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Old 05-26-2017, 01:08 PM
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I love crackling too. However the lard content on wild hogs is a lot less than domestic and sows have more than boars. Most folks do not scald and scrape wild boars ike domestic and you cannot make fried pork rinds from hide full of hair. Cracklings are a by product of making lard and pieces of the hide are tossed into the caldren to melt the fat off. Can't do that with an unscrapped hide. Some folks who have the facilities to scauld and scrape a hog will do it to a wild pigbut how many of us have the facilities to do that? To the OP, way to go. You may even be able to get some bacon made with the pork belly with a hog that size.

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