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Old 06-21-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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I haven't done this in 25 years! Help with cooking time?

Hi! My wife and I have been telling each other we want to do a pig roast, so it is finally time! In the past, I did a pig a LA primitive... with just a spit and spritzer. It took quite awhile to do 120 pounds that way, but it worked fine. This time I have a half pit I will be using. With this change I'm not sure how long it will take. And, with over 100 people coming I want to be sure I'm close on cooking time! We ordered a 120-130 pounder this time. Between the kids and vegan protesters we figure we'll have enough to go around.


Can someone weigh in on how long they think this will take? I would appreciate ANY suggestions as well.

Here's my current plan.

I've included a picture of the (almost complete) pit. I plan on putting another course along the back to make it flush with the standing cinder blocks that stick up.

I have some metal roofing pieces that I will cut to create a cover, side and front to fully enclose it. I recognize this isn't the same as a full pit though hence my question on cook time.

I plan on putting two fires in the pit corners.

Again, please redirect me if there's something I should change. The only I can't change is adding more bricks to make a full pit.

Thanks in advance. We are very excited to start a new July 4th tradition on our road in Maine!

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Old 06-21-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hopefully the picture works this time...

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