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    Easter smoked ham

    Does anyone have some recipes for smoked ham?

    thanks
    sandy

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    If your are going to try and cure a ham for Easter you'd better hurry, it's takes a while for them to cure. We like to do what's called a double smoke ham. We take a really good high quality ham and put another smoke on it. They turn out fantastic. Look for a natural juice ham, they usually have less than 15% water.
    GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE Team
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    If you're planning to cure your own ham, there's still time, but like Will said, you do need to get moving on it.

    It will take 3 - 5 days to cure following this method: Ham Brining 101 (and Bacon)

    I plan on doing one this week myself.



    If what your planning to do is buy an already cured ham from the grocery store, then you can simply roast it low & slow in the smoker at 225 - 250 to a final internal temp of about 160 - 165, and start glazing around 145. It will have a great smoky flavor.

    Section 5 of the tutorial gives some glaze ideas. If you're looking for a glaze that's different, try either honey or Maple syrup with cayenne pepper added. The play between heat & sweet is phenomenal as a glaze.
    Last edited by TentHunter; 04-10-2014 at 07:08 AM.
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    Okay this may seem like a silly question, but... I know from buying a ham at the grocery you can get them raw, or pre-cooked. When you say "already cured ham from the grocery store" do you mean the pre-cooked ones?
    Caldera
    Yeah, I'm a newbie, and a girl...But I'm also darn determined!

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    Tent is most likely referencing cured uncooked given his temperatures. A cured cooked ham only needs to be heated to 140 to heat through and then serve. If you do 160 - 165 on a pre cooked ham it will likely be a bit dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldera
    Okay this may seem like a silly question, but... I know from buying a ham at the grocery you can get them raw, or pre-cooked. When you say "already cured ham from the grocery store" do you mean the pre-cooked ones?
    Yes, I was referring to pre-cooked/smoked hams. They are often labeled as "Fully Cooked" ("Fresh" hams have been neither cured nor cooked/smoked).

    Since they're considered fully cooked, you don't have to heat them at all, but if you want the center to be hot when served, then you want to shoot for around 160, which is a commonly recommended temp to cook hams to. And since these "Fully Cooked" hams are only taken to about 152 at the factory, they can take the temps I mentioned above without drying out.


    I start glazing around 145 (the glaze helps seal in the moisture) and usually pull it off around 155 - 160 (depending on how the glaze looks), then rest for at least 30 minutes (don't skip the 30 min. rest), so the final I.T. is around 160 - 165.

    They are moist, smoky & delicious every time.
    Last edited by TentHunter; 04-19-2014 at 01:14 PM.
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    22.5" Weber Performer with Stoven Pellet Grill attachment
    27 + year old 22.5" Weber Kettle (still works fine)
    Modified Horizontal Offset Smoker - used mainly for cold smoking.

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    Thanks Tent!

    My sister wanted me to try out a smoked ham for Easter to which I declined! I'm still new enough that I didn't want a holiday dinner to depend on still newbie skills! LOL...now then since these hams are currently on sale I intend to buy one or two and throw them in the freezer. I think in a few months they will make a prefectly good 'random Sunday' dinner without having to heat up the house!
    Caldera
    Yeah, I'm a newbie, and a girl...But I'm also darn determined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samc42830 View Post
    Does anyone have some recipes for smoked ham?

    thanks
    sandy
    This is the recipe that we had this easter sunday, I just followed through it.



    Recipe here

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