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CharredApron 03-31-2013 07:38 PM

Home cured ham for Easter Final PrOn Experience Counts...I have none
 
There is nothing like experience. Nothing! I have none when it comes to curing meats. I followed a recipe from one of foremost authors on Charcuterie, and from reading numerous post from the Brethren collectively. I did the wet brine method, removed it from the brine and let it dry overnight in the fridge. Smoked it low and slow for almost 8 hours. Freaked out that I left and returned to find the IT at 170*F. Wrapped it and stuck it in a cooler. Then added my glaze to the foiled ham and tucked it into the fridge for the night. All the while throughout every step I second guessed myself " What if....., Maybe I should.....,Oh God it's burnt..........., Re-heat and dry it out even more........, Maybe my guests actually like ham jerky?..........

If I were experienced at this, I could have skipped all this mental anguish. Now that I have one under my belt, I have a little more knowledge and a whole lot more to learn. Thanks to you guys, I am self medicating now and finished the most wonderful meal of my smokin life! Friends and Family loved it to!

Easter Menu
Smoked Ham with Jezebell Sauce Glaze

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps57c6665e.jpg

Boned the ham and sliced in fear! Nice and Moist to my surprise

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6eaad6e1.jpg

Wampus's Peach Bourbon Beans

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps283e5e58.jpg

Cat Head Biscuits with Red Eye Gravy

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...psbfff7521.jpg

The buffet

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps269e2448.jpg

My Plate, mac-n cheese, collards with smoked pork belly from last week, Wampus's beans, Jezebell sauce and red eye gravy on the ham.

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/...ps355152c1.jpg

Thanks to you all! Happy Easter,
Jed

landarc 03-31-2013 07:41 PM

very nice plate, well done cook

CharredApron 03-31-2013 07:43 PM

Thank you! I sweat this one!:drama:

bluetang 03-31-2013 07:43 PM

Tease-o-rama! That is killer:clap:

CharredApron 03-31-2013 07:46 PM

Definitely had my doubts, Thank You and Happy Easter!
Jed

AussieTitch 03-31-2013 07:52 PM

Nice looking plate,guess you need to drink more now

fantomlord 03-31-2013 07:57 PM

looks like a great spread!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-31-2013 08:02 PM

We told ya. (But who's counting?) Great job Bro.. :thumb:

boogiesnap 03-31-2013 08:05 PM

looks spectacular!

i always second guess myself too with the home curing...did i mix the brine right, temp in fridge right, time in brine right, soak-no soak, air dry enough, how to finish, yada, yada.

but after all that we get a great looking meal like yours!

well done!

CharredApron 03-31-2013 08:18 PM

Got a tall Bourbon and a great evening sky. Thank the wee one that this one' in the bag!

CharredApron 03-31-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boogiesnap (Post 2430863)
looks spectacular!

i always second guess myself too with the home curing...did i mix the brine right, temp in fridge right, time in brine right, soak-no soak, air dry enough, how to finish, yada, yada.

but after all that we get a great looking meal like yours!

well done!

You were a BIG help! Next time I am in Fairfield I'll look you up. Ct that is

CharredApron 03-31-2013 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 2430857)
We told ya. (But who's counting?) Great job Bro.. :thumb:

Right ya did! Thanks for the support, I was running to the store to get a backup, trust me. Ha Happy Easter and Thanks again!

CharredApron 03-31-2013 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fantomlord (Post 2430846)
looks like a great spread!

Thank you and Happy Easter!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-31-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hometruckin (Post 2430896)
Right ya did! Thanks for the support, I was running to the store to get a backup, trust me. Ha Happy Easter and Thanks again!

Seeing how well your ham turned out helped make my day. :biggrin1:

CharredApron 03-31-2013 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 2430899)
Seeing how well your ham turned out helped make my day. :biggrin1:

"One small step for mankind!"


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