This recipe uses a two-piece steel grate with handles for turning (Pinkard’s own is custom-made by local company ASERO Enterprises, Inc.). Brining will add moisture and a sweet crackle to the skin. This is measured for a 30-pound animal using a 75-quart cooler. If using a different size of pig or cooler, measure how many gallons it takes to cover the pig (factoring in the amount of ice that will melt: 10 pounds of ice melts to just over one gallon of water), and then use that number of cups of salt and sugar for the brine concentrate. While the salt and sugar amounts are nonnegotiable, the other ingredients are to taste.
1 pig will feed 20-40 people.
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