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All Things Food / All Things About Wild Hogs
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:43:11 PM »
Decided to take Loopy's advice and start another thread on everything wild hog related. Please post anything about cleaning, processing, cooking, hunting, etc.

Here are the last info posts from Loopy:

"As for eating them, avoid large males.  They stink, their meat stinks.  Perfect ideal size is 80-120 pounds of either sex or less than 200 pound male.  I have made delicious sausage of a very large (450+ sow).  I would avoid large boars for food but you should have no trouble eating the others. 

As for cleaning them, well, their hide is very tough.  Skinning them is not exactly fun, but is doable. 

After many years of dulling hunting and pocket knives I found this secret.

Utility knifes - with good disposable blades.  I really like these titanium ones, they hold up well.  And when your done, you throw them away and do not have to sharpen anything.  They make cleaning these things much easier.  Go to amazon and read the reviews on a search for "lexon titanium blades".  They fit into any regular utility knife like a stanley or the like. 

.. second, after skinned, I use a dewalt cordless sawsall to remove my roasts at the joints and remove the feet.  Sometimes I can go from live pig to dead pig to 2 shoulders and 2 hams in the cooler on ice in under 10 minutes.  I'v never brought the ribs home because they go on the smoker at camp."

"I meant to say Lenox blades not lexon.

For diseases, I dont do any lab testing or the like.  If the animal looks healthy I assume it is, if it looks sick I assume it is.  I do cook any game animal to 160 internal which would kill any parasites. 

Yes I do wear disposable gloves, you can see my son wearing a pair in the previous picture. 

I do not remove any glands, just pull them up by their hocks in a gambrel, skin away the hide on the roasts, make cuts, wash them under fresh water, and put it in cooler on ice. 

Perhaps this is not the best thread for this discussion, if you want start a new one I'll try to answer any questions you or others may have.  I wouldn't mind learning new things from other hunters or animal farmers as well ."

Going Pro / Trying to Understand the Process
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:07:31 PM »
Do you guys carbonate your beer in the fermenter by allowing it to build pressure toward the end of the fermentation or is this done at a different stage of the brewing process?

All Things Food / Nice Rice
« on: December 14, 2011, 06:08:52 PM »
I feel like there's not too much I can't eventually, over time, master in the kitchen, but for the life of me, I cannot make decent rice. The 3-minute stuff comes out nice and fluffy, but anytime I make real rice it comes out gummy.

What are your tricks?

The Pub / This is Amazing
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:26:03 AM »

The Pub / Moon Shots
« on: November 07, 2011, 05:09:33 PM »
I thought these were pretty creative shots.

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