Uncle Billy cured ham unlike anyone else, and you can learn how to make salt-cured ham like Uncle Billy. His homemade salt-cured ham was known by everyone. The secret to curing ham, for Uncle Billy, started in the salt house and ended in the smokehouse. He did each step of the ham curing process himself, from salting to preserving the ham. The end result was a smoked ham that made people’s mouths water.