Whole Hog

Discussion in 'Pork' started by zzerru, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    Does anyone know where I can get a hold of a whole hog in SE Michigan?

    I got a whole [​IMG] to feed in a month and would like to do a cold weather pig pickin.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    to tell you the truth...........i INSISTED on a large party, to do a whole hog.........WAY before i found this site........needless to say........it was NOT what is was supposed to be.......i will spare the grisly details......

    but later i was told to do BUTTS.........never heard of em.........and i went on my merry way.......

    NOW i find this site............

    whole hog is a nice presentation........butt.........smoking butts is a HECK of alot easier


    jm2cw
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a BIG step...but hit downtown...The Eastern Market. Butts and ribs and loins are better bet tho.
     
  4. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    Yeah, I know but I do have a relative coming up from STL who has lots of experience doing whole hogs. Eastern Market is a good call, I didn't think of going there. I work in Detroit but usually only go to EM for lunch.
     
  5. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    Butts are a lot easier and get more pork for the money. Also lot of waste with a whole hog
     
  6. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    Hmmm you guys are swaying me away from a hog, guess butts might be better.....musta been the whole hog mystique that was drawing me in.
     
  7. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have done two whole hogs, but had to borrow a cooker from a bud. I got both a C Roy's in Yale. Seems it was only just over 100 bucks for about 80-90 pounds.
     
  8. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh yea they were stuffed ( belly cavity with sausage)
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    crap cloud.......i had to stuff mine...........with apples and chickens........[​IMG]
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    zzerru, if you do not have a pit, the cinderblock method is really easy....
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=9461

    Your relative might have even used one before if they are familiar with cooking whole hogs.
    Also, if you look up feed store in the yellow pages, they might be able to direct you to someone that raises pigs.

    Not trying to influence you....LOL! They are easier than you would think.[​IMG]


    edited to add....If you do not want to buy 30 cinderblocks, you can also bury the hog...http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=9495
     

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