Bbq'd Whole Hog Recipe

         Yield: 1 Servings

1 Dressed pig; 75 to 100 lb 1/2 lb Salt 30 lb Charcoal divided ---------------------------------BBQ SAUCE--------------------------------- 1 ga Vinegar 3/4 c Salt 2 tb Red pepper 3 tb Red pepper flakes 1 c Firmly packed brown sugar or -1/2 cup molasses << From "The Southern Heritage All Pork Cookbook" 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 20 lbs charcoal in pork cooker. pour 1 qt. 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 inches 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 to measure 1 inch. close pork cooker lid; cook at 225 for 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 170 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. Yield: 70 servings. NOTE: Meat may be cooked and frozen for up to 3 months. BBQ SAUCE: Combine all ingredients; mix well. allow to stand 4 hours before using. Yield: about 1 gallon.