Smoked, a Smoked Ham

I decided to mix it up this year for Thanksgiving. I have smoked a turkey for the last several years but decided to smoke a Sam’s brand Honey Baked Ham. The price was right it was only $16 and it is was close to 9 lbs. I used apple wood ( a light smoke wood) and placed it in a pan and was shooting for a low temp something under 250 degrees. Most of the hams are basically precooked and the at home directions are only to bring it up to temp.

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The target for the smoke was 3 hours, based on the time it was going to take a Turkey that was going in the oven at the same time.

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This was one hour in as it was starting to get some color as the smoker was running at 240.

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During the process I spritzed with apple juice, to ensure it did not dry out. I also added the sugar/season pack, that had two forms of preparation. The traditional is to mix with water and pour over the ham. The 2nd option which the option I choose was to use pan drippings to get the ham moist and then sprinkle the packet over the ham.

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Total time in the smoke was 3 hours. The sprinkle option had less than optimal results based on the temp that I was cooking at, but all in all, it turned out great, and gave the ham a boost of smoked flavor

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