Smoked Ham on the MES

Discussion in 'Pork' started by twoalpha, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Picked up this 8.6 pound fully cooked ham for smoking on the MES. Trimmed a little of the fat and make some cuts to allow the pineapple flavor to work its way into the meat. Staked the pineapple rings on the ham and placed it in the MES. Had a drying rack inside the foil pan for the whole smoke.

    Using the AMNPS with Hickory pellets for the added smoke flavor. After 5 hours the IT was 142 and pulled the ham to let it rest before slicing for dinner. Next day sliced up the remaining ham for sandwich meat and breakfast slices.

    Ham turned out tender, juicy, just a touch of pineapple and a great hickory smoke flavor.

    Missed the sliced pictures as there was a 2 Hr. power outage just when I needed some light.


    Whole Ham  8/11/2015  
    Weight    Seasoning Pineapple Glaze
    8.6#Hickory pelletsOn 3rd shelf  
    12:00 PMMES 225Maverick in MESMaverick 1 in meat for IT
    1:00 PMMES 22522778
    2:00 PMMES 22522397
    3:00 PMMES bump to 250226115
    4:00 PMMES bump to 275256128 Added more pineapple juice
    5:00 PMDone272142

    Nice piece of meat setting on a small drying rack in the pan.

    Some pineapple slices

    Finished and ready for the table.

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015
  2. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

     Hey twoalpha.  That ham looks nicely done and those pineapple rings look like some fine eating.  How far into the ham did the pineapple flavor go??

  3. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Pick up a little sweetness on the outer parts of the slices. I was expecting more but with all the water they add coming out it seems that it may have kept the pineapple flavor from penetrating deeper. Do you think an injection would carry the flavor deeper and be retained?

  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Larry.  Injecting pineapple juice into the ham should put more of the flavor throughout.  I would say give it a try.


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