Ham From Pork Butt with Pop's Brine Again

Discussion in 'Pork' started by woodcutter, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My youngest daughter and my oldest grandson share the same birthday so I made some hams from 2 pork butts. We are going to have a party here Sunday for the both of them.

    I used Pop's brine and soaked them for 13 days. The recipe I used is:

    1 gallon water

    3/4 cup Kosher salt

    3/4 cup sugar

    1 cup brown sugar

    1 Tbs cure #1

    I  boned them and tied the butts back together, injected them every 1 inch and put them to sleep for 13 days in the basement refrigerator.


    Boned and tied before going in Pop's brine.


    Here they are rinsed and sitting on my smoker grate in front of a fan to from the pellicle. We just moved the party up an hour to accommodate a few people so they must be ready to come of the smoker by 3:30 Sunday. I think I will start them at 1:30 AM and run things a little hotter than I want to 250. These are 8 & 9 1/2 lb butts. The smoker is ready to slide the grate in start the AMNPS and turn the smoker on. Then back to bed! I want to make pulled ham again as that is what the birthday people want so 205 IT it is.
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks good Todd! Can't wait to see the finish on this one!!!
     
  3. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    :Looks-Great:
     
  4. Todd

    They should be GREAT! keep the pics coming.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    You just inspired me and I spent the last hour reading up on pulled ham.  Thank you!  I can't wait to see and read about your finished product.
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I want in to watch please sir, after today I am humbly watching to learn some more.

    13 days.....Hmmmmm...... <pulls out special notebook>
     
  7. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I decided to start at midnight last night while I was still up. At 9 hours IT was 169.


    Taking on some mahogany!


    I had the AMNPS lit on both ends last night (nice burn!). Refilled with some more apple pellets and started again at 9 AM. The smoker is running at 215 and the IT is stalled at 169.
     
  8. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    :drool
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Think we can sell that mahogany if we can figure out how to bottle it!

    Ham GUD!
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, that is going to be so good. I love that pulled ham.

    Disco
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have learned my lesson, not enough meat on a picnic.............LOL
     
  12. deansomers

    deansomers Smoke Blower

    You said they were stalled. Will these still be done in time?
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They wouldn't dare hold up a Woodcutter party.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  14. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ended up being 1/2 hour to rest but they finished on time. It turned out excellent!


    Ready at 205 to come out the smoker.


    Was very juicy at 205.


    One handed pull!


    Birthday folks. Thanks for looking!
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would bet she takes after her mother...... ROFLMAO!!

    Good looking kids my friend, The grand boy looks like a typical kid.... look at that grin..... He's got cake and a get out of jail free card at grampa's and he knows it!!

    Congrats on the family and on the butts.
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What is better than smoking food for your family? Nothing.

    Disco
     
  17. pigbark

    pigbark Smoke Blower

     Looks very tasty.. They look ready to chow down...
     
  18. Wow beautiful hams!!! Now that's a very pretty young lady and a mischievous looking young man!!!
     
  19. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Both of my daughters got lucky and look like their mother. They will appreciate when they get older and keep their hair. I didn't get a picture but I saw Tanner frowning while watching his dad read the instructions for his remote control helicopter. His dad finally pushed some controls and the helicopter flew up about 2 feet and dropped back down. It turned that little mans frown around in a hurry.
    Your 100% correct Disco! They took a 1/2 ham home as well.
    Thank you! They are so tasty and ham at the price of pork butts is a beautiful thing. Just a little more waiting a you'll be pulling out some out your brine bucket that you probably never thought you would be able to make yourself.
    Thanks Alesia! I'm blessed with a great family.
     
  20. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree!
     

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