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Ham On The Weber Kettle Grill
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Yield: 1 Ham – Approx finished weight 6 pounds
Prep time: 20 Minutes Prep, 2 Days of Brine time
Cook time: 2 Hours smoke time, 4-6 hours of cook time
7 lbs Pork Shoulder, Boneless (don’t trim fat)
1 Pkg Chef Brine, 5280 Culinary - Follow package directions
1 Cup Sugar, Brown, Dark
2 Cup Syrup, Maple - or to taste
2 Cups Sugar, Brown, Dark
2 Tbsp Bayou Dust, 5280 Culinary
1 Cup Syrup, Maple
1 tsp Cinnamon, Ground - or to taste
1 tsp Vanilla Extract - or to taste
Cooking and Prepping Directions
Using Chef Brine, brine Pork in a bucket, with brine bag, for 2 days (48 hours) in your fridge (One package is the correct size to use)
Brine directions (according to Chef Brine instructions): Bring two quarts of water to a boil and stir in seasoning blend. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring to dissolve seasonings and to activate spices – about 5 minutes. Cool and combine with 2 gallons of ice water in a large plastic bucket.
Pat the pork dry, then add to the cooled brine.
Cover and refrigerate
After 48 hours, remove pork from brine, do not rinse.
On the skin side make diagonal cuts into the skin (not the meat) across the entire top side
Pre Heat your Weber Kettle to 225 degrees, setting it up for indirect cooking
****** Be sure to add enough charcoal briquettes to sustain the smoke time and allow the grill to get hotter for the cooking and finishing temps ******
Load with 2-3 medium chunks for Apple or preferred smoking wood
Place the ham on the grill grate and smoke for 2 hours (or more if stronger smoke is desired)
Once ham has smoked for 2 hours, transfer ham to a heavy-duty pan
Adjust Weber Kettle temperature to 325 degrees
Place 1 cup of water into the pan and cover ham and pan with foil
Cook ham, covered, until internal temp reaches 140/145 degrees
Uncover ham and adjust Weber Kettle temperature to 400
Cook ham until internal temp reaches 150 degrees and skin starts to brown
Baste ham with glaze every 15 minutes for about 35-45 minute or until desired glaze is reached
Remove ham from the Weber Kettle at 155 degrees, cover with foil and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes. Ham should carry over to 165 degrees
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