Brine for smoked ham
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The youtube video says you can smoke the ham after 24 hours. The recipe says 5-7 days. Which is true!?
@jycangelica Sorry for the confusion…
Both may be actually correct.
If you are injecting, we recommend holding overnight (12-24 hours is fine) in a 50% diluted solution of the brine, and then smoking the after that.
If you are only brining and not injecting, then you should hold for 5-7 days, then smoke it.
You can read the full instructions in our recipe here:
When you get to the “process” section, follow either the “Injection” instructions or the “Brining” instructions, but not both.
No problem! Always good to get a problem worked out!
Nice setup! I’ve collected a fair amount of the same gear for a similar chamber. I can’t wait to get started!
@jonathon thanks bud for the info. How much water and binder would you recommend to use for the batch I stated? Is there any different between the two you suggested? Iam using a Bradley smoker and finding it hard to get up to that temp . I usually smoke for an hour then just heat.
Love making these at the end of the season!
@jonathon done. I am new to these boards and trying to figure it out. Seems like a great place to post and chat!
Finished up my curing chamber about a month ago and got right into making some soppersatta!