Ham On The Weber Kettle Grill

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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


Measure   Ingredient                                                      

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

Cooking Instructions

  • 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
  • Uncover, slice, serve and enjoy

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Published: 2/2/2020