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Cooking Wire

Postby MeatSmoker69 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:36 pm

Trying to figure out the best material to wrap a whole hog with. I've heard of using galvanized chicken wire but I've also heard of it not being safe. Anyone have any suggestions on what to use?
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Re: Cooking Wire

Postby Papa Tom » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:21 pm

I don't think galvanized wire would be harmful since it really wouldn't get that hot (it gives off a nasty smoke if you weld on it).

And really you could probably use cotton twine/ rope just be sure to knot each wrap in case one did give.
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Re: Cooking Wire

Postby Alphawhiskey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:31 am

I use aluminum electric fencing wire to secure a hog to a spit. I also stuff the inside with lemon grass or fruit depending on what I'm going for and stitch the cavity shut with the same wire. Hope that's helpful.

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Re: Cooking Wire

Postby Chasdev » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:49 am

Papa Tom wrote:I don't think galvanized wire would be harmful since it really wouldn't get that hot (it gives off a nasty smoke if you weld on it).

And really you could probably use cotton twine/ rope just be sure to knot each wrap in case one did give.


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Re: Cooking Wire

Postby Russ » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:37 pm

Last pig I did I used stainless wire. Don't use galv.

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