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200 degrees for 8 hours is not hot enough or long enough. Maybe if it was for 14 hours but I did it at 200 degrees for 10 hours and it still was nowhere near done. Also, way more liquid smoke; I would say 4 ounces of liquid smoke per 5 - 6 pounds. Also, I wouldn't do the water until the pork is shredded because it dilutes the liquid smoke. Once you shred the pork add a few cups of very hot water to moisten up the pork a bit. Beside that, the recipe is close.

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JaxFLChef August 10, 2009

This is exactly how i make my kalua pig, down to the measurements! I often toss in a few garlic cloves, too, just because I like 'em. I've always made mine in the crockpot, and it smells wonderful and tastes awesome! DH had this in Hawaii AFTER having it at home and pronounced mine better.

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Drea D January 08, 2004

I made the crock pot version of this. When putting it together I used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of liquid smoke by mistake. I am glad I did because you could barely tell. I think I may accidentally put 2 tablespoons in next time. ;0) This was so simple to put together and DH really enjoyed it. I am sure he will be making sandwiches for lunch out of the leftovers.

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whtbxrmom August 02, 2011

Wonderful! I'll be making this again. DH loved it as did the kids. I used less salt and forgot the water, oops. But it was sooo yummy. I've never had kahlua pig so I can't say anything about the authenticity of the flavor but we loved it.

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Ilysse March 25, 2008

I have a very similar recipe. The only difference I note is that mine calls for a couple of unpeeled bananas added to the pot while roasting. (Naturally they are discarded after cooking, but it does give it an added flavor.) Very tasty!

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jrtfan December 01, 2007

Looked like a good recipe...turned out to be a GREAT recipe! Easy! And yes, the aroma makes it hard to wait for .. but do wait! I made mine in the crock. Excellent. Thank you for sharing! LA

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L.A. Stewart - way upstate N.Y. February 27, 2007

A wonderfully smoky pork roast. Made in crockpot and the aroma drove us crazy all day. Perfect for a meal when you have to leave the house early and come home late.

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KelBel May 08, 2006

This is also how I make my Kahlua Pig. I cut large slits into the pork butt and really fill them with the sea salt. I also put mine in the crockpot on low for 20-24 hours and it falls apart it is so juicy and tender.

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JKRunning May 24, 2005

This recipe made 160 people extremely happy last night at our church luau! We did add the garlic after the roasts were cooked and shredded to kick it up a notch, but it turned out wonderfully well! Thanks for sharing and making our luau the best ever! BTW: It's easy and reasonable to make, especially for a large group.

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Jan Waters January 18, 2004
Oven Kalua Pig