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Can't catch a break!

Postby David S » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 pm

My big Saturday plan was to roast a suckling pig and watch "I'll Have Another" win the Belmont Stakes for the first Triple Crown in 28 years.

Then I find out this morning that the horse was scratched from the race.

Then I go to pick up my pig which I pre-ordered and specified 15-20 lbs. My 15 lb pig ends up weighing 30 lbs and will not fit on any pit that I own.

Then I realize that I do not have a pig but actually have a "pig-cicle". My 30 pound pig is frozen solid and there is now way I am roasting it tomorrow even if I had something to cook it on.

At least there is plenty of Jim Beam in the house.

I hope everyone has a better weekend than the one that I am looking at!!
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby BluDawg » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 pm

Put that hog in the bath tub full of cold water and change it out three or four times over 8 hrs and dig a hole in the back yard build a fire and cook that rascal old school.
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby David S » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:05 pm

That is what is probably going to happen.

I thought I was going to spend my weekend drinking a beer, watching a race and tending a pit. Looks like I'll be digging a big old hole instead!!

Any advice for cooking a pig in the ground? Any good links I could learn from?
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby BluDawg » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:05 pm

DIg a 3' hole . Start your fire either with hardwood or charcoal or both. Let the fire die down to coals. Put a sheet of metal over the pit then place the pig on top of that. Then put another sheet of metal over the pig. Then cover with dirt. Wait 6 to 7 hours, then remove dirt and pull the pig out and enjoy...
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby jtilk » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:36 pm

Cut it in half and you'll have your 15 lb'er :D
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby David S » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:03 pm

Looks like I caught a break after all! I ended up finding a 33" Cajun Grill for $100. I did a test cook tonight to try to learn it. I'll fire it up for the real deal in the early a.m. Pics later!
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby Texas 1836 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:14 pm

How did it go David?? Love to see some pics of that.
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby David S » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:42 pm

Everything went great and I learned a TON!

The Cajun grill was easy to work but I do not believe the dome thermometer was correct (surprise, surprise). The pig, Larry, was done after 5 hours. The grill had to be running a heck of a lot hotter than the 250 it was reading for a 30 lb pig to be doe that fast.

Injected with 15 oz of creole butter. Stuffed with new potatoes, onions and celery.

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Here is Larry at 5:30 this morning.
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Here is my early morning buddy two at 7:30. The coffee was pretty good at this point.

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He ain't moving around much but, trust me, he was showing plenty of personality.

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And then we ate him!

Sorry I don't have a better write up but I am really, really tired. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby Boots » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:05 pm

Like the guy said in the movie, "Good lookin' pig you got there, Doc."
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby Tuck » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:39 am

Boots wrote:Like the guy said in the movie, "Good lookin' pig you got there, Doc."


+1

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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby Texas 1836 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:35 am

Beautiful! Nice job.
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby SWMO-Tom » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:34 am

That story had such a sad start, but it had a happy ending (for everyone but Larry).

Way to hang in there, and not let obstacles get in the way of your pig pickin’.

+1 on the “Good lookin’ pig you got there, Doc”
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby jtilk » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:34 pm

Looks like Larry caught a tan :wink:
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby Txdragon » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:07 pm

I would love to tackle a suckling pig on my grill.. JUST to see the look on all my neighbor's faces LOL Larry looks rather tasty!
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Re: Can't catch a break!

Postby David S » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks for all of the positive feedback. A little encouragement goes a long way!!

One of the things that surprised me the most was how much Larry terrified some of the kids. It never occurred to me that some people would find a pig to be scary.

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