Originally Posted by Bearcarver
Yup, I've been eating double smoked hams for at least 20 years, and I told people on here how good they are. Some say,
"Why would you smoke it again???"
Now you can tell them why, too.
Nice looking Ham you smoked, Len!!!
Wisconsin----Not just friendly people---Also #1 Blue Collar state (in my book)!
And that's coming from a Blue Collar Pennsylvanian.
Thank you Bear...i asked you the question in your double smoked ham thread and you set me straight about double smoking a ham for incredible flavor. I left this ham unglazed and will do it the same way again. I don't really care for a sweet coating on my ham and was going for the heavy hickory flavor. A note to this...That A-MAZE-N smoker does a unbelievable job on everything i have used it on. I filled one row om one side and three on the other...lit both ends and got heavy smoke for the first hour plus..then a bit less smoke for the next 3 hours. Just a great product.
Your comment about folks from Wisconsin is so true...folks here really bust their tails and can have fun doing it...I have two different crews that work for me during the year... in two completely different businesses and i wouldn't trade them for anything.
Originally Posted by lilricky
first words out of my coworkers mouths on monday mornings is "what you smoke this weekend" always love to share the 'que
How true Ricky...having people complementing your que is a great feeling...sure makes the effort you put into it rewarding.
Originally Posted by Ben Franklin
Definitely go with the bean soup. I smoked a 16 pounder for my wife's family at Easter and I think the best thing of all was the bean soup made with stock straight from the ham bone. Just drove back and forth across WI on 94 this weekend. Counted over 100 turkeys enjoying those newly planted fields. My wife joked "yeah, the farmers are in there saying 'eat up -- Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I planted extra for you!' Smoked wild turkey is some good eating too. Try it when the gobbler holiday rolls around!
Thanks Ben...i love good homemade bean soup...that bone and a good pound or so of ham will be hitting the kettle. I'll have to try wild smoked turkey...usually we double dip breast strips in egg and seasoned flour then quick fry them in bacon grease...it is awesome this way also.
Originally Posted by raptor700
Double smoked is the only way to go,
Yours looks great
Congrats on the carousel
Thank you Raptor...i never realized how tasty a ham could be until i had a double smoked gem.
Congrats to you also bud...What a great site with fantastic members. Everyone shares so much here and even the simplest problem anyone has is answered with respect and kindness. It is a honor to make the carousel with such a great group of people.
Edited by gotarace - 5/17/11 at 7:02pm