Cinnamon Maple Ham?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokingd, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. All right Ladies and Gents I am going to try my hand at ham for the second time. My first one turned out absolutely awesome.  For my first ham I injected brine and wet cured with TQ and brown sugar. (Wet cure was same as injection).  It can be seen here http://www.smokinandgrillinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=99

    But now I am ready to play around with some flavours any and all ideas are welcome and will be considered. Today I am going to cure an 8.77 lb ham. I am thinking about adding some maple syrup instead of brown sugar (what do you think), and some cinnamon sticks. I will probably add a touch of garlic and onion powder. The sticks I plan to grind so they can be injected with the rest of the mixture. I intend to simmer these ingredients together prior to adding the TQ so I have some idea of taste before the salt over powers everything. Was thinking about adding some cloves too but am unsure on that one.

    I am planning to cure this ham around 1pm so plenty of time to toss me some ideas

    thanks in advance for any and all help

    Dennis

    and here's a couple pic's just cause we love em 

    The weapon. The needles on this are 5.5" so no problem injecting large pieces of meat. It also comes with a slanted tip needle for any injections carrying small herb and spice particles (I love this thing)

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    And the Victim I left the skin on cause I just love crispy skin

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  2. Seeing how your first turned out I think this one could possibly top it. Let us know how it comes out and keep the Q-view rolling [​IMG]
     
  3. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice... 

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  4. smokinal

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

    Great start!

    I love the injector too!
     

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