View Full Version : who's using whole hogs?

early mornin' smokin'
11-11-2013, 05:22 PM
opening up a little takeout que joint, we'll be doing breakfast and lunch-sold out. We really like the idea of curing our own hams, hang porsciutto, making head cheese, etc.. Just wanted to see if there's anyone on here using whole hog, what they're paying, and if it's actually worth it in the end.

11-11-2013, 08:36 PM
Talking a ton of space, climate control, and dedication to do that. Just managing those different preparations would be a full time job.

11-11-2013, 08:58 PM
I get whole hogs sometimes, the largest I can get is 150lbs and they run around $2 per Lb. It's been several months since I have gotten any though.

early mornin' smokin'
11-12-2013, 09:20 AM
it's not something I would like to do regularly, but doing 1-2 a week would be interesting. I've got a good size walkin.

11-15-2013, 10:16 AM
The walk-in is a plus. I'd try it out. Good Luck!

11-18-2013, 11:56 PM
Not regularly but more often I use whole hogs. Like 2 times in a month.