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    Prepping a whole pig

    So I got this little piggy while out hunting goats and will be cooking it whole in the pizza oven.
    I gutted it in the field, and since I don't have the facilities to scold it to remove the hair, I used a blow torch to singe the hair off.

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    My concern is that even 12 hours later, my hand still stink of singed hair. If my hands still stink, while the singed hair taint the meat during cooking?

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    I’d no worry about it, but you might choose to WIPE it down with a wrung out cloth that has been soaked in water with white vinegar. Vinegar is a natural cleanser and can also tenderise meat. (Slosh of vinegar + some sugar added to casserole makes the sweet ‘n sour variation).

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    steam cleaner/waterbaster will solve most of that...and Ive done plenty of pork with lpg to remove hair and meat tastes just fine........ you could chuck half a handfull of manuka sawdust in pizza oven to give it the naturally smoked/singed flavour. dont forget some apple sauce/apple baby food to go with pork,works a treat if it comes out slightly dry,but cooking it skin on should help no end to keep moisture/flavour in.

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    rub the wee hog all over with olive oil and some herbs and bung him in the oven . he will be fine
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Thanks for the reassurance guys


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    Sweet oven!
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    Base layer of onions, apples and home brew honey mead. South African spices on the inside.

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    All oiled up ready for the tanning booth.

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    In she goes!

    Just need to make the apple sauce now.

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    Looks awesome! Cant wait to see it finished.
    Where did you get that epic roasting dish?
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    plurry good job on the "white fella murawai" looks awesome,let us know how it turns out.

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    Any pics of the final outcome @hotbarrels ...........love that oven

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    Unfortunately, I forgot to take any decent photos of the finished product. Had friends arrive and got distracted.

    I popped one when I took it out to remove the foil. The skin was just starting to crisp up.

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    We did a stuffed pumpkin and roast vegies too

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    Would you recommend as a method of cooking a small pig whole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    rub the wee hog all over with olive oil and some herbs and bung him in the oven . he will be fine
    give him a cuddle and burp him before putting him down for a nice warm nap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
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    Base layer of onions, apples and home brew honey mead. South African spices on the inside.

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    All oiled up ready for the tanning booth.

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    In she goes!

    Just need to make the apple sauce now.
    Oh he is soooo cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Would you recommend as a method of cooking a small pig whole?
    Absolutely!
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