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    Thumbs up Spring Mahha 2013 Pig roast idea

    I would like to get information from anyone who knows anything about pig roasts. Obviously, someone coming to the Spring Mahha and has an interest in checking it out would be terrific. I've been to one or two, the pork is great and it seems to feed alot of people...quickly. Pine Grove Furnace State Park has given me the OK. Looking for some help determining if this is feasible and what costs are involved....thanks. 2Q
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    A pig pickin' is a fine thing indeed! Maybe I'll look at the cost of plane tickets again.
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    There are usually catering companies that specialize in this sort of thing. Here is one I found in the Chambersburg area:

    CM Pig Out Catering

    I can give them a call if you'd like
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    The "quick" nature of feeding a lot of people is deceptive. It is my understanding the roaster is going for several hours before the pig is done. The equipment is rather pricy and bulky usually being built on a trailer to be towed behind a pick up. I've seen the last stages a couple of times but if I understood properly the pig was roaster for quite a while.
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    mmm....pig roast



    My wedding was held in a field by a beer garden. The reception was a few yards away under a pavilion. We had a pig roast. I recall the sound of the motorized rotisserie during the ceremony..all throughout the sermon and giving the vows...a faint "rrrraoughhh..rrraoughhh" sound over and over...can even hear it on the video..good times.

    We had it catered out. I can see if I can find the caterers name but that was 16 years ago..

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    I've been to many over the years but never actually done one myself. I love them. The most recent was at a Scout Camporee and the Troop stayed up all night in shifts to keep the pig cooking. Fortunately they had a member who had the equipment. Unfortunately I don't know who that is, wasn't my Troop.

    I found this info:
    Krugers Rental Service
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    There website mentions Pig Roasters
    http://www.krugersrentals.com/index....tr=pig%20roast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    The "quick" nature of feeding a lot of people is deceptive. It is my understanding the roaster is going for several hours before the pig is done. The equipment is rather pricy and bulky usually being built on a trailer to be towed behind a pick up. I've seen the last stages a couple of times but if I understood properly the pig was roaster for quite a while.
    ...ZQ here....Yes, we realize that the pig will be roasting for most of the day. We have the pavilion reserved for the day, and the pig can be roasting there. When time to eat, the pig will be off the bone and ready to eat...Yum, Yum! It is yet to be determined if we will have a pig roast. Tim thought it might be fun, but he wants to detemine if the cost will outway the "fun".
    I thought I remembered someone commenting here on HF about a friend or family member that does pig roasts that might be able to do one for the MAHHA. We would be interested in the specifics if there is such a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Foot View Post
    There are usually catering companies that specialize in this sort of thing. Here is one I found in the Chambersburg area:

    CM Pig Out Catering

    I can give them a call if you'd like
    Quote Originally Posted by Artjrk View Post
    I've been to many over the years but never actually done one myself. I love them. The most recent was at a Scout Camporee and the Troop stayed up all night in shifts to keep the pig cooking. Fortunately they had a member who had the equipment. Unfortunately I don't know who that is, wasn't my Troop.

    I found this info:
    Krugers Rental Service
    1625 Ritner Hwy
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    There website mentions Pig Roasters
    http://www.krugersrentals.com/index....tr=pig%20roast
    Thanks! We will check them out! ZQ
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    I forgot to add. I would be more than happy to help do the cooking. Sitting around all day tending the fire is something I love to do. Set up the hammock stand nearby. Sounds perfect.


    Talked to a coworker whose family does catering around NoVa. He says the use a China Box for roasting pigs or other meats. Here is a web site that sells them as well as a lot of useful information for the cooking. I'll keep looking for rental possibilities. http://www.lacajachina.com/default.asp
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