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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:11 am
Chiquilin

My son is in boot camp, expecting to graduate at Christmas. When we get home I want to dig a pit and roast a pig. Tips, hints, and necessary info that I will need as well as how do I go about achieving this noble goal is greatly appreciated.

Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:37 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Although I've never done one in a pit I've done several on the grill. I imagine many of the same principles apply. There is another thread here somewhere about going whole hog. Check it out.
Also do a web search, you should be able to find plenty of info on the basics, if nobody else here replies.
Good luck.
Congratulations to your son!
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:20 am
dkirn well done
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Post Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:48 pm
egkor rare
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There's some info here at the BBQ FAQ:

http://www.eaglequest.com/~bbq/faq2/toc.html

Look at:
"We're Smoking Meats Now", "Pork", "The Whole Hog"

-egkor (Gary K)

Post Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:15 pm
chagan well done
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The only suggestion that I would have is when you assemble your strategy, do it once before the big event. You, of course, can get a small hog for the test run, the only real difference will be cooking time. But this might be the difference between a successful celebration, and ordering out.
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Post Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:12 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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But then again jumping in with both feet is part of the adventure...
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Post Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:47 am
dkirn well done
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I personally like the challenge of the first time preparation with the pressure of the guests coming - but then again I guess I just like a challenge!

Post Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:38 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Dkirn likes a challenge? This is the understatement of the year...
Read about his Thanksgiving Tradition and this years feast...
Thats an undertaking of monumental proportions!!
This man is my hero!
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Post Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:16 pm
dkirn well done
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Thanks Grand Scale - I am getting a little teary eyed right now

Post Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:55 am
chagan well done
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Hey dkirn, how'd those G.S. wings turn out?
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Post Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:27 pm
dkirn well done
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The wings were incredible!!! I fixed them once before the big cookoff and loved the results. When I prepared them for the Day After Turkey Feast (as it has now been called) everyone was raving about the flavor of the sauce and even though I wanted to take the credit I hoisted my beer and asked for a moment of respect for the creation shared by Grand Scale (there was a moment of silence and even some tears shed)

Post Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:48 pm
chagan well done
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Well then, I must give them a try. I like the Buffa-Q wings right now as the best I've ever had, but I will try something different. I find that wings are like pizza and sex. When they're good, they're great. And when they're bad- they are still pretty good.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:38 pm
dkirn well done
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Chagan - I like your thoughts on wings! And I can't agree with you more! :D

Post Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:39 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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And just like the pizza and sex, you never turn them down and always finish...
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Post Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:27 pm
chagan well done
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dkirn wrote:
I hoisted my beer and asked for a moment of respect for the creation shared by Grand Scale (there was a moment of silence and even some tears shed)


Perhaps these would have helped:

http://www.barbecue-store.com/images/glasses.jpg

Or next time perform your toasts upwind.
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