I am doing a smoke for my cigar shop on 8 June. They want a pig and I have a question for those whole smoke whole hog skin side down. I am curious if the meat gets greasy from all the juices collecting in the cavity? Do you siphon off the liquid before picking the meat? If so, how?
I have done a few hogs racer style on a split drum. This will be my first on my reverse flow. It will be ~85 pounds.