1st BBB

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by beerustler, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. beerustler

    beerustler Newbie

    Took three pork butts and turned them into....Amazing!
    I highly recommend doing this...Or being related to someone who is doing this. [​IMG]

    The cure is salt, brown sugar and Prague Powder #1.
    New scales and universal cure calculator made the portioning part safe n easy. Thanks DiggingDogfarms!
    Bagged them for two weeks or so. Turning daily.
    Rinsed, tested for salt, rinsed again.
    Dried in the fridge for 24 hrs or so
    I put coarse pepper on them before hitting the pit
    Put them all in the smoke for a while
    The first three halves came off to be sliced thinly. and the other three (leaner ones) stayed on till they were like a tender brisket. I cut those over 1/4" thick.
    Pretty cool stuff!

    Pics got out of whack, 
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  2. Looks pretty darn good to me

  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Real Good, BeeRustler!![​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]--------------------[​IMG]

    If you would take the leaner halves up to about 205° IT, like you do for Pulled Pork, you could have some Awesome Pulled Butt Ham to go with your BBB.

    Just a suggestion.

    Like this:

    Buckboard Bacon and Pulled Cured Boston Butt Ham       

  4. beerustler

    beerustler Newbie

    Yep, Thats what the bottom left pic is. I raised the temp and left those three in the pit after the first three came off. Must say that I like that version the best. May pull the next batch

    In the pic its hard to tell how tender it is. I put it in the freezer before slicing, but when re-heated and browned in a pan

    It tries to fall apart, even at close to 3/8" thick. Made the best meatiest BLT Ive ever had last night. I guess Im hooked, I bought six more butts @97 cents a pound a couple days ago.

        I'd like to do a couple corned beef/ pastramis next, But The price of the briskets is a bit silly right now. I thought they would go on sale  during Houston Rodeo season. Haven't seen that happen yet.

    BTW, Thank you Bearcarver for all your factual info on this board. Helped me a lot!
  5. I gotta try those

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    97 cents a pound for Butts????

    Do you have to wear a ski mask & carry a weapon???

    Usually about $2.29 is the best price around here!!!

  7. beerustler

    beerustler Newbie

    Well, I didn't HAVE to wear a ski mask....But I hear that I look better in one!
  8. torp3t3d0

    torp3t3d0 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    but are EVERY day $1.49 here at Wegmans...At Safeway/Giant....$2.59

    torpedo (pete)

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