People love to socialize, hold parties and cookouts. These are great ways to share good times and stories with family and friends. Some common staples on these events are beer, soda and of course, the food. Have you ever thought about of how to do a hog roast and having one on your next get together?
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Be sure you can open and operate a coffee shop there. Then again, your landlord should have already qualified your business type prior to getting to the lease negotiation. If you plan to sell coffee beans you are roasting on premises, be sure you can actually roast them there. If you plan to rent a 1st floor space and there are other units or apartments above you, be sure you check with the city about use of open flames or proper venting for your roaster oven review. You may be required to run the venting through the upper units and box it in rather than up the outside of the building.
If you are using Stove Top stuffing, you can skip this step. However, if the stuffing/dressing on your table has to be homemade, plan ahead. If you are making your own bread cubes, cut them up the day ahead and leave on a cookie sheet in the (unlit) oven to dry out. This will prevent the bread from soaking up too much liquid and becoming soggy. One caveat—be sure everyone knows the oven is being used for this purpose, or someone will surely turn it on to preheat for the turkey and you’ll end up burning the bread. Chalk that tip up to personal experience! You can definitely dice your celery, onion and any other aromatics the night before and store in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
The very first step is ordering your pig. You’d be surprised at how many butcher shops have a connection to getting you a pig, just know that they won’t just hand you a dead pig when you hand over the cash, instead, they will have to order and pick up the pick (probably from a farm outside of town) and then they will (or should) thoroughly clean the pig. When your pig arrives it should be hairless and of a good size. The rough rule of thumb when planning out your pig roasting is to factor in 2-3 pounds of pig per person, so let your butcher know how big of a pig you are looking for.
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Turn the pork over and cut the skin, every four to six inches. Then, replace the ash pan and charcoal grid with charcoal on top of the box and continue the roasting process for crispy skin. You can check the skin in 30 minutes, by slightly opening the box at one of the corners. Do this continuously for ten minutes until the skin is crispy.