First time brining some Hocks

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thatcho, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Had to make a quick run to the grocery storeembefore the Broncos game. The wife had to have my smoked ham so I grabbed some fresh hocks to try curing and smoking.

    I will be using Excalibur maple cure

    Here are the first batch of hocks goin in the brine.

    I will on keep ya about all posted.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Never tried that cure but Good Luck!...JJ
  3. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Thank you Chef JJ
  4. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Ok so here is final product. Oh and in my quest for Maple flavor these were injected with Maple syrup. Cold smoke yesterday 6hrs over Todds Maple pellets let rest until today when hot smoked over Pitmaster pellets at 195 to 210 deg.

  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    T, They look quite tasty !

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