First, consider the size of your ham. If you’re feeding a large group, a larger bone-in ham may be the way to go. I feel that most meat experts agree that bone-in meat tastes meatier and has more wow factor.
I recommend twice-smoked ham for beginners. This means you buy a smoked ham and heat it on your smoker at lower temperatures, coating it with a homemade glaze to add flavor to an otherwise conventional holiday ham recipe.