Got a little piggy

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by tgil, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

    We're having a family get together this weekend and I volunteered to smoke a rear quarter from a hog. I was surprised when I went to get it out of the freezer and found it was a whole pig, about 15lbs. I thawed it yesterday, put some rub on it last night and will fire up the smoke when I get off of work this afternoon. I'll try to include some q-view along the way.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     I'll try to include some q-view along the way.

    That is a strange sentence on this site.............[​IMG]
     
     
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    15 Lbs? Whole pig?

    We are talking a major piglet here. That might be too tender to eat?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  4. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

    Yeah, it's perfect grillin' size! I shot a sow one evening in a group of about 15 or 20 pigs. When they all scattered I had three of these come running right towards me so I took them too! First two were melt in your mouth tender! Hope this one is too! I've been trying to perfect baby backs here lately and that's got me wanting to put sauce on this thing to finish it out.
    Normally I'll just wrap a quarter after the first hour on the smoke and let it go most of the day and the end result is awesome pulled pork. What doesn't get eaten in the first day or so goes to the freezer to add to chili later.
    I said all of that to say I haven't ever used much BBQ sauce until this rib adventure began but it's got me to thinking about this little one!
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looking forward to seeing this one.
     
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nothing like the pigs just walking right up to you and saving you all that trouble of chasing them down.... lol.

    Sounds like this is going to be good! Maybe mop it with a nice vinegar sauce as it cooks?
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing how it goes.. Those little ones are so tender and tasty!!
     
  8. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This lil piggy went to the forest, this lil piggy got shot, this lil piggy made it to the freezer and this lil piggy went down down so sweet and tender.. Gotta love the gifts from nature-- Q-View so we all can drool and be wanters..

    Rich
     
  9. 15 lbs. It wasn't somebody's pet was it?  [​IMG]Why have we not seen a picture of said thawed out piglet yet?

     I'll try to include some q-view along the way.

    Do or do not. There is no try.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have had baby lamb before.  Talk about melt in your mouth!  But a piglet that young sure sounds tasty too!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  11. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

      I knew I was gonna be too slow with pics![​IMG]

      Sorry no pics taken of the thawing goodness.

      Got the smoke started and pig in place.



      Before I wrapped it up.



      I was working on another project and let my fire get away from me, so it got a little warmer than preffered.



     After the pullin:



    Tender backstraps and tenderloin:



    Just about got it picked clean:



    Decided to throw in some appetizers:



    Got them off the smoke and ready to go!
     
  12. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

    Not real sure what the deal is with the images? When I try to use the photo icon, I get an error msg saying there is an error, but doesn't give me a clue what the error is. Oh, well, sorry, I tried.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  13. It wouldn't let you upload from your PC? Maybe you didn't get approved yet because you just started and don't have enough posts. An admin will usually approve them. They want to make sure to keep the spammers out. A lot of people have trouble with photobucket. It add that IMG tag to the link making it not work when you click on it.

      Got the smoke started and pig in place.

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      Before I wrapped it up.

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      I was working on another project and let my fire get away from me, so it got a little warmer than preffered.

    [​IMG]

     After the pullin:

    [​IMG]

    Tender backstraps and tenderloin:

    [​IMG]

    Just about got it picked clean:

    [​IMG]

    Decided to throw in some appetizers:

    [​IMG]

    Got them off the smoke and ready to go!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks awesome! Great job!
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!
     
  16. He did real good for a new guy.
     
  17. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

    Thanks for the assist alelover! I'm a postin' fool on other forums and wasn't aware this one had limits on us newbs. I was thinking I had posted a pic or two before. Anyway...thanks gang!
     
  18. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    mmmmmmmmmm!!!!! Nice job!
     
  19. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking piggy! Nice job!
     
  20. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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