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Rotisserie Roast Pork served on a plate with roast veggies and gravy

Roast Pork on a Weber Kettle Rotisserie

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Perfect Rotisserie Roast Pork on a Weber Kettle

Cooking pork on a rotisserie over charcoal is a cooking method that promises rich, smoky flavours and incredibly crispy crackling. Using a Weber Kettle Rotisserie, you can achieve a succulent roast that’s perfect for any gathering. Here is how I created a mouth-watering rotisserie roast pork, cooked low and slow over lump gidgee charcoal for 5 hours. This method ensures a deliciously tender and flavourful result every time.

Rotisserie Roast Pork close up view of cooked pork ready to remove from rotisserie

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  • 1 whole pork roast (approx. 2.5-3 kg)
  • Sea salt
  • Lump gidgee charcoal


  • Weber Kettle Rotisserie
  • Meat thermometer
  • Aluminium foil


Preparation (Day Before Cooking):

    • Drying the Pork: Begin by thoroughly drying the pork roast with paper towels. Removing excess moisture is crucial for achieving crispy crackling.
    • Salting the Pork: Generously coat the entire pork roast with sea salt. The salt will draw out moisture from the skin, which helps to form a crunchy crackle.
    • Resting in the Fridge: Place the salted pork roast on a rack over a tray in the fridge. Leave it uncovered for 24 hours. This dry brining process not only enhances the flavour but also improves the texture of the crackling
    Rotisserie Roast Pork showing dried and salted pork ready to go into fridge overnight before cooking
    Setup the Weber Kettle BBQ:
      • Lighting the Charcoal: Light the charcoal and allow it to heat until the coals are ashed over and glowing. This process can take about 20-30 minutes.
      • Charcoal Arrangement: Fill your Weber Kettle with lumpy gidgee charcoal, arranging it on either side of the grill to create an indirect heat zone. This setup prevents direct heat from scorching the pork.
      • Setting Up the Rotisserie: While the charcoal is heating, skewer the pork roast onto the rotisserie rod. Ensure its centred and secure it tightly with the forks to prevent wobbling during cooking.
      chimney full of coals slowly catching fire
      Initial High-Heat Roast:
        • Starting the Rotisserie: Place the rotisserie rod on the grill and start the rotisserie motor. Ensure the pork is rotating smoothly and evenly.
        • High-Heat Cooking: Cook with the lid on at 220°C (428°F) for the first 30 minutes. This high heat is essential for forming the crackling. Keep an eye on the temperature and adjust the vents if needed to maintain the desired heat.
        Rotisserie Roast Pork on skewer and ready to place on BBQ
        Rotisserie Roast Pork full view of weber kettle with lid on
        Low and Slow Cooking:
          • Reducing the Heat: After the initial 30 minutes, remove the lid and leave off for the rest of the cooking duration. This lower temperature allows the pork to cook slowly and evenly.
          • Cooking Time: Continue cooking the pork low and slow for approximately 5 hours. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature, aiming for around 75°C (167°F). Slow cooking ensures the meat stays tender and juicy while developing a deep, smoky flavour.
          Rotisserie Roast Pork top view of pork midway through the cook
          Resting the Pork:
            • Wrapping in Foil: Once the pork reaches the desired internal temperature, carefully remove it from the rotisserie and wrap it in aluminium foil. Wrapping helps retain heat and moisture.
            • Resting Period: Let the pork rest for 30 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a moist and flavourful roast pork.
            Rotisserie Roast Pork resting on bench under alfoil
              • Carving the Pork: Unwrap the pork and transfer it to a cutting board. Carve the pork into slices, being careful to keep the crispy crackling intact.
              • Accompaniments: Serve the roast pork with roasted vegetables and pan juice gravy. Roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions are excellent choices that complement the rich Flavours of the pork.
              Rotisserie Roast Pork carved and served on a plate with roast veggies and pan juice gravy

              Notes and Tips:

              • Charcoal Choice: Lump gidgee charcoal is preferred for its long-burning and high-heat properties. It adds a distinct smoky flavour to the meat, enhancing the overall taste of the roast.
              • Maintaining Temperature: Keep an eye on the temperature throughout the cooking process. Adjust the vents as necessary to maintain consistent heat. If the temperature drops too low, add more charcoal to keep the heat steady.
              • Crackling Perfection: If the crackling isn’t as crispy as desired after the initial high-heat period, you can increase the temperature again for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking. Alternatively, remove the skin and place it under a hot grill for a few minutes to crisp up the crackling.
              • Resting is Key: Don’t skip the resting period. It’s essential for juicy, tender meat. Resting allows the meat fibres to relax and reabsorb the juices, making every bite deliciously moist.
              • Gravy Tip: Collect the drippings from the rotisserie tray and use them to make a rich pan juice gravy. Simply deglaze the tray with some stock or wine, reduce it down, and season to taste. The gravy will have a deep, smoky flavour that perfectly complements the pork.

              By following these detailed steps, you’ll impress your guests with a delicious rotisserie roast pork that’s bursting with flavour and topped with perfect crackling. Enjoy this cooking journey and the rewards of a beautifully cooked meal!

              For a recipe on a beef topside roast on the weber kettle rotisserie click the link below

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              Allan Cooper

              Allan Cooper, a licenced electrician is an avid foodie, with experience in spit roasting, smoking meats, and kegerators. He loves the outdoor living lifestyle and shares it with his young family.

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