Ham Sale...So I Smoked One

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gotarace, May 14, 2011.

  1. Local Market had cured and smoked uncooked hams on sale for $.99 a pound. I couldn't pass that deal up...so a 10.3 lb ham hit my cart. 

    Brought it home...trimmed the fat and into my smoker it went. No rub ..no glaze...naked.

    Got the Mes rolling at 220...filled water pan..three rows in the amazen 6x8 with hickory.

    {Thanks Todd for the quick shipping} and 5.5 hours later it hit 157 IT...foiled and it rose to 162 on the counter. Looks like double hickory smoked ham for lunches this week!!![​IMG]Ham is going to hit the slicer in the morning...[​IMG]

    The guys at work will be happy to see me Monday morning...We will be eating ham for a few days off this.

    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! We often double smoke hams and make fantastic soup after the fact. Nice work!
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Will you be my new freind?Wait damm it you live to far away for that to work.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious! Looking forward to the sliced pics!
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  6. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah baby, show me the money...
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Funny thing about those Wisconsin folks,always Smoking something and taking it to work;always real friendly. I like that...

    That looks good[​IMG]

        Have fun and...
  8. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke - I love smoked Ham
  10. Thank You Al...your ham is what inspired me to smoke one...i have a few pictures to post when i sliced a bit for work today.

    Thanks Craig...that ham is excellent tasting

    Thanks Porked...pictures to follow.

    Thanks...i never dreamed double smoked could add that much flavor. That bone will be bean soup the end of this week.

    Sure will...stop by anytime for some smoked treats.

    Thank You Old...You are right about the people from Wisconsin...Many people here don't have a lot but anytime they have extra vegetables...game...fish etc. they love to share with each other...great people. My wife and i are both blessed with good jobs...it makes sharing very easy and makes us feel great. A nice piece of this will also go to my elderly widowed neighbor...she is a great lady and fantastic neighbor.

    Thanks Hard...

    Thank You Scar...I love this double smoked ham also!!!
  11. first words out of my coworkers mouths on monday mornings is "what you smoke this weekend" always love to share the 'que
  12. 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!
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.

    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Double smoked is the only way to go,

    Yours looks great  [​IMG]

    Congrats on the carousel  [​IMG]
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, waiting patiently for the sliced qview...[​IMG]
  16. 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.

    How true Ricky...having people complementing your que is a great feeling...sure makes the effort you put into it rewarding. 

    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.

    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.
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  17. Here ya go Beer...sorry for the delay. Work has been hectic at best.[​IMG]

    After resting in the fridge overnight..the cutting begins. It really was moist ...tasty and Delicious!!! I really need a meat slicer...any recommendations on a quality inexpensive slicer anyone???
  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Harbor freight has a cheap one.Never had a problem with mine.You can look it up in the search .Some like it some don't.
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have access to a good slicer, but I prefer to slice my Hams with an electric carving knife.

    It carves around the bones real nice.

  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your ham looks delicious. Chef's choice makes several well built inexpensive slicers.

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