Whole hog on a spit.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ak1, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I swear I can taste it from here.
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Reminds me of some good times!
  3. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    AK, how long did it take to actually do Oswald in the cooker? That looks like the begins of some great meals!

  4. That looks amazing!  Been awhile since I've indulged in whole hog, makes me really hungry for some.
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome nice job [​IMG]
  6. Where do you get a roaster like this? Is it home made?
  7. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Yahoo, that was a fine performance AK1!  I bet you were smiling from ear to ear, and got lots of appreciation.  Obviously, you and Oswald were the neighborhood favorites.

  8. Oh man!  I gotta roast a pig!  Looks like I've got a "New" New Years Resolution!  No if, ands, or butts![​IMG]
  9. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job!!  That looks so good.  
  10. Oh wow! Oswald looks fantastic and so happy! Man oh man that skin looks mouthwatering! Love the spit roaster too. Can't wait to hear the details of this fantabulous smoke!
  11. jtnf

    jtnf Smoke Blower

    My blue-collar boat club ('yacht club' sounds SO pretentious!) has a pit out front that may have never been used. It's got a hog sized spit... I should plan on a piggy this year.
  12. looks great,it has been a dream of my for some time now to roast a whole hog.What kind of motor did you use for your rotisserie?
  13. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG][​IMG]  very nice job well done
  14. I like your set up ....and the outcome!  Last time we did a pig pickin was in NC - you're gonna need a lot of friends.
  15. becky3086

    becky3086 Fire Starter

    Interesting. He definitely looks done and I imagine he tasted wonderful.
  16. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Ooh Man! Nice work on the pigster! Don't forget the head meat!
  17. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry I didn't get back sooner, life got in the way.

    Saturday turned out fantastic, the pork was so juicy & tender, and everyone had a great time. 

    What surprised me was that the pig was done sooner than we expected. We ended up having to keep it warm in the oven for about an hour and a half. Alas at that point we lost all the nice crispy skin, as it got a bit soft.

    As for the pig roaster... my friend borrowed it from a friend of his, who made it at home. I don't have all the details, but it looks fairly simple. There's the bottom which is made from square steel tubing with a sheet of steel on top. 
    Then another frame of steel tubing with steel sheet that has the bearing bolted on. Opposite side has the motor assembly.  There's a back that just clips on, and a top that just sits there to help hold the heat in.

    I'm not sure but I think it is a 2 speed furnace motor with a gear reduction so that the spit speed is either 4 or 6 rpm depending on which way the switch is thrown. 

    The charcoal tray is a separate piece that is raised off the bottom using a couple of patio stones. This way there is an air gap between the charcoal tray and the roaster, and a gap between the roaster and the ground.

    Apparently, you could use this on your lawn and not worry about burning the grass.

    If anyone is interested, I'll try and get more details & photos about the roaster.

    Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the pig once it was cut up as things got busy.
  18. I want an ear please  [​IMG]
  19. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    looking great... man o man i bet that will taste great [​IMG]
  20.         Quote: "If anyone is interested, I'll try and get more details & photos about the roaster."

     Thanks for a great article AK1. I would love to see more about the roaster along with any observations of yours about what you would change if you made one since you have used it.



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