smoking a suckling pig ( 17 lbs)

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by spike7, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. spike7

    spike7 Newbie

    i read the thread about smoking the 70 lbs hog

     this ones much smaller

     i have an offset smoker

    is it best to spread this little piggy out , or leave it more in its natural shape?

     any good pointers?

     type of wood?


     time it should take ( roughly)?

     should i foil certain parts , as i read in the other thread , so they don`t over-cook them ?

     put a water pan in there ?right away or later on?

     i`ve cooked a few pigs in those cuban ( chino) boxes. i usually soaked the whole thing in mojo all night long.

    my son says thats over kill for this little one( he is a chef , but this is new to him too)

     also thats a total different thing

     i want this to come out good

     my son bought it for me for chirtsmas just so i can smoke it on my birthday

     it`s my birthday on new years eve ,
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    17 LB suckling pig?

    No advice.  Just envy.

    Sorry I couldn't be there.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. spike7

    spike7 Newbie


     we`re googling the heck out of it,

     also , my son bought it at a place called " penn-dutch"

     cool place with eveything fresh . its kind of a restaurant supply , open to the public type place

     so they have really knowledgeable staff . i`m going to see who knows what there if need be

     but i just joined you guys !!

     i wan`t some hands on advice !!!!!!

  4. How did you end up doing it? Im going to try one out as well on Saturday, only 13 pounds bigger.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    There has been MUCH more recent threads on little Piggies....    and    Check the dates, if a thread is more than a couple months old you may not get an answer. Also look a the Number of Posts a guy has. The more posts the better chance that member is still around. If you have any other questions, you will get a better response starting a new thread. Good luck...JJ
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  6. Awesome, Thanks JJ! Much appreciated. I will check them out.
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Any time. We are here to Help. Don't forget you can also PM a member for help if you don't want to start a thread...[​IMG]...JJ

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