So last year I bought a fresh ham from Smithfield. I added my own spices and it was a huge hit with everybody. This year for thanksgiving I bought a fresh ham but it ended up being a generic fresh ham from Harris Teeter instead of a Smithfield one. So I put it in a brine, smoked it until it was 165. Looked awesome and smelled even better. But when I sliced into it it was more of the consistency and flavor of pork chops. So my question is how do I get the flavor and texture of what is expected from a ham and not taste like a different cut? Is there a certain step for fresh ham I need to do? Or is there a type of ham I can brine my own to add my flavors and not have any competing flavors that are added from the manufacturer?