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Offline GusRobin

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Preview of things to come
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:28:10 pm »
Last week I called my hog farmer friend to see about picking up a raw ham to smoke for Christmas.  Asked for one about 20 -22 lbs. but he said "that's a small one, we don't have small ones." So I said I would take what I could get. Tonight I picked up a 35 lb ham. It was the ham section, including the hock and the foot.

Here it is wrapped.



Unwrapped




Cut the leg off. I then separated the hock and the foot (forgot to take a picture.)



Everything is in the refrigerator defrosting and getting ready for a 5-7 day brine.

More to come
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Offline Orion

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Re: Preview of things to come
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 05:16:07 am »
Watching with interest.
It's going to take a lifetime to smoke all this.

beefmann

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Re: Preview of things to come
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 07:15:40 am »
Gus,

you  need a larger rack  for that  hunk of meat,,, I  mean ham

Offline sage03

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Re: Preview of things to come
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 11:29:16 am »
Can't wait to see the rest of this !!

Offline dave01

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Re: Preview of things to come
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 04:08:13 pm »
Please keep us updated and of coarse more photos

Offline WoodlawnSmoker

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Re: Preview of things to come
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 06:32:41 pm »
Oh my gosh this looks like it's going to be great.  Yes please, keep us updated every step with pics, I'd love to do this too.