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Porky Pig part 4

rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
edited 6:27AM in EggHead Forum
First of all i would like to thank all for the advice on this cook.. Also a special thanks to Richard for coming over to help with my 4th of july party and pig cook.

The cook was a huge success, Porky cooked for about 14 hours at 225 with VERY LITTLE GREASE in the pan under the V-rack.

The Digi Q was my first use and I had a few problems with it shooting up to 250 put then it would come right back down but for the most part made this cook very easy. I would say i just need some time to get a feel for the seting on the damper.

once we pulled the we let it sit for about 30 min had a few photo ops and then opened it up the pork fell right off the bones and was super most and flavorfull. to recap i used apl chips and a light dry rub ( I would not change one thing for the next one!!

well enought with the typing and I will let the pics speak for them selfs enjoy and I hope every had a great 4th of July


I hope you all enjoyed the last few days of this post and i will be adding some addtional pics and so will Richard


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    EGGCELLENT!!!! Great post.I'm surprised how little grease rendered out.Whole Hog is the ULTIMATE Q!!! B)
  • UT SmokeyUT Smokey Posts: 17
    Great pictures. Looks awesome!
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    There's something about a whole pig.......impressive and tasty! I bet it made your party very special. :)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,104
    Rob, thanks for the lead in. Thought you said next year a 50-60 pounder. This one was just 40. Some of the items Rob forgot was that this was his sixth 4th party and this year there were over 100 folks for the event, friends neighbors and just fun folks. After Porky Pig was introduced to the ravished crowd a few cases of shaving cream appeared. He also had 2 water slides and a snow cone maching for the folks.



    Keeping with the BGE subject.


    Back yard by the pool and fountain.


    This was an EGGcellent meal, in addition to the MANY items brought by others.


    And at the finally Rob had was an orchastrated 30 minute fireworks show in the park these wonderful folks lived around.


    Thank You for a great event.
  • That is one patriotic pig!! Looks excellent. What a great block party. I am moving there for next years 4th!!
    Great job!

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
    All eggers welcome lol
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Looks like everyone had a great time and the pig looks perfect.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    rzrrob: Been looking forward to these pics, as you know... :laugh: . Looks certainly did porky justice! ;) Looks like you got enough room in the egg for another 20 lbs or so... :laugh:
    Looks like a fabulous day, and a great time had by all. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed your stories over the last few days.
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    was the skin crispy?
  • rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
    Very crispy
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great ending to four great posts. The girls went wild on the shaving cream. I guess the whole hog was a complete success. Lots of family and friends and a beautiful day. Thanks for all the pic's. Tim :cheer:
  • Looks fantastic!

    From the pics Richard posted, it looks like everyone had a blast. Good for you!

    We have an annual summer party with our friends and have been thinking about cooking a wee piggy too!

    All the best!

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Where did you put the meat probe and what place in the pig at what temp determined when to pull it out of the egg? Tim
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,432
    Awesome pig roast! Amazing and congrats on a great job of providing pulled pork for the party. Looks like your XLarge Egg was happy with the whole pig cook, the first pic says it all.
    Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the entire story. :cheer:
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,432
    Looks like you had fun at the party! I'm sure rzrrob appreciated all your help with the whole pig roast.

    Maybe we can introduce shaving cream for next years Sunshine State Eggfest entertainment??? :ohmy: :woohoo: :whistle:
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    It looked great. Had to ask, though, cause I've had a problem making the skin crispy on a cook i did with pork belly.
  • rzrrobrzrrob Posts: 162
    We pulled just at 180 on the butt about 175 on the ham we did spin the pig at one point as one side was moving faster then the other and that worked out great

    I had the probe in the butt the hole time and we would check the rest with a second thermo pin
  • Very very nice
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