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Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 11th, 2019, 8:29 pm

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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 11th, 2019, 8:39 pm

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Working on a lamb cooker. Feels solid enough with 80lbs hanging off the end of it. Base is pretty much done. Started on the cross. The cross is square tubing that will rotate around the lower round tubing shaft. Going to weld a nut to the side of the square tubing and use a t handle bolt to lock it in place. Going with 3 adjustable cross arms.

I saw this tv, they went to Argentina, cooked a bunch of stuff over fire. Looked interesting, thought I’d try it.

I’m gonna start out with a lamb, but any ideas on maybe cooking a 50 pound pig on something like this? I’ve cooked probably 15-20 pigs on my smokers, starting to get boring.
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Re: Asado Cross

Post by ajfoxy » August 12th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Looking good. Make sure the front "legs" go out quite far. Mine still had a propensity to want to tip a bit forward if really loaded. As for pigs, mate over there they hang cows from large ones. Some even have chooks dangling down as well. So I don't see an issue with pig. Just make sure it is well secured. On the latest ones I made I had flat steel coming back over the beast and secured on the side. Helps stop things from wanting to come loose once cooked.


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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm

I plan on using 3 arms on the cross. Probably won’t make adjustable hooks. When we go to wire the lamb to the cross, I’ll just drill some holes as needed.



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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm

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Probably ready
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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 25th, 2019, 10:40 pm

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Did a test run. Pork belly al pastor. Made some crazy awesome tacos. Ready for a lamb next weekend
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Re: Asado Cross

Post by ajfoxy » August 26th, 2019, 4:54 pm

Awesome. Always nice when someting works well.


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Re: Asado Cross

Post by Big T » August 26th, 2019, 8:55 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » August 28th, 2019, 10:12 pm

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Getting ready for first (real) cook

Got a 19lb rib eye for my emergency back up plan.
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Re: Asado Cross

Post by mofomatic » September 7th, 2019, 11:40 am

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Came out pretty good, didn’t wind up needing emergency back up rib eye, but it came out pretty good too. Next time maybe a small pig
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Re: Asado Cross

Post by Big T » September 7th, 2019, 3:22 pm

It's definitely a cool setup. :beer:


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Re: Asado Cross

Post by ajfoxy » September 8th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Nice


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