Survived another Family Pig Roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pignit, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This will be the third year using the Pig Smoker my brother made for my Dad. Wanted to share a few pics. We finally have this thing figured out and this year was by far the best smoke we've had. We smoked a half pig along with 3 full packers. Smoked them about 12 hours then dropped to a holding temp on the smoker for another 3 hours.'

    The pig fell apart. The shoulder and rear ham fell apart. No knife except to cut up the pieces that were falling off the bones. The ribs slipped right out leaving all the rib meat in place. The juices from the briskets dripped into the chest cavity of the pig and the belly meat and ribs were just out of this world. Used 120 pounds of charcoal. We made up ABTz, moinkers, and bacon wrapped italian sausages the night before to munch on while the pig and briskets were cookin. Building this pig smoker is what brought me to this forum and all the friends and knowledge I've gained from being here. The big difference this year was I felt like Ronp was there with us instead of sharing everything that happened with him after I got home. We also said good bye to a couple family members this year that were always a big part of our pig roast. Let go of the little stuff and never miss a chance to tell someone how much they mean to you.

    Thanks to all of you for your help and friendship over the years.

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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job Dave!

    Don't know if you remember, but I think I emailed you even before I joined this forum.

    Talk about being helpful!

    Thanks, 

    Bear
     
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweeeeet

    That looks great Dave thanks for the Q-view]
     
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep... got pictures of some of your bear carvings. Thanks!
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There is nothing better than a smoked pig - man yours really looks good too [​IMG]
     
  6. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Sounds and looks like everyone enjoyed!  That pig sure does look good!  [​IMG]
     
  7. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was... taken awhile to figure out how to smoke a whole pig and not dry out the loin and ribs and still get the front and rear tender. This one was. It was skinned but had a nice thick layer of fat and we smoked it fat side down. It's the best one we have ever done I think.
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great. I think Ron P is with all of us that remember him. I was thinking about him today and telling my buddy all about him while I was smoking the first time with Yoshida's He will be missed very much!
     
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dave it looks awesome and I'll bet it tasted even better!!!
     
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks Great Dave...
     
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave that looks great buddy.
     
  12. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    back in the day we used to get a keg or 3 of beer, get a hog and fill the cavity up with sauerkraut and lotsa pepper and put it on the hog roaster, we had a screen which wasnt galvenized and would wrap arounf the hog to keep from falling apart and smoke it..... been along time since i last had some roast hog. is great stuff and yours looks super great!!![​IMG]
     
  13. good words to live by, good looking pig and the young man learning is the way it should be   [​IMG]
     
  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    PignIt.... when you said "I survived" another family pig cook I had a mental image of the family chasing you with knives and forks! [​IMG]

    Great looking pig cook grats! I'm sure RonP would be proud, and it looks like everybody had a great time!
     
  15. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's funny.... but you know you don't mess with the cook. I actually have my own security squad that makes sure nothin happens to me. No matter how much you love it, this much smokin and cookin and preparing is work. Stayin up all night is hard on an ol guy too! That's where the survival came in. My brother couldn't help with the smokin this year so I had to man all shifts. It turned out amazing though. Well worth the work.
     
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Security squad !

    Sounds like the old Cowboy trail drives---One guy nobody messed with, the man on the chuck wagon!

    As in Charlie Wooster! [​IMG]

    There I go showing my age again!

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010

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