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Skining a hog?
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Cousin Drew    Posted 01-04-2004 at 20:09:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me and Uncle is gonna skin a hog for butcherin this weekend for the first time, does the skin come off easy? We don't wanna boil and scrape. Any recomandations on skining a hog. Heard we should peel skin off in strips- is this so? thank ya all- Drew

Lazy Al    Posted 01-05-2004 at 06:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wouldn't do it in strips . You'll probably get more hair and crap on the meat then it you just skined it. Like Griz says split it down the middle after you have it gutted and skinned and you can do that with a sawzwall with a long blade on it . Try amd get it split right down the middle and it makes for easier cuttin up .

Ron,Ar    Posted 01-04-2004 at 21:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it is not too large a hog you can skin it just like a deer. I never had any problem like that. I hang em by their hind legs and start working down being careful what ya cut, don't want hair or urine in the meat. just my opinion.

Griz    Posted 01-05-2004 at 05:44:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, is right on. A hog skins as easily as a whitetail. Just cut round the hind feet and start peeling down. While hanging and before skinning, I have the head already removed and the innards out. One word of advice, makes sure you cut clean around the anus and then tie it off. You don't want that stuff ruining your meat. Once you get it skinned, simply split it down the spine and start cutting your meat. Good luck!


Cousin Drew    Posted 01-05-2004 at 16:55:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info- knew I could count on ya!

Lynn Ruth! In California    Posted 01-04-2004 at 20:36:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you need to put him in a 55 gal barrel of boiling water for a while so the skin comes off easy. Had a friend who raised and slaughterd hogs. used the tractor bucket to lower in, but thats just what i was told, i have never done it.

Lynn Ruth

deadcarp    Posted 01-05-2004 at 04:23:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
the boiling water is for if you want to scrape them (use one of those round scrapers to shave off the bristles) and usually then the skin and meat are kept together. for just skinning you don't need water. :)

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