You can have it skinned before the water starts to boil. If you want to keep the piggy moist and tender in the smoker, Season the meat with what-ever you like and smear some of your favorite jelly all over him.(I use marichino cherry juice) Put him in your smoker for about 1 1/2 hours, then take him out and roll him in aluminum foil, and return him to the smoker to slow cook. The foil will keep the meat tender and moist, and will still give it that smoked flavor.
This is making me hungry.