First time poster, looked for a thread on this subject but didn't find anything. If there is one, my apologies.
Basically, a few friends of mine and I are having a pig pickin late July and we're likely going to have our pig come in frozen (~85-90 lbs), unless someone can refer me to a place in the vicinity of Los Angeles where I can get a fresh hog (haven't had much luck looking in the past few months).
We had an idea of making a "casket" out of plywood and lining it with a thick sheet of plastic to store the piggy in and keeping it at a cool temperature for a few days before we start smoking it in the pit.
Any recommendations for defrosting the piggy? I appreciate it very much.