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Old 04-19-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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Saw it on throwdown last night and thought it was pretty neat. Ran a search and saw the new years cook with one. I'm looking for an easy way to cook a whole hog and feed hungry dog trainers and the guys helping us build the new kennel at the end of a long training session/workday. Looks like it might be the ticket for me. Who's got one and who has eaten anything off of one. I know not smoking its a sin around here when it come to pork. But i'll live with it. I'm catholic I'll go to confessional. Thoughts and opinions please(on the caja china).
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Friend of mine just got one waiting to cook on it with him. I may be doing a catering job with it to show a roast pig.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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seen the same thing last night looked pretty kewl
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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paul that i cook with doest have an smoker yet he is now thingking of getting one we both seen it

i like the idea of it for an whole hog

then i was thinking of it to day wonder if you could get some flavored pellets and a lit bricket and place in side of the cooker to get the smoke smell just an thought

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Old 04-19-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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I love it. Just wish I had more opportunities to use it. I'm planning to try some butts next and maybe chickens.

Keep in mind that the capacity is 70 or 100 pounds so you wouldn't technically be cooking a whole hog.

I really don't mind the lack of smoke. It's simply a different method of cooking than a smoker and a different taste. The flavor of the marinades really comes out, as does the crispness of the skin/cracklin.

Not sure you could do something with pellets, etc. either since it is basically a sealed chamber (works kind of like a pressure cooker, thus the speed of cooking) so you don't have much oxygen in there.

Hope that helps. The New Years pix should show how it all works.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:38 PM   #6
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Listen to my man Clint. He knows his way around a Cajina.
Nuthin like good hog cracklins....
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:06 PM   #7
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I bet it would be great for whole chickens and turkeys, especially if you had to cook a large number of them.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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I am in the process of waiting on this company to call me back. I am roasting a pig in June for a wedding and will probably do a practice cook on it for Memorial day. It has been a couple of days without a return call. You can add wood to this cooker.

Update: I called them again after posting and got an answer! The guy has been sick and they are way behind on orders; doing a major shipment to Canada. He said it would be the end of May until they take individual orders. However, he has one coming out here next month and will let me know by Wednesday if he can fit me in. I need to starting looking for alternatives now! I need a cooker that can take smoke. Damn, made need some help here from brothers! BTW: My smoker does not allow for the whole pig cook.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:08 AM   #9
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Bump! See above
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:58 AM   #10
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I sent an E-mail to the La Caja site to see if there were any dealers in the area that carry them and haven't heard back. The Throwdown could have had a effect on that. I'd like to see a Brethren La Caja or Cajun Microwave thing goin'!
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BBS-Is there any way you could do a pig on the Santa Maria?[/quote]

I have been thinking about that! You think it would come out nice?
I could do a practice run.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:55 PM   #12
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Hey,

Does anyone have a set of plans for these things?
I could marry my woodworking hobby with my BBQ hobby!

I cannot figure out how to get a whole pig in my ugly drum!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:06 PM   #13
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BBS-Is there any way you could do a pig on the Santa Maria?
I have been thinking about that! You think it would come out nice?
I could do a practice run.[/QUOTE]

I've cooked many whole hogs, up to 180 pounds dressed. Always in an enclosed cooker. I tried one, once, cowboy style, on a spit over an open fire. It was not a good experience. This was in Minnesota mind you. You may have a better go at it in CA. The elements are on your side.
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Ok - I've got one and they are great. But they do not smoke. It's no different than roasting in the oven with tinfoil. I've done butts and pigs in them. The time they recommend is wrong. You need more time. They say 5-6 hours but I usually end up with 8.

If anyone in the general area wants to try mine out let me know. I only roast in them. I've never tried to do any smoking in them. A few s hooks from home depot go a long way with them. Especially with a full size hog.

Let me know if you want to use it. I rarely use it so anyone that wants to try it before they buy if they are willing to drive within an hour of where I am they can try it out.
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Hey,

Does anyone have a set of plans for these things?
I could marry my woodworking hobby with my BBQ hobby!

I cannot figure out how to get a whole pig in my ugly drum!!!!!!!!!
Do a search on "Cajun Microwave". I found plans once and several articles. I also saw a Spit type cooker that looked very doable. I have bookmarks on one of the workstations. I will hunt it down monday if you want.
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