Bucket list item....check! Whole hog cook. With Bear view!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokey mo, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A friend of mine is raising some pigs and the runts time was limited...

    New years eve 6:00am we arrived at his house and started the fire.  The piglet weighed about 70#.  so we oiled the skin and threw it in one side of the beast and started drinking coffee.


    2 hours in....



    My new smoking buddy.  Ixxie! He is a beast too!


    about 10 hours in.



    My friend Zack on the left my son TJ in the middle (what a trooper) and me on the right side. By the time TJ was done pulling meat off the bones there

    wasn't  much meat to cook down into stock, but Zacks wife will take care of that!

    This one was smoked on alder for 13 hrs. The legs could have used more time but it was good over all.  We heard no complaints from the 20 or so people that came by to ring in the new year.

    Thanks for stopping by.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it was a fun day. Looking mighty tasty too . 
  3. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Heck yeah man ....Thats good.
  4. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    I wish I would of had an invite to that party! Awesome job on the whole pig, Rick! [​IMG]

    Your little smoking buddy is a cutey.
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great  Mo............................[​IMG]

  7. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  8. great job i think any man out there has the whole pig on their bucket lis
  9. t glad to see you got yours
  10. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    It was a great day Gary Thanks!. I did however miss New Years. I was in bed by 11:00. Wiped out tired.


    Thank you Sir!

    This was his first smoke.  I think we will enjoy a few more, he still has ribs to chew on.

     Thanks Joe!

    Turned out better than I thought it would.

    Thanks Clyde!

  11. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cool great job[​IMG]

    If I had a smoker big enough to do a whole pig Id do it, so it's not on my bucket list yet.
  12. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is AWESOME Smokey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is pretty much all I can say!!
  13. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Any pics of the pulled/cut up product?
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Man oh Man that is off the chain good looking. I wish I could have been one of thoe 20 that got to pick on that thing.
  15. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    took about two years to build the beast but it worked well. Thanks.


    Sorry no. I didnt get any. it went fast.  had great color and flavor.

    Thanks. It was a lot of fun.
  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking hog! The color is awesome! 

    That's something I will have to try in the future!

    You have a fine looking Son too! Congrats!
  17. Nice job Mo!!!! I did one about 1/3 that size on my UDS. Yours looks like it came out just fine!!

    Question for ya... I noticed the ribs were sorta folded under.... Did that help them NOT come out crispy?? Mine was flat out and the ribs were like Rib Chips......
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  18. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Al, I have an older one also.  I am very blessed to have two great boys.  Then I have a daughter younger than them both. she is also a very good kid.  

    No, they were crispy.  When it was butchered it was too hard to get all the hair off so we didn't plan on eating it anyway.  It was VERY crispy but when we started removing the the meat the skin pulled right off and we just scooped the meat out.  It was stripped clean when we were done, NOTHING left on the bone.  Thanks for the kudos.

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