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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:07 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Haha

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:01 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Baaaaaaa wtf Shocked Shocked SQUEEEAAAALLLLLL

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Elvis...Did you ever step into that one... ROFL

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

It's ok Elvis, it made my day!





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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

"better handles"???

Not sure I want to go there...Backing away slowly...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Suzanne wrote:
It's ok Elvis, it made my day!





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mission accomplished then Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Hey guys thanks for the real answers, I will probably use a torch and scrape the hams and and the shoulders and then skin the remainder.

As far as dressing the hog or sheep, I didn't think Kiwi's liked their sheep dressed, I hear its inconvenient and time consuming. As for Aussies I have no idea what their predilections are for hogs or sheep, but I have heard a few strange things about flyers. Very Happy

Handles, I ain't going there, Bushy seems to have that topic well in hand. wtf

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Hog hair seems to dull a knives real quick. I always skin/cut from the inside.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Slim you are supposed to do it that way all the time so your blade cuts between the hairs and doesnt cut them leaving pesky short bits to fall on the meat.
Lesterg3 if you only scrape the quarters you miss out on the best bits!!!! pork chops with a nice fatty rind...(trimmed pork just doesnt cut it for me) and the flap left over can be cured into bacon or just added to the sausage bucket to give some fat to venison bangers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Pig fat instead of cow fat every time, it makes a crispy crunchy sausage or hamburger and lots better flavor, I'm with you Elvis.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

I still want to see pictures of the dressed pigs... high heals and tutus.

I suppose I could settle for bacon, ham, or pork chops.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

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here you go Paul

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

I would love to be sitting there beside you Lester...a nice coffee and a camera.

That is one of the things I enjoy about camping in the bush...plenty of wildlife to see.

I've never actually dressed a pig, so how to remove the hair etc is a bit of an unknown for me. Interesting to hear the different methods.

I'm with you Suz...nothing better than pork fat in a snorker...makes them really "moist" and adds a subtle flavour, although wallaby and venison is yummo as well.

Slim, it doesn't matter what the critter is...the hair/fur will quickly take the edge off your knife, even bunny fur will blunt your knife real quick.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
I've never actually dressed a pig ... it doesn't matter what the critter is...the hair/fur will quickly take the edge off your knife, even bunny fur will blunt your knife real quick.

wait until you have to skin a hog! A bunny's hide is cutting butter compared to a hog.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Dressing Hogs Reply with quote

yip you get down to start of ribs on a boar and encounter the shield...from there down skin stays ridgid...a tad like a cricket batsmans leg padding and about as thick Shocked . I ignored it on last pig and hoped it would cook up sof Confused t....well the thought was there Embarassed and dogs enjoy the chew toy Very Happy Very Happy

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