frozen 45# pig

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by goose482, May 24, 2014.

  1. I have a 45# pig that is frozen. Does anyone know a way to thaw it in 4-5 hours safely? I was thinking of butterflying it frozen and removing the head and then running water in a cooler while it soaks in a plastic bag.

    any ideas are appreciated - this is a slight emergancy. planning on injecting it today and putting on the pit tomorrow at 6am
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Soak it in as hot a water you can stand in a feed trough big enough to hold the whole thing until it's thawed, then inject and refrigerate overnight, and smoke the next day.  Like you would if you were scalding it to paddle off the hair.

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