Monday, March 23, 2009

The finished product

My first attempt at cooking a hog was a near disaster. The hog was too big for my cooker and about half of the poor creature never got above 120*. Here is the first successful hog we've done. As you can see we pay no attention to presentation. Pic quality is embarrassing - but the sucker was good

The pig was 62 lbs and was done in 6 hours. Butts were 200 and hams 190. The only thing left to do is make a removable grate so that we can turn the hog towards the end of the cook.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pig's on!

Time to get ready for the BarbeQlossal in June. We got a small hog so that we could do some experimenting. Here's Mark with a new toy!

Some trimming - that's a dovetail saw. It works great!

My two oldest sons helped with the rub. They named the hog "Ned"

Ready to cook.

I'll post more pics of the finished hog tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Smoked Chicken

My wife loves pulled smoked chicken. Since it's cheaper than buying her roses I'm always willing to make some for her when she gets a craving!