BBB is a success!!! Thanks for the help. with Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by teeznuts, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Yesterday I had some questions posted in my buckboard nightmare http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109059/need-help-buckboard-bacon-nightmare-with-q-view   thread and the great members of SMF came to my rescue. Thank you so much for helping me achieve BBB beyond my greatest expectation. My only regret is that I only did 4 lbs instead of 40. Im off to costco today for some more butts and will never buy store bacon unless it's for ABT's or fatties. Special thanks to Bluebomber, Todd, Bear, Smokin Al, Sunman, Alelover, Meateater and Shtrdave for jumping in there.

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I have still to try BBB but yours looks awesome!!!
     
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Thanks Terry. To be honest I thought BBB was way over rated when I did the fry test but after a bath in the smoke and a good nights rest this stuff is beyond belief. I've shared some slices with family and I already have people asking when the next batch will be done. It's incredible!
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Glad I could help teez!!!

    You did a great job, and we have all been paid in full, with being able to gaze at those beautiful pictures!!!

    Dang that looks gooooood !!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yep it looks good but does it taste like real bacon ?
     
  6. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Roller it tastes like the specialty thick sliced stuff thats $7.99 a lb in the meat section. Im sold on BBB for good.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did a test one time because so many people feel it tastes a little more like Ham than like Bacon (including me).

    The test came out exactly like I predicted (IMHO).

    In case anyone would like to try this, it's easy.

    Take some of your home smoked Belly Bacon, and separate most of the meat from the fat (after frying it).

    Now eat that part of the Belly Bacon without much fat.

    Conclusion: It tastes exactly like BBB.  The lack of fat in BBB is why it tastes different.  IMO

    If Anybody tries it---Let me know if you agree.

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Glad you like it, BBB is great stuff! Next you need to cure a belly and a porkloin and you wont buy store packaged bacon or canadian bacon either. [​IMG]
     
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your bacon looks great!!! If I only had a lb of home bacon for every person that I have seen become a bacon maker since joining here I wouldn't need to make bacon again. It truly makes me smile with each success story. It's so EASY all, quit putting it off.
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definitely a pretty batch of bacon.[​IMG]I'm out already, so next time I'm doing four butts.  Keep up the good work.
     
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Teeznutz,

    Fantastic Finish My Friend!

    BBB is intimidating for some reason

    Follow a safe recipe and smoke for 12 hours

    Keep a log or journal, so your next smoke is another success

    Todd


    Roller,
    BBB definitely does not crisp up like bacon, but has a great flavor

    Has the texture of ham, but the flavor of meaty bacon

    I think curing makes a huge difference in the final flavor

    Since it's so lean, I put a few drops in the pan before I fry it up.

    TJ
     
  12. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Have a loin sitting in some Morton's Sugar Cure waiting on father time.

    Heres a sammie with BBB, turkey from my recent turkey smoke, maters and some velveeta. Heaven!

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  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking bacon! Great looking sammie!
     
  14. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW LOOKS GREAT!!  [​IMG]
     
  15. So question here. I have never done this but it looks interesting. You take a pork butt/shoulder and cure it for a long time then smoke it. Where do you get the cure at for this? It looks great I am would like to try this!
     
  16. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I bought a box of Hi Mountain's Buckboard Bacon Cure for this one. A 16 oz box will do 25 lbs of meat. For my next batch that is currently curing I ordered a bag of sugar cure from Morton's salt. I hear from some of the veterans of SMF that Morton's products aren't as salty as Hi Mountain so I thought I'd try some.
     
  17. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks great!!

     That sammie is awesome!!

        Craig
     

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