A real update
Pulled out of brine tonight. 13 days curing. Looks like she is cured to me.
Browned up nice, great flavor. A little sweet and salty. I cant wait to cook this thing up.
Yep yep yep............... Easter is going to be soooo great at your house! The first ham, is like that first bacon.....It takes a week to get over the excitement!
Good, I will be eatin it all week.
My mother is also makin one in the oven. Store bought.
Yea man, I know what your saying.
I am glad she is cooking on thou, in case I screw this one up.
As long as it is sitting there doing nothing anyway, I go ahead and pepper, garlic & Onion it. I'd save the salt and brown sugar till tomorrow. AND if you are using a store bought rub, NEW YORK CITY!!, I'd still rub the butt down with pepper, garlic and onion tonight and rub it tomorrow before putting it on with the store bought THEN a light rub of brown sugar.
If you've got a store bought, the reason I would not rub tonight is its probably about 80% sugar, and unless you are wrapping it tonight its gonna get messy.
Just my personal opinion......... and we all know what opinions are like!