Hog killing

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by kyoutdoorsman, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
  2. timer

    timer 10 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    Thanks for posting the link to the earlier thread.

    I was only around for two "hog-killins" sometime after the first frost in the fall. But I remember the huge old cast iron pot that the fat was rendered in and the smoke house full of meat. Those photos brought back a lot of memories....
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  3. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

    Mar 14, 2005
    that post by Barney ought to be required reading for voter registration card if you ask me, glad you enjoyed it.
  4. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    I started preparing for a hog killin' a few weeks ago by sowing some sage and cayenne.
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  5. Nothing beats fresh sage and cayenne pepper!
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  6. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Savoring the smoke
    We've done beef for the past few years, but we do a hog or 3 from time to time. The entire family gets involved hk1.jpg hk2.jpg hk3.jpg hk4.jpg hk5.jpg hk6.jpg hk7.jpg
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  7. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 12 pointer

    Jan 19, 2016
    Come in there pentail. That's awesome. Wow what a meat saw and grinder .
  8. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

    Nov 20, 2009
    Clay County
    Ive been raising a few hogs the last few years..but havent started processing them at home...yet. Ive got a dandy butcher that does a real fine job..and price is fair. Hoping to get the hog killin process started at home within the next couple years. Really want my boys to be able to experience it. Most of the old timers in my family are gone..and ive only ever been to a few when i was just a lil feller..so itll be a learning curve lol.
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  9. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Any of you fellers ever measure a hogs tail,at killin time
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  10. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar Spike

    Oct 30, 2014
    Metcalfe County
    Raised two hogs from piglet size total of one year to nice fat gilts. Meat is deep in color tasty stuff unlike store bought. Raised them on electric fence and tried to keep the on grass with grain and vegetables constantly available. Lots of work cutting them up. Red wattle large black cross was the breed.
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  11. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    It doesn't get much better than Red Wattle pork! I raised and killed a few of those when I was younger.
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  12. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

    Oct 18, 2005
    Why was it lots of work cutting them up?
  13. Cut n up the sausage meat and skin for cracklins is always a chore.
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