Pit Roasting Time for 30# Pig
So I'm going to try pit roasting my first pig soon. Have been looking at a bunch of sites, trying to get my ducks in a row, but I'm having a hard time getting an idea of the cooking time, mostly because I'm going to be using a small 30# pig and the times usually given are for much larger pigs.
I realize that it's hard to nail down cooking time, since there are a lot of variables, but if someone has experience with this, and can give me a rough idea, that'd be great.
Using a small rock lined pit. Plan about 1' of coals over the stone. Rebar grate a couple inches over the coals, with a piece of sheet metal roughly pig size on the grate for a deflector.
I'm in CT, so no banana leaves, but will wrap a few times with wet burlap, and plan to add a coffee can of water for steam, then cover pit with another piece of sheet metal and bury.
I'm thinking 6 hours, but am sorta guessing, and don't want to wait too long to unearth before checking. Course I don't really want to have to bury it back up again either :)