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angelo
07-04-2011, 08:27 AM
So I wanted to cross something of my Bucket List and a friend of mine is having a party for 70 people.

I purchased an 80 pound Berkshire Hog from Paradise Meat Locker.

This is the hog.
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I rubbed it down with some dry rub on Saturday paying close attention to the shoulder and hams.

I then scored it to render some fat like you would a Duck Breast.
I placed on the smoker at 4:00am this morning. Internal Temp was 34 degrees smoker was at 225 degrees. I am using pecan, cherry and a small amount of hickory.

This picture is at 7:30 internal temp 80 degrees.
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I will update throughout the day.

Ang

Baconeater
07-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Looks good. I love me some hog.

Bwana
07-04-2011, 08:58 AM
Damn! That looks like it's going to be tasty.

Flachief58
07-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Looks great! I just put the beef and pork ribs on the smoker. Today is a good day!

HonestChieffan
07-04-2011, 09:21 AM
Beautiful....fill that body cavity with apples and rock on. Cold beer is required.

angelo
07-04-2011, 09:23 AM
Beautiful....fill that body cavity with apples and rock on. Cold beer is required.

A beer would be great.

Instead I have another 200 people to feed with Burgers and Hotdogs.
So it is Coffee, Water and Tea

Ang

RedNeckRaider
07-04-2011, 09:46 AM
A beer would be great.

Instead I have another 200 people to feed with Burgers and Hotdogs.
So it is Coffee, Water and Tea

Ang

That type of sacrifice makes you a great American. I don't know where you live but passing up ice cold beer on the 4th of July for your fellow citizens is worthy of a bronze statue IMO~

angelo
07-04-2011, 10:11 AM
*Update*

At 10:00am we have reach 100 degrees. At this rate we will achieve 180 at roughly 5:00 which will then allow 1 hour for resting the meat before carving.

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P.s. Thanks for the responses. R-N-R I don't know if you would call it being a good American or a Better Capitalist. I am selling the burgers and dogs for a tidy profit.

Ang

RedNeckRaider
07-04-2011, 10:19 AM
P.s. Thanks for the responses. R-N-R I don't know if you would call it being a good American or a Better Capitalist. I am selling the burgers and dogs for a tidy profit.

Ang

A well compensated sacrifice I hope :thumb:

Groves
07-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Nice work on the hog.

Don't forget lawn and neighbor status updates. These things can make or break the day, heh.

Delano
07-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Awesome angelo, as always. I'm sure your dogs will love you today.

angelo
07-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Awesome angelo, as always. I'm sure your dogs will love you today.

I am certainly going to take them the ham bones. I have not seen much of them in June.

Ang

Count Alex's Losses
07-04-2011, 01:20 PM
So does part of it taste like bacon, part taste like ham, part taste like pork?

angelo
07-04-2011, 03:24 PM
So does part of it taste like bacon, part taste like ham, part taste like pork?

It is pretty much all going to taste like smoked pork. Some parts will be fattier than others. I have a chili vinegar, some more dry rub, a horseradish mustard and my own Bbq sauce to go with it. We will shred 1/2 the meat for pulled pork and slice the other half. The feet will go to the lucky ones and head is mine.
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I have been cooking now for 11 hours at 225-250 The internal in 150 degrees. I will pull it at 4:00 pm when it reaches 160 and let it rest for an hour.

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Ang