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Wild ham

Tomcat225Tomcat225 Posts: 41
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Tried my hand at a ham from a wild hog using dizzy pigs method of curing and smoking..Cant wait to eat a sammitch!!  A friend gave me a 15 lb ham from a wild hog that he took here in NW Florida.  I cured it in a brine of brown sugar, sea salt, pickling spice, garlic and prague powder #1 for about 8 days.  Smoked it on the egg today at 250 to 275 with applewood chips.  Im at about 6 hours right now @152 internal.  Brushing over the last hour or so with a glaze of Florida Tupelo honey, OJ, yellow mustard and a little of my bbq rub(Steve Rachlein's basic rub)...Will write back post sample!!!


  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Yo, real cool.  Good luck, and I hope it turns out great
  • Well, the verdict is in.. Definitely different than a honey baked ham, but pretty good overall...Very salty, almost like corned beef. Less fat content than a store bought..enjoyed the experiment..
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Not a big fan of the drip pan, eh?
  • send me some please.
  • Tomcat, where in NW Florida are you? Im from Gulf Breeze (near Pcola). I have a bunch of family in Tallahassee.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Travis, I'm over in Panama City..lived in Pcola for awhile and went to about an emerald coast eggfest!!

    Irish-- no drip pans here the vents when I'm done and let it rip...dont judge. :)
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    No judging here, and to each his/her own.  If you like the no drip pan method, then more power (and wild hog) to you.   
  • galengalen Posts: 57

    Never gave it much thought until I read this thread.  Here in the islands we have a great many wild pigs.  Right here on Oahu, Kailua and Kaneohe have a big problem with the rascals.  I'm sure that I would need a permit to take them legally but I am going to check it out.

    Not only do we have a pig problem but chickens as well.  Gee, I may never go to the store again.

    Fire up the egg and go hunting.




  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Anyone ever watch Wild Hog hunts with dogs on youtube.  Some crazy stuff on there, really nuts how the dogs go after these things.  Some videos are not for the queezy, so be forewarned
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