2 whole pigs on a cinder block pit and a 20 year marine corps reunion

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by danmiz, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. danmiz

    danmiz Newbie

    Man do I have a big cooking weekend planned coming up this week. I have 8 of my buddies from the marine corps that I haven't seen in 20 years coming for a long weekend (I feel sorry for my wife). Now one of my buddies is a quer himself from California so I really have to step up my game and impress him. The menu is on Friday I will smoke a 13 lbs whole packer brisket in my Smokin it 3 with all the usual sides. Saturday we will do a seafood and crawfish boil while watching some college football. Sunday is when the magic happens when we will smoke 2 50 lbs pigs,6 racks of ribs, a ton of chicken thighs and a bunch of sausage. I'm inviting about another 50 to 60 friends and family over for the party. Looks like rain in the forecast but the party must go on.now with the pigs I will cook them 2 different ways. One will be in the la Caja china Cuban style and one will be smoked in the 4x6 foot cinderblock smoker I made in my yard using cowgirls help off her blog. The pig in the cinderblock smoker will be rubbed with jeffs rub and injected with some apple juice and apple cider vinegar. I'll start by cooking him skin side up for the first half and then flip him over to crip up the skin and mop him the second half of the cook. I plan on keeping the pit at 250 or so with charcoal and hickory chunks I'm guessing for 6 or 7 hours. I've got plenty of probes with the maverick and tappecue to watch the IT of both hogs. I'll throw the ribs and chicken thighs on the pit while the pig smokes so hopefully I'll time it close enough to eat together. The pig in the la Caja china will be injected with mojo and rubbed with adobo to give it a Latin kick. I did one pig on this and it came out awesome and was super easy to cook.
    Now being my wife is a vegetarian the only way she would let me build the cinderblock pit was if I attached a brick wood burning pizza oven to it so I did that for her to keep the peace (works great). I will make sure to post plenty of pics of the event to let everyone how it turns out. Now to try and attach some pics of the pit.....
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This should be a GREAT thread!  Looking forward to it all!
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll hang around to see the smoke!ymwife was a vegetarian when I met her. One night I was grilling mg burgers, and she couldn't resist. No longer a vegetarian but she still won't eat pork.
  4. danmiz

    danmiz Newbie

    Yea dirt, I'm still waiting for the day she breaks. I can her looking at my ribs and secretly wanting to try one.
  5. Sounds great can't wait to see how they turn out
  6. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's nothing better than converting a vegentarian back from the "dark" side!
  7. cracker1397

    cracker1397 Smoke Blower

    Sign me up for this thread!!! Can't wait to watch this one go down!!!
  8. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    and thank you for your service

  9. looks like a nice setup! you are doing both pigs in that rig?
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome - will be waiting and yes THANK YOU for your service!!!![​IMG]

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  11. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  12. Im in  [​IMG]

    Cant wait to see the Q-view.  
  13. I Will be watching this one as well!! Have the best of time with it,

    keep on Smokin,

  14. capt7383

    capt7383 Fire Starter

    Thanks to you and all who served
  15. WOW!  This is going to be fun.  I will be watching too!  Thanks you for your service!
  16. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing how it turns out!
  17. danmiz

    danmiz Newbie

    Thanks guys! I'm a proud American. Only one pig the ribs and chicken with go on the pit. The other pig will go in the la Caja China. It's going to be a very busy but fun weekend! Can't wait!
  18. Where did you find crawfish this time of year?
  19. danmiz

    danmiz Newbie

    They're frozen from lacrawfish. Not as good but they will serve their purpose.
  20. danmiz

    danmiz Newbie

    One of my buddies came in a day early bearing gifts! He brought pickled shrimp and pickled spicy Bologna. Since we pick up all the meat and pigs tomorrow we decided to do an easy beer can chicken!

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