Originally Posted by rcbaughn
cowgirl thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you notice any ill effects from torching the skin instead of scraping? I heard from somewhere that it leaves the follicles in the skin and they would end up being almost as bad as full sized hair in the skin at the end of a roast. I really don't know if that is true and if isn't and hasn't turned out that way in your roasts, I am totally going to do it that way. I planned on buying one of the long propane torches anyways for lighting my smokers, so I hope that it will work and I can keep all that skin. So much good food there no doubt!
Scalding is the best way to remove the hair. When burning, I try to take off skin too to get rid of as much hair as possible.
You might give it a try and if it's not working out for you, go ahead and skin the pig. They aren't as pretty "presentation" wise but are so much easier to mess with, especially when working alone!
Good luck to you with what ever you do!