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#5520688 - 01/05/15 12:12 AM De hairing a hog using steam
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Question.. Has anyone ever tried to de hair a hog using steam? Just curious.

I would think it would work nice on smaller hogs under 80 lbs.
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#5520699 - 01/05/15 12:30 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Haven't tried steam but have done a bunch of farm raised ones using hot water, you want to scald the hide but not boiling hot, might be tricky with steam of heating enough but not over heating.

Worth a try then if it does not work skin the pig
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#5521179 - 01/05/15 10:39 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: kmon1]
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Have you tried using a weed burner hooked to a grill propane cylinder?

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#5521224 - 01/05/15 11:00 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I used a pear burner to burn the hair off a big feral ham. It worked perfectly, turning the skin into cracklings. I left the skin on and smoked it, tasty.
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#5521300 - 01/05/15 11:33 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Scalded feral hogs are plenty of work. Never steamed the hair off. Torching feral hogs is cool but you still have to scrape the mud off. Hard bristled brush, lime and and hot water works good for that.
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#5521306 - 01/05/15 11:36 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I carry water, a bucket, Dawn, and a stiff scrub brush on the Gator. I plan to winch em up with a hitch mount game hoist, clean em up, then gut them. I don't want anything on the outside to get on the inside.
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#5521465 - 01/05/15 12:56 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: hook_n_line]
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
Scalded feral hogs are plenty of work. Never steamed the hair off. Torching feral hogs is cool but you still have to scrape the mud off. Hard bristled brush, lime and and hot water works good for that.


What's the lime for?

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#5522150 - 01/05/15 06:45 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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So no one has tried Steam... I may try this once I get back on my feet in a few months. I may also bring my power washer to clean them before I start.
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#5522945 - 01/06/15 06:35 AM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
So no one has tried Steam... I may try this once I get back on my feet in a few months. I may also bring my power washer to clean them before I start.


Please post how this works out. When I think of a steamer, a ladies dress store type comes to mind.

I have done the following:
Powerwashing----- works pretty good on thin haired animals but its pretty nasty on the wooly ones.
Hot Water and scraping ------- a pain on any of them.

Shearing----- This is something I want to try just haven't had the right circumstances.
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#5526987 - 01/07/15 10:17 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Was thinking something like this type of Steam Cleaner with the focused nozzle.

wagner steam cleaner http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-915-0282014...r+steam+cleaner
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#5528051 - 01/08/15 12:52 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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Apologize if this is a silly question, but why would you want/need to clean or de-hair the hide?

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#5528059 - 01/08/15 12:57 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I just burn the hair off and cook 'em in the skin....be interested to hear how well steam works????
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#5530694 - 01/09/15 03:16 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: Buccaneer]
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Originally Posted By: buccaneer
Apologize if this is a silly question, but why would you want/need to clean or de-hair the hide?


That's the traditional way to process domesticated hogs, since leaving the skin on hams and such just makes for a better looking finished product. It's a fair bit more work then skinning them, in my limited experience, and getting the temperature right when scalding is critical.
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#5530793 - 01/09/15 03:54 PM Re: De hairing a hog using steam [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Originally Posted By: SWtexashunter
Originally Posted By: buccaneer
Apologize if this is a silly question, but why would you want/need to clean or de-hair the hide?


That's the traditional way to process domesticated hogs, since leaving the skin on hams and such just makes for a better looking finished product. It's a fair bit more work then skinning them, in my limited experience, and getting the temperature right when scalding is critical.


Leaving the skin on also helps hold a lot of that fat/juice/marinade in the meat, turning out more tender & juicy BBQ. When done, pull that skin back and get to pickin'.

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