MAK Smoked Hamzilla

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nepas, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hamzilla been in the brine for awhile now. This morning i took him or her out of the brine, rinsed and cleaned well and ready for smoke. Was going to hang it in my Bradley but have it for something else today.

    Rinsed well from the brine.

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    Going to hit it with 2 hours of hickory on the smoke setting. Then bump the heat for awhile.

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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the warning!

    Gotta get my seat early----You will be watched by thousands!!!

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    Bear
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good so far....I see you trimmed off most of the skin and fat....did you save them? Might ask Al if he want's them for some more cracklin's....I think he's kinda partial to them now
     
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yup

    Cut the skin and fat up, vac sealed and in freezer for some chichoronis one day.
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Smoke setting is off. These pics are at 325*

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    Flipped over. Still got awhile yet to go for IT.

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  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good Nepas. I'm beginning to think ham is my favorite thing to smoke.
     
  7. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Got hamzilla all done. Going to cover and rest in the cold oven for awhile.

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  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Have way more than enough for me and wife so i did a container for my daughter.

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  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks excellent!------Nice and JUICY !!!!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nepas your the man for sure. The meat is strong with this one!  [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's awesome Nepas, that ham is so juicy I think my monitor is leaking!
     
  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nepas, that is another great smoke from you.  It looks great...
     

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