Today's Smokin'

Discussion in 'Pork' started by peculiarmike, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My sister always does a turkey for Thanksgiving and we are going there. I like turkey, but a 20 lb. smoked ham is better in my book. So, I smoked one. Scored and studded with whole cloves, basted with one part pineapple juice and three parts honey, per Jeff's recipe.
    Smoked it in my Pineapple Drum Smoker with hickory. Lit the drum by the Minion Method, it settled in at 255° and stayed there with all plugs out of the lid and one plug out of the base of the drum. I'm liking the drum more and more.
    Not content with the ham, I made up 20 ABT's and 5 JD fattys, 2 reg., 2 sage, and one Italian, which I had not tried before (but WILL again, it is great!). Fired off the GOSM gasser and loaded it with that stuff.
    While it was all smoking I cooked up a batch of Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. First time for those and they are most tasty! Have chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in them.
    Anyhow, here are some pics -
  2. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    wow peculiarmike...where'd you say that address was? We already had our Thanksgiving in Canada but I am game again if your inviting for a meal that looks that good! Looks awesome..... love your smoker by the way....just goes ot show that one doesn't need the biggest and the best to get the best! Cheers!
  3. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mike, that's some fine looking grindage you have there. Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.
  4. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    uuuuuuummmmmmmmmmm .. Some good looking ham ya got there. ...
    Happy Thanksgiving ....
  5. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Earlier I responded to the Sweet Potatos in the Veggie thread. Somehow I missed this thread until now. Beautiful spread and great photos.

    I know you will enjoy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks excellent Mike! [​IMG]
  7. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Now that's a meal! Everything looks great, but that ham is peaking my interest. Was it fresh, or pre smoked? Is that cut called a ham or is it a shoulder...?
  8. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is a Frick's supertrim precooked & hickory smoked whole ham. It's a LOT more hickory smoked now. [​IMG]

    Frick's (rhymes with likes) meats are outstanding.
  9. Boy I tell you what those are some good lookin eats!
  10. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the info [​IMG]
  11. smoke20

    smoke20 Newbie

    Could you show how your pineapple drum smoker is made? I'd like to make one of them!! I made a 1965 GE Fridge/smoker and the wife wasn't to hip on making dinner in it the first time. See what she says about cookin dinner in a drum. LOL
  12. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking ham Mike. I did one today also (T-Day on my side). Gotta brine a turkey tonight for T-Day on her side for tomorrow.

    I'm still thinking about doing one of those drum smokers... just gotta get the time to find a barrel or two.

    Thanks for sharing.
  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looks excelent Mike Pretty ham!
  14. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent looking ham. Ham is my downfall. Always seem to come out too dry for me. Pre-cooked are suppose to go to 160º according to one of my charts, but I still found it dry. More like 130º or so. What temp did you shoot for?
  15. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mike , that is one fine lookin feed right there [​IMG] ,,,gotta get some time to do a smoke myself [​IMG] , great job.
  16. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Drool induces laptop to short out!


    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  17. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Thats some good lookin stuff, Now where's my bib?
  18. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    WOW, Love tha ham. [​IMG] I'm not a fan of dried out, taste-less turkey at all. ham ham ham ham...
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got to like anyone who uses chipotle in any form, your choice was excellent! Thanks for the Q Views, sometimes a picture will tell it all. Great job.
  20. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks mighty tasty, the ham looks great.

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