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pinkelephant
04-30-2012, 11:33 AM
I butchered a hog recently (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130071) and have been sampling all the new packages in my freezer.

I started with the brats and some of the 3/4" thick pork chops. I had a ham and a shoulder added to the sausage so they are seriously high quality. These brats are the best sausage I've ever had
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/brat1-1.jpg

Chef's perks. As you can see the chops were seriously tender and juicy and tasted great
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/brat4-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/brat2-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/brat3-1.jpg

The next day, I tried the rope sausage. it was great but not the sexual experience the brats were. Still alot better than store bought though
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/rope2-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/rope3-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/rope4-1.jpg

On the next weekend, i got up Sunday morning and started some ribs then jumped back into bed. When we left for Church, i foiled them. When we got home, they were a little over done but my wife loves fall-off-the-bone ribs, so all was good. I only put 2 layers of Roxy's glaze on it because I had to get them off the smoker. the long rack was a leftover rack from the meat market that I had in the freezer. The racks from my hog were thinner and smaller than the commercial rack but was at least equal in taste if not better.
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/ribs1-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/ribs3-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/ribs4-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/ribs5-1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q607/pinkelephant64/ribs6-1.jpg

southernstyle
04-30-2012, 11:37 AM
looks great :hungry:

gtr
04-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Well I'm officially jealous - that looks fanfarkingtastic! I'd love to have a freezer full of hog. Actually, at this point, I'd just be happy to have a freezer that would fit a hog.

Nice work sir! :thumb:

BigBobBQ
04-30-2012, 02:15 PM
wow great looking spread you got there. I have learned that commercial usually doesn't compare to fresh meat you butcher yourself.

razrbakcrzy
04-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Man that's the only way to fly. I did this earlier this year and am I ever glad I did.. So nice not to have to run out to the store every time I want to Que... Just move the selected cut to refrigerator for 2 days and it's good to go...!

fingerlickin'
04-30-2012, 03:05 PM
I am jealous of your meat for sure!

bluetang
04-30-2012, 03:11 PM
What a feast!:clap2:

pinkelephant
04-30-2012, 08:28 PM
I am jealous of your meat for sure!
umm.. thanks... I think....

Panthers65
04-30-2012, 08:52 PM
man those ribs look stellar, and whatever the wife wants is correct. When momma aint happy, aint no body happy.

CarolinaQue
04-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Very cool!!! Those chops look awesome!!!:clap:

RAYSOR
04-30-2012, 11:24 PM
Looks great