View Full Version : smoking a whole hog on a traeger select elite

06-13-2016, 01:05 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am trying to cook a whole Hog this father's day on my Traeger Elite, but I am a little be concern about how long it will take and how crispy the skin it will be.
I am open to any tips to get it done the right way, also because it is my first hog I will be doing it only for my family, so please send me some tips and I promise I will post pictures.

06-14-2016, 11:35 AM
I recently went to a cook out where they did a half hog on a Traeger, and it took about 12-13 hours at 225F. The skin was more chewy than crispy, but they were spritzing with a vinegar based sauce every half hour or so.

I'm sure there are lots of variables that would influence time and texture, but that's just my teeny bit of experience!

06-15-2016, 10:07 PM
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08-07-2016, 11:54 AM
How did this turn out? Curious to see photos and hear about the grease management. I've been wanting to try this for a long long time, but have been scared that I'd ruin it or my grease tray would overflow into my built-in cabinetry.


12-04-2016, 07:08 PM
Thanks for your information, I have one idea

02-20-2017, 11:26 PM
Okay better try for fathers day ..But i need ingredients and recipe method for that can you provide ??Because hog is one of my favorite recipe..