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ckkphoto
04-25-2004, 09:52 PM
:? Who can tell? My wife got a partially cooked ham and I smoke finished it for four hours over apple this weekend. Its the only thing besides salmon that I have ever heard her comment on loving. (she isn't a BBQ fan--the HORROR) But dang she dove into the smoked ham, and all I could think was it wasn't smokey enough. go figure.

Solidkick
04-26-2004, 06:12 PM
Yea, the ones I've done didn't take a lot of smoke either, maybe an 1/8th of an inch smoke ring. I run mine to about 145* and then foil, so that could be why mine aren't real smokey. But your wife is right, it's divin' into ham, for sure!

did you use all wood, or charcoal and chunks?

ckkphoto
04-26-2004, 07:45 PM
I pretty much only smoke on all wood. I use lump to start the fire, and then wood from there on out. I get my firewood for free (cause I'm a scrounge) and if I paid money and used lump for all the smoking I do, we couldn't afford to buy the meat. :roll:

brdbbq
04-27-2004, 08:18 AM
:? Who can tell? My wife got a partially cooked ham and I smoke finished it for four hours over apple this weekend. Its the only thing besides salmon that I have ever heard her comment on loving. (she isn't a BBQ fan--the HORROR) But dang she dove into the smoked ham, and all I could think was it wasn't smokey enough. go figure.

Where you getting apple down here ?

Bigdog
04-27-2004, 11:49 AM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need? :?:

parrothead
04-27-2004, 11:57 AM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need?

50 servings should do ya.

chad
04-27-2004, 12:13 PM
Depends on whether you're dealing with bone-in ham -- figure 5-6 oz per person (this is hit or miss :D) you may be deaing with lumberjacks!

So, even with whole hams (bone-in) probably 20 pounds would do ya!

Bigdog
04-27-2004, 12:15 PM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need?

50 servings should do ya.

Thanks Greg, you're a big help. :roll:

BBQchef33
04-27-2004, 12:19 PM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need?

50 servings should do ya.

Thanks Greg, you're a big help. :roll:

greg is wrong.

you will need 55. Cooks gotta sample throughout the process dont he? Then that sammich at midnight.

Bigdog
04-27-2004, 12:21 PM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need?

50 servings should do ya.

Thanks Greg, you're a big help. :roll:

greg is wrong.

you will need 55. Cooks gotta sample throughout the process dont he? Then that sammich at midnight.

What a bunch of smart ass farkers. :P

BBQchef33
04-27-2004, 12:25 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-YUP.

:mrgreen:

parrothead
04-27-2004, 12:26 PM
I knew Dave would chime in. He has the most experience with this sort of thing. I'm getting pretty good at it though now. 20 sounds pretty good. If ya like leftovers, then shoot at 25. I always shoot a little high, just for the left over factor, and that ensures enough.

Bigdog
04-27-2004, 12:34 PM
Thanks guys. No lumberjacks this time; just a bunch of teachers, mostly women. I knew that David, the Bretheren King of Catering would come through for me. I thought about PMing him about it, but then I would have missed out on all the wisecracks. :wink:

brdbbq
04-27-2004, 12:36 PM
Got to have them cracks

Bill-Chicago
04-27-2004, 12:40 PM
Cracked pepper on the ham is good

Solidkick
04-27-2004, 08:22 PM
I don't think you allowed enough for waste, bone, fat, etc....And if they eat like my family, serving sizes would be more like 8oz.

My opinion, i'd go with 30 lbs and be safe, you can always have ham sammiches, ham and cheese omelets, you get my drift.

Hmmmmm Ham!!!!!!

racer_81
04-27-2004, 10:31 PM
I don't think you allowed enough for waste, bone, fat, etc....And if they eat like my family, serving sizes would be more like 8oz.

My opinion, i'd go with 30 lbs and be safe, you can always have ham sammiches, ham and cheese omelets, you get my drift.

Hmmmmm Ham!!!!!!

Yeah. You can take the leftovers, grind 'em up real good, mix in a touch of this and that, and have a reallygood SPiced hAM meat product kind of thing.

:-)

ckkphoto
04-27-2004, 10:48 PM
Where you getting apple down here ? I have a friend that chopped a tree down and brought it over.

BigAl
04-27-2004, 10:59 PM
I am smoking ham for 50 this weekend. How much ham do I need?

50 servings should do ya.

Thanks Greg, you're a big help. :roll:

greg is wrong.

you will need 55. Cooks gotta sample throughout the process dont he? Then that sammich at midnight.

What a bunch of smart ass farkers. :P

BigDog, you got that right, and none are correct. Here is the secret to your success with 50 teachers.

One 5 lb ham.
100 cans of Spam (Sliced in 3/16 inch strips and grilled).

When it is over, you will have no left over SPAM and since you don't like SPAM, you will have a 5 lb ham left over for you lunches. :lol:

racer_81
04-27-2004, 11:05 PM
Wow. That's a lot of Spam, Al. I can't imagine anybody having anywhere near that many cans of Spam at one time.

:shock:

BigAl
04-27-2004, 11:19 PM
Wow. That's a lot of Spam, Al. I can't imagine anybody having anywhere near that many cans of Spam at one time.

:shock:

When it is good, it's good and gone.

Bigdog
04-27-2004, 11:29 PM
Wow. That's a lot of Spam, Al. I can't imagine anybody having anywhere near that many cans of Spam at one time.

:shock:

LMAO

brdbbq
04-28-2004, 08:08 AM
Where you getting apple down here ? I have a friend that chopped a tree down and brought it over.

Leaves me out I have no friends.

BigAl
04-28-2004, 12:39 PM
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Bigdog
04-28-2004, 04:57 PM
I don't think you allowed enough for waste, bone, fat, etc....And if they eat like my family, serving sizes would be more like 8oz.

My opinion, i'd go with 30 lbs and be safe, you can always have ham sammiches, ham and cheese omelets, you get my drift.

Hmmmmm Ham!!!!!!

I'm going with 4 ten pounders, butt end. Found them at $1.08 lb. That way I will have plenty for myself. :D

racer_81
04-29-2004, 12:19 AM
Sounds like a tasty plan there Bigdog.

Good Q'ing.

Bigdog
05-06-2004, 10:06 PM
Just thought that I would update you on my ham smoking project. Everything came out great. I used hickory and pecan so the smoke flavor would not be overpowering; it wasn't, it was perfect.

I smoked 40 lbs. and we used almost 30 to feed about 50 people. Not much food went into the trash. Got a lot of compliments and a few requests to smoke one for them.

I smoked them for about 3 hours and to a temp of 120. I usually go to 140, but the wife wanted to finish them off 3 days later in the school ovens with a brown sugar and pinaple glaze. This way they came out juicy and very flavorable. My son said it was the best yet, and he is a very fussy eater.

BigAl
05-07-2004, 12:31 AM
For future reference, were the hams bonless? pre cooked? or what?

Bigdog
05-07-2004, 08:40 AM
They were the pre-cooked bone in hams, the kind you just heat in the oven and serve. I use the butt end, rather than the shank.