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TentHunter
04-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Props go to my friend Mike down in Georgia (HighOnSmoke) for giving me this idea, which he saw on Harry Soo's website.

I picked up the rear half of a bone-in pork loin from the butcher. The ribs I trimmed off & cooked separately, leaving the boneless loin & the bone trimmings, which did not get thrown away.

I did not get any pics of it in the brine, but I used my own brine recipe (more details are posted in the Ham 101 thread).
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BIkoj-F3g1M/UrEjpBRMRaI/AAAAAAAAGDQ/NGCjgIx2miA/s516/BrineRecipe.gif (http://www.letstalkbbq.com/index.php?topic=7137.0)

I also put the bone trimmings in the brine as well to cure along with the loin. They can be used to make stock, go in a pot of beans, etc. Here's the loin & bones one the MAK rolling some Cherry smoke. We ran it in smoke mode for 1.5 hours then bumped the grill to 225 until the ham reached an I.T. of 145.
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When the loin reached an I.T. of 145 I brushed on a pineapple/brown sugar glaze & decorated with pineapple & cherries.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K2MKhZ9B0MQ/U1WYmbhLk0I/AAAAAAAAGyo/HswlqeIXek4/s640/LOINHAM2.JPG

Bumped the grill to 350 & the Wife mixed up a Corn Bake to add.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N9HhMsD0dmI/U1WYmE5V_dI/AAAAAAAAGys/w40Fi1E-8oU/s640/LOINHAM3.JPG

My Wife & daughter made some ham stock from some of the bone trimmings, & picked the meat off which I turned into gravy.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mPS4xLlCWp0/U1WYmjfF9aI/AAAAAAAAGy8/Ale2Z2O1O3g/s550/LOINHAM4.JPG

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tO1jowdO5Us/U1WYnjkuTsI/AAAAAAAAGzE/q17Gmwz4vTw/s720/LOINHAM7.JPG

This loin ham was definitely worth doing!

RickB
04-21-2014, 03:56 PM
WOW! Looks great. Did it have more of a ham taste or loin?

TentHunter
04-21-2014, 06:42 PM
WOW! Looks great. Did it have more of a ham taste or loin?

It tasted like ham, or Canadian bacon (since this is really just Canadian bacon sliced thicker).

Acill
04-21-2014, 07:27 PM
You sir are my hero!!

So Cal Smoker
04-22-2014, 07:50 AM
Tent, the pics are incredible, you can almost taste that beautiful loin. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.