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7 Tips For Cooking a Whole Hog

7 Tips For Cooking a Whole Hog There are several different methods for cooking a whole hog… smokers, pits, even La Caja boxes. Whatever you want to cook on is your decision… But here are a few little tips you can follow to just take your whole up to that next level.. 1 – Stay about 12″ away from your …

cooking a whole hog

Cooking a Whole Hog

Cooking a Whole Hog Today we’re talking all about cooking a Whole Hog! And smoking a pig is easy… just as long as you have a pit that can handle the job and a few buddies to help with the heavy lifting. You can turn out a hog that will rival the best whole hog joints in the country. The …

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Pre-Plan For Smoking A Whole Hog…

Had a question from Jim a few days ago about the planning that goes into smoking a whole hog… and it actually is the reason I decided to do my newsletter on whole hog this week. It’s all about getting ready to serve your hog before you ever start cooking it. Just a little pre-planning goes a long way when …

Cooking a Whole Hog for 4th Of July

I think more people cook whole hogs on July 4th than any other time of year. It makes sence to me, since that how I was raised… going to a hog pickin’ with family every July 4th. And I’ve gotten a couple of really great questions about the best way to cook a whole hog. So I thought I’d answer …

Whole Hog BBQ – The Real Deal

I stumbled across this documentary about Lexington, TN Whole Hog BBQ. It really captures the way true Pitmasters create BBQ perfection. Whole Hog from Joe York on Vimeo. I was raised on this style of BBQ, and it’s how everyone in that part of the country does it. I remember my first taste of Real Pit BBQ, and today it’s …

Cooking a Whole Hog – Competition Style

I just updated my new Cooking a Whole Hog page with more detailed information, better pictures and a video. I might have even given away too many of my secrets! Check it out if you are looking to cook a whole hog this summer. This is the method that we use in competitions – and it has landed us in …