Picnic ham for later

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Dec 17, 2023
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I'm planning to cure a picnic ham now because I won't have time later because of work. My question is after it's cured should I smoke it then freeze it or just freeze it after taking it out of the cure and smoke it when I'm ready to use it?
TIA, Roger
 
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HI there and welcome to SMF!

You can do it either way. Personally I would smoke, cool, vac pack (or wrap TIGHTLY) and then freeze. This will help to tone down the smoke a bit and as it slowly freezes the flavors will meld a bit more.

When you get a chance, go over to Roll Call and introduce yourself so we can get to know you a bit.
 
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