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gmitch01

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Suckling pig
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:59:01 PM »
Hello all, has anyone ever tried to rotisserie a suckling pig on a 22.5 kettle? I can seem to find any info on this. I'm looking to do a couple of hogs for my Boy Scout troop. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Travis

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:12 PM »
I believe the Roti  has a 20 lb limit for the motor. If it fit, it would be interesting. Wish I could help.


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Bertman

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 04:53:04 PM »
Mmm. I think my cajon bandit rot can hold 25 lbs. I think you could do a suckling pig no problem. Tie it up a bit and push forks in tight. That'll be very good!


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CatskillSmoker

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 03:54:00 AM »
Suckling pig is usually 40-60 lbs. Don't think it will fit on a 22.
Anything smaller then that is a waste of a pig.

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 04:09:24 AM »
They won't fit on a 22"...

But a smaller suckling pig would fit on a 26" Cajun Bandit Rotisserie.



Here are two roaster chickens I did yesterday on my 26"...there was easily room for a 3rd and maybe a 4th (depending how tightly I packed them).






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gmitch01

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 04:40:26 AM »
Thanks for all the advice


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lksdrinker

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 01:29:13 PM »

A true suckling pig is usually quite small.  Often what gets referred to as suckling pigs are just young pigs.  But to truly be a suckling means it still feeding off the mother's milk.  Apparently this makes them taste different than expected.  I think they "technically" max out around 10 or 12 pounds if I recall.  I read somewhere that finding them is tricky as there is no profit in it for a farmer, butcher etc. 

I also recall reading (pretty sure it was on this site) that the the 26" kettle was basically designed around a suckling pig; so it should definitely fit!
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Darko

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 09:23:08 AM »
A 22 is a bit small for a suckling pig.  Around here they are normally around 20-22 lbs. their length is a bit too long to fit on a 22" grill.

Elbusdriver

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 09:09:54 PM »
I was curious about this. I saw this video on YouTube. I'm definitely going to try this. I just ordered my rotisserie.

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DellJones

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 11:00:33 PM »

I was curious about this. I saw this video on YouTube. I'm definitely going to try this. I just ordered my rotisserie.


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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
I won’t cook a baby pig


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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2018, 03:59:30 AM »
I won’t cook a baby pig


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I'm torn.  I really want to cook a whole hog but I don't have anything that will accommodate a larger pig.

Cooking the little baby ones is a move I just won't do.  Not opposed to anyone else doing it, just not me.

mhiszem

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Re: Suckling pig
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2018, 04:45:59 AM »
Only time I cooked a whole hog (about 70 pounds) was in a la caja China. Luckily I just borrowed it from my brother. @swamprb has done it this way before as well I believe.

https://www.lacajachina.com/category_s/118.htm


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