Smoking Meat for Thanksgiving – FAQ


First and foremost, I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope you are able to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends. I know that many of you may still have questions about smoking the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving this year so I have compiled a few of the most asked questions and answers to hopefully help you out a little before the big day. I get so many … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Ham Steaks


Thanksgiving isn't the same without double smoked ham and these double smoked ham steaks take things to a better place in my opinion. Each piece can be seasoned and smoked for an even better eating experience. We also made a delicious cranberry glaze that got brushed on about halfway through the smoking process if you're into that. I'll give you a few other options as well. Share:    Double … [Read more...]

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

For the past several weeks we've been talking about smoking turkey and getting ready for the big day. In this newsletter, we'll finish up the 2013 Thanksgiving series with a few more tips and instructions for smoking the turkey and I'll show you how to double smoke a ham. I'll also show you how to inject the ham with a rum or maple sauce before you smoke it to make it … [Read more...]

Smoked Ham and Pineapple Kabobs


I am always trying to figure out new ways to serve smoked meat to keep things exciting for you and your guests and this Easter, instead of serving the ordinary ham with pineapple slices on it, why not turn the ham into smoked ham and pineapple kabobs? The instructions are easy to follow, it smokes up faster than a whole ham and your guests will rave about it.  Not to mention, … [Read more...]

Smoked Ham for Thanksgiving


Last week I sent out a newsletter with complete instructions for smoking a turkey breast on Thanksgiving but no Thanksgiving is really complete without a smoked ham on the table. What a lot of folks don't realize is that the hams you buy in the store that are already smoked and ready to heat and eat are good but they can be better with a little help from your own smoker. I am … [Read more...]

Smoked Ham Recipe – Fabulous Flavor

I have had many requests for a smoked ham recipe and I will attempt to help however allow me to inform you right up front that it is quite a long process to cure your own hams and involves things like saltpetre, instacure #1, etc.. A ham is basically a pork shoulder that has been brined in curing salts for a length of time and I want even get into wet brining vs. dry … [Read more...]

December 2007 Edition – Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and extremely happy new year! For those of you smoking "already cooked" hams (had lots of emails on this).. Here are some good instructions that I would have a hard time improving upon from last december's smoking meat newsletter.. How to Smoke Ham If you are doing a turkey, then here is a link to some … [Read more...]

Easter Edition: Smoked Eggs, Etc.

Hello and welcome to the April edition of the greatest smoking meat newsletter on Earth! Easter is just around the corner and with the season comes a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills in the back yard. We are going to be discovering how to smoke up some Easter specialties and I invite you to keep reading and learn a few things you may not know and at any rate get … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Ham For Easter


Hello friends and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter! Easter is just around the corner and I'm looking forward to showing you how to smoke up some traditional Easter fare as well as some not so traditional fare. This week, I am going to show you how to double smoke a store bought ham and really give it that smoky flavor that it is so perfect for. Your friends and … [Read more...]

Smoking a Ham for Thanksgiving


Hello friends and welcome to part two of the Thanksgiving 2011 Smoking Meat Newsletter. We talked about smoking a turkey last week using a buttermilk brine and this week we are going to discuss ham.. the other traditional holiday meat. When I say smoking a ham, you might think that I mean curing, smoking, hanging in the barn for weeks on end.. but not so. I typically purchase an already cured and … [Read more...]