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Offline BRONZ

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hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:40:00 AM »
Gonna go do some hog hunting in May. Would appreciate any tips. Also, what do y'all usually do with your hogs, processing?
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 09:36:00 AM »
People say they have bad eye sight while this is some what true if they are head up and alert and you move your done. If they are head down and feeding and busy you can get away with some sound, so you can get away with a little movement and a little sound, you will never get by there nose, never.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 09:37:00 AM »
Process them just like deer. where you make burger with deer you make sausage with hog.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 11:21:00 AM »
Here is what I did with my last DELICIOUS meat hog. First night was a backstrap:
   

The following Friday I did one side of ribs:  
   

In the time in between, all the rest was ground for sausage. In my personal opinion there is no finer tasting sausage in the world than that of a young wild hog. Next time I'll keep all the backstraps and loins, as well as both sides of the ribcage before I turn in the rest.

If you get a big old boar, Clay Hayes put a tip in his book: cut a piece off the neck and fry it in a skillet real quick. If the smell makes you gag, or if you can't stomach it, it means the whole hog will be rank. Anyone else ever try this?
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2015, 11:40:00 AM »
A small one will get skinned and field dressed.
I then turn it over to my Stepson who will put a rub on it and put it on his Big Green Egg.
When done we will pull all the meat off, invite friends and add BBQ sauce of choice.
I do the shoulders of a bigger hog the same way.

Hams get baked in the oven just like a store bought ham.
Loin gets either smoked whole or sliced and fried.
There is also grinding and adding sausage seasoning, which I have not done myself yet but I have eaten some really good wild pork sausage.

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 12:12:00 PM »
Grill mine over Mesquite wood.

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 12:23:00 PM »
My most recent wild hog tasted great!  I put the meat in a cooler full of ice and keep the water drained and re-ice everyday for about 7-10 days.  No game taste!  I cook the roast in a crockpot with Coca-Cola and seasonings for about 8 hours.  Then add BBQ sauce and serve as pulled pork.  WOW GOOD.  

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 12:55:00 PM »
My favorite is ground hog in Lasagna and also Spaghetti Sauce. I also like to trade for crab and salmon.
Under 100 lbs we grind in the kitchen the bigger ones we send them to a local processor.
My neighbor takes the liver and makes pate-yumm!!

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 08:40:00 PM »
My favorite is a med sized hog 100-150 lbs. smoked and barbequed. The whole hog.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015, 09:47:00 PM »
I cut them up just like deer. We make sausage out of some of the ground meat, but make hamburgers out of it too. Smoke it, grill, roast, crock pot.... It's good any way really. I love venison but prefer wild pork to just about anything.

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2015, 10:35:00 PM »
Man this makes me hungry for wild hog but I gotta wait til February. Im gonna keep an eye on this thread.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2015, 10:36:00 PM »
Also I think wild hog will be easier to process than deer do to you dont have to worry about removing the sinew and fat.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 08:58:00 AM »
This is great stuff! I appreciate the info!
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 12:07:00 PM »
Any boar over 100lbs I grind up for sausage. This weekend I just processed sausage out of a 140lb boar I shot. For the 60lb sow I shot I just quarter it up and will cook on my smoker. For the loins I like to cook on the smoker part way and then put in a aluminum pan with beer, garlic and a little salt and cook that way until it is done.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 05:07:00 PM »
Cook them like you would pork...just remember the meat is a bit tougher and leaner.  Use recipes that do not dry out the meat.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2015, 07:37:00 PM »
I'm a little jealous of you fellas that have hogs where you live.
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2015, 04:54:00 AM »
There's a ton of good options on the Recipes/Grilling forum here on TG
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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2015, 09:12:00 PM »
My favorite is to split the hog down the backbone into 2 halves. Use your favorite pork rub and slow cook on the pit or in the smoker!

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Re: hogs; how do ya fix'm?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2015, 08:46:00 PM »
We occasionally have southern folks come with wild hog meat, but otherwise we butcher smallish pigs and rub in mojo seasoning then baste in homemade mojo sauce. and cook in one of the charcoal thingy mingys. La caja china cooker.

You cook the pig by placing the coals on the top of the unit.

 
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