ham questio

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sonofcarl31, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. sonofcarl31

    sonofcarl31 Newbie

    Should there still be blood in a fully cured but uncooked ham?
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fully cured and uncooked, it's possible that some blood would still be in arteries and larger veins.

    Was the curing done by a trusted source?
  3. sonofcarl31

    sonofcarl31 Newbie

    I did the curing. 17-18 days for a 8# bone-in ham shank.
  4. domerskee

    domerskee Smoke Blower

    Is it blood or myoglobin ? If it's blood it will be very dark, like when blood dries. If it's bright red stuff like when you pull a butt out of a cryo pack it's the latter and nothing to sweat.

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