Double Smoked Ham

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Most hams you get from the store are cold smoked already cooked hams. This will show you how to add more flavor to the ham and smoking it again while reheating it.
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Step 1: The Ham

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For this you will need a good ham, the better the ham you get the less fat that will be on it. For this recipe I used a 15 lb Hillshire Farm ham, a good rule of thumb is for true indirect, low and slow BBQ, that if it will take you more than 2 hours to cook get a good piece of meat. Why go through all that work for a bad tasting piece of meat.

Step 2: Making the Injectable

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First you will be making the injectable you will need

1    Cup    water
1    Cup    light Karo
1/8 Cup   Amaretto Liqueur
4    Tbsp  Real 100% maple syrup
1    Tbsp  Rum extract
1    Tbsp  Orange juice concentrate
1    Tbsp  Vanilla extract

In a medium sauce pan, heat slowly the water, Karo syrup, and Amaretto. Stir frequently and heat very slowly to avoid scorching of the sugars. Once blended add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir. When the mixture has a uniform color remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 3: Injecting the ham

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For injecting the ham I use a syringe with the holes on the side of the needle not the end of the needle to allow what you are injecting to be spread out more throughout the meat.

Before injecting make sure you place the ham in a metal pan to catch the extra juices from going all over the place.

inject the ham in a grid like pattern on top of the ham every inches.

Once you are done injecting the ham wrap the ham in 2 layers of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
jimmidd3 years ago
Why not put the foil drip pan under the cooking grate and just put the ham directly on the cooking grate, above the pan?
rallocca3 years ago
Too many ingredients and too much work.
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Are ya daft mate, we're talking intense deliciousness on a par with good nookie, depending on your partner, maybe better!!!

this looks incredible actually. Ever do it for a fresh ham for slicing or pulled pork?

FireHogs (author)  spark master3 years ago
I have done pulled pork, Turkey, Brisket, and much more. I am going to keep posting them as I do them. All I have to do is if you cook anything more than 2 hours on a smoker or grill go all out.
No comparison to good nookie, at least my nookie. I have no idea what your nookie smells/tastes like. Sounds fishy to me. ;-)
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well yeah !!!!! Life is too short for cheap wine, cheap chocolate and lousy food. One must take time and do the slow life. This is something you do and wait , with a nicely brewed iced tea or homebrewed beer or jug of inexpensive NOT cheap wine and your favorite squeeze. (you choose the beverage and the squeeze. Heven help you if squeeze A finds out about squeeze B. YIKES ;-) hey that picture looks like some of my relatives baby pictures, heck for some wedding pictures as well.

no such thing as too many and too much if it is worth it in the end.....
fishbait33 years ago
This is great. If you use an electric smoker it is a lot more easy. You use wood chips and get GREAT tast
HollyHarken3 years ago
Because you injected the ham with a sweet sauce and then glazed the ham with more sugar the ham bone won't make a very good pea soup IMHO. I've made ham soup with a store bought ham that had been cooked with the glaze that came with it and the soup was way too sweet. The spices and sugar overpower the ham bone and gives the soup a strange flavor to me. Then again I don't like sweet ham. If I had the means I would just smoke the ham without the added syrup and sugar.
Very nice job on the instructable!
FireHogs (author)  HollyHarken3 years ago
I was not too sweet at all, it was a great mix of not sweet things and the sweet ingredients.
Buy a cheap ham for the soup. This one's for eatin'! (-:
This looks awesome. Now I just need to get a BBQ/Grill like what you have. I just have a standard Weber bowl grill.
gafisher3 years ago
That is one beautiful ham! Nice job!
danny61143 years ago
That rack looks just like the one I saw on America's Test Kitchen, it's also a rib rack. If you don't have a rack, you can use a big snake of aluminum foil and shape it to elevate the ham.
pecker3 years ago
I'd get up in the middle of the night to have some of that.
Looks scrummy.
Definitely on my to-do list.