How to use a spit roaster

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Spit roasting instructions

Step 1: Add charcoal to the spit roaster

Cover the base of the tray with unlit charcoal. The amount of charcoal used depends on the amount of meat you’re cooking. A kilo of charcoal for each kilo of meat is a rough guide. Ensure there’s enough fuel to cover the underneath and a couple of inches over. 

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Step 2: Light the charcoal

Empty a full chimney of lit briquettes evenly over the length of the charcoal and, once the charcoal is glowing, use a tool to spread charcoal evenly. For best results, the flame should not be directly under the meat. It should surround the meat, thus preventing fat dripping onto the charcoal and causing flare ups and burning. 

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Step 3: Just add the meat!

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