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smoking fresh ham

bud feiock

Joined Dec 22, 2016
I purchased a 25 pound fresh ham that I intend to cure. I am going to smoke it in my Masterbuilt electric smoker. Any ideas on cooking time and temperature? Also any other tips. Thanks


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Welcome to the madness!

Couple of questions before I attempt an answer...

Have you cured a green ham before?  If not, read the link below by DaveOmak on properly injecting around the bone with cure to prevent bone sour during the cure period.


Not a question, but an observation here, you cannot cook the ham to time, you'll need to cook it until you reach the correct internal temperature.  All larger cuts of meat are going to cook differently.  I go to 150-155° for the internal temp of cured whole muscle pork.

Hopefully Dave will chime in as well.

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