Ham Hocks

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stoking, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. stoking

    stoking Newbie

    This is my first time working with ham hocks. I have brined them for about 6 days and they are now sitting uncovered in the fridge. I am going to smoke them tonight. I hope they come out good. I'm just going to use them for making soups as of now
  2. stoking

    stoking Newbie

    They were on the smoker for 4 hrs. The average temperature was about 220f. I used hickory wood. Now it's time for pea soup.

    I wish I had these ready for this past New Years for the black eyed peas and greens. I did have some home cured and smoked salty bacon slab i cut up for the peas, so they were not too bad.
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  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice. I need to make some myself
  4. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those are some good looking ham hocks.
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke!

  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sto, nice looking hocks !
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look tasty!

  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They make me want some Pea Soup.They look as if you glazed them.

  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love hocks, any way you fix. Fresh hocks is mighty tastee also! Usually about now I cure and smoke a bunch. I think last years batch of hocks and trotters lasted about 9 or 10 months. Its that time again.

    Nice looking hocks. Lets you save that bacon and ham for eggs!
  10. stoking

    stoking Newbie

    I thought they looked glazed as well. I figured it was from the brown sugar I put in the brine. This was my first time brining pork. I was impressed with the quick taste test I did.
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking hocks! I'd be whipping up a batch of pazole (Pasole)! Navy bean and home made bread is another hock favorite!

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