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Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:43:04 pm »
My computer crashed and I lost all my recipe's. I am going to smoke a mustard slathered ham this weekend and I can't remember the recipe for my rub or what IT I need to pull it at (I think 140*). I have probably done 10 of these hams and they have all turned out great, but I haven't done one for a few years.



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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 01:26:48 am »
The 140°F is the correct temperature for reheating a cured fully cooked ham. I've never applied a rub to my cured hams so I can't help you with a rub. I do apply a maple mustard glaze, but when I apply the glaze I finish it in the kitchen oven.


Glaze Ingredients:  adapted from Cook's Illustrated for the Bradley Smoker.
3/4 C. Maple Powder Sugar
3/4 C. Pineapple Juice
1/4 C. Brown Sugar, or 1 cup if you are not using the Maple sugar
1/3 C Dijon Mustard
1/4 C. Whole Grain Mustard


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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 08:49:23 am »
You can also do cross hatch shallow cuts on the top and sides about 1-1/2" apart and poke a whole clove in each one of the squares, then remove for serving.
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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 11:16:08 am »
The 140°F is the correct temperature for reheating a cured fully cooked ham. I've never applied a rub to my cured hams so I can't help you with a rub. I do apply a maple mustard glaze, but when I apply the glaze I finish it in the kitchen oven.


Glaze Ingredients:  adapted from Cook's Illustrated for the Bradley Smoker.
3/4 C. Maple Powder Sugar
3/4 C. Pineapple Juice
1/4 C. Brown Sugar, or 1 cup if you are not using the Maple sugar
1/3 C Dijon Mustard
1/4 C. Whole Grain Mustard
Thanks Hab. I have always put straight mustard on and then applied a brown sugar based rub and then usually about 4 hrs in the smoker. That recipe sounds really good. I wonder how it would work applying it and then into the smoker. I am going to try this and I will post up how it works out
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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 12:45:16 pm »
The glaze probably wouldn't work in a smoker. The glaze needs high heat to caramelize. At lower temperatures it may not adhere and just flow off the ham.


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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 01:08:10 pm »
I made a hame using SunDrop (not sure you can find it where you live) But Mt Dew will do

1 can Sun Drop
1/2 cup Brwon sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs Ginger (ground)
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix all in pot bring to a light simmer till thickens and brush on every hour during cook.  I used Apple pucks (now I use apple pellets in an A-Mazing Tube)

Ill try to find a picture

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yhwe1v4ze7tEuChL9
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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 01:48:16 am »
That ham does look good.


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Re: Smokeing a ham this weekend, need to find a rub recipe
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 11:44:54 am »
Thanks guys, I think I will just make an edjamaketed guess at making a rub. These hams turned out so good in the past I hate to deviate from the way I was doing it. I will however experiment with your recipes when I don't have a ton of company coming over for labor day party that specifacally requested I make the ham.

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