5# Belly in Pops Brine

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by tropics, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I picked up a nice piece of Belly yesterday,wife asked me to make it the same as last time,so Pops Brine was made,with the lower salt 


    Left the bones in but skinned it.


    another shot


    That liquid gold to soak in for 2 weeks.


    In the cure now the wait


    See ya in 2 weeks Thanks for looking
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm, Great Start Richie!![​IMG]

    I never had one with bones. 

    Made Bacon on a Stick, but that was Pork Spares.

    Should be extra Tasty!!

    See ya in 2 weeks!!

    Bear
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I must be lucky the last Belly had some smaller bones.I will use these in a pot of Beans when I smoke it.Glad to see you have a good seat.
     
  4. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, bet that is going to be tasty.
     
  5. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    What Bear said
     
  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, properly trimmed belly should not have any bones.

    Just curious about your salt ratio?  My sweet spot seems to be about 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon per 1 gallon of water.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I used the 1/3 cup salt sugar I kept the same
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Smoked yesterday for 8 1/2 hrs.


    Resting in the fridge till Sunday or Monday when I get home.

    Thanks for looking
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bacon is all sliced and packaged in the freezer.

    shot of the sliced 


    Thanks for looking 

    Richie
     
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  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Richie!![​IMG]

    Just in time for BLTs!![​IMG]---------------[​IMG]

    Better get more started---That won't last long!!

    Bear
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bear Thanks for the point. I never thought I would be making half the things I do now.This site and the great people are amazing.

    Richie
     

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