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Whole Hog

Traeger Kitchen


Whole Hog

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

7 Hours

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Hickory

Impress your guests at your next cookout with this whole smoked pig recipe. From snout to curly tail, this little piggy tastes primal and delicious.

Ingredients

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    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 2

      Combine apple juice with 1/2 cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and stir well to dissolve.
    • 3

      Inject the apple juice mixture into the hog, focusing on the hams and shoulders.
    • 4

      Rub the inside of the cavity with mustard and season generously with remaining rub.
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    • 5

      Place the hog on the grill skin side up and cook for 2 hours at 225°F. After 2 hours, baste the outside of the hog with the canola oil to help develop a deep mahogany color and crisp the skin.
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    • 6

      Continue cooking for 5 to 6 hours more until the hog reaches an internal temperature of 203°F when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the ham and shoulder.
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    • 7

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

      Enjoy alone, as sandwiches or in your favorite pulled pork recipes.

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