# Frequent question: How long does it take to cook a pig in the ground?

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A 100-pound pig needs to cook for 6-10 hours (let’s say eight), so you’ll need to put it in the ground long before meal time. For a 6pm dinner, you’re putting it in around 10am. It takes several hours for your fire to get hot enough and your rocks to heat, so you’ll need to set the alarm and get up early.

## How long does it take to cook a 50 lb pig in the ground?

A 50 pound pig cooks in anywhere from 4 to 7 or even 8 hours depending on your heat source and whether or not you’ve stuffed it with anythingmore on that later. Some fellow pig roasters recommend around 1 hour and 15 minutes per 10 pounds of dead weight pig.

## How many does a 100 pound pig feed?

While pigs easily can tip the scale at 100 pounds or more, the most popular size is around 80 pounds — more than enough meat to feed around 50 people and still have leftovers.

## What do you call a Cajun pig roast?

A Cochon de Lait is basically a cajun pig roast of a whole young pig. … That is what makes a Cochon de Lait an event rather than just cooking a meal.

## How long does it take to cook a 60 lb pig?

How to Obtain a Whole Hog for your Pig Roast

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Weight Length Cooking Time
60 lbs 44″ 4.5 hours
70 lbs 46″ 5 hours
80 lbs 48″ 5.5 hours
90 lbs 52″ 6 hours

## What temperature do you cook a whole pig?

A thermometer! Temperature makes a big difference when you’re cooking pork. Whole hog needs to be cooked to at least 180 degrees to make it fall off the bone. Cuts of pork from the grocery store are leaner and can be cooked to 145 degrees.

## How much does a whole pig cost?

Your total cost for a whole hog would be approximately 190 x \$3.25 = \$617.50 for the animal, plus processing of \$225 to \$300.