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northern smokey
09-02-2015, 08:19 PM
So here is my first attempt at whole hog. The hog was 150 pounds, cooked in my reverse flow offset smoker over Applewood for approx. 16 hours. This was for a fundraiser event at a kid's camp, and the hog was donated so I volunteered to cook it for them as the only guy with the equipment to do it.

09-02-2015, 08:33 PM
Looks great! What size is your cooker? I was thinking about trying a whole hog this summer but wasn't sure what my cooker would hold.

northern smokey
09-02-2015, 08:41 PM
My cooker is 72 by 22 round. The cooking grate is 20 by 60 that pig fit well in the pit I still had about 6 inches left.

09-02-2015, 08:49 PM
Great job! Looks tasty!!

Diesel Dave
09-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Dang fine job on your first whole hog.
It looks great

Smoke on Badger Mountain
09-02-2015, 10:02 PM
Good looking pig Sir!

Trailer Trash
09-02-2015, 10:38 PM
Great job! You have either fostered an inspiration to cook BBQ into these young minds or at the very least instilled a great childhood memory!

09-02-2015, 10:41 PM
Looks great from here. :thumb:

northern smokey
09-03-2015, 12:50 AM
It was a lot of fun. My wife was taking pictures for us but unfortunately it started raining just as it was time to bring her in, so we didn't get any pics of the pig in the pit once cooked. The camp had a great kitchen for us to use and there was LOTS of interest from both kids and adults alike. Of course some kids were creeped out by the pig, but it was a great lesson on where your food comes from and what it looks like before it magically shows up in neat little packages on your grocery store shelves. :wink:

09-03-2015, 02:56 AM
It looks like a winner to me brother. Awesome job:thumb:

09-03-2015, 04:20 AM
Nice!, you plan on doing more whole hogs now that your not a beginner? :wink:

09-03-2015, 04:26 AM
Nicely done!!!

northern smokey
09-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Yes hopefully plan on doing a few more. Also hoping to get to a few comps as well before winter hits. I am going to have to make a blanket for the pit soon. I awoke this morning to only +3 and snow on the ground just north of town.

09-04-2015, 12:57 AM
nice job on that whole hog.