Pig Party!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by richtee, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, I started to deal with the rest of half hog I purchased the other day. Took the whole rear ham and sliced off about 7" thick end, and got the ham down to 15.5 lbs... easier and SAFER to do the dry cure I am doing on it. Injected cure along Morton's recommended procedure, and dry rubbed 5 Oz seasoned Tender Quick on outside of ham. In 6 days, another 5, and a week after that the last 5 Oz will be rubbed on.

    Now what to do with a 7" thick pork steak?!? Well, inject with James B. Beam and "Turbocharged Vinegar" of course! then mustard and R's R. <Rich's Rub> Gonna go to pull with this one...mopping with a similar concoction. Smells GREAT...the jalapeno aroma from the vinegar is outstanding!

    Uncle Sam's signature of approval
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  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only store bought pigs have that seal. All ours do is squeal. [​IMG]
    Keep up the q-view. [​IMG]
     
  3. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to the results! Good so far!!!
     
  4. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good Rich.
     
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL....I can relate to that.


    Good luck on the ham and smoke Rich! [​IMG]
     
  6. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never heard of pulling ham before ... looking forward to seeing the results!
     
  7. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Now that is a nice looking piece of meat!! Looking forward to hearing how it all turns out.
     
  8. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Rich you got me drooling already, can't wait for the smoked part.
     
  9. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmmmm I'm with squeezey on this one , pulled ham ? sounds yummy , can't wait to see the finished q-view [​IMG]
     
  10. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    man that just looks like it is gonna taste great mmmm mmmmm
     
  11. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Must be a seal of approval[​IMG] never have seen pulled ham either....sounds great!!
     
  12. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good Rich. Pulled ham is great! So many uses.
     
  13. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' Good Rich!! look forward to the turn out!
     
  14. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Sounds great, but raises 2 questions for me:1) what is "turbocharged vinegar" and 2) I've seen several posts speaking of "pulling" meat. What exactly is that?
     
  15. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  16. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds good Richtee. Can't wait to see the results.

    Kookie
     
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And, the finished product. As I sorta expected, it was a little on the dry side, especially in the exposed smaller muscles around the joint. Minor tho..Itook the real dry stuff and most of that DELICIOUS skin you see there and chopped it up into a pot of kidney beans mixed with a can of Ro-tel chopped tomatos and chilis. Boy, that smells good.

    As a sidelight, hardly ANY of the pepper flavor so prominent in the vinegar came thru. I'm gonna try using it straight up for injection next time, and in the mop.

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  18. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good stuff rich!
     
  19. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    looks wicked Richtee! Sounds delicious....
     
  20. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good as usual Rich!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     

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