whole hog roast for my birth day!!!!

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by smoking shawn86, Aug 17, 2014.

  1.   It's finally here I have been waiting so many years for this but it finally happen I'm so excited I will just jump in to the pics and I will talk about it in the post later

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome man, I'd like to do a whole hog someday just for fun..... Enjoy ! :beercheer:
  3. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great, happy birthday!
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Shawn...... Dont forget to crisp up some skins when the meats pulled... My favorite part.........Good luck and happy bithday......Salute
  5. yeah I was thinking about that this morning about frying some skin. I tried some that day when we were talking it off the pit it was pretty good.

  7. I wish I had more photos but my phone ran out of space,and i was so tired I went to bed at 11:40 the previous night and woke up about 2:30 am that morning to start prepping the hog and to light my fire so the coals would burn down by the time I was ready to put the hog on.I started at 4:00 am and finished about 10:30 am over all it took about 6 hrs to cook a 50-60 lbs hog.
  8. Enjoy!................[​IMG]
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So, what's your overall opinion? Did the piggy get flipped or just cooked as it layed? Do a mop? How about the heat to meat ratio? Pig to close 2 blocks up, or just about right? Thinking of assembling a block pit in back here and curious. I did chicken on an open pit recently and it got HOT so really had to move the grate around to avoid excessive char. Belated Happy Birthday, everyone looks like a good time was had......Willie
  10. I will post some pics later of me assembling it. The pit worked really well, and  held it's temp really good and to my surprise I only used one 40lb bag of hard wood coal. I was trying for a temp around 275 but the temp was around 300 to 350. I wanted to use a mop sauce but didn't for some reason as far as the the heat to meat. I dug about one cylinder block deep and then stack two cylinder high then I made come groves to place four re-bars to lay across the pit then I placed my expanded sheet metal and placed to more layers of cylinder blocks. I also for got to mention that I placed two piece of angel iron so that I could remove the tho blocks that you see in the picture where the fire is and I also turned two blocks on their side one on each side to provide air flow .

    here a video that help me go to you tube and type how to build a pit BBQ for $250 by Joe Davidson 
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014

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