Christmas ham in progress!!

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Christmas ham in progress!!

Postby Txdragon » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:51 pm

This is day 6 of my dry cure phase. Picnic shoulder.
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It has lost a good amount of water weight by now. It started out a tad over 9 lbs, now it's at 6.5. I'll begin phase 2 either tonight or tomorrow. I will give it a sugar bath for the next 6 days. After which, I will let air dry until the 22nd to be smoked on the 23rd. More pics to follow, stay tuned!
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Re: Christmas ham in progress!!

Postby Russ » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:12 pm

Lol, I just went to the pub last night and won a ham in a raffle. It's in the freezer til New Year's Eve. Hot glazed ham then.

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Postby pfink42 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:16 pm

I'll stay tune. I want to know how it turns out.
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Postby Williep » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:23 am

Looking forward on how it turn's out. :pig:
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Postby Sailor Kenshin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:43 am

Me, too!
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Postby JustinCouch » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:14 pm

I can't wait to see how it turns out
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Re: Christmas ham in progress!!

Postby Txdragon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:51 am

Phase 2 begun yesterday. Rinsed the ham of all excess salt and placed in a bath of water, brown and white sugar, a little honey, and some cure#1. It will bathe for about a day per lb; 1 week.

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Postby BladeRunner » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:33 am

Following this.
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Re: Christmas ham in progress!!

Postby Txdragon » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:28 pm

Freshened the bath for it today. Just dumped what was in it and made more just like it; To prevent over-saltiness. Couple more days then it gets to air out for a week. Can't wait!
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Postby Craigc. » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:36 am

Looks good, following
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Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:16 pm

OK, forgive the stupid question BUT do you keep this refrigerated while doing all the various stages :?: if not, then isn't there a chance for spoilage :?: I told you it was a stupid question :dont:
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Postby tri3forme » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:18 pm

Wow! That's fantastic! Yes, please keep us posted on the progress. I can't wait to see/hear the outcome. Are you going to finish it off on the smoker?
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Postby Txdragon » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:31 pm

tri3forme wrote:Wow! That's fantastic! Yes, please keep us posted on the progress. I can't wait to see/hear the outcome. Are you going to finish it off on the smoker?


Absolutely! When ready, I will hickory smoke it at about 180-190 for 14 or so hours.
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Postby Txdragon » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:35 am

The ham to be is now out of the bath and on the rack to age a week in the fridge before smoke! I can not wait!!

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Postby bsooner75 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:48 pm

This is very interesting. Thank you for sharing!

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