Easy Smoked Ham

The Holidays are a great time to show off your hams!  Impress the family with smoking your ham this year.  It’s really simple and doesn’t take much time to get it ready.

For this recipe, we are using a pre-cooked ham from the local grocery store. You can smoke an uncooked ham, but we are looking for simplicity for this one! 

Combining the Sweet Heat and All Purpose BBQ rubs brings out a great sweet & smokey flavor!

Tools needed

The Process

  • Set up the smoker for indirect grilling - (check out smoking on a gas grill)
  • Preheat to 225F
  • While the smoker is heating up, unwrap the ham and place on a large cookie sheet
  • Use a sharp knife to create a cross hatch into the top layer of the ham approx. ¼ inch deep
  • Combine 3 tablespoons each of Fire for Effect and All Ration rubs
  • Generously apply the combined rub mixture to the entire outside of the ham

  • Place ham back in the refrigerator until the smoker is ready
  • When the smoker is ready, place a drip pan under where the ham will be. Fill it with your favorite citrusy beer or IPA
  • Place 1 cup of your cherry wood or chips onto the coals

  • Place ham on the smoker/grill with the cross hatch side up
  • Smoke the ham for approx. 20-30 mins/pound. Or until you reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Remember, the ham is fully cooked, you don't need much heat
  • You may need to replenish the coals and wood chips every 60 minutes
  • If the top of the ham is getting dark, place some aluminum foil over the top
  • Once the ham’s internal temperature reaches 140 degrees, take the ham out of the smoker and allow it to rest while wrapped in foil for 20-30 minutes
  • Slice and serve!

 How do you like to cook your holiday ham?  Let us know in the comments!

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