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What Rpm Motor Should I Get for Doing a Spit Roast Pig?

By Katelyn Coyne
Make your perfect pig roaster.

Roasting a pig makes for a great luau or party. Creating a homemade roaster can present challenges, though. The appropriate rpm for the motor on your pig roaster depends on several factors.


Before choosing the motor for your pig roaster consider you base. Look at the dimensions--height, width and length--materials, weight and durability. A more sturdy roaster pit means that your choices of motor will be wider.


Using a motor as opposed to a hand crank is a great way to simplify the roasting process of your pig. Choose a low rpm motor between 1 and 10. Using a motor from a lawn mower or one comparable in size will allow for great control during the cooking process.


Test your motor after installation. Take it to various speeds and see how it works in its new configuration. Gathering as much information as possible before beginning your roast will help you control the cooking process.


About the Author


Katelyn Coyne has been a freelance writer based out of Indianapolis since 2009. Her areas of expertise include theater, arts, music, dance, literature and popular culture. She has published work for the Indianapolis-based website FunCityFinder.com and other online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater with a minor in English from Butler University.