12LB Grill Requirements

Grill Selection – 12LB12LB Drum Requirements:REQUIREMENT NOTESBTU Range 48000(Min) -70000 Please reference Main Burner BTU.  Reference Sticker is on most grills, on back of legs, or inside door\back wall.  48,000-55,000 BTU Preferred. While you can use more than 55,000 BTU, it might make it difficult to do small roasts or apply the sheet metal efficiency mods.Rotisserie Cutouts YES See Below (Figure 1, Figure 2, and  Figure 3)Grill Chamber Width 25 inches wide (min) Drum width 24″Space between rotisserie and burner 6 inches This is the distance between the middle of the rotisserie cutout hole, and the tallest object below (usually the burners)Space Front to Back ALL GRILLS MEET OR EXCEED REQUIREMENT Not needed to verifySpace Above Drum ALL GRILLS MEET OR EXCEED REQUIREMENT Not needed to verifyUsed or New? New Preferred Many people use their meat grill for coffee.  This will work, but coffee purists frown on such things as the meat flavors could taint the coffee.  If you wish to use a used grill, clean it well and run it hot at max temp for 30 mins to burn out the odors.Make sure that your grill selection contains the rotisserie cutouts.(Figure 1 & 2)These cutouts can either be on the lid or the base of the grill.  Some of the newer low-end grills don’t seem to have this any longer for some reason.  You can still make a grill without them work, but it will require you to cut into the grill to accommodate the rod (Figure 3).  Save yourself some headache if you can and get a grill with this feature.  The Rotisserie Bracket holes, pre-drilled (Figure 1) will save you one extra step, otherwise you will have to drill your own holes.(Figure 1)(Figure 2)(Figure 3)
12LB RK Drums Grill Requirements
Requirement Notes
BTU Range
48000(Min) -55,000

Please reference Main Burner BTU. Reference Sticker is on most grills, on back of legs, or inside door or back wall. 48,000-55,000 BTU Preferred. Note that 60,000 BTU or higher may result in an inability to do smaller roasts, or perform the optional sheet metal efficiency mods as grill will be too hot. May be OK for max volume roasting.

Rotisserie Cutouts
YES
See Below (Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3)

Grill Chamber Width

25 inches wide (min)
Drum width 24″

Space between rotisserie and burner

6 inches
This is the distance between the middle of the rotisserie cutout hole, and the tallest object below (usually the burners)