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250 gallon oil drum hog roaster

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does anybody have tips or plans for building my first hog roaster? I would love to see what ya come up with for ideas too.

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I had a plan to build one also but never got around to it. I myself have lost interes but now I am stuck with the drum.

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My dad made this cooker and it works pretty ding danged good.

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Charcoal fired with gas backup.

We have cooked several pigs in it from 160lbs to 220lbs.

The big pig a cookin

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5 little piggies

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The Carrousel for the cooker.

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Hey Merkman thanks for the pictures, thats a beauty. I really like the carrousel idea. What size motor do you use? Do you know if he had to do any gear reduction?

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Hey Merkman thanks for the pictures, thats a beauty. I really like the carrousel idea. What size motor do you use? Do you know if he had to do any gear reduction?

The carrousel is great.

We use it to smoke fish also.

But it also works great to throw the whole meal in there.

Baked potatoes, corn on the cob, a couple of chickens, some beef and or pork.

Dadieo corrected me.

HI.

THE MOTOR IS A DAYTON SHADED POLE GEARMOTOR

FULL LOAD RPM'S: 2

FULL LOAD TORQUE: 113 IN LBS

HP: 1/20

VOLTS: 115

GEARING IS IN THE MOTOR. THERE ARE OTHER MOTORS OUT THERE ,BELTS ARE A PAIN.

MOST PEOPLE IN THE KNOW SAID 2 RPMS IS THE BEST.

MAKE SURE TO CUT A HOLE BIG ENOUGH FOR DRAINING DURING PRESSURE WASHING.

DAD

It is coupled with a lovejoy coupler.

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It has an offset Torison Axel and rides down the road real nice.

It needs fenders to be legal though. :-)

We took the window out of an old gas BBQ after the first time using it, since everyone "had to" look to see how the pig was comming along, and I got tired of telling them I couldn't lift the lid. lol

A pig craddle would be a great addition or replacement for the spit too.

Then you would not need to wrap the pig.

And prep time (puting the pig on the spit) would be greatly reduced.

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Thanks Merkman and tell your father thanks as well. You can find info on every topic online, except hog cookers. Ill be building mine this summer. I'll have to post some pictures when it is finished and cooking.

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