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Whole wild hog. #5228983 07/31/14 11:44 PM
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Alright guys I was browsing google looking for recipes for a good pork rub and a good brine for wild pork.

I have 2 small pigs that I'm looking to throw on the smoker on Sunday. They are about 20lbs each with no skin. I am looking for some ideas of how to brine them and what kinda dry or wet rub to use.

Also should I wrap the pigs in banana leaves or tinfoil seeing as they are very small and have no skin on them.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5229511 08/01/14 03:35 AM
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Any good store bought rub will do, I like Famous Dave's. With a skinned youngster like that really no need to brine or do anything other than rub. Slow smoke at 250 for 3-4 hours. Wrap in wet oil towels and wrap in foil. Finish on smoker again at 250 for 4-6 hours or in an oven. Key is low and slow. The rub will suck in to the meat during the smoke process. If you want bark on the outside, then spritz with Apple or orange juice during the smoking phase.


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Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5229793 08/01/14 12:49 PM
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Thank you for the help. I'm gonna give it a whirl. One more questions what do you mean wet oil towel. Towels soaked in olive oil?

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5231737 08/02/14 07:25 PM
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I would lay thick bacon all over it after the initial cook...more rub...wrap in foil and let it go 4-6 more hours

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Buckbuster] #5231808 08/02/14 08:54 PM
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cleaver the inside rib bones,not going all the way through, along the spine to help it lay flat and evenly cook...

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5232718 08/03/14 03:45 PM
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Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5232770 08/03/14 04:38 PM
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Well the fire lit at 6am and the pig went on at 7am gotta a boston butt on there too incase the pig is a failure.



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Looking good! Hope you got some beer iced down!

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5233231 08/03/14 10:43 PM
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I would like some better pics of your smoker.. that thing looks sweet


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Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5233299 08/03/14 11:13 PM
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Very nice smoker.

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: daniel1381] #5233318 08/03/14 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
I would like some better pics of your smoker.. that thing looks sweet

Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5233420 08/04/14 12:14 AM
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Looks like a ham in there for back up.

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Here is a pic of the whole set up. The outdoor kitchen isn't mine, my parents built it a few years ago but since it was Sunday family day my wife kids and all our friend decided to head over and have a BBQ today.

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Nice setup the folks have


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ohhhhhhhh, yeah! nice set up!!! where are pictures of the finished product???


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If that is a 20 lb feral hog I hope you brined it. Young has nothing to do with drying out and turning to leather.

Very nice looking cooker and yard. Very wise to throw a boston butt on there if you were having folks over. Some have good success cooking feral hog first time more don't.


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Re: Whole wild hog. [Re: Scotty22] #5234780 08/04/14 09:06 PM
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I brined the pig for 36 hours before it saw the cooker. The pig turned out great.
Here is the finished product

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