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Old 11-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Pig's on

Doing my first whole hog today. Weather is terrible 35*. It was snowing earlier. I barely got the hog into the cooker. It was free so I couldn't dictate the size of the hog. 135 lbs dressed.

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http://slowfoodrebellion.blogspot.com/
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Free sounds like a perfect price!

What did it do...try and cross the road in front of you?
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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Awesome Monty!!!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
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sa-----weet! gonna be good pig tomorrow!
Keep the pics coming!
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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free is good..cant wait for the finished pics !
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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my neighbor got a wild one...might get to help cook that
one this weekend...in the meantime, I'm living vicariously.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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The beginning looks good......would like to see the end result. I hope you didn't eat it all without more pics
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:45 PM   #8
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:01 PM   #9
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I am trying to upload the pics to blogspot - can't figure out what I'm doing wrong?

Day went great and we have about 1 lb of pork left. I learned that the way I oriented the hog in the pit made it impossible to get the whole hog cooked like I would have wanted. For those of you familiar with off-sets you know how worthless the lower part of the chamber is for cooking. Because I took the main grates out most of the hog was sitting in the lower part of the chamber. It was too big to flip during the cook so we cooked what we could and had to deal with hams than never reached more than 150*

Next time - and there will be a next time - I'll stick to 80 lb or smaller hogs!

It was a lot of fun and the Horizon hummed at 230* for the entire night. I am really loving that cooker - especially as I find out what it can and cannot do!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:36 PM   #10
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Congrats on your cook!
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