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jwgiblin3 Jul 9, 2012 08:15 AM

Does anyone know where I can rent a Pig Roasting Box like the Caja China or Caja Asadora in North Jersey, Bergen area? or anyone willing to rent theirs to me. I have been wanting to do a pig roast for a while and saw some videos using Caja China.

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    jwgiblin3 Nov 21, 2012 07:10 AM

    Update: We used the La Caja China for our block party. I have to say, the pig came out awesome. Plus it was super easy. I am definitely going to buy this.

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      bifpocaroba Nov 21, 2012 07:27 AM

      If you are handy you might be able to build one easily. google it for directions.

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        MRG58 Nov 21, 2012 07:57 AM

        I was in the Restaurant Depot in Pine Brook yesterday and noticed they had the La Caja China in their foyer priced at $179.99. Thies may be a regional item and not available at all locations.You need to have a resturanteur or friend that is a member to purchase goods there.

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          jwgiblin3 Nov 21, 2012 08:35 AM

          Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking of calling them since I figured they would gone on sale in the winter. I am definitely going to get it. thanks MRG58

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        bifpocaroba Jul 10, 2012 05:11 AM

        I roasted a pig last year using the Caja China and it was easy. Fortunately I was able to borrow one from a friend. I'm not sure where you can rent one but i suggest you look to see how you can make one it looks pretty easy if you are good at that sort of thing.

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          MRG58 Jul 10, 2012 05:18 AM

          The rental cost is around $100.00 and can hold a larger pig than the China Grill. It has a motor to rotate the pig and is rather heavy. For a smaller pig, it may make more sense to purchase the Caja

          A Party Pleasing Rentals
          38 W Route 10
          East Hanover, NJ
          (973)887-7264
          http://www.apartypleasing.com/

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            jwgiblin3 Jul 10, 2012 07:12 AM

            thanks bifpocaroba and MRG58.

            I am handy but I I have a really small backyard so I think renting or buying. Plus $100 is pretty reasonable.

            I really wanted to try the roasting box, but after re-reading this link http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/791095
            I see the skin came out super crisp, and looked pretty awesome. But, if I can get a few friends to chip in for the La Caja China, I think I will take that route.

            bifpocaroba, how did your pig roast come out? Do you think it came out better then on a regular roaster?

            Thanks for the info.

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              bifpocaroba Jul 10, 2012 12:55 PM

              That Caja China was a breeze. A person that I spoke to has told me to get a smaller pig and throw in a pork shoulder or two instead of getting such a large pig. The pig should be butterflied. Just make sure you get a strong marinade injector because the pig is tough on the outside. Then put a rub on it. Place it in the rack/cage (very easy) then place in box.... put charcoal on top pan and let sit for a few hours. It gets hot. About an before you serve, flit it so the skin is facing up so it gets crispy.

              It's so easy and very good. I was thinking about going in on a Caja box with some friends.

              I got my pig at.

              Hoeffner Martin
              72 Market St
              Morristown, NJ 07960
              (973) 538-3106

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                jwgiblin3 Jul 11, 2012 06:27 AM

                thanks. I cant wait to try this.

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                MRG58 Jul 11, 2012 06:07 AM

                If you find grilling your own pig too challenging and costly, you may consider The Barbrgue Pit in Bergenfield. Their menu lists whole pig costs of $180 to $195 based on sizes ranging from 28 to 42 lbs. We sampled their small pig at a recent party and found the meat excellent with crisp skin.

                http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/menu_link.php?mxresto_id=379934&url=http://www.bbqmenu.blogspot.com/2008/01/blog-post.html

                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/New-Ba...

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            Spaetzle75 Jul 9, 2012 02:40 PM

            google it. i know you can make one relatively easy

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              jwgiblin3 Jul 9, 2012 05:36 PM

              that is not very helpful.

              I tried that before posting this.

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                MRG58 Jul 9, 2012 07:31 PM

                This link may help you. The grills are relatively inexpensive to buy, but pig roasters are available, given your location.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/791095

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