Whole Hog Roasted

READY IN: 9hrs




  • Split backbone to allow pig to lay flat, being careful not to pierce skin.
  • Trim and discard any excess fat. sprinkle salt inside cavity. set pig aside.
  • Place 2O lbs charcoal in pork cooker. pour 1 quart charcoal lighter fluid.
  • over top, and ignite. Let burn until charcoal has turned ash-grey.
  • Place heavy gauge wire, about the size of pig, over pork cooker. 13" from coals.Place pig flat, skin side up, on wire surface. Close lid of cooker; cook at 225 deg. for 6 hours, adding additional lighted coals as needed to.
  • maintain temperature in cooker.
  • Place a second piece of wire over pig, sandwiching pig between the 2.
  • layers of wire. Turn pig over; remove wire from top. Insert meat thermometer.
  • in thigh; do not touch bone.
  • Baste meat with BBQ sauce; pour sauce in rib cavity t o measure 1 inch.close pork cooker lid; cook at 225 for 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 17O deg. and no pink meat is visible when hams and shoulders are cut.
  • Slice and chop meat or allow guests to pull (pick) meat from bones.
  • Serve with BBQ sauce.