I flat out LOVE my RiboLator! The RiboLator is one part goofy fun and one part essential grilling equipment.
Some basic information about the RiboLator … the RiboLator consists of four trays that attach to your rotisserie and essentially convert it into a Ferris wheel. The RiboLator works with Weber kettle rotisseries as well as with Weber gassers. The fit on the Weber 22.5 inch ketle rotisserie is a bit tight and takes a little practice but the fit on a Weber Genesis is absolutely perfect. If you would like more background on the RibOLator you can visit with the inventor, Bob, over at his site. Heck, you can even call him if you like; he has his phone number listed at the top of the page 🙂
The goofy fun part of the RiboLator is that the trays allow you to cook ANYTHING on your rotisserie. Here is a shot of mine loaded up with chicken pieces.What do you gain by cooking random things like chicken wings on a rotiserie? Absolutely nothing except for a whole new level of grilling joy. The food doesn’t taste better, juices aren’t sealed in..none of that…but it is incredibly satisfying to load this thing up and watch it spin. Rotisserie kabobs, meatballs, veggies, fish…rotisserie anything. It is fun and I love it!
All fun and games aside, I think the Ribolator is an essential piece of grilling equipment when it comes to cooking ribs for a crowd.
It isn’t a big deal to cook two slabs of baby back ribs on a Weber kettle or Weber Genesis. As soon as you move up to three slabs you have run out of real estate on your grill. This is where the RiboLator is a thing of beauty. The Ribolator lets you easily grill four slabs of ribs (baby backs or St Louis) at once.
I have tried increasing capacity by using ribs racks, hover extenders, rolling the ribs and every other trick you have ever heard of. They all suck. The Ribolator is what works. Here is a great video showing the RibOLator doing exactly what it was designed for…grilling massive amounts of ribs!!