Doing one this weekend for our wedding tommorow. Sounded really fun, so I'm going to give it a try. Rubbing it down,stuffing with Gala apples,rosemary and cinnamon sticks, using a mop sauce and rootbeer bbq sauce. A keg of Three Floyds X(10%), small keg of Brugge Witte, case of Champagne, 6L of Cambria P.N.(for the masses) and multiple mags of good wine....even if the pork doesn't turn out, it sounds like a good time!
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Congrats on the wedding. I’ve had a suckling pig cooked in one of those Chinese fire boxes. It was amazing. Hope it all goes well for you.
Here is what I am doing to the pig.

from Foodnetwork Canada.
Ingredients:
Smoked Rotisserie Pig With Root Beer Bbq Sauce
1 x Suckling pig approx. 12 – 14 pounds (5.44kg – 6.35kg)
12 cups apple wood smoking chips (3 litres)
Rub
1/2 cup ground black pepper (125ml)
1/2 cup paprika (125ml)
1/2 cup Turbinado sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (125ml)
1/4 cup kosher salt (60ml)
2 tbsp dry mustard (30ml)
2 tsp cayenne (10ml)
Basting Mop
2 cups apple cider (500ml)
1/4 cup brown sugar (60ml)
2 tsp salt (10ml)
1 tbsp cracked black pepper (15ml)
1 tsp cayenne (5ml)
1 tsp cinnamon (5ml)
Root Beer BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup root beer (125ml)
1 cup ketchup (250ml)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (60ml)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (60ml)
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (45ml)
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar (22.5ml)
1 tbsp molasses (15ml)
1 tsp liquid smoke (5ml)
1 x lemon zest and juice
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (15ml)
1 tbsp fresh grated garlic (15ml)
1/2 white onion grated
Stuffing
4 x gala apples, core removed and sliced
3 sprigs rosemary
2 x cinnamon sticks
vinosnob,
You're not doing this yourself, are you? That's the kind of thing that takes constant attention, and I'm sure your bride would rather your mind be on her and your vows. I'd hate for you to have to interupt the wedding to go mop the pig.
"Honey, it's me or the pig!"

"It's still good! It's still good!" --Homer Simpson
Its only for the root beer bbq sauce for people to dip at their leisure.

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Originally posted by bez780:
Congrat's!!!!!

sounds like fun! have a great day!

ps

you don't need to add that liquid smoke to it!
Smile
I have a friend that is helping with the mopping, but the rest is all me. Also have about 10lbs of chicken wings(3 different rubs) that are going on as well for the reception. One of the great things about having the wedding at our house...close to my food and wine! Big Grin

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Originally posted by mneeley490:
vinosnob,
You're not doing this yourself, are you? That's the kind of thing that takes constant attention, and I'm sure your bride would rather your mind be on her and your vows. I'd hate for you to have to interupt the wedding to go mop the pig.
"Honey, it's me or the pig!"

"It's still good! It's still good!" --Homer Simpson
Vinosnob,

I may have to crash the party tomorrow (later today) up in Fishers. I'll just follow the firetrucks. Wink Salud!!!
Suckling pig is great. We used to do this every year at my fraternity in college, complete with cheap beer. The head always ended up in someones bed...

Congrats!

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