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Fresh Ham Glaze Sauce

  • 1 14-16 pound fresh ham
  • 2 cans beer
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water plus
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Bring to boil sugar, vinegar, beer and seasonings. Pour over ham that has been slit about 1/2-inch deep across the top several times. Let stand overnight, or at least 5 hours before you bake at 300 degrees for 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently. When done, cook remaining liquid down to a thick sauce to serve over the ham. Smoked ham could be done the same way.