Over the last five years I have been grilling hogs. For my fiftieth birthday party my family roasted a hog for my party. The next year was Laurel’s fiftieth birthday and we roasted a hog for her birthday. That was the start of roasting hogs. At Laurel’s party my one cousin come over to me and said “Damn Freddy this is some good pork!” He continued with “Do you think you could roast a hog for the family reunion?” I said “sure” and the roasting of hogs started.
Last year another cousin asked if I would roast a hog for his wedding. I agreed but I told him I would like to roast the hog in half. I told him the hog would roast much quicker. I knew where I could get one roaster but the second one was a little harder to find. I had talked about making my own for a couple of years. So now I had the push to make my own hog roaster.
This year my daughter, Beth, asked if would roast some butt roast for her. With the size of the grill I told Laurel we should get some butt roasts for ourselves to grill. We also had a rack of ribs in the freezer so out they came to join the grilling fest.
Last night I rubbed the meat down with spices and returned the meat to the refrigerator. This morning I went out and fired up the grill with a bag of charcoal. When I had two nice fires burning I added several chunks of apple wood to the coals for smoking. I brought the meat out to the grill and placed it on the grate.
After a little over three hours the ribs were done. I left the butt roasts on the grill for another 2 hours. Sampling is a must! I let the roasts rest and then I shredded the roasts and bagged them up for the freezer. Great summer grilling to be enjoyed well into the fall.
Tonight for supper….Roast pork, Corn on the cob, Sweet potatoes from the garden. Sound like a great meal to celebrate my daughter, Sarah’s, birthday and her first wedding anniversary along with Josh.