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Feral Hams #7392120 01/01/19 01:04 PM
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Just made the brine. Stay tuned

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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
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These are about 4lbs each. I'll let them go about 3 days rotating each morning and evening. I wanted to leave the hocks on but they wouldn't fit in the bag. Every time I make hams I say I'm going to figure out something they'll fit in but I haven't yet. Maybe next time...
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Get vacuum seal bags and cut them to the size you need.

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Originally Posted by krmitchell
Get vacuum seal bags and cut them to the size you need.


up you got a head on you like a housecat

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Looks great! I just did the same with a little 25 lb pig in a crock pot. Hard to beat! cheers

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Ive never tried making ham before. May have to try it.


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You can also buy 2 or 2.5 gallon ziplock bags that would work.

Looks good, looking forward to seeing how it comes out.


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Not much to report today. They are turning that grayish tint meaning the brine is working

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You can also buy 2 or 2.5 gallon ziplock bags that would work.

Looks good, looking forward to seeing how it comes out.


I have some of the 2gal bags but they didn't quite work like I wanted them to. I have some of the cut to fit vac bags that should work perfect, just didn't think of it at the time.

Nathan, shoot me your email and I'll send you a word doc with the recipe and how I do it.

This is the same recipe I sent to Spencer and redchevy. Its really easy and better than any store bought ham. I just haven't shot a pig the last 2 years, they are kinda scarce where we hunt. Should be a good thing... Until you want ham

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They are cured. I'll let them sit in fresh water for about 8-10 hours to leach out some of the salt

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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

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Re: Feral Hams [Re: Dink Dodger] #7396007 01/05/19 02:20 AM
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Leached them for 8 hours. Patted them dry and will leave them in the fridge uncovered to form a pellicule. 24 hours is usually enough. Will put them on the smoker tomorrow night or Sunday morning.
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Can you send me the recipe also?

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Yes sir Doc. Shoot me your email address.
If anyone else is interested, I just need an email address. I wrote this up for a guy who was new to curing and smoking meats so it is a full write up in simple terms and easy to follow. The only change I would make is in the instructions I state that 2 small hams can be cured in the same bag. I have since changed my thinking unless your hams are very small, probably less than 2 1/2 lbs each. A 75-100lb pig will have about 4-6lb hams with the hock cut off and they just seem to cure better with their own batch of brine.There is also a copy cat recipe/instructions for honey baked hams "glaze" that is really good on a smoked ham.
This is so easy to do. It is mostly sitting in the fridge while the brine does it's work. And it is better than any store bought ham I've eaten.

It"s kind of a long story but my wife's stepsister is a "vegetarian" supposedly and announces it to everyone she meets. "Hi, my name is Christy and I'm a vegetarian". A 100% Portland Oregon, tree hugging, granola eating lliberal.
She showed up for Christmas one year and I had taken one of these hams for dinner. Everyone kept on about how good it was to the point she stared asking all kinds of questions. "So this is a boar you killed?" Yes a huge mean SOB, it was actually more self defense. "So you shot it?" No I grabbed him when he charged and broke his neck. "Really?" Umhmm. "So you butchered it yourself?" Yep... This went on all day, well after we had eaten.
Anyway, there was a sandwich baggie of leftovers and my MIL kept the bone for her New Years black eyed peas. MIL texts me the next day, at least half of the leftovers disappeared overnight. I've never had an opportunity to ask her how she liked it, but I'm sure she would lie about it anyway.

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Got them on the smoker!
I sold my stick burner a few years ago and only have a MES. I'm slowly figuring out how to get sausages done on this thing but I'm not sure I like it. My wife even says she can tell a difference, so we'll see how these come out.
They'll get some hickory for a few hours.
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Need to vac seal and freeze some and send it to the step-SIL.... rofl


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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Hahaha, Jes. roflmao If she would tell the truth, I might. I've already had to tell her that fish, cheese and eggs are not vegetables. Yes sir, she'll eat a Veggie omlet filled with cheese, refuses to acknowledge that an egg is an embryotic chicken.
Luckily I've only had to tolerate her 3 times in 18 years.

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Originally Posted by Dink Dodger
Hahaha, Jes. roflmao If she would tell the truth, I might. I've already had to tell her that fish, cheese and eggs are not vegetables. Yes sir, she'll eat a Veggie omlet filled with cheese, refuses to acknowledge that an egg is an embryotic chicken.
Luckily I've only had to tolerate her 3 times in 18 years.


I'd do it just to poke-the-bear....all libs need a good poke every once in a while...... stir rofl

Hams are looking great.... up


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"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

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They're done!
Just under 5 hours, pulled them at 150*. I'll let them rest a while before cutting them.
Anyone want to guess what I'm having for dinner? What would you fix to go with it?
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