Thursday, May 03, 2007

Pig Pickin' Prep: Part 1

Reserving the Pig Cooker

Cooking a whole pig requires some serious hardware. Hardware I don't personally own. Fortunately, the place I buy my whole pigs from also rents pig cookers. I reserved early because having a pile of people over to your back yard, and not having a good way to cook 70 pounds of pig would be problematic, to say the least.

A pig cooker, traditionally, is a 250 gallon fuel oil drum that's been modified with a few cuts, hinges, springs, smokestacks, doors on each end, and a 5' x 3' cooking grate. . . all mounted on a trailer frame for convenient towing. Inscoe's has four of them, and they're first come, first served. They rent for $30 for the three-day weekend, with a refundable $40 deposit when you bring it back clean. A bargain.

Now that that's out of the way, the next big step is ordering the pig, which will take place on Monday, May 21st.


mike4smom said...

I love cooked pig!

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