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Big boar question #7884847 06/29/20 03:58 PM
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I shot this big boar hog over the weekend. I plan to turn most of it into dog food and chicken food, however, I want to cook/smoke the backstraps and maybe a front shoulder.

What is the best tenderizer or marinade for huge pigs? Will anything make it taste good or should I make it all dogfood?

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To me it depends on the individual hog.

if he smelled i wouldn't mess with it. We have enough sows I no longer butcher boars at all. But I have butchered boars that size that were great eating and ones that were 1/3 his size that stunk to high heaven.

Cut the top off the front shoulder, from the elbow joint up to the scapula. That is what a boston butt roast is. Leave it on ice for a few days, then brine it for 24 hours and smoke it then pull.


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Nice hog! It will taste fine as long as you handle the meat correctly. The stink on the outside won't affect the flavor. A big ol' boar isn't going to be as tender as young shoat, but low and slow in a smoker will make it more than edible. Best ham I've ever had was off of a 300+ boar that stunk to high heaven.


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Soak it in buttermilk for a couple of days. Slice a pocket into the back strap and stuff with pineapple slices. Rub the whole thing in mustard or olive oil and generously apply spices. Wrap the whole thing completely in bacon strips and then slow cook it for hours at no more than 250. Take it out cover with foil and let it rest. Then throw it away.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Then throw it away.


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Processing and cooking boars over about 100 lbs has been hit or miss with me over the years, but because of more misses I don't mess with cooking them. Last one I butchered was only about 125 lbs and didn't have an odor at all. We tried to make it work in every way possible, but ended up giving it away to the parents of one of our foster kids it was so bad and I don't think they ate it either.

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I fell out of my chair from laughing so hard..... Thanks everyone for the responses. My dog loves the free range, 100% organic dog food


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
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Then throw it away.


Was waiting for the payoff.
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We used to take fat hogs to process, but it was always sows with some occasionally being 200 pounds or so. Would try to harvest four a year. The Hudspawns grew up and became strong on pig meat. Inch thick pork chops, 3/4 inch ham steaks with the remainder being ground pork. Would occasionally skin out big back straps and cook as referenced above only never soaked them in buttermilk.

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Cover it with brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper.


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I forgot brown sugar

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I would process that whole hog and my family and friends would eat the whole thing. You just have to know how to cook wild hog to maximize flavor and texture, it can't be cooked like domestic pork and expect the same results. Congratulations, that's a nice fat hog!! clap


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Originally Posted by dkershen
Nice hog! It will taste fine as long as you handle the meat correctly. The stink on the outside won't affect the flavor. A big ol' boar isn't going to be as tender as young shoat, but low and slow in a smoker will make it more than edible. Best ham I've ever had was off of a 300+ boar that stunk to high heaven.


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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Soak it in buttermilk for a couple of days. Slice a pocket into the back strap and stuff with pineapple slices. Rub the whole thing in mustard or olive oil and generously apply spices. Wrap the whole thing completely in bacon strips and then slow cook it for hours at no more than 250. Take it out cover with foil and let it rest. Then throw it away.



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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Soak it in buttermilk for a couple of days. Slice a pocket into the back strap and stuff with pineapple slices. Rub the whole thing in mustard or olive oil and generously apply spices. Wrap the whole thing completely in bacon strips and then slow cook it for hours at no more than 250. Take it out cover with foil and let it rest. Then throw it away.


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My approach to wild boar is the coyotes and buzzards have to eat too.

I was a member of a lease once where younger boars caught in live traps were castrated and the wound treated with diesel. Then they were spray painted with markings so they could be identified later. Any of them that showed up at a feeder a few months later where shot for their meat.

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