facebook at Twitter at Kevin’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

12.24.14

Tank T

Have been using a Weber for 25 years for Christmas Turkey. Now use my Weber Silver rotisserie and drip tray for all my large meat joints including the Turkey. Fantastic. Meat is well coloured, beautifully moist and flavourful and it gets me away from the Kitchen

12.24.14

Kevin Kolman

Tank, sounds like you are a highly skilled Weber Grill Master!!! It sounds like you enjoyed the holiday season with your family and I look forward to more of your BBQ stories in 2015. Merry Christmas and always Happy Grilling!

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