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Russian Hog

Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
edited 8:04AM in EggHead Forum
A friend dropped off a 9-1/2 pound Russian Hog shoulder the other day - shot last week and never frozen. I stuffed it with garlic, smeared it with mustard, and rubbed it with a liberal coating of Bad Byron's Butt Rub. Vacuum packed it for about 24 hours. Put it on the XL Sunday night at 7:30. Took it of the Egg 22 hours later, wrapped in HDAF and towels for 1-1/2 hours, and then pulled it. It exceeded my expectations. First low and slow on pork (domestic or wild). My friend said he was looking for a new gasser - I changed his mind. He is headed to the local BGE distributor.

Going on the XL

After 22 Hours


First time with Bad Byron's Butt Rub. Has a little kick - pretty nice.


  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    WOW look at the shrinkage. I thought that only happened on Seinfeld. :woohoo: Good lookin hunk-O-pig there. Better yet, you have a convert.
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    BGE is gonna have to get you a finder's fee for that referral. Looks like you had plenty of room to spare inside the cooker.
  • ScubadogScubadog Posts: 97
    Ain't it nice to know that the XL will leave you with a nice amount of lump even after 22 hours.
  • You are right Scubdog, there is a lot of lump left. Filled 3/4 of the way up the fire ring and the cook easily could have lasted another six hours. BTW - forgot to mention - six chunks of pecan buried randomly in the lump and two handfuls of Jack Daniels scattered around. Averaged 250 dome for the cook. Went to bed around 10:30 with the temp at 250 - was 275 when I woke at 5:00 and I turned it down to just below 250. No Digi Q, no stoker - nothing against them, just trying to learn how to do it w/o and I don't anticipate a lot of all nighters. Small will be next purchase.
  • Good job! Haven't done an all nighter yet as still have some smoked butts in the freeze from the old Electric Brinks Smoker I used to use. Guess I will have to give them away to the in-laws so I'll have ab excuse to try an all nighter. Plus still learning the temps on my large.
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