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Complete instructions for smoking ham (non-spiral-sliced) on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Ham on Big Green Egg

Step by step instructions for smoking ham on a Big Green Egg, plus a delicious bourbon glaze.
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  • 1 7-12 pound ham, fully cooked not spiral sliced
  • 3 cups apple juice water or other juice can be used
  • 2 cups cut up fruit apples, oranges or other fruits

Glaze for Ham

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons brown mustard


  • Stir all ingredients together.
  • Let sit for 2-3 hours and then stir again before glazing ham.

Smoked Ham on Big Green Egg

  • Score fat portion of ham in checkerboard pattern, making cuts approximately 1 inch apart, and 1 inch deep.
  • Build charcoal fire and when it becomes hot (red glowing coals) add soaked wood chips on top of hot coals.
  • When temperature reaches 275 degrees set plate setter in grill and put pan filled with juice and fruit on top of plate setter.
  • Put grill over plate setter and place ham on the grill.
  • Cook for approximately 1 hour for every two pounds of weight, maintaining temperature as close to 275 degrees as possible by adjusting Big Green Egg vents.
  • During last hour of cooking brush ham with glaze.
  • Take ham off when it reaches an internal temperature of approximately 155-160 degrees. 
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