This recipe was completed by Jim Bartlett and approved by the entire Bartlett Farms team!

What you need:

  • 2 – 4 lb pasture-raised fresh hams 
  • 1 1/2 cups sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 17 cups water
  • 2 Tbs black pepper
  • 2 Tbs red pepper


Dissolve ingredients by warming in pan on stove.

Place meat in large bowl, pour brine into bowl, place large plate to hold meat from floating.

Wait at least 2 days per pound.

Rinse off the brine.

(optional smoking at this point)

Cook, serve, enjoy!

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