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root beer molassaes glaze..........

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bob1961, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    i have a 10# pre cooked hickory smoked ham for a quick dinner today when my kids come over for our xmass GTG....i want to use a glaze and thought bout a molass/root beer based glaze for it with maybe some orange blossom honey as well....i'm doing a web search for a recipe as i'm typing this also, thx all and hope everyone had a great holiday so far........bob

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  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now it all sounds good there Bob. I can't wait to see it too.
  3. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]  i was hoping some body here had some ideas they would share on a recipe i can try [​IMG]  ........bob

  4. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    well here is what i made up for my root beer/molasses glaze that i am basting every 15 minutes till done in 2.5 hours at 350 [​IMG]  ........bob

    Molasses/root beer glaze

    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

    8 tablespoons butter

    1 cup root beer

    1/4 cup dark molasses

    1 tablespoon cider vinegar

    salt and pepper to taste


    Combine brown sugar, butter, molasses, root beer and cider vinegar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer stirring constantly until sugar has melted and the glaze has thickened in about 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So Bob you have caught my interest....how does it taste?  Super sweet?

    Sounds mighty good!

  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Bob i did a root beer molasses glaze for a ham christmas eve .

     1.5 cups root beer 1/2 cup molasses and 1 tblspoon liquid crab boil.

    Smoked over cherry till it hit 140°

     Even wife said best ham she ever had.

  7. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking forward to the results on this one.  I've got a ham just waiting for some new twist.
  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Darn that sounds great!  I have a spiral waiting for a recipe. :)
  9. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    oh guys this thing was awesome [​IMG]  sorry i didn't/couldn't get any pictures....it was a store bought 10.93lb fully cooked skinless hickory smoked half ham with bone to start with and i sliced it every 1/2" in a criss cross pattern bout 3/8" deep....even though i did it in the oven at 350 degrees basting it every 15 minutes with a turkey baster for the first 1.5 hours untill the glaze was gone from the pot i made it in....then covered it with the roasting pan lid untill it hit 145 internal temp basting every 30 minutes with the pan drippings....it got nice and dark brown almost like it came out of my smoker that went bout 1/2" deep into the ham....i can't even describe the flavor it was sooo darn good and was something i never tasted before....this is going on my next set of ribs and even a pulled pork in my smoker [​IMG]  ....i think i stumbled onto something here........bob

  10. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    oh yeah i started with bout 3/4" of spring water in the roasting pan so it didn't get smokey when it was cooking....i still had a hard molasses coating on the bottom of the pan....so you might want to use an alum pan and just toss it afterwards, my roasting pan cleaned up easy enough after it went in the oven with bout an inch of water for bout 45 minutes.........bob

  11. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sweet!  Thanks for the new recipie. Going on a whole ham for New Years!

  12. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    if you are gonna use the smoker i would use some sasafrass wood as well [​IMG]  ....when i used some i sent you on my ribs they came out great.......bob

  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Sounds great - Just saved the recipe
  14. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    I think i would like to try that !!
  15. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try soon!  [​IMG]
  16. thanx 4 the recipe, sounds good
  17. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    brought the ham to 140 in 2.5 hours....well i got before and after pic's, enjoy [​IMG]  .......bob



  18. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that after pic looks outstanding !!! I  can almost taste it from here
  19. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well your glaze looks good there Bob. I like how thinck it looks.
  20. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gonna have to try that.. Thanks!