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#6179226 - 02/11/16 01:01 PM Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground???
milton1allen Offline
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Registered: 08/20/15
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Has anyone ever cooked a pig in the ground. I would like to try it but can't find any good videos on the websites on how to do it. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks...

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#6179374 - 02/11/16 03:29 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
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do you want to do it as a whole pig or quartered? makes a big difference in the size of hole to dig.

I've seen it done but never tried it myself. basically dig a hole and build a fire in the bottom, a big fire, let it burn down to where it is full of hot coals.

They quartered up about a 120 lb hog, placed the quarters & trimmings into brown paper grocery type bags and crinkled it up tightly around the meat, then put that bag into another brown paper grocery bag with the inner bag opening towards the bottom of the outer bag. they then wrapped those paper bags into burlap bags and tied wired around the outside to hold it all in place. Right before putting into the pit, soak the burlap by submerging totally in water for 30 seconds or so.

key point is to get the meat on the coals and get it covered, air tight as possible as quickly as you can after putting the burlap wrapped meat on the coals!!! Otherwise the burlap will start to burn, then the paper bags, then the meat ... and you find out hours later you have a bunch of burned meat! bang

they used corrugated sheet iron, then covered that up with the dirt they had dug out of the hole. they let it cook for about 16 hours before shoveling off the dirt and pulling the burlap bags out of the pit and placed in an ice chest to transport to cutting blocks. They also tossed in a couple of briskets too that came out extremely moist and tender. The pork basically fell off the bone upon removal from the bags. food
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#6179390 - 02/11/16 03:42 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Dig you a good size hole then build a fire up of good wood and let it burn down to a good red coal or small fire.. youll need a stand to put the pig on a bit over the coals. wrap the pig in foil and toss in butter garlic onions all that what not with it.. injecting it with buttery garlic is even better.. set on top of the rack then cover the hole with a sheet of plywood and you can also cover the sides with dirt to seal more heat in... id let it cook over night and it should be perfect by late morning
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#6179393 - 02/11/16 03:43 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
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youll want plenty of wood for the coals to pretty much cover the floor of the hole that way the coals last as long as possible
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#6179687 - 02/11/16 06:54 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
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Registered: 10/25/11
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The Hawaiians make a mean pig in the ground.
Kalua Pig!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2XZNhmtEtE
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#6179860 - 02/11/16 08:52 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
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#6180866 - 02/12/16 04:03 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
bp3 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/11
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It's like the carp and cedar plank, throw the hog away and eat the burlap. We tried it a few years ago and it turned out bad. rifle

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#6189129 - 02/18/16 12:06 PM Re: Looking for advice on Cooking a pig in the Ground??? [Re: milton1allen]
mattyg06 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
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Thought about it but decided it would be way too much work to dig a hole big enough... so we built a cinder block cooker instead.





Edited by mattyg06 (02/18/16 01:40 PM)

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