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calismoke 09-20-2013 07:28 PM

Whole suckling in offset smoker...crispy skin?
 
Hey guys,

So, I have a party tomorrow..have a 20 lb, Suckling Pig...

I have an offset firebox smoker, (BarbChef) and works pretty well.

I was planning on going around 250 with apple/hickory wood. Now I now the skin is going to have good color, but most of the pics I've seen with smoked pig, the skin isn't crispy. And that's what I'm looking for.

So, I've boiled it down to 2 options:

1. After the pig hits temp, crank up the heat in the smoker to 450+ to blister the skin. Maybe 30 mins? OR maybe the oven might be easier also? Thoughts on this?

2. Laying down an aluminum tray directly under the pig, so I can get some of that caramelization on the skin and meat, from the coals directly under the meat. I like this idea, but don't like the idea of having to feed it, where I have to lift up the grates underneath the pig to add coals.

Also, was going to mop every hour with a vinegar based sauce.

Any advice or info would be great guys!

Thanks

bigwheel 09-20-2013 08:54 PM

Well stumbled over this a little too late to give any helpful suggestions..lol. How did it turn out?

calismoke 09-21-2013 12:02 AM

Haven't started smoking yet.... tomorrow morning...so any suggestions until then would be much appreciated...

Gracias!

calismoke 09-21-2013 12:33 AM

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Bob In Fla. 09-21-2013 01:32 AM

I would NOT mop it every hour, unless you want it to take forever.

I also think you need to concentrate on getting the pig cooked and NOT overcooked before you worry about the skin. I am betting that there is a reason that you haven't seen pictures of crispy skin on smoked piggy.

bigwheel 09-21-2013 06:15 PM

Try this link right here. Might get something useful out of it.

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Bob In Fla. 09-21-2013 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigwheel (Post 260557)
Try this link right here. Might get something useful out of it.

Section 10.1.4

I had that site bookmarked several computers ago, but it seems I forget about it.:oops: Thanks for the reminder BigWheel. ;):)

bigwheel 09-22-2013 03:35 PM

You betcha Sir. Least I can do is give it back to the guy I stole it from..lol.

Bob In Fla. 09-23-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by bigwheel (Post 260597)
You betcha Sir. Least I can do is give it back to the guy I stole it from..lol.

Well, I think I got it from the "Hound" oh, so many years ago.

bigwheel 09-23-2013 03:30 PM

Yep..a lot of water has flowed under some of those bridges. I had it one time too but forgot where I put it..lol. Then thats when you showed up with it. Its sorta like playing volleyball or drop the hanky or something.

Bob In Fla. 09-24-2013 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by bigwheel (Post 260631)
Yep..a lot of water has flowed under some of those bridges. I had it one time too but forgot where I put it..lol. Then thats when you showed up with it. Its sorta like playing volleyball or drop the hanky or something.

:supz::supz:


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