Smoked Ham - Score or Dont Score?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pi in sc, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. pi in sc

    pi in sc Fire Starter

    Doing a couple of hams later today.... I have smoked both ways scoring the ham with diagonal cuts and not. But wondering what the rest do???
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always score mine just to help break up the fat cap and it also give you alittle more surface area to apply your rub to. Now some of the folks here trim their hams, butt, ribs but I don't because I like the fat to me it adds flavor. I trim alittle but not much. Ok scoring it gives it a good look to with those litle diamonds standing tall in the Qview too.
  3. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it's a bone in ham - yeah score that bad boy. Makes the presentation better and I think it tastes better ([​IMG]). I too leave the fat and let the people trim it off their own slices as they see fit.
  4. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    I agree score it. And in each little cross intersection, insert a whole clove. YUMMY and great looking.
  5. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Racy has the right answer, score it and throw the clove in at each corner, also after it's scored you pour honey on and it will get in the scores and make it real sweeeeettttt.
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup same here---score it.

    I like to throw a clove in each diamond, add some pineapple rings all over the place, and the brown sugar gets caught in all the big grooves.


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