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Help! Trying to smoke an already-cured country ham

post #1 of 11
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I bought an 18+-pound Burgers' Smokehouse Brown Sugar-Cured Country Ham with the goal of putting it on our smoker for Christmas dinner. It's now four days before Christmas and, as I'm checking the original recipe I was thinking about, I'm worried that I won't be able to smoke this.


Can anyone tell me if I can, in fact, smoke a country ham? Maybe if I soak it in cold water for 3-4 days it'll be OK? Or does it *require* either slicing and pan frying or boiling?


Thanks so much for any help that can be provided.

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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Craig. I saw this post and read through it, but wasn't sure if it applied since that was a salt-cured (rather than brown sugar-cured) ham. But, based on your referral back to this, I should be safe soaking for a few days then putting it in the smoker?

post #4 of 11

Never done it but it seems like the way to do it...



  Good luck!!



post #5 of 11

Don't forget to take some photo's!

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Boy, do I have some butterflies about doing this! I'll definitely take photos and will post them. Good think we're having *close* friends and family over who will forgive anything that goes awry ... I'll up the quantity of scalloped potatoes, just to be safe. 51.gif

post #7 of 11

I am getting ready start my first country ham as well. I'll following along,  Here goes! 

post #8 of 11


Now looking at the link that Craig posted it looks awesome and you should really go for it and I believe that it will turn out fabulous and quite tasty to. So grab that bull by the horns and brine , smoke and serve this thing. Then mail me some.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yahoo! OK, I'm officially stoked (pardon the pun) to try this method with this ham. I'll definitely take pictures and post them, and if it comes out tasty enough ... I must just mail you some after all! Thanks for the support!

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

For anyone who comes across this post, I've got the full details and photos of the ham at this thread:


Have fun!

post #11 of 11

so whats the outcome the linked post is a work in progress as well

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