Here are the results of the new smoker build... I could not be happier. This is the best hog I have ever cooked. The 200 lb hog was done in 19 hours and was held for another 5 hours before eating. This was the most moist hog ever as the juices were running every where when I started to cut into it. The hog was like BUTTER... I kid you not. We did the same hog roast last year for these same people and they loved the hog last year also, but it was done with a roaster instead. Everyone says this was the best pig ever they had . I have to agree. I owe most of the success of this cook to the smoker design.
Again, thanks for all the help and comments. We fed 125 people yesterday with this hog.
I cut my skins so that they are laid out and act as a bowl for the meat as I pull it....
I cooked the hog till the rump reached 165 and then held it at 145
It was so easy to pick it clean... Even the rib meat was perfectly cooked.