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Whole pig on a large

Okay folks. Just got a 27 pound pig. Gonna be an all weekend event. Injecting tomorrow. Not sure what I will inject at this moment. Going to be fun fun fun. Start the cook on sunday morning. Will provide plenty of pictures and such.

Prep and everything will be documented. Probably very heavily.
I look forward to comments and questions!


  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,517
    Hell yeah can't wait to see pics of this cook. And BTW .... Roll Tide!!!



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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,240
    shtgunal3 said:

    Hell yeah can't wait to see pics of this cook. And BTW .... Roll Tide!!!


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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,942
    Awesome personally no need to inject , maybe brine but it really needs nothing .cant wait to see it
    Visalia, Ca
  • Looking forward to watching this progress!
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  • That's crazy awesome. Looking forward to the pics
    1 large BGE, Spartanburg SC

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,168
    Just the fact that it's a whole hog earns this.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,758
    I will be watching closely. I really want to do a whole hog on my XL, just need to have the right occasion. FWIW, I have never injected whole hog and they always turned out great.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,548
    Can't wait to see the result. Once did a 300 pounder on a rented gasser. Haven't tried yet on the Egg. Good luck
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  • Thanks guys! I can't tell you how pumped I am about this. Got Wilbur in the fridge. Was sort or shocked how small a 27 pound pig was. I could easily do a 60 pound pig on my large
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,942
    Did you take the head off? Could never even think of a 60 pounder with head on my large. I do pig heads only and a 12-15 pound head fills it up
    Visalia, Ca
  • TTCTTC Posts: 929
    I am way, way overdue for a whole hog. I've done 4 (although I technically don't remember one, but that is another story) most in the 60-70 pound dressed weight range, all on a buddy's Brinkman charcoal cooker set on a trailer.

    It's as much fun as a grown man can have with his clothes on. Enjoy.
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  • No, the head is still on. Pictures will start pouring in tomorrow. I am telling y'all. Take the fire ring out and you can fit much more than you think. This 27 pounder is going fit nicely on a regular indirect setup. Was gonna do it today, but the wife works and wants to take part tomorrow. Understandable and, well, happy wife happy life am I right? Going to rub the swine with some salt tonight. My buddy is all about injecting it. He really has no experience with BBQ, but whatever. Can't hurt. I am down. The wife wants me to pop the eyes out prior to cooking. I can see that, no pun intended. I am all set to fire up the egg in the morning. I hope everyone is okay if I flood the thread with pictures and details.
  • TTC, I feel you on the filling it up. BUT. This 27 pounder is much smaller than I was expecting. Take your fire ring out, drop your setter in...boom...much more space. Just gotta bust the spine on a larger hog. That way you can make that sucker sit just right.
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,167
    Bring 'em on!!
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  • Sorry, meant for Ika
  • Good luck!  Looking forward to seeing it.  +1 for no injecting, but whatever you want to do it will be great.

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  • Good morning folks! Been up for a couple of hours now. The pig is on and smoking it's ass off. I feel bad for the people down wind.
    So. What we did was rub her down with some sea salt and dizzy dust last night and put her back in the fridge. This morning we took her out and tied her up as you can see and stuffed her with onions. No injection, as I previously stated. Peer pressure got me, you ****.
    I did have to take the fire ring out to get clearance, but still...could put a bigger pig on if you bust the spine so it lays over on itself nicely.

  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,309
    Awesome!! I need to try this sometime. Thx for the pix!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,758
    Nice, I like the rollup job. So nothing removed from the spine at all?
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,942
    edited September 2014
    Nice! BTW the eyes are awesome, hope you did not wind removing...going to skip the head only next time and try this ^:)^
    Visalia, Ca
  • Nope. No need with this pig. She folded over nicely and was easy to tie up. 
  • Here is what happened on Friday. I had a pig ordered from a packer. They called and told me that they did not get a pig the size that I requested. I called a store in Memphis that carries some odd things. If you watch Bizarre Foods, Winchester Farmers Market was on there. Been there once before and they really do carry some off-the-wall ****. Cow heads. Live shark. I mean, this place is awesome. So I took a chance and called them. They had a few pigs that fit my bill. Done deal.
  • About an hour into this cook. Egg is holding steady at 210. BTW, if you live in the mid south, like I do, the day is beautiful. Currently 58 degrees, according to my phone. Love this ****. three shots of fireball in and two vodka drinks. Hey, don't judge me. I am cooking a whole pig...
  • Looking good!

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  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,220
    How many people are you planning for the initial feed?
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,694
    @MemphisBBQ‌ How long do you figure it will take to cook?
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • Good question, Buck. Honestly this really just started out as a "hey lets do a hog" conversation over...well, lets just say... a few drinks. It has turned into a lot of people coming over. The rule is, if you come, you bring either a side or a bottle of liquor. Pretty fare giving the cost of the pig and the time I have put into cooking her. 

    Okay yall. About to take a nap. Us old folk have to rest...
  • Blind....when its done its done. Thats what I tell my wife.
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