bone in hami

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mjpfarms, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone

    just started my first bone in ham for a warm up.

    How long should I leave it in the smoker? I have found just a few hours. I was wondering if there is a better time frame then that. It is 9.5 pound spiral slice.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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    Since your ham is fully cooked you are just putting on more smoke & warming it up. I usually smoke them until the internal meat temp gets to 140 and that usually takes about 4-5 hours.
     
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yea,  just until you get tired of waiting.   Welcome to the forum
     
  4. jefrox01

    jefrox01 Fire Starter

    Im doing one also...Fully cooked..it says to take to IT of 120...It says not to over cook as it will dry out meat...will taking to 140 still be alright?
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Always follow the directions on the package first.  120 is nice, 140 won't hurt,  It it is getting dry don't take it all the way.  If fully cooked it is safe.
     
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A partially cooked ham you would want to take to a minimum of 140° - 145°; fully cooked anything around 110°+ is fine.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If the package says 120 then that's what I would take it to. Like Al says always follow the package instructions. I put a maple glaze on mine at the start & put the trimmed fat above the ham on the top rack so it will drip on the ham while it's heating up. With a spiral ham you won't have any fat to trim off so that won't work for you.
     
  8. Mine is glazed already. Does anybody have and suggestions as to keeping the meat moist during the smoking process?
     
  9. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Spiral cut ham is very tricky because it is usually very thin and very easy to dry out
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    How about pouring some maple syrup over it & leaving it in a pan in the smoker flat side down.
     
  11. Ok I will try it
     
  12. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    That's what I do as well, It will definitely improve the flavor of the ham. I may add a glaze towards the end but it's not mandatory
     
     
  13. jefrox01

    jefrox01 Fire Starter

    Mine already glazed...so should I smoke with flat side down,bone up...or just on its side?
     
  14. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i usually put it flat side down and drizzle glaze over top   maybe some root beer to keep it moist  put a little pan one rack below it to catch drippings
     
  15. jefrox01

    jefrox01 Fire Starter

    so put temp probe on top or side of ham?
     
  16. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    straight down from the top is ok, you could go from side just dont hit bone, if you go straight down you go through presliced layers 
     
  17. jefrox01

    jefrox01 Fire Starter

    Cool..Thanks
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good luck & don't forget to take some photo's.
     
  19. I've been at it now for 4 hours and everything looks good. I just check the temprature though and it is not even close. Is this normal. I have kept the heat at about 250 for the last 4 hours.
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Are you sure your thermometers are accurate? Have you tested them in boiling water to see if they read 212 degrees?
     

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