500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

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500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by Jolly Green Giant » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:27 pm

today's project was skinning and gutting my 500-600 lbs pig.. I should get roughly 300+ lbs of sausage, loin roasts ( I don't cut chops it's a pain in the ass.. especially a pig this big lol) bacon, and hams 😁 after a few days of hanging comes the fun part 😢 so much chopping and grinding to do lol!!!
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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by LEDG » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:33 pm

Holy crap, that is soooo much breakfast! How did it go?

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by Jolly Green Giant » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:22 pm

he's still chilling.. weather was a tiny bit warmer than expected ( I hang them for 2-3 days.. easier to work with when ChilLED) .. should be cubeing and grinding tonight thru the next day at lease.. it should all be made and frozen by friday- saturday

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by LEDG » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:56 pm

I love how “chilled” was autocorrected to “ChilLED” :lol:

That sounds like a lot of work. How many pigs do you keep?

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by Jolly Green Giant » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:16 pm

18 months ago I started with four. two for me two for a buddy. I butchered my two last fall..(300lb each) my buddy ended up not being able to pay for his two so I kept them over winter.. I sold one back in September and got the other hanging.. both easily around 600lbs.

haha yea I added that and didn't think about it.. it pops up first because of this forum lol 😄

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by bvolt » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 am

Yeah, not sure I could skin or butcher an intact carcass. Maybe one that's been skinned, with the vitals removed... maybe.

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by Jolly Green Giant » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:15 pm

bvolt wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 am
Yeah, not sure I could skin or butcher an intact carcass. Maybe one that's been skinned, with the vitals removed... maybe.

You're a better man than I, my friend.
yea it took a couple times to get use to it... being a country boy I saw deer and all sorts of other wild game being processed growing up.. kinda helped but doing it the first time sucked lol

update: 275lb of sausage in the freezer... 25-30lbs of loins roasts... 20 some odd pounds of cubed pork (didn't have enough for full 25lb batch of sausage) for chow mien or kabobs etc. I also froze roughly 75lbs of back fat for when someone needs it to mix with their venison..( deer very lean.. normally mix pork or beef fat with it for grinding)

so out of the roughly 550-600lbs I pulled about 400lbs of useable meat and fat.. that's not to shabby only throwing the vitals and the hide out 😁

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by bvolt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:40 am

So - you're upstate? I used to run the Boilermaker in Utica every year.

I'd drive out with one of my boys who'd stayed friends with a guy from our town who'd moved out there after college, so we'd crash with him... a perfect crime, every time.

We'd drive in after working on Friday. We'd party all day Saturday. Wake up hung-over AF and, let's face it - strung out.. off whatever, on Sunday - completely dehydrated... run a 15K (...let that sink in - that's 9.6 miles) at 7am sharp, wander around on a high that NO DRUG has ever come close to, and by 6pm we'd be back in the car to drive back to Boston (for 5 or so hours)...

Fuck!


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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by LEDG » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:04 am

Hahaha Jesus, that’s quite the regimen!

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Re: 500-600lbs of awesomeness!!!

Post by sweeper » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:00 am

I am very glad this is not a thread about someones girlfriend :D

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