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Old 06-06-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default First try at the "Snake Method". Smoked a ham

Well last Sunday I decided to try the snake method on a half ham. One of those partially cooked Smithfield jobs I believe. Got the snake going and stabilized the temp at ~290 deg. Smoked him for about 4 hrs, internal temp 140. Hit it up with a simple brown sugar/mustard glaze, let it cook the glaze on for about 20 min, repeat glaze 20 min, done.

I know it is the best ham I ever did, juicy and flavorful, even out of the fridge the next day. I believe it may just be the best ham I ever had...

Sorry for the bad pics. I'm no photographer.

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It looks good from here!
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Looks great!!
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Ham looks good................ Psst...... (low whisper) That aint the Snake that is a Banked Fire set up for indirect.

Snake aka the ring of fire

Banked indirect aka your setup
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Nice looking ham
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:54 PM   #6
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Never heard of snake method...what is it?
Ps...ham looks great
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:57 PM   #7
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Good looking ham.
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Ham looks good................ Psst...... (low whisper) That aint the Snake that is a Banked Fire set up for indirect.

Snake aka the ring of fire

Banked indirect aka your setup
You can't see it in the pics, but it was a snake, it was about 3 coals wide and about 2-3 deep, wrapped about 2/3 of the way around with a chunk of hickory every 4"... I usually use the banked method for indirect.

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:01 PM   #9
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Never heard of snake method...what is it?
Ps...ham looks great
There are guys on here than can explain it far better than I. Also there are several threads describing it. Search snake method.

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looks good!
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