+
Cookware

Hog butchery at home?

Viro13 | Aug 31, 201608:14 AM     5

Not sure if i am posting in the correct place, but i am looking to buy a pig and butcher it at home.

Our kitchen has a large granite island - which will make a great workspace, however i am worried about damaging it with a saw. I was thinking of covering it with a large sheet of plywood just to make my initial saw cuts and break the carcass.

I have read that ply wood contains formaldehyde and am worried this could poison us.

Any info or any tips from previous experience would be great!

I am also looking to buy a grinder this weekend and any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

5 Brand-New Breakfast Sandwiches You've Never Tried
Recipe Round-Ups

5 Brand-New Breakfast Sandwiches You've Never Tried

by Chowhound Editors | The basic fried egg sandwich is a great dish in its simplicity. But we can't help tweaking, hacking...

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
How To

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest

by David Klein | Growing your own tomatoes is satisfying on many levels. Their season is fast and high-yielding, making...

A Midsummer Night’s Spritz: High-Spirited, Low-ABV Summer Sparklers
Recipe Round-Ups

A Midsummer Night’s Spritz: High-Spirited, Low-ABV Summer Sparklers

by Pamela Vachon | After the New York Times notoriously published an article in May of last year lambasting the Aperol...

Beat the Summer Heat with Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipes
Recipe Round-Ups

Beat the Summer Heat with Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipes

by Joey Skladany | Summer has officially arrived and temperatures are climbing way too high in many places. If the thought...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.