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My husband and I are retired and have taken up good eatin' as a serious hobby. We get our beef grass fed from a nearby ranch and just bought our first whole hog from a local farmer. We have some land here in central British Columbia and our dream is to raise our own piggies on it. For now, though, buying a happy pig, raised locally, is good enough for us.


We got most of our pig wrapped and frozen from the butcher but  requested a shoulder, 2 hams, 2 hocks, and some pork belly delivered fresh. We rubbed the pork bellies with cure and, a week later, smoked them. Delicious, even though the more we learn the more we realize all that we did wrong. We are brining the hams and hocks and will smoke them next week.


The fresh shoulder became Cochinita Pibil which we have greatly enjoyed in Mexico. My husband added preserved lemons and a splash of fish pickle to the pibil which was a knockout success. 


The cost of the hung weight of our pork was over $ 2 a pound (things are always more expensive in Canada, the price of living in a big country with a tiny population) but worth every dime so far.


We are looking forward to learning more on this site and asking some questions on the forums.


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Thank you so much for joining our forum!  We welcome all the information you can bring and share!  Market hog prices here are about 88¢ lb. live weight. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions, we've got lots of people willing to help at a moment's notice!  Please enjoy yourselves and post lots of Qview of your adventures, we'd love to see!

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Welcome to SMF ejoy...welcome1.gif....Glad to have you with us.......grilling_smilie.gif

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welcome1.gif to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. Check out  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info, and may help ya out. Smoking  5-Day e-Course 

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njoy, morning neighbor.... glad you stopped in...  there are many great folks here willing to help and share their expertise.... also we love learning new stuff...  this forum can be addictive so enjoy the long smokey ride.....  Dave

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Howdy, njoy!


Sounds like you two know how to (e)njoy life!



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Hello Njoy and welcome1.gifto SMF - glad to have you here 
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