Our Tips For Cooking A Whole Hog Roast


At Big Roast, we are mad about a good hog roast! We have been filling the bellies of satisfied customers in and around London for over 10 years.

When it comes to roasting a hog, we know all the ins and outs of how to create the ultimate feast. To help you out with the next hog roast event you are planning, we thought we would list a couple of tips to ensure that your meat is delicious. Find out more below:

Hog Roast Tips From The Experts

  • Make sure you source the right size pig for your event. A nice 50 pound is a good weight for first timers and will feed up to 30 people or so – this will take about 8 hours to cook. Wherever you buy it from make sure you ask them to clean and gut it for you. It is also essential that you need to bear in mind the larger the hog the longer it takes to cook.
  • Make sure you have the right spit – you can just hire a hog roasting machine from us!
  • Slow roasting your hog is essential so indirect heat is needed. Once your coals are ready push the hot coals to the edge of the pit closest to the spit. The temperature should be hot enough that when you hold your hand over the heat for a few seconds. Continue to fuel your fire throughout the cooking process.
  • Only remove the meat after letting the hog rest for about 30 minutes and enjoy.

Well there you have it, a couple tips from the experts to ensure that your hog roast is perfect. If roasting your own hog sounds like a little too much of a mission let us do the event for you. We offer a wide selection of meats including spit roasts of pork lions, full hog roasts and lamb roasts.

To ensure you enjoy a fully catered event, we also offer an impressive variety of salads, vegetarians options, canapes as well as desserts.

If you would like to hire a hog roast from us or let us do the hog roast catering on your behalf, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0845 500 5450. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form here and we will get back to you.

Big Roast
Unit C, 2 Endeavour Way LondonLOSW19 8UH UK 
 • 0845 500 5450

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