Alternatives for pork belly

Discussion in 'Curing' started by smokeysooner, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. smokeysooner

    smokeysooner Fire Starter

    I'm not able to get any sizable pieces of pork belly where I live and have been looking for an alternative.

    While cutting the back fat off of the top of a boston butt today, I came away feeling like that might be a suitable substitute for pork belly. 

    Does anyone know if the fatback/upper portion of a boston butt would be a suitable replacement?  Thanks in advance.
  2. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    Type BB Bacon in the search bar. Uses shoulder instead of belly.
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  3. gunkle

    gunkle Meat Mopper

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  4. smokeysooner

    smokeysooner Fire Starter

    Thanks guys!

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