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  1. cactus

    Pig Leg Roast....

    It's 8:30, and mmmm mm mmmm..... Lenny I hope your watching this!
  2. cactus

    New Remote Roasting Thermometer

    I got one with my birthday money.....it is pretty cool. I am setting mine for every 20* or so. So I can go check the fire and such, plus just usin the timer stting. Mine only displays the time and timer on the remote. I wish now I had gotten the more expensive version, that displays more on...
  3. cactus

    Pig Leg Roast....

    Here are the last three pics....Attachment 6413 Attachment 6414 Attachment 6415 and tonights dinner...Attachment 6416 PS the names of the pics had the time and internal temp, but they dont show up. Anyhow it was 66* at 18:45.....smokers therm reads 225*
  4. cactus

    Pig Leg Roast....

    22# before I trimmed...... dont have a big # scale, but I would say still over 20#......My name is Terry too PS It would finally rain here in Atlanta tonight!
  5. cactus

    Pig Leg Roast....

    It was first brined in apple juice, white wine, salt, honey, molasses, cumin, cayanne, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, garlic, shallot, bay leaves, (oh) and black pepper. This took place over the past week. I removed it from the brine yesterday. I trimmed, tied, and seasoned it (cumin, black...
  6. cactus

    New to forum/Leg Roast/"Fresh Ham"

    Hi, I look forward to sharing and discussing with yall! I dont often get to use my smoker, but every once in awhile. I found this site while looking for ideas on what to do with an impulse buy....22# Fresh Ham (it was labeled that)/Pork Leg. I do believe both those descriptions fit work. Not...
  7. cactus

    Question

    By eliminating the salt, you are making a marinade, and not a brine. You could look up a brine, instead of osmosis. I am allowed to state things that you may percieve as opinion. IMO: if you are going to inject then thats your best bet. I am sure you will have a great turkey. So thank you...
  8. cactus

    Hot Dog Question

    12.5 pounds bulk/80 links 2.5 ounces each 5# beef shoulder 4# jowl fat partly froze 3 # crushed ice Cure Mix 3.25 oz/wt salt 2 tsp TCM .75 oz/wt dextrose Spices .5 oz/wt onion powder .25 oz/wt white pepper .25 oz/wt coriander .25 oz/wt nutmeg .5 tsp garlic powder 5.5 oz/wt nonfat dry milk...
  9. cactus

    Question

    Its just about water and salt, the flavoring in the water gets pulled along I had a prep cook forget to put salt in the chicken brine one day. All the chicken was dry and tasted washed out. Despite the fact the water was flavored, without salt it wont work. You may well be ok to drop the basic...
  10. cactus

    Hot Dog Question

    I have a frankfurter recipe, but it requires a chopper bowl for proccessing the meat and fat to create an the emulsion. Does anybody want it? If yes I will type it in here. I have made them only once, but they are good espescially with some homemade saurkraut.
  11. cactus

    Smoking Fresh Ham Qs

    5 days so far....have you had that problem?
  12. cactus

    Smoking Fresh Ham Qs

    I bought a 22 lb fresh bone in ham last week. It was been in a brine of apple juice, white wine, water (to equal 2 gallons) 2 cups sea salt, 1 cup honey, 1 cup mollasses, handfuls of cumin, touches of clove, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, 7 or so bay leaves, a bunch of garlic cloves, around a 1/2...
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