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What Heritage Pig Breeds make for good eats?

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    What Heritage Pig Breeds make for good eats?

    So, I am lucky to live in Northern Virginia because there are farms all around me. These farms have heritage pig breeds and I have only tried the Berkshire and it was absolutely amazing. (Smoked with the recipe from PORKnography) I have been told to try the Black Hog next, people say it is even better. What do you think?

    #2
    Never been able to try some myself.

    Raised on Yorkshire myself. Nothing special.

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      #3
      I don't care what it is as long as I can fit it in the smoker. (My kids think they're safe now that they're teenagers but I just tell 'em that gives me an excuse to get a bigger rig.)

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        #4
        Some folks I know say Berkshire and Red Wattle are their favorites, Wagyu prices on those things around here.

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          #5
          I have had people use the same recipe and method of cooking but simply switched out the pork for a heritage breed (Berkshire) and it is a hole new level of flavor.

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            #6
            I do agree Berkshire is the finest thing I have ever cooked. But it is the only heritage I've ever bought.
            Last edited by Jon Solberg; September 19, 2014, 06:29 PM.

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              #7
              My butcher primarily gets Berkshire. So that's what I do.

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                #8
                heard that Duroc I think that's how it spelled is also supposed to be great but I haven't been able to find any heritage breed with out mail order yet but will be looking

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                  #9
                  I haven't found Duroc in my area but I will look. I want to try as many as I can to see what breed is the best.

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                    #10
                    What I know of Duroc it's the cement board you lay underneath ceramic tile before installing it.

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                    • boftx
                      boftx commented
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                      Probably wouldn't taste much different from what you turn out anyway.

                    • Huskee
                      Huskee commented
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                      That's why I put brown sugar on it! Maybe I should crutch too?

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