Im follwing a meat cooking calculator, but I think it has an error
Here is the instruction for 3kg to be served at 11 am,
The times for every step are listed, but is step at 7:00 and 8:20 are they the wrong way around? the simmer time says 2.40 hours, but that takes us to 9.40, that makes no sense, but if simmer 2.40 was at 8.20, then that would take us to the last step at 11.00 and completion.
Place the bacon joint with rind (if any) in a large pot and completely cover with cold water.
Bring to the boil (uncovered). The purpose of the first boil is to remove any excess salt.
Immediatly the water boils, discard the boiled water.
This is a good time to add any flavourings (beer, herbs, spices, vegetables etc.)
If using flavourings, add them now, top-up with enough cold water to cover the joint and return to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours and 40 minutes
Skim and discard any scum from water.
Remove the joint from the pan and discard the water unless needed for stock.
Remove and discard the rind. Carve and serve.
Here is the online meat calculator link so you can check it
meat cooking time calculator Imperial
(check the boiled bacon (gammon/ham) and honey roast gammon (bacon/ham)
Are the reduce heat and skim results the wrong way around? or muddled up?