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Whole wild hog.

Posted By: Scotty22

Whole wild hog. - 07/31/14 11:44 PM

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.
Posted By: Halfadozen

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/01/14 03:35 AM

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.
Posted By: Scotty22

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/01/14 12:49 PM

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?
Posted By: Buckbuster

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/02/14 07:25 PM

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
Posted By: easton1025

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/02/14 08:54 PM

cleaver the inside rib bones,not going all the way through, along the spine to help it lay flat and evenly cook...
Posted By: NewGulf

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 03:45 PM

worthless
Posted By: Scotty22

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 04:38 PM

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.


Posted By: NewGulf

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 05:00 PM

Looking good! Hope you got some beer iced down!
Posted By: daniel1381

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 10:43 PM

I would like some better pics of your smoker.. that thing looks sweet
Posted By: A2B

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 11:13 PM

Very nice smoker.
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/03/14 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: daniel1381
I would like some better pics of your smoker.. that thing looks sweet
Posted By: bp3

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 12:14 AM

Looks like a ham in there for back up.
Posted By: Scotty22

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 05:16 AM

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.
Posted By: landsurveyor

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 01:06 PM

Nice setup the folks have
Posted By: PMK

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 02:10 PM

ohhhhhhhh, yeah! nice set up!!! where are pictures of the finished product???
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 02:22 PM

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.
Posted By: Scotty22

Re: Whole wild hog. - 08/04/14 09:06 PM

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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