How High You Should Spit Roast the Meat Over the Charcoal

What is the perfect cooking height when roasting on a spit

Spit roasting is fun and can be very rewarding, but there are so many things you need to consider when cooking on a spit.We often get asked how one can gauge the best cooking height when spit roasting. It is an important question because if you position your spit too close to the fuel source, you run the risk of burning your meat whereas if you are too high, it will take a very long time to cook. The best way to check is by using the 5 to 8 second rule. It is a pretty simple concept, you should be able to hold your hand 5 to 8 seconds above the fuel source without burning your hand.  Keep in mind that it is only a guide but good enough to help you get started. 

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 Rhiannon Peterson   By: Rhiannon Peterson