Pig on a spit

Discussion in 'Outdoor Cooking and BBQs' started by rascal, Nov 17, 2018.

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  1. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

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    i cooked this about 18 months ago for a birthday here at home. I borrowed the pit and cooked it over the spit for about 5 hrs on slow. It's propane powered and rubbed with butter and pineapple juice. It was the best ever pork I've ever eaten. Try to find some pics .

    Russ
     
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  2. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    First is pic of meat starting to cook
    Second is my son in the cap, my besty withe grey hair and me on the right cutting up the meat. There was a leg of lamb on there as well.

    Russ
     
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  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Pineapple juice is supposed to really tenderise meat - not that this pig needed it, I would think if it was a 5 hr cook.
     
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  4. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    The bones must've been taken out of it!! :wink:
     
  5. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Yeah my butcher knows how to do them, from neck down boneless for even cooking, he's done dozens of them. The spit was from a friend who use it for their work functions all the time. The crackling was unbelievable, especially around the head.

    Russ
     
  6. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    Yes, a bone in whole hog can take overnight and into the next day to cook. You must have a really good butcher to spatchcock a pig.

    Nice job. And good to see you, ya old fart.
     
  7. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Lol, still feel 40. The butcher is really good. I use 3 different butchers , all for different reasons. I drive half an hour to another butcher just to get my fave sausages.

    Russ
     
  8. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
    Wow. This is truly a thing of beauty. And, smart move borrowing the pit: I don't know how I could do something like this with conventional equipment.
     
  9. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Craig rented a Caja China from the BBQ supply place to do a suckling pig for Christmas or New Year's a year or 2 ago. Bet you could do the same if you are interested since you live close to a large city.
     

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