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Any tips for a smoked venison ham? #7356639 11/24/18 11:53 AM
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Iíve been planning a wild game Christmas dinner this year for my wifeís family since they donít eat game but our interested in it. One thing on the menu is a smoked venison ham. My brother had one and said it was really good. There are some recipes online that also speak to that credibility. But, it just sounds like it would be dry to me. Has anyone on here done one? My cousin shot a young doe and gave me the hind quarter so it should be a good quality ham to start with.

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I wouldnít try it for a Xmas dinner- too risky for non game eaters. At most a doe backstrap, medium rare, sliced thin.

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Have you ever tried a smoked one?

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I have smoked them and my Aunt smoked a bunch of them. She tried young deer and said never again, she would save the hams from old does for smoking.

I ate some of the young one she did and it whild taste was mushy. too tender

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Did one last two years, wet cured hams first, then seasoned and smoked on Thanksgiving day. Last years was best and it was my first, slightly overcooked this year. Taste was great this year, but it was a little dry. Here is pic from last year, ham on the right.

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Go to website, Amazing Ribs, you will find tons of information on curing and smoking hams. Last year my wife and daughter after tasting the ham told me not to buy anymore hams from store, just do more hams like that one.

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Originally Posted by weldon
Did one last two years, wet cured hams first, then seasoned and smoked on Thanksgiving day. Last years was best and it was my first, slightly overcooked this year. Taste was great this year, but it was a little dry. Here is pic from last year, ham on the right.

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Go to website, Amazing Ribs, you will find tons of information on curing and smoking hams. Last year my wife and daughter after tasting the ham told me not to buy anymore hams from store, just do more hams like that one.


Awesome. That was my plan basically. I am going to wet cure it with salt, sugar, and instacure for several days then smoke it at about 180-200. What final temp do you shoot for? Pretty much all venison I shoot for 128-130 but Iím thinking a ham will be different to break down the connective tissue.

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Tried a roast I had in the freezer. Brined it for a couple of days and smoked it until it reached 130. Put it on some sourdough with mustard and pickle. Man that was good.

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