First Ham

Discussion in 'Pork' started by the black spot, May 23, 2015.

  1. the black spot

    the black spot Fire Starter

    Wanted to try cooking a ham on my WSM.
    Bought a piece of wet cured ham from makro and I've forgotten how much it weighed, but a good size piece.


    I took the rind off, scored the fat cap, and then soaked it in fresh water in the fridge for 36 hours to leach a bit of salt out.
    Gave it a coating of mustard and it went in to the WSM at about 250° at half 10 this morning. Smoke from some chunks of blackthorn. Not a 'traditional' wood, but I have access to a fair bit of it round here, and its a fruit wood of a kind so... Worth trying.
    After about 3-1/2 or 4 hours the IT was at 140°. I gave it a coating of demerara Brown sugar and sprayed with Apple juice to help melt it, then left it for another hour.
    Final IT was 160°.
    Took it out and rested it before carving some for lunch.
    Juicy? Hell yeah!
    Still had a bit of mustard bite beneath the sugar crust and a mild smoke. Will be doing something like this again.
    Anyone got any thoughts or ideas about the process I followed?
     
  2. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a tasty piece of meat to me!

    Smokin Monkey
     
  3. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like it turned out great! I love the idea of the mustard rub to start. Goes great with ham, IMO. Great job, thanks for posting!
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty. Make up a glaze with some apricot or peach preserves, siracha, garlic, pineapple juice, mustard, ginger. Slather that on a few times the last couple hours or so.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your Ham looks Great, Spot !!![​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]

    Below is how I Double Smoke a Cheap Store Bought Ham. If there's any tips you like in there, you're welcome to them:
    Bear
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks terrific and I love Bear's double smoked ham. I make it all the time.

    Disco
     

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