My first whole hog... With Q-View!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinclt, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    Got an 89 pound hog and we went whole hog...

    Trimmed it up (Was already nicely trimmed just had a bit to do) then injected the crud out of it with the following injection.

    6 tablespoon kosher salt
    3 tablespoon sugar
    3 tablespoon Worcestershire
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    3 cup apple juice or low sodium pork, chicken, or beef stock
    9 cups water

    Placed in the cooler with ice and then poured the remaining injection/brine into the cooler..

    Rubbed the cavity with my rub.. I decided to go with a comp hog finish so I spritzed with the following

    8 oz. Canola oil

    8 oz. Apple Cider vinegar

    16 oz. apple juice

    What went wrong... I completely forgot to foil the ears and snout.. so they were terribly overdone... 

    The ties were just to keep it from sliding off the rack during transport between the table/prep area and the Lang 60.. 

    I am gonna miss that hat.... It was a good hat.... Just sayin...

     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014
  2. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    What a way to honor sucha fine animal!!  Looks delicious!
     
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  3. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    I think this was the absolute best pulled pork I have ever had Yotzee. I did not flip it just left it as is and it was soooo good. 
     
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  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats on a job well done! It looks great!
     
  5. That is a great looking pig. Maybe next year you can bring one to my house. [​IMG]
     
  6. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    Will do alelover. Next year count us in for the NC event and a hog.... [​IMG]
     
  7. I'm sure we can make room on the smoker.
     
  8. jayj123

    jayj123 Fire Starter

    Great Looking Hog!!! Never seen one cut open from the back like that.
     
  9. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    JayJ123 I have heard that a lot of folks do it that way when the pig is done racer style... This one was close but I did not have the right tie downs to keep it like that and only one front leg stayed tucked.. It was a stubborn pig. I cannot wait to do another one. 
     

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