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talastan
11-26-2010, 12:27 PM
I'm smoking a ham for my family this weekend and was curious: Since a cured Ham is technically cooked could and would it be advisable to brine it in order to ensure tenderness and to get the ham to absorb some additional flavor?

Would love to hear from some of the CP BBQ gurus on here. Thanks in advance.

Fried Meat Ball!
11-26-2010, 12:35 PM
I'm smoking a ham for my family this weekend and was curious: Since a cured Ham is technically cooked could and would it be advisable to brine it in order to ensure tenderness and to get the ham to absorb some additional flavor?

Would love to hear from some of the CP BBQ gurus on here. Thanks in advance.

I'd think brining would destroy it. Hams are already pretty heavily salted... if you cook it right, it should be fine. Get a probe thermometer and cook to about 155, then let it rest.

Pasta Giant Meatball
11-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Bring the Living Ham instead.

allen_kcCard
11-26-2010, 12:49 PM
A cured ham is a brined hame already is it not? Sounds like the

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of cooking.

2bikemike
11-26-2010, 12:54 PM
we just smoked what I thought was a cured ham at work. It came in a burlap type bag. It was covered in a salt mixture. We had to scrub it clean and then smoked it. It was quite salty tasting after cooking.

talastan
11-26-2010, 01:17 PM
Thanks guys I hadn't even thought about the salt content. I'll forget about it then and just maybe consider injecting some flavor in instead.

HonestChieffan
11-26-2010, 01:20 PM
we just smoked what I thought was a cured ham at work. It came in a burlap type bag. It was covered in a salt mixture. We had to scrub it clean and then smoked it. It was quite salty tasting after cooking.

Thats Country Ham...salt cured....totally different breed of pig butt

3rd&48ers
11-26-2010, 01:35 PM
I bet you guys smoke your pumpkin pies....

Bwana
11-26-2010, 01:41 PM
I bet you guys smoke your pumpkin pies....

You say that like it's a bad thing.

3rd&48ers
11-26-2010, 02:03 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.
ROFLROFLROFL

seclark
11-26-2010, 02:06 PM
I bet you guys smoke your pumpkin pies....

can't find a zigzag big enough.
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3rd&48ers
11-26-2010, 02:09 PM
can't find a zigzag big enough.
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somebody needs to try it


I just remembered what a zigzag is , man thats old school:thumb:

TrebMaxx
11-26-2010, 02:10 PM
I will put a spiral cut ham on my smoker and use the heat to warm it up just like you would in a oven. I baste it with the glaze throughout the process about every 20 minutes that comes with the ham. Also while making the glaze I add a couple of tablespoons of Dr. Pepper to the mix, sounds weird but comes out great. The glaze keeps the ham moist and mixes with the smoke to create a great bark. Now I am getting hungry for one just thinking about it.

seclark
11-26-2010, 02:11 PM
somebody needs to try it


I just remembered what a zigzag is , man thats old school:thumb:

old school? don't they make zigzags anymore?
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3rd&48ers
11-26-2010, 02:13 PM
old school? don't they make zigzags anymore?
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old school for me, I haven't smoked since the 80's man

Marcellus
11-26-2010, 02:33 PM
old school for me, I haven't smoked since the 80's man

Hard to find weed in the pen huh?

3rd&48ers
11-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Hard to find weed in the pen huh?

Yes it is

KCUnited
11-26-2010, 02:42 PM
Bring it in for a look, Edwards is generating shit for a push up the middle.