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La Caja CHina BBQ Grills

Pops

I have squandered my resistance
10 Year Member
Best pig roster on the market. I've thought many times of getting one and doing away with my smoker. I have a friend that uses hid bobcat to roast a pig, Digs a hole and wraps pig and has a steel slab he puts over the pig...it's completely covered and cooks from above...Best I have ever had. This is same concept.


I would add wood chip box on bottom for smoke flavor as well
 

KingTM

All Big 10
5 Year Member
Best pig roster on the market. I've thought many times of getting one and doing away with my smoker. I have a friend that uses hid bobcat to roast a pig, Digs a hole and wraps pig and has a steel slab he puts over the pig...it's completely covered and cooks from above...Best I have ever had. This is same concept.


I would add wood chip box on bottom for smoke flavor as well
I got to know and befriend many Samoans during my Army days. They used to do this about every Saturday during the warmer months. Just dug a hole, wrapped the pig in banana leaves and buried it with hot rocks and coals for the day. It was incredible.
 

Huskerwag

Recruit
15 Year Member
Helped a friend of mine use his to roast a whole hog. Very easy to use, just have to keep changing out the coals. Skin was amazing as was the rest of the hog. Took about 4 hours.
 

chicago husker

Scout Team
2 Year Member
i have one and it works great. easy to use and can be used to cook about anything. i use an A-MAZE-N pellet smoker inside the unit for smoke. you can order one online or at Cabela's.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
What was/is size of the La Caja grill you used for the Pigs? I'm thinking of buying the Roaster Model #3.
 

Big Burruss

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
I don't smoke a lot of whole pigs, so this probably wouldn't be ideal for me. It would be a great thing for my neighbor to have though.
 

chicago husker

Scout Team
2 Year Member
if you are going to do whole hogs you will need the #2 that takes up to 100 lb pig, but a 100 lb pig will only fit in that box if you cut off either the head or a good portion of the hind legs. The price point on whole hogs that i have purchased seems to drop in price above 70 lbs. so i usually go for a 70 to 100 lb hog. also keep in mind that a larger hog will take longer to cook than the instructions show. best bang for your buck in a whole hog cooker in my opinion. further food for thought if you have never cooked a whole hog. everyone that attends will never forget the experience if done right.
 

IBwrong

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
if you are going to do whole hogs you will need the #2 that takes up to 100 lb pig, but a 100 lb pig will only fit in that box if you cut off either the head or a good portion of the hind legs. The price point on whole hogs that i have purchased seems to drop in price above 70 lbs. so i usually go for a 70 to 100 lb hog. also keep in mind that a larger hog will take longer to cook than the instructions show. best bang for your buck in a whole hog cooker in my opinion. further food for thought if you have never cooked a whole hog. everyone that attends will never forget the experience if done right.
I agree on the experience thing, I have a rotisserie that can handle a 200+ pound (live weight) with head removed. Charcoal fire. Have done many weddings and other large events. Always very well received.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
Just saw that Bobby Flay had what looked like a La Caja on his Grilling show on Cooking or Food Channel.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
I saw another cooking show that had one of these but they put a side of bacon and a pork shoulder on the bottom and then above that they had a rack with a small hog on it. All the drippings soaked the meat below it. I think it may have been Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. It looked very good.
 

chicago husker

Scout Team
2 Year Member
it isn't an every weekend bbq but it is a great bbq tool for more than whole hogs. you could pay a lot more and not get more IMPO
 
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