Smoked up some hocks and Easter Ham Bones

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chef willie, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's been a while since I posted anything but while doing something different that turns out it's always nice to share info. I used Pops Brine on fresh hocks for an 8 day soak, then an overnight dry in the fridge and then about 4 hours of hickory smoke in the Smoking It #3 at 250. IT hit about 146, a little higher than I would have liked but at least I know they are done as I usually share some away. I had three ham bones from my kitchen shift on Easter Sunday so they went in as well for some additional smoking. I see soupy beans & ham coming up in a few peoples diets. Thanks for looking.....Willie

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  2. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a fine looking cook, Chef. Point!!

    Mr T
  3. smokinal

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

    Good stuff, Willie!

    Looking forward to seeing the bean soup!

  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Willie they are some meaty Hocks,can't seam to find any worth smoking here.I did a Ham Bone a few weeks back made great soup and I am sure yours will.Points 

  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good Willie!  Haven't seen much of you around here lately...its good to see your post!  


    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are going to be so tasty.


  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks....those were from a restaurant supply...possibly the reason for the meatier hock....most markets around here don't carry raw hocks usually
    Thanks buddy...nice to be missed. I've been smoking & using that pellet pusher a lot more now and the sausage making has kicked up a notch again with goodies from Waltons to play with. I had to wean off a little here....hours flew by while I was keyboarding, ya know. Hope all is well with you & the family...Willie
    Thanks again Disco...I spread the wealth around with the bean making buddies
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Holy Shoot----Good to see you Willie!![​IMG]

    And those are some awesome looking Ham Hocks!![​IMG]-------------------[​IMG]

    Any Beans would be honored to bath with those Beauties!![​IMG]

  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear....I could have pulled them a bit sooner, giving them just a 'kiss' of smoke as Foam calls it on his hocks. But, very deep color and smoky goodness so I ain't complaining about the outcome. Yeah, it's been a while.....Sincerely hopes you & the missus are feeling tip top....Regards to Mrs. Bear

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