Whole hog

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pitmasterme, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. pitmasterme

    pitmasterme Newbie

    Last minute question.:....doing a 75 lb hog, not splitting spine to butterfly him. If I leave him stomach side down the whole roast, will he come out fine? Should I start him back down first and flip him half way through(is it recomended to flip the pig? Will he fall apart or tear the skin doing so)? I really want nice crispy skin. Using a homemade grill with lid and fire boxes along the sides.....going combination charcoal and Apple chunks..... Thanks in advanced!

    ahhhhhh.......going todash.........
     
  2. I did a 135 pounder a few years ago butterflied with the cavity down - he was jammed into the cooker so we couldn't flip him and he took 2nd place at the Douglas, GA, NBBQ News Best of the Best. So, I'd say go for it. Keep the heat under control.

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    He did come out in big sections!!

    I then cooked an 85 pounder in my smaller cooker and cooked it skin side down. Wound up overcooking him a bit.

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  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can't wait to see this, so don't forget the Q-view!
     
  4. pitmasterme

    pitmasterme Newbie

    Already taking a few pics.......30 mins in.......:)

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    ahhhhhh.......going todash.........
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  5. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    I'm so in [​IMG]
     
  6. Nice looking pig sir. We'll be waiting. [​IMG]
     
  7. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

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  8. pitmasterme

    pitmasterme Newbie

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    ahhhhhh.......going todash.........
     
  9. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    nice color gettn on there!!!
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Starting to look good ! [​IMG]
     
  11. Looking good!
     
  12. pitmasterme

    pitmasterme Newbie

    Haven't forgotten the qveiw....will get all pics I have on here sat or sun....again, not as fancy as some I have seen here, but I think its a good time line from start to finish....oh yeah, it came out great! Moist and DELICOUS!.....can't wait for my next one! Only thing that didn't "meat" my expectations was the skin and ears.....way to tough/dried out....gonna go with a spray/basting next time........

    ahhhhhh.......going todash.........
     
  13. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    wow
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We'll be here!
     
  15. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    better get some more popcorn....

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  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sunman------LOL-------[​IMG]

    Just what we need !!!

    Bear
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    And a keg of beer!
     
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pitmasterme, looks good so far and by now you've eaten to porcine's porducts.[​IMG]Nothing better than a good Pig to pick on.

    I know it was fun and enjoyable,and I hope you...
     
  19. pitmasterme

    pitmasterme Newbie

    Again, sorry it took so long. I dont get on my computer that often anymore(gotta love the smartphone.....[​IMG]) and was having issues getting all the pics to upload through my phone. But here ya'll go....again no fancy layout, didnt put it n a platter with garnish or anything. Cooked him, rested him and served him all from the grill.....Thanks for the tips from everyone. Again I couldnt be happier for my first hog. Have enough meat for a good meal of pulled pork and just grilled up the ribs last Sat, awesome....And my cousin was thrilled because I boiled down the head so she could have the skull(she's an artist....[​IMG]) Cant wait for my next hog!! And am looking forward to doing many more.Enjoy!(I sure as hell did!!!!)  [​IMG]

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