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Smoked Whole Hog

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Hickory

Impress your guests at your next cookout with this whole smoked hog recipe. From snout to tail, this little piggy tastes darn delicious.

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  • 3/8 Cup apple juice

  • 1/8 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 30-40 lb whole hog, dressed

  • yellow mustard

  • Canola oil

Sauce

  • apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 Tablespoon Kosher salt

  • 1/8 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    225 ˚F

  • 2

    In a medium bowl or container, combine the apple juice and 1/2 cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and stir well to dissolve the rub.

    • 3/8 Cup apple juice

    • 1/8 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 3

    Inject the apple juice mixture into the hog, focusing on the hams and shoulders. Rub the inside of the cavity with the mustard and season with the remaining 1/2 cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

    • 30-40 lb whole hog, dressed

    • Cup yellow mustard

  • 4

    Place the hog directly on the grill grates, skin-side up. Insert the probe into the ham or shoulder. Close the lid and cook for 2 hours.

    225 ˚F

  • 5

    Baste the outside of the hog with the canola oil to help develop a deep mahogany color and crisp the skin. Close the lid and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 203°F, 5-6 hours more.

    225 ˚F

    203 ˚F

    • Cup Canola oil

  • 6

    Remove the hog from the grill and let rest for 25 minutes.
  • 7

    Make the sauce: In a liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, salt, and hot sauce.

    • Cup apple cider vinegar

    • 1/4 Tablespoon Kosher salt

    • 1/8 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 8

    Pull and shred the meat from the hog and transfer to a large serving dish. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the sauce to the pulled meat and toss to mix well.
  • 9

    Serve the meat on its own, or in sandwiches, tacos, or your favorite application. Enjoy!

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