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smoking a whole hog on a traeger select elite


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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.


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I recently went to a cook out where they did a half hog on a Traeger, and it took about 12-13 hours at 225°F. 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!


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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.



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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..
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