Hopefully this post will give you some ideas on how to use a rotisserie with your Weber Genesis.
I am using the older style Weber Genesis 1000 that has three burners running from side to side. If you have the newer Genesis grills with burners going from front to back how you set the burners will be different from what I use. No big deal…just wanted to mention the difference.
The big trick is to not use the middle burner that is directly under the rotisserie.
If you want to use your rotisserie to roast the meat (chicken, pork loin) then turn the outer two burners to medium and leave the middle burner off.
If you want to use your rotisserie to slow cook the meat (pork butt, ribs) then turn the outer two burners to Low and leave the middle burner off. If you have an older Genesis like me you could also just set the back burner to Low or Medium.
Another topic that I have gone back and forth on is whether or not to use a drip pan under the meat.
Some of the reasons why you might want to use a drip pan are that it will help keep your Flavorizer bars clean and you could save the drippings to make gravy. You could even add some vegetables to the drip pan and cook them along with the meat.
The downside of drip pans is that unless you keep some water in them the drippings are going to scorch and that smells pretty bad. You’ll need to keep adding water every 30 minutes or so and that is a lot of fussing around. A drip pan is also one more thing that you’ll need to clean-up or throw away at the end of the day.
I think the hassle and mess of using a drip pan is not worth the bother. But hey, everyone is different; try it for yourself and you might think it’s a great idea.