Suckling Pig UDS

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rw willy, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, I got a 21 pounder Friday.  Cleaned her up and marinated in a mojo.  Lots of garlic, oregano orange juice, lime and lemon.  S & P also.  She sat in that for 6 hours.   I started a 8 lb shoulder @ 6 that evening.  At 3 am I foiled it and placed in oven to finish.  I put the pig on the UDS after topping off the basket with cowboy lumb and hickory.  I was going to chop off the head to fit her in the drum, but.  I was able to tuck the rear legs in the chest cavity.  She fit in the drum and smoked at 225ish for 10 hrs.  I took her off and all parts were registering 180.  Rested on the counter for a couple of hrs. as the ABTs and pulled pork was completed.

    It was a huge hit.  Tender sweet.  The bones seperated clean, big sections of meat pulled out and placed on a bun.  I recommend it to all.  No pics of the sliced meat sorry.  The table looked like a riot went through it as soon as I started cutting. It cost $3.75 a pound.

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  2. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    sounds great, but I can't see the pics.
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like things went well. Congrats.

    But, I can't see any of the pics.
  4. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Keep scrolling please,
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  5. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Keep going, almost there
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't help there. I post pics directly off my camera.
  7. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    you can select the insert image button(the lil pic with the house) and load straight from your pc
  8. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here are the pics.  Sorry for the lack of posting skills.  Enjoy



  9. Looks really great!
  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! That does look good. Congrats on a nice job!
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! This should be a wiki. [​IMG]
  12. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    where do you get such a thing and can you get them is different weights? reason i ask that is  my smoker(home build)  isnt quite big enough for a full size pig but could get a smaller one in  it is 32 in long
  13. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Check your local butchers. I have no issues getting a 20-25 pounder in my area.
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Very nice Job there Willy. You smoked that pig to profection I'm sure it is for it looks great so I know it tasted good too. Man I wish I lived near you. But thanks for the photos that we got to see.[​IMG]
  15. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for looking.  It was very good.  i found it at the local butcher, no problems.  Give them two weeks and they will have any size pig you want.

    Hope to motivate you all to try something new.  I will be doing this again.
  16. cabin fever

    cabin fever Smoke Blower

    Man, that little pig looks absolutely amazing. The pic of it marinating in the cooler almost made me feel sorry for it.   [​IMG]

    Sadly, we don't have any full on butcher shops in our area. Do you know if a butcher in a regular old grocery store like Bloom or Wegmans will take special orders like these?
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  17. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    Looks great!!  Do you have a recipe fro your mojo marinade?  If you do could you post it?

  18. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  19. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Oh my....That piggy looks great. ....Is there anything a UDS cannot do ?    Was the skin crispy too?
  20. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job..........and great color! is it just me or does it kinda look like a lobster looking pig with the legs tucked underneath?

Share This Page