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Old 05-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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So, my boss told me the other day that he was going to have a pig roast for the company. I was like, "Awesome! I'll be there!" Then he said that he wanted me to cook a 100 pound hog. I told him I didn't have a smoker big enough. He said, "No problem" and led me to his office where he had a brand new La Caja China. He told me that it was all mine all I had to do was use it to cook the hog for the company get together. I said "I'm on it!"



I thanked him and promised to do the cook. I didn't go into how it is a big charcoal powered crock pot and not a true BBQ smoker or any of that. I try to never look a gift horse in the mouth especially when it's my boss.

So, my problem now is how to get some smoke on the meat when using it. La Caja China has a smoke pistol accessory but it requires special cartridges that I'm not thrilled about having to buy. So, I thought maybe a Smoke Daddy Big Kahuna might be the ticket.

Any ideas on how to get some smoke on the meat other than the Smoke Daddy using this cooker?
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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All I can say is...... NICE Score!!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #3
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That is cool! I really want to get one. Hope you have fun.
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doesnt need smokem that cooker produces the best fpi ever, once they eat the cracklin skin, nobody will be looking for smoke. follow the directions on the caja site for injection
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doesnt need smokem that cooker produces the best fpi ever, once they eat the cracklin skin, nobody will be looking for smoke. follow the directions on the caja site for injection
We had a company event this past December in Miami where a Cuban style whole hog was served. The hog was cooked in a La Caja China and I was telling him about it and the Mojo injection that they used. Everyone enjoyed the meal and I think that was his inspiration for the upcoming event.

But, me being a "Southern boy" I just can't get over smokey, tender pork and would rather use my own recipe for the cook.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:35 AM   #6
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If you really need to have that smokey flavor try this. http://www.smokepistol.com/grillkicker.html Easy and inexpensive.
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We had a company event this past December in Miami where a Cuban style whole hog was served. The hog was cooked in a La Caja China and I was telling him about it and the Mojo injection that they used. Everyone enjoyed the meal and I think that was his inspiration for the upcoming event.

But, me being a "Southern boy" I just can't get over smokey, tender pork and would rather use my own recipe for the cook.
Sounds like the boss is expecting Cuban style, maybe you should stick to it. You're still gonna have a blast and some great food.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #8
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Adam Perry Lang has a La Caja China recipe that sounds amazing, hope this helps.

http://www.adamperrylang.com/recipes...et-sour-glaze/
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I really, really wanna get one of these and they're really not very expensive, but they seem too specialized. I can't see myself roasting a whole hog more than twice a year.

Still, that's an amazing score you got there!
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I really, really wanna get one of these and they're really not very expensive, but they seem too specialized. I can't see myself roasting a whole hog more than twice a year.

Still, that's an amazing score you got there!
I can't see myself roasting a whole hog at all and I still want one
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:33 AM   #14
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The La Caja China is a smoker turned upside down. There is no way to get smoke in it because the heat source is on top:



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The La Caja China is a smoker turned upside down. There is no way to get smoke in it because the heat source is on top:
This would not be correct. I have a smoke pistol adapted to mine and it does a great job of giving you the smoke you need.

As a matter of fact you can also buy the smoke pistol and wood cartridges on the La Caja China website.
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