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HOW WE ROAST PIGS – Cuban Style

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For the bottom of the holder, the bars and mesh should be securely strapped to the two long poles with fencing clamps and heavy gauge wire. For the top section, the short flat irons need to be wired to the two long flat irons.
Wiring up the pig

We lay the pig belly side up (skin side down) on the wire mesh and use heavy wire and a pliers to wire the two sections together, one on top of the hog.

Raul checks the pig

We place the whole works on top of our blocks.

Rocks hold down the foil on top.

We cover the top of the pig with large sections of standard weight aluminum foil to keep the heat in. (We place rocks on top to keep it from blowing away.)

WARNING: WE DO NOT USE galvanized metal!

Galvanized metal may leach into the pig and may be hazardous to your health.

PLEASE NOTE

It has become so difficult to find aluminum chainlink material,

we now excusively use rebar to construct our pigholders.

HOW WE BUILD THE PIG HOLDER OR FRAME

Jorge Castillo: Steel rebar is a very common item that we can guarantee you'll find everywhere.

Glenn Lindgren: We avoid the very narrow gauge rebar, which is too pliable to carry the weight. We want rebar that is stiff and does not bend easily.

Raúl Musibay: We also don't want ANY coating on the rebar, just the plain old steel. So we pass on any plastic coated or GALVANIZED steel rebar.

Jorge Castillo: Some readers have told us about stainless steel rebar, and if you can get some, great – it won't rust.

Glenn Lindgren: We prepare our rebar for first use by scrubbing it down with some steel wool, detergent, and plenty of hot water.

Raúl Musibay: We cut the rebar to the specified lengths. To assemble the pig-holding frame, we place the cross support bars (the shorter ones) ON TOP of the two main poles and wire the sections together using MULITIPLE turns of a heavy gauge UNCOATED steel wire.

Glenn Lindgren: We are talking HEAVY DUTY wire here – the kind you need a pliers or two to work with. We have also used hose clamps – the type you use in your car.

Raúl Musibay: We make sure to lay the pig out ON TOP of the crossbars so that the weight is supported by the two long polls. The top part of the "Sandwich" should be reversed so that when we flip the pig, the crossbars under the pig are again supported by the two long polls. The wire or hoseclamps are used to hold the bars in position, they ARE NOT meant to support any weight!

Jorge Castillo: The best option of all is to make a heavy-duty WELDED pig roasting frame.

Steel Rebar
Note that we place our support bars so that they lie ON TOP of the long poles, thus transfering the weight load to the poles.


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