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How to Cook a Whole Pig

Tips for Roasting a Whole Pig on a Meadow Creek Pig Roaster
(or Similar Barbecue Cooker)

So you’re getting ready for the exciting adventure of roasting a whole pig. You have high goals and you want to do everything in your power to cook the perfect pig. We are here to help you roast the pig of your dreams. There is no magic mysticism to roasting porkies (or any barbecue for that matter).

So why not make it fun and easy? Of course, we can’t take all the work out of it, but who cares about the work when you’re having a great time cooking barbecue?

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6 Responses to “How to Cook a Whole Pig”

  1. Scott Milford Says:

    I recently bought a used PR60. I used it a couple of times cant seem to maintain tempature of 300. Stay right around 250 to 275. I have to cook a 175lb dressed pig this weekend. I was wondering if you could give me any tips on time and how to keep tempature up. Also how much charcoal. BY the way everything I have done on here is great. So many compliments. Built very well.

    Thank you Scott


    Lavern Reply:


    Thanks for writing. I’ll have Marlin answer to your email.



    Dennis Abbott Reply:

    I have a TS-120 need to cook a 100lb pig at what temp on smoker do I cook and is it belly up or down for the offset smoker


    Lavern Reply:

    There is more than one answer on how to cook a pig. The pig should cook about the same on an offset as on a Meadow Creek style pig roaster. Check out our whole pig guide for some pointers, temp, etc. Fill out the form below for your free copy.


    Howard Reply:

    @Scott Milford, I would recommend using a BBQ Guru BBQ computer and fan system. I have them on all of my Meadow Creek BBQ/Smokers except the small chicken cooker.


  2. Smokin' joe'so bbq Says:

    On small pigs (125 lbs. or less) put it belly down. On larger ones I have them split in two down the backbone. Cut off the legs at the knees,cut off the head and cook skin down. The juices will stay in the cavity and you can baste it with those juices.


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