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First Ham, First Turkey and some amazing looking BB ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by abomb, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Hey guys,

    I just wanted to share what my family and I enjoyed on Christmas. For Christmas Eve, I smoked 3 racks of baby back ribs and a 16 lbs spiral cut ham.  It was my first ham to do and it was awesome.  I would like to find a really good glaze recipe if anyone has one???  I smoked the Ham and ribs using some Hickory wood in my GOSM.  I smoked the Ham at 225°F for about 5 hours, and used the 3-2-1 method on my ribs, except these ribs were pretty thick so I did more of a 3-2-2. I also smoked my first turkey this Christmas, it was a fresh (never frozen) 23lbs turkey from a local meat market. I injected the turkey with a mixture of melted butter and Tony's, then basted the turkey with the same mixture throughout the smoke.  I used the same hickory wood and smoker for this smoke but I let the temp come up a little bit to around 275°F.  I had to pull it out of the smoker about 4-1/2 hrs. (it was at about 150° internal) into the smoke because it was christmas morning and we had to go the inlaws.  I put it in a big roasting pan at a low temp to let it finish cooking. My first ham and turkey was a great success! Qview below. Enjoy!







    Now go wipe the drouwl off of your desk!!! :) Thanks for looking!!!
    mballi3011 and meateater like this.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now you jumped in with both feet didn't you. Now it looks good to me I really like the ribs but the ham does look good too.[​IMG]
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you check out the newslatters last Aprils Jeff did a ham and it was good.  I have used it many times
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work!  Congrats!!  [​IMG]
  5. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Boy, that all came out GREAT looking!!!  Makes me want to get a ham going real soon!  I've done a currant jelly/vanilla bean/champagne glaze that's very tasty, but might be too subtle unless you use a fruit wood for smoking.  There's as many glazes out there as there are rubs - trust your taste buds and go for it!
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Out Frickin Standing! That's a great looking ham and I bet the rest was just as great.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice smoke my friend, It all looks great but I love the color of the ham! and your right about the drouwl  [​IMG]
  8. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    NICE !-----Really nice !!!

    Thanks for showing,

  9. Thanks for the compliments guys.  It was all great and I got lots of great compliment even from my inlaws that claimed they have never liked smoked meats.  They left with full bellies and smiles on their faces.  I owe it all to this website.  Just about everything I have learned is from you guys so THANK YOU!