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Some one can answer this easy......about that Ham????

StuartStuart Posts: 110
edited 4:00PM in EggHead Forum
This is a reprint of an earlier attempt for advice. Glitch in the server must have overshaddowed my poor little post:([p]I just saw a recipe submission in the recipe file for brined and smoked ham. The author smoked the ham by heating the egg to
450 and adding the soaked wood them cooking the ham at 350. I thought smoking was done at lower temps around 200-220. Is
ham done differently?

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  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Stuart, that one is confusing. Regular ham is made by injections and cold smoking. I think..not sure!!
    C~W[p]

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  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Stuart,[p]The temperature is a little confusing, I would suggest sending a message to the author for clarification. I generally use a lower temperature like 225° for a couple of hours and then bump it up a bit. I generally take it off when it reaches 165° and then slice. It will be pretty close to what you buy at a grocery store with the addition of the saltpeter.[p]Z

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  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Char-Woody,[p]Yep, most commercial ham is injected and cold smoked or liquid smoked. With a small piece of boneless ham, the brine will do the trick. However, temperature is very important. It needs to be below 40° to be safe and above 35° to not inhibit the osmosis. I would probably try a boneless picnic first for two reasons, one they are cheaper and two the taste of picnic ham is pretty close to the shank portion of a regular ham.[p]Z[p]Z

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  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Stuart,
    I smoke my hams at 250F. If it's a fully cooked one, it's ready when the internal reaches about 120F, about 15 minutes per pound. If it's not then you need to take it up to about 165. [p]The ham should have instructions on the package. Most of them will want an cooking temp of around 350F +/-, but that's for oven baking. cooking it at a lower temp won't hurt it a bit.
    JimW

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