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Old 12-08-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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Join Date: 01-19-08
Location: Jamaica

You can use any size butt you'd like. I just use a 15 lb butt per gallon of brine... Its more as a reference... so If you have a 8 lb butt use about half a gallon of brine/cure. The crucial thing is to make sure that the meat is totally submerged.

And btw... I love butt hams. They are sometimes called "Cottage Hams". However a true cottage ham is the butt trimmed to just the money muscle (neck muscle at the top of the butt). I just debone mine and tie the whole thing up nice and tight.

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