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Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:31 am

Just wanted to pass along some information. Looked on line and had a tough time getting specific info so I just went for it.

Smoked a 35 lb pig on our lil Tex:

Cut the head off and it fit just fine. Started at 180 degrees at 9:00 pm, turned it to 225 degrees at 9:00 am the next morning and left it there until 3:30 pm. The shoulders were at 192 degrees internal and the ham 187 degrees.

Basted throughout with a Apple juice cider mix and injected apple juice. Came out great.
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:56 am

Very Nice :tup: thanks for posting this - - - I just hope I can remember where it is the next time someone posts up a Whole Pig Question :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:38 am

Thanks for the reply. It was fun to do. :pig: I'll see if any ideas pop up here.
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:44 am

Whole Hawg cook questions pop up here all the time and there are several Members that are more than proficient at it - - - however, I don't think I've seen a Pelletized Whole Hawg'er until yours. :dont:
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Kiwiruss » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Badger that looks a real nice colour, I've done a pig on a spit recently, I'd love to try yours to see how different it is to mine, I basted mine with butter and pineapple juice. I never thought about injecting???

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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:39 am

Kiwiruss,
That blast sounds good. I fell short with the finish though. When I cut it up I realized I had used all the basting juice and injection juice. The meat had great flavor after 19 hours. (not a huge deal but rushed the end). The injecting worked great.

Have a good one there, Kiwiruss :cheers:
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 pm

So after messing with the lil Tex, upgraded to the Texas Elite today (Costco). Excited to try it out. :cheers:
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Kiwiruss » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 pm

Maybe A bigger pig this time?? Lol

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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:45 pm

So, since the last post we used the new Traeger many times and then it wouldn’t maintain a constant temperature. Took it back and got a replacement from Costco. As we are loading it up the Costco employee says that they have had many returns and that if this one goes bad to not get another one from Costco. Seems they had a bad lot or something.

So, that one went bad also. Auger issues w error codes etc so back it goes and screw Traeger and its decision to have it all made in China.

Goodbye Traeger and hello American-Made Yoder YS640 :deadhorse:

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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Russ » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:23 pm

Ya reckon you would get a pig in there?

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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks for the update and consumer data, Badge, and I really like your Patriotic switch to Yoder :flag: :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby Badger 51 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks Old Parts. Feeling patriotic with the buy
Really feels strong and well made. Big upgrade from the traeger. When the guy at Costco says they are returned often it's a sign for sure. Won't get the yoder for a couple weeks but looking forward to it
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Re: Traeger Lil Tex: 35 lb Whole Pig

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 am

Kudos to the Costco Clerk for saving you even more headaches :tup: :salut:
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