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Old 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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The person that taught me to cook a whole hog did them Eastern NC style, and basically it entailed basting a few times with apple cider vinegar and seasoning with salt and red pepper. Always came out delicious, but then I started exploring other methods. Reading blogs and watching BBQ Pitmasters, a recurring theme for what gets injected seems to be "apple juice, and a bunch of spices I'm not gonna tell you about."

Without divulging any secret recipes, are there some staples that must go with the apple juice? Is there a reason for juice over vinegar other than cooking style? Thanks
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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As I understand it, the vinegar breaks down the meat.
There is enough cologen and fat in the hog to make it tender.


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