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Smoking a pig(let)

IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
So I may get the job of cooking/smoking a piglet for Greek Easter.  Question, I have an XL, what do you think is the largest (lbs.) I can fit without having to cut it?  Also, I know about cooking to temp, but how long do you think a 30lb piglet at 225-250 would take?  recipes welcome and what temp to pull it.
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  • centex99centex99 Posts: 231
    If you cut out some bones you can make it sit upright and you'd likely fit a fairly large one...
    Otherwise, I'm not sure... but I want to cook one too and have an XL so take lots of notes and pictures and post your process please!
  • An Irish Devil cooking American Pig on Greek Easter. I'm all in on that one.


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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Do it in the microwave. Cajun microwave that is. Here is an example, but you can make one too.
    http://www.cajunmicrowaves.com/
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Probably be better on the egg though, if you can fit it.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Yes, strange I know.  Most of the time they just hide the booze when I am around.  
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I think we are going with a 30-40lber.  I assume this could fit XL.  Or hope anyway.
  • Yes, strange I know.  Most of the time they just hide the booze when I am around.  
    ha-ha. I usually leave them wising they had :)


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    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • centex99centex99 Posts: 231
    Damn... those cajun microwaves are expensive... especially compared to a caja china... I've considered buying one and/or making one... just haven't decided which to do...
    That or buying a big ass pit on a trailer to use in comps down here in Texas... one that'd fit a whole hog...
  • @#!*% ... those cajun microwaves are expensive... especially compared to a caja china... I've considered buying one and/or making one... just haven't decided which to do...
    That or buying a big @#!*% pit on a trailer to use in comps down here in Texas... one that'd fit a whole hog...
    Love to have a caja china!
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • centex99centex99 Posts: 231
    any updates on this?!?!?!?
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Nothing yet, I have to get it this weekend and cook it.  This is assuming the party host goes through with it.  
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    So it looks like it is gonna be a 25-30lber clean.  Need help, all info you can give.  Should I rub? I assume 250 temp, how long about (total cook).  Do I wrap any parts with aluminum foil?  Inject etc...  Please add what you know.  Thanks  
  • centex99centex99 Posts: 231
    25-30# may fit on XL without any manipulation...
    I've never cooked one, but I've read they cook fairly fast...
    I would for sure use a rub, and quite possible inject as well... Take pics and let us know what you learn... I want to cook one so bad... will likely do it depending on how your cook goes!
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    So fairly fast as in how long do you think?
  • 25-30# may fit on XL without any manipulation...
    I've never cooked one, but I've read they cook fairly fast...
    I would for sure use a rub, and quite possible inject as well... Take pics and let us know what you learn... I want to cook one so bad... will likely do it depending on how your cook goes!
    no pressure.......................
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    An Irish Devil cooking American Pig on Greek Easter. I'm all in on that one.





    I am there with cen-Tex smoker
    Cookin in Texas
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Ok, here is the plan.  I am going to transport my XL egg to my greek relatives house today.  Wake up tomorrow early and start it there.  I want it to cook perfectly and want to keep an eye on it.  I should only need 30 or 40 people to help lift it into a truck - The Irish Devl has this one under control.  Thanks all.  

    In celebration of Greek Easter - My all time favorite Mr. Panos:


  • WOW! just what is in that coffee?
    image
  • Ok, here is the plan.  I am going to transport my XL egg to my greek relatives house today.  Wake up tomorrow early and start it there.  I want it to cook perfectly and want to keep an eye on it.  I should only need 30 or 40 people to help lift it into a truck - The Irish Devl has this one under control.  Thanks all.  

    In celebration of Greek Easter - My all time favorite Mr. Panos:


    That is awesome.....with lemon!


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    He is the best, go to youtube and type Mr. Panos.  He has a bunch of them.  His most recent on the Financial Crisis might be his best yet.
  • He is the best, go to youtube and type Mr. Panos.  He has a bunch of them.  His most recent on the Financial Crisis might be his best yet.
    I'm on it. My wife and I were busting out laughing. Good stuff. let us know how that pig turns out. 
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Hey Irish.  I'm celebrating Greek Easter here as well....BGE style.  Except I just made brisket.  I'll wait til I become more experienced before I try the whole pig.

    Great link with Panos.
  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153
    Sweet!...
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Ok, so here are some before pics, naked, yellow and dressed

  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Naked
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Ahhhhhhh, please post
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Ahhh, they all posted, now yellow
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Now dressed
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    So, what temp should I cook it to?  Please provide advise.  I know pulled pork is 195-205, what should i do this to?
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