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Easter ham question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by holysmoker, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. I would like to smoke a large "ready to cook" ham for Easter. However, because of church commitments, I won't be able to fire up the Weber Bullet until at least 1:00 pm. Could I smoke it on Saturday and store it until Sunday afternoon? Does anybody have any experience cooking something one day and storing it until the next?
  2. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would start it smoking while I attended church.
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my experience with ready to cook hams and smoking is that the taste seems to get better the next day....you may want to give it a good smoke (and hey don't forget a good rub as well) the day before and then reheat the next day.
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Sure next day it's always better! You could do a late smoke on Saturday and wrap it tight in oil and wrap it in blankets. Come Sunday just reheat a bit.
  5. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Holysmoker, glad you started this thread, as we are also smoking a ham for Easter. If the weather stays dry it may have to be an all nighter Saturday night in my case. Good luck with your smoke, and have a nice Easter.
  6. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    on christmas eve, i smoked a turkey. i put it in the fridge after it was done (2a.m.). i pulled it out 2 days later and took to my bro's house. we reheated it in the oven and he carved it. it was very good. everyone raved about it, and my ABT's i brought too.
  7. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Do it the day before...and reheat...
  8. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Doing our ham on Saturday and have no doubt that it will be good on Easter.

    I prefer the second day over fresh off the smoker when you have a choice.