Thanksgiving ham in the works!

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Thanksgiving ham in the works!

Postby Txdragon » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:50 pm

Found a local source for hog hinds!!! Darn good price at 1.79/lb too. Grabbed one today to start the thanksgiving ham cure.

In its initial splendor. This fella is a biggun!!
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And with me trusty hacksaw and 18T blade, I made quick work of separating the butt portion from the shank portion..
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And she's all snug in her kosher salt bed. I'll need to change it out every couple days. Think I'm gonna need a LOT more salt.. I used half a box for this round alone.
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I'm curing the butt end to take to work and pass out some samples. I didn't get pics of that, but, meh..

To be continued, y'all!!
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Postby woodenvisions » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:03 pm

That thing is a MONSTER !!

Looks like ur gonna be eatin gūūd....
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Postby Russ » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:05 pm

Great start, I would love to have a go and do one myself one day? Keep posting and pics please.

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Postby Damon54 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:23 pm

Do you mind sharing the source?? I am not too far from Forney.
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Postby Russ » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:45 pm

Damon54 wrote:Do you mind sharing the source?? I am not too far from Forney.


I think this is it.

http://clampitscountrykitchen.com/

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Postby Txdragon » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Damon54 wrote:Do you mind sharing the source?? I am not too far from Forney.


I'm not in Forney any longer. I moved out from there long ago. There is a meat market I used to frequent in Terrell. I'll dig around a bit and see if I can find the name.
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Postby Txdragon » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Russ wrote:
Damon54 wrote:Do you mind sharing the source?? I am not too far from Forney.


I think this is it.

http://clampitscountrykitchen.com/

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Yup. That's the place. It's a great little mom and pop place. Good variety, great quality, and with stuff like this, I'll talk to my boss about sourcing from this place.
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Postby Russ » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:03 pm

Txdragon wrote:
Russ wrote:
Damon54 wrote:Do you mind sharing the source?? I am not too far from Forney.


I think this is it.

http://clampitscountrykitchen.com/

Russ

Yup. That's the place. It's a great little mom and pop place. Good variety, great quality, and with stuff like this, I'll talk to my boss about sourcing from this place.


I'd love to take a stroll round that place, with a pocket full of cash.

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Postby Txdragon » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:03 am

Russ wrote:
I'd love to take a stroll round that place, with a pocket full of cash.

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No sir.. What you really need to do is stroll around that place with a pocket full of cash and not buy anything at all.. That's a true blue test of discipline right there!!! :laughing7:
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Postby outlaw » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:33 am

Txdragon wrote:
Russ wrote:
I'd love to take a stroll round that place, with a pocket full of cash.

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No sir.. What you really need to do is stroll around that place with a pocket full of cash and not buy anything at all.. That's a true blue test of discipline right there!!! :laughing7:


I have to leave my CC in the car when going to places like that, or I will end up with the store. :laughing7: :laughing7:
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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:25 am

AH YES, another good Hawg Hinny from the "T-Dragon Man" :tup: looking forward to the progress on this one :salut:
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Postby bondobill » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:10 am

Following this one with great interest TX.
I got half a hog coming shortly and ain't got a clue :dont:

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Re: Thanksgiving ham in the works!

Postby Txdragon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:55 pm

2 week update! I am moving it on to phase 2; wet sugar cure. It spent 2 weeks covered generously in salt, now a day per lb in the sugar bath. I injected it all over with the solution to help speed things along internally. Should be about 10 days soaking then 4 days to air dry before smoke.

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Re: Thanksgiving ham in the works!

Postby Txdragon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:06 pm

Here is the butt portion. 20 day cure. Smoked it up today with cherry and mesquite. 6 hours at 275. Turned out wonderfully! I can't wait to finish the shank portion for thanksgiving!!
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Re: Thanksgiving ham in the works!

Postby bsooner75 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:33 pm

That’s one tasty looking project!


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