I learned this method a long time ago, when I was about 20. My MIL at the time taught me how to do this. The actual recipe is mine from trying different beers over the years. I think this is the best one. I imagine that any slightly sweet beer would work as well. This would also double easily if using a bigger ham. My ham always comes out moist and flavorful. The whole house smells good when you make this. The aroma is enough to make my hungry boys holler "Is it ready yet!?!?!?!?" I usually serve this with my moms german potato salad, green beans, and homemade rolls.