Pig Roasting 101: How to Cook a Whole Pig
Celebrate Independence Day (and a successful hog hunt) with a backyard feast. If there’s ever a time to go whole hog—in every sense—it’s Uncle Sam’s birthday. Cooking a whole pig (in this case, a 75- to 125-pounder, butterflied and with hair removed) in a backyard pit puts the neighborhood on notice: You’re taking the party to a new level. Come hungry, y’all, and bring your friends. This D.I.Y. cooker goes up, and breaks down, in an hour tops. Check local laws about open fires in town…
Smokehouse Basics: Salt Cured Hams Flavored with Smoke
Those hanging hams. Ever wondered what process makes them last? Think of how unusual it is that huge hunks of meat should be safe to eat after being at room temperature for long periods of time, but they are safe to eat. We're going to explore how to smoke cured meat to add flavor. Both sets of my grandparents had smokehouses where they cured and then smoked their hams. Seems most country people back 50-100 years ago had them and took great pride and care in producing their own cured meats…
Outhouses and Bat Houses and more…. | On the Road
Spring has sprung as you can see by this rainbow in our saltchuck. It's time to get working on more projects. First is the smoke house--Martina comes from Bavaria and many of the Germans here in
Smoke ‘Em if You’ve Got ‘Em
Yesterday, Mr Chiots finally rolled the new smoker out of the garage. It's quite a beauty, looks like an outhouse, but that's OK, maybe that will keep people
SMOKE HOUSE PLANS & MATERIAL'S plus 1st Q-Views
OK SMF, I have looked thru "I think" all the smoke house plan's in the forum, so I said to myself I can do that!! I have taken the plunge bought the...
Build a smokehouse in 11 easy steps
This smokehouse holds more meat and is less expensive than store-bought smokers. It was designed by Cameron Faustman of the University of Connecticut Department of Animal Science, and Alton Blodgett of the Connecticut State Department of Agriculture, and only cost around $170 to build!
My first stab at Rolled Shoulder, or Buckboard Bacon
Hello All, Here is my first run at Buckboard Bacon. I also rolled and tied some, so I guess that may be called Rolled Shoulder Bacon? I have made numerous...