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Jun 17, 2013 09:32 AM

Roasting whole lambs. Time? ..

I will be roasting two baby lambs, about 20 lbs each, this Saturday. One will be roasted on a spit over coals, and one will be cooked in a bee hive-shaped, brick wood-burning oven. I know there are a lot of variables, but I am wondering if anyone has an idea of how long it will take to cook each? I am a fairly skilled home chef, but I have never done a lamb on a spit or in a wood burning oven before. Looking for approximate times here, and I'm also open for any tips or suggestions. Thanks

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  1. Phil, about 3.5 to 4 hours for the one over the spit for a stuffed cavity lamb of that weight. Start it near the charcoal and after about 40 minutes, raise it. Keep the fire hot. There should be plenty of guides online to help you through this re. seasoning, testing for doneness, etc. The wood burning oven....I have no idea.