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Eggs in the Desert / whole pig in large BGE

mbmikembmike Posts: 32
edited 3:04PM in EggHead Forum
Everyone who missed the Eggfest here in Phoenix missed a great time, weather was a challange but the turn out of eggheads, Dr bbq,and all the folks that love bbq was amazing. I searched the forums before on smoking a whole pig several members added there questions and answers to prior eggheads that had tried this before so I tried 1 a month ago with success and decided to pull another one off for the Eggfest in are a few pics of my pigs. approx 15hr cook at 225 with a bbq guru, i first brined the pig in apple cider,water, brown sugar,salt pepper, garlic,all types of spices, removed 5 inches of backbone cutting the ribs out also around the rib meat, then he was able to be put in a rackwith his head sitting between his rear leggs. I removed the fire ring for the kitchen sink getting a sponge bath, 1 rule make sure wifes not home IMAG0473.jpglaying out IMAG0474.jpg


  • GWGW Posts: 98
    Congrats on winning the large BGE. You deserve it for all the work you went through. I regret not getting a chance to chat more. Too busy cooking! Hope to see you AZ eggheads next year.
  • mbmikembmike Posts: 32
    Next I cut out the back bone to fit into rack to assumethe smoking postion IMAG0475.jpghere after several hrs cooking shot_1298085490816.jpgWilbur inside the large BGE photo-1.jpglate night look with bbq guru shot_1298085235017.jpgearley morning pictures shot_1298085490816.jpgTeam Pratt at eggfest 2011-02-19091024.jpglate night picture by Shelton from BBQ Islands showing off the BGE Color shot_1298085852626.jpg
  • mbmikembmike Posts: 32
    Thanks Scott for the congrates on the win, I too would have enjoyed talking more, for sure were on for next yrs eggfest, were planning a few in between possible the one in Texas in April, also Eggs in the bay in SF. so I hope to see you before next year.
  • Congrats to you guys on the win, and what a fabulous cook!! And a nice, festive set-up with your Aloha theme as well. Thanks for cooking!
  • mbmikembmike Posts: 32
    Thanks Greg wish the weather held off till later, but hey it was a heck of a day!
  • Great presentation
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Mike, it was good seeing you again. You really out did yourself with the pig and it was delicious! And I might add you have one heck of an awesome wife! -RP
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    verrrry nice!
  • MileHiMileHi Posts: 1
    Nice!  How many pounds was wilbur?
  • MileHi said:

    Nice!  How many pounds was wilbur?

    Check your date @MileHi because that was over three years ago. ZOMBIE THREAD!!!image
    Flint, Michigan
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