Easter Ham!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bluebombersfan, May 11, 2013.

  1. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am a little behind in posting my recent smokes, but had a few minutes to put this one up.  I started with a half of hog I got a really good price on.  It was my first time butchering one, I have done countless deer so I think I did a pretty good job on my first hog.  I decided to try a ham after seeing so many countless hams on the forum.  This one started at 18lbs.  I was worried about getting it fully injected and having it properly cured with it being such a big cut.  I wanted to cure it for 5 weeks but left it for an extra week so I could let it reast in the fridge for a week before baking for easter dinner!

    Here it is fresh and before it hits the cure.  It weighed in at 18lbs.  I injected and tossed in my brine pail for a long nap.

    After 6 weeks I rinsed it well and put it in the smoker.  Here it is about 6 hours into the 10 hour smoke!

    Here it is after the long smoke.  I wrapped it up in saran wrap and tossed it in the fridge for 7 days.

    Here it is baking for easter dinner!  You can see a small piece cut off the corner,  I had to have a little taste!! 

    Here it is decorated after it was nearing the final temp.  I hate to say this was the last picture that I took.  Everybody that tried this ham was blown away including me!  I have never tasted a better tasting ham in my life!  I have to thanks Pops6927 for all his help with this ham.  It's nice to have the help of knowledgeable people with just the click of a mouse!  This ham was so good I have another one in my brine pail now!  It was a little bit of a different cut so I will post some pictures of it when it is ready.  This time I will include some slices!!  Thanks for looking!! 
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Fantastic! [​IMG]
  3. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    THANKS!  I still can't believe how good it tasted.  Why eat store bought ham anymore!?!?!?!?!?!
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ohh, I bet that was good! Very nice color.

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