A Little Butt Ham

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gary s

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Making Pork Butt Ham
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A couple of weeks ago I had a Butt in the fridge and decided to smoke half and cure the other half.

I used Pop's Brine recipe http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110799/pops6927s-wet-curing-brine

Injected and submerged for two weeks. 

Removed and rinsed the butt, patted dry, sprinkled with Black pepper, garlic, onion and Honey powder.

I let it sit on the counter while my smoker heated up.

After the smoker was at 225º I put the butt on using Oak and Hickory.

I let it smoke uncovered for 4 hours, then put it in an aluminum  pan

added about a 1/2 cup of water and dumped in some crushed Pineapple, covered in foil and back on the smoker.

After 3 more hours the IT was about 180º 

I removed it from the smoker and let rest on the stove for a bit while I got the other stuff ready for supper.

I cut a couple of samples for my Wife to taste. When she came in

and got her sample she said OMG that is the best Ham I've had.

I explained it was really Pork shoulder and not a True ham. She said she didn't care where it came from It was great.

I only have a few pics because I left my phone/camera in her car and didn't get to take all the in between Pics.

Out of the Fridge after 2 Weeks


Drained , rinsed, patted dry and seasoned


My plate,  Yukon Gold Potatoes, Seasoned Lima Beans and Ham


Here is a shot of the ham   Mmmmm


I'll have to say, This turned out great, moist, tender and perfect smoke flavor

Thanks for looking

Gary
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Beautiful ham Gary.   This is something I need to do very soon.   Been almost a year since my last one.

What half was this?    Did you start with a bone in butt?
 
That looks good my friend!  I haven't tried the pan with water on a ham before.  When you put in the crushed pineapple, did you use juice and all or just the fruit?

Points for the idea of adding the pineapple.
 
That looks Awesome Gary !!
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I love Butt Ham too!!  I Dry cure mine, but either way they're Fantastic!!
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Thanks for showing!!
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Bear
 
 
Beautiful ham Gary.   This is something I need to do very soon.   Been almost a year since my last one.

What half was this?    Did you start with a bone in butt?
I did start with a bone in, This was the top half with the fat cap

Gary
 
 
That looks good my friend!  I haven't tried the pan with water on a ham before.  When you put in the crushed pineapple, did you use juice and all or just the fruit?

Points for the idea of adding the pineapple.
Thanks Charlie, only reason I added a little water is the Pineapple didn't have a lot of juice  Dumped the whole can in.

Gary
 
 
That looks Awesome Gary !!
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I love Butt Ham too!!  I Dry cure mine, but either way they're Fantastic!!
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Thanks for showing!!
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Bear
Thanks John, This came out Fantastic, I guarantee most people couldn't tell the difference in this and "Real Ham"

Flavor was spot on

Gary
 
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Thank's DS   

Gary
 
Gary that is mouth watering good,love the pineapple when we make them.Only thing missing are some clove studs X-Mas ham Points for you

Richie

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Gary that is mouth watering good,love the pineapple when we make them.Only thing missing are some clove studs X-Mas ham Points for you

Richie

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Thanks Richie, had to take a smoke break from all this remodeling

Gary
 
Thanks Brian

Gary
 
Thanks guys

Gary
 
Love it, Gary. I have been thinking about a shoulder ham and you might have given me the kick in the posterior I need.

Points.

Disco
 
 
Love it, Gary. I have been thinking about a shoulder ham and you might have given me the kick in the posterior I need.

Points.

Disco
Thanks Disco, this stuff is great

Gary
 
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